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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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.
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.
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”.
Tayshaun Prince played for the Pistons for more than ten seasons.
Other than the playoff berth in 2011, there’s been extraordinarily little to get excited about with this team.
So Ndamukong Suh is going swimming with Katherine Webb.
When we next heard from Lions wide receiver Titus Young, we were hoping for contrition, explanation and resolution to be better.
Brent Musberger has not apologized for making Katherine Webb an Internet sensation. Nor should he.
I’m not going to start this post with a lie.
There’s a little term in radio that we like to call “evergreens”.
2012 started with the Lions gearing up for their first playoff game in over a decade and the belief that the future was bright.
Oh it’s getting tighter and tighter.
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.
It’s a rather depressing time in the Festival offices.
Barry Sanders remains one of the most enigmatic athletes in Detroit history.
No, this isn’t because Gene Lamont sent home Prince Fielder in Game 2 of the World Series.
The greatest running back that most of us ever saw snuck out of town in 1999 with a single playoff win.
It was just two years ago that Rich Rodriguez’s future hung in the balance.
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.
In the darkest of the Lions dark days during the last decade, there was any number of stats that summed up their total futility.
Here’s what the Lions accomplished in Jacksonville yesterday. They survived to play another day. That’s it.
We now return you to your regularly scheduled football programming.
Let’s climb into the way back machine and travel in time to a magical month known as August.
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.
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?”
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.
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.
This is not a jinx. I don’t believe in jinxes.
You wouldn’t know it, but they’re still playing football in this state.