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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A Pivotal Night In Tigers History

Yesterday in this very space, I told Tiger fans to be calm.

97.1 The Ticket–10/11/2012

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Tigers Still Control This Series

Playoff baseball wouldn’t be playoff baseball without some peaks and valleys.

97.1 The Ticket–10/10/2012

ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 01: A Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader performs at Cowboys Stadium on October 1, 2012 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Jamie And Wojo Friday Football Festival – Week Five

Historians have spent nearly a decade analyzing the Great Depression of 1929. Economists today are still trying to come to terms with the economic downturn of 2008.

97.1 The Ticket–10/05/2012

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 1: Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers walks onto the field for batting practice prior to their game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on October 1, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Trout Or Cabrera – The Great Debate

Now that the Tigers have finished off the AL Central, we can start to focus on the issue that really matters.

97.1 The Ticket–10/02/2012

DETROIT - SEPTEMBER 02: Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Scott Linehan calls the plays during the fouth quarter of the preseason game at Ford Field on September 2, 2010 in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions defeated the Bills 28-23. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Linehan Deserves Some Heat Too

Prior to the Titans game, I would argue that 90 percent of the Lions fans couldn’t name the special teams coach if you spotted them the Danny and the Cross.

97.1 The Ticket–10/02/2012

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 20: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell participates in a news briefing after his meeting with U.S. Senate Majority Whip Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL) June 20, 2012 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Goodell was on the Hill to discuss bounties in professional sports. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Goddell Is Turning The NFL Into A Joke

Here’s something that you don’t hear sports media types say very often.

97.1 The Ticket–09/25/2012

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Jamie And Wojo Football Festival – Week 3

Let’s sum up what we’ve learned so far with nearly a month of actual football under our belts.

97.1 The Ticket–09/21/2012

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 16: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the San Francisco 49ers shakes hands with head coach Jim Schwartz of Detroit Lions after the 49ers beat the Lions at Candlestick Park on September 16, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Lions Lose Identity In Loss To 49ers

Tigers manager Jim Leyland has justifiably been raked over the coals this season for some bizarre lineup decisions and some questionable in-game moves.

97.1 The Ticket–09/17/2012

CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 11: Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers hits a solo home run in the 6th inning, his 36th home run of the year, against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on September 11, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Verlander Supports Cabrera For MVP, But Is It Time To Worry About Awards?

I doubt many Tigers fans care about the postseason awards right now. They care instead about the postseason.

97.1 The Ticket–09/12/2012

EAST LANSING, MI - OCTOBER 15: Keshawn Martin #82 of the Michigan State Spartans scores a third quarter touchdown and celebrates with teammate Fou Fonoti #51 during the game at Spartan Stadium on October 15, 2011 in East Lansing, Michigan. Michigan State defeated Michigan 28-14. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Tweetgate – Michigan State Is On Top. Now They Have To Act Like It

The Michigan-Michigan State rivalry is nastier than it’s ever been. There’s no debate about that.

97.1 The Ticket–09/04/2012

Catcher Carlos Santana #41 of the Cleveland Indians tries to make the tag as Andy Dirks #12 of the Detroit Tigers is safe during the sixth inning at Progressive Field on May 23, 2012 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Free Dirks. Again.

Baseball fans are girding their loins for the Tigers-White Sox series this weekend at Comerica Park.

97.1 The Ticket–08/28/2012

Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays on July 27, 2012 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Tiger Fans Don’t Fully Appreciate Miguel Cabrera

Miguel Cabrera may be the best hitter in baseball.

97.1 The Ticket–08/16/2012

KANSAS CITY, MO - JULY 08: Rob Brantly #10, Nick Castellanos #1, and Billy Hamilton #4 of the USA Team walk onto the field for batting practice prior to the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game at Kauffman Stadium on July 8, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Sports Can Be Boring. Here’s A Way To Make Them Better.

Two sports stories caught my eye in the last 24 hours.

97.1 The Ticket–08/09/2012

Jalen Rose (WWJ Photo/Ron Dewey) File.

Jalen Rose: Don’t Call Olympic Gymnasts The ‘Fab Five’

“To use the nickname just points and screams of lazy journalism by the national media, that’s really what it is,” Rose said.

