Jamie Samuelsen

Jamie Samuelsen is the co-host of the “Jamie and Wojo Show” that airs weekdays at 6 PM on 97.1 “The Ticket” – the #1 rated radio station in Detroit. His blogs appear three times a week in the Detroit Free Press. Jamie is also part of the broadcast team for WJBK (Fox2) TV’s Football Sunday show that analyzes the Detroit Lions on game day. He appears monthly on Fox2’s Sunday Sports Works show roundtable segments.

Jamie signed on to WDFN in 1994. For more than 10 years, Jamie was part of every sports fan’s morning routine; first as the co-host of WDFN’s morning show, then as the Sports Director on the top-rated “Mike in the Morning Show” on 101 WRIF and finally as the co-host of the WCSX Morning Show with radio legend Ken Calvert.

Jamie has covered dozens of major sporting events including the Super Bowl, the World Series, The Stanley Cup Finals, the NBA Finals, the Final Four, the US Open, The Ryder Cup, and the Major League Baseball All-Star Game.

Jamie was born and raised in Lafayette, California outside of San Francisco. He graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in communications.

Jamie resides in Oakland County with his wife, television news anchor/reporter Christy McDonald and his children Caroline (7), Josh (5) and Catherine (2).

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The Spartans Own The State

Of all the previews I read about the Michigan-Michigan State game, not a single one had #8 MSU putting on an offensive explosion and blowing #4 Michigan off the floor.

97.1 The Ticket–02/12/2013

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Who Is The Next Local Coach To Be Fired?

About a year ago, I put together my first ever list of local coaches and how much power/job security that they held in their current gig.

97.1 The Ticket–02/12/2013

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F.E.D. Up With P.E.D.s

Back in the 1980’s, after Ben Johnson was stripped of a gold medal at the 1988 Summer Olympics, Saturday Night Live did a sketch called the “All-Drug Olympics”.

97.1 The Ticket–02/08/2013

AUBURN HILLS, MI - JANUARY 20:  Tayshaun Prince #22 of the Detroit Pistons shoots against the Boston Celtics on January 20, 2013 at The Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2013 NBAE (Photo by Dan Lippitt/NBAE via Getty Images)

Why Didn’t The Fans Love Tayshaun?

Tayshaun Prince played for the Pistons for more than ten seasons.

97.1 The Ticket–02/01/2013

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Xanders Exactly What Lions Need

Other than the playoff berth in 2011, there’s been extraordinarily little to get excited about with this team.

97.1 The Ticket–01/30/2013

Ndamukong Suh of the Detroit Lions reacts after a fourth quarter tackle while playing the Chicago Bears at Ford Field on December 30, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. Chicago won the game 26-24. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Latest Suh Drama Is A Joke

So Ndamukong Suh is going swimming with Katherine Webb.

97.1 The Ticket–01/24/2013

Former Detroit Lions player Titus Young. (Leon Halip/Getty Images) FILE

Goodbye Titus

When we next heard from Lions wide receiver Titus Young, we were hoping for contrition, explanation and resolution to be better.

97.1 The Ticket–01/22/2013

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Is Musberger At It Again?

Brent Musberger has not apologized for making Katherine Webb an Internet sensation. Nor should he.

97.1 The Ticket–01/15/2013

GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 16: Head Coach Jim Schwartz of the Detroit Lions disagrees with a call against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium on December 16, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. Arizona won 38-10. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

NFL Coaching Carousel – Maybe The Lions Were Right To Stick With Schwartz

I’m not going to start this post with a lie.

97.1 The Ticket–01/10/2013

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 15: Drew Miller #20 of the Detroit Red Wings tries to get around the stick of Alexander Radulov #47 of the Nashville Predators in the first period during Game Three of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Joe Louis Arena on April 15, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

The Upside Of The NHL Lockout

Hockey’s back!

97.1 The Ticket–01/08/2013

DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 30: Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions looks to throw a second quarter pass while playing the Chicago Bears at Ford Field on December 30, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Stafford Is Still The Answer

There’s a little term in radio that we like to call “evergreens”.

97.1 The Ticket–01/04/2013

DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 30: Head coach Jim Schwartz of the Detroit Lions looks on during the second half while playing the Chicago Bears at Ford Field on December 30, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. Chicago won the game 26-24. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Schwartz Will Return, But Does He Deserve To?

2012 started with the Lions gearing up for their first playoff game in over a decade and the belief that the future was bright.

97.1 The Ticket–01/02/2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - DECEMBER 09: The San Francisco 49ers cheerleaders, the Gold Rush, perform during their game against the Miami Dolphins at Candlestick Park on December 9, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Jamie And Wojo Friday Football Festival – Week 15

Oh it’s getting tighter and tighter.

97.1 The Ticket–12/14/2012

GREEN BAY, WI - DECEMBER 09: Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions walks off of the field after fumbling the ball that resulted in a Green Bay Packer touchdown at Lambeau Field on December 9, 2012 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Time For Stafford To Step Up

The most frustrating part of the Lions maddening 4-9 season is that nobody seems to know exactly what’s wrong. You can blame the secondary, but the secondary wasn’t the issue in Sunday’s 27-20 loss to the Packers.

97.1 The Ticket–12/11/2012

ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 02: The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders perform before the Dallas Cowboys take on the Philadelphia Eagles at Cowboys Stadium on December 2, 2012 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Jamie And Wojo Friday Football Festival – Week 14

It’s a rather depressing time in the Festival offices.

97.1 The Ticket–12/07/2012

EA Sports Madden NFL 13 Pigskin Pro-Am Eve

Jamie Talks To The Producer Of “Barry Sanders – A Football Life”

Barry Sanders remains one of the most enigmatic athletes in Detroit history.

97.1 The Ticket–12/06/2012

PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 23:  Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers is congratulated by third base coach Gene Lamont #22 after hitting a solo home run against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the interleague game on June 23, 2012 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Leyland Shakes Up Coaching Staff

No, this isn’t because Gene Lamont sent home Prince Fielder in Game 2 of the World Series.

97.1 The Ticket–12/05/2012

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - NOVEMBER 11: Calvin Johnson #81 of the Detroit Lions reaches out to score a touchdown in front of A.J. Jefferson #24 of the Minnesota ViKings in the fourth quarter on November 11, 2012 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The ViKings defeated the Lions 34-24. (Photo by Andy King/Getty Images)

The Lions Are Wasting Calvin Johnson

The greatest running back that most of us ever saw snuck out of town in 1999 with a single playoff win.

97.1 The Ticket–12/03/2012

ANN ARBOR, MI - OCTOBER 13: Fitzgerald Toussaint #28 of the Michigan Wolverines celebrates a third quarter touchdown with Denard Robinson #16 and the rest of his offensive teammates while playing the Illinois Fighting Illini at Michigan Stadium on October 13, 2012 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Michigan won the game 45-0. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Michigan Football 2012 – Success Or Failure?

It was just two years ago that Rich Rodriguez’s future hung in the balance.

97.1 The Ticket–11/27/2012

ANAHEIM, CA - AUGUST 10: Torii Hunter #48 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim during batting practice for the fame with the Seattle Mariners at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on August 10, 2012 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Hunter Signing Fills Tigers Needs Perfectly

If Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski could have created a player to fill the Tigers offseason needs, I’m not sure that he could have done much better than Torii Hunter.

97.1 The Ticket–11/14/2012

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 28: Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwarts reacts after a fourth down penalty during the game against the Seattle Seahawks during the game at Ford Field on October 28, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

The Lions Are One Of The Best Road Teams In The NFL

In the darkest of the Lions dark days during the last decade, there was any number of stats that summed up their total futility.

97.1 The Ticket–11/08/2012

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Lions Win Easily – But Danger Lurks

Here’s what the Lions accomplished in Jacksonville yesterday. They survived to play another day. That’s it.

97.1 The Ticket–11/05/2012

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Jamie And Wojo Friday Football Festival – Week Nine

We now return you to your regularly scheduled football programming.

97.1 The Ticket–11/02/2012

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - OCTOBER 21: The cheerleaders for the Minnesota Vikings perform during the game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Arizona Cardinals on October 21, 2012 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Jamie And Wojo Friday Football Festival – Week Eight

Let’s climb into the way back machine and travel in time to a magical month known as August.

97.1 The Ticket–10/26/2012

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 25: Austin Jackson #14 of the Detroit Tigers reacts after he struck out in the ninth inning against the San Francisco Giants during Game Two of the Major League Baseball World Series at AT&T Park on October 25, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Tigers Bats Go Silent In Game 2 Loss

The best scene in the great baseball movie “Major League” comes when Harry Doyle (Bob Uecker) reads off the totals from some ugly Indian loss and realizes that the Tribe only recorded one hit.

97.1 The Ticket–10/25/2012

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 24: Pablo Sandoval #48 of the San Francisco Giants rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run to center field against Al Alburquerque #62 of the Detroit Tigers in the fifth inning during Game One of the Major League Baseball World Series at AT&T Park on October 24, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Tigers Enter The Twilight Zone – Lose Game 1

If you watch ESPN, you’ve seen the promos for the “30-for30” film series. They all start the same way. “What if I told you?”

97.1 The Ticket–10/25/2012

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 18: Mark Teixeira #25 of the New York Yankees stretches for the ball as Omar Infante #4 of the Detroit Tigers beats the throw to reach first safely on an infield single in the first inning during game four of the American League Championship Series at Comerica Park on October 18, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Tigers Have What It Takes To Beat The Giants

Prior to Game 5 of the ALDS with Oakland, there was a fair amount of debate in Detroit as to who had the upper hand.

97.1 The Ticket–10/23/2012

BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 14: Baltimore Ravens cheerleaders preform during the first half of the Ravens and Dallas Cowboys game at M&T Bank Stadium on October 14, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Jamie And Wojo Friday Football Festival Week 7

We spent most of the summer doing two things when it came to sports – complaining about Jim Leyland and hyping up the Michigan-Michigan State game.

97.1 The Ticket–10/19/2012

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 14: Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers reacts after he struck out in the first inning against the New York Yankees during Game Two of the American League Championship Series at Yankee Stadium on October 14, 2012 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

The Yankees Are Finished

This is not a jinx. I don’t believe in jinxes.

97.1 The Ticket–10/15/2012

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - OCTOBER 07: Indianapolis Colts cheerleaders are pictured during the NFL game against the Green Bay Packers at Lucas Oil Stadium on October 7, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Jamie And Wojo Friday Football Festival – Week Six

You wouldn’t know it, but they’re still playing football in this state.

97.1 The Ticket–10/12/2012



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