97.1 The Ticket–08/07/2012

Indiana V Michigan

Jalen Rose: Don’t Call The Olympic Gymnasts The “Fab Five”

Jalen Rose wants it to be very clear. He loves the US Olympic Team.

97.1 The Ticket–08/06/2012

BOSTON, MA - JULY 31: Omar Infante #4 of the Detroit Tigers scores in the third inning after being walked home by Josh Beckett #19 of the Boston Red Sox during the game on July 31, 2012 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Please – No Whining About The Rain Game

On SportsCenter, ESPN normally has a rundown that they put along the lefthand side of the screen.

97.1 The Ticket–08/01/2012

ALLEN PARK, MI - MAY 12: Riley Reiff #71 of the Detroit Lions gets instructions during a rookie mini camp at the Detroit Lions Headquarters and Training Facility on May 12, 2012 in Allen Park, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

The Myth Of August

Football is back!

97.1 The Ticket–07/27/2012

ORLANDO, FL - JANUARY 01:  Alabama Crimson Tide Head Coach Nick Saban is presented the trophy for winning the Capitol One Bowl against the Michigan State Spartans at the Florida Citrus Bowl on January 1, 2011 in Orlando, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

The Very Best Coach In All Of Sports Is…

It seems like every time I look at a TV these days, I see Nick Saban.

97.1 The Ticket–07/25/2012

CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 5: Victor Martinez #41 of the Detroit Tigers hits a three run home run against the Cleveland Indians during the fourth inning at Progressive Field on September 5, 2011 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Victor Martinez

Is Victor Martinez’s Leadership Important To The Tigers? NO!

It’s been an interesting few days for the Tigers.

97.1 The Ticket–07/17/2012

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Does Justin Verlander’s Relationship Matter?

If Verlander were dating a random woman from St. Clair Shores, it wouldn’t really matter. But the moment he chose to date (allegedly) Kate Upton, one of the most popular supermodels on the planet, things changed.

97.1 The Ticket–07/11/2012

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 25: (L-R) Titus Young #16, Calvin Johnson #81 and Tony Scheffler #85 of the Detroit Lions celebrate a touchdown by Johnson in the fourth quarter against the Minnesota Vikings on September 25, 2011 at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Lions defeated the Vikings 26-23. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

NFL In Awe Of Calvin

Lions fans all know how good Calvin Johnson is. They’ve known it for quite a while. But last season, it seemed like the rest of the country finally caught on.

97.1 The Ticket–06/29/2012

PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 24:  Ryan Raburn #25 of the Detroit Tigers saves a home run by catching a fly ball in the 8th inning at the wall against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the interleague game on June 24, 2012 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

If The Supreme Court Ruled On Sports

Earlier today, the Supreme Court came out with a quiet little ruling on health care. Odds are that you missed it, because compared to the struggles of Ryan Raburn, it really doesn’t amount to very much.

97.1 The Ticket–06/28/2012

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 07: Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions looks on against the New Orleans Saints during their 2012 NFC Wild Card Playoff game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 7, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

If I Had To Pick One Detroit Athlete To Start A Franchise, I’d Pick…

It’s nice, every now and then, to stop and take stock of what you have.

97.1 The Ticket–06/19/2012

Detroit Lions - Jahvid Best (Getty Images/Leon Halip)

Lions’ Jahvid Best Talks New Season And Old Injury With Samuelsen

The Detroit Lions’ third year running back Jahvid Best sat down with Jamie Samuelson Friday to talk about the 2012/13 season.


LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 11: Commissioner Gary Bettman of the National Hockey League presents the Stanley Cup to Dustin Brown #23 of the Los Angeles Kings after the Kings defeated the New Jersey Devils 6-1 to win the Stanley Cup series 4-2 in Game Six of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final at Staples Center on June 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

These Games Are On Way Too Late

My morning routine never changes.

97.1 The Ticket–06/12/2012

GLENDALE, AZ - MARCH 08: Former manager Tommy Lasorda of the Los Angeles Dodgers sits in the dugout during the spring training game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Camelback Ranch on March 30, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Detroit Needs A Sports Villain

I heard the news the other day that former Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda suffered a minor heart attack in New York City.

97.1 The Ticket–06/07/2012

DETROIT, MI - JANUARY 26:  (from left to right) agent Scott Boras, CEO and general manager Dave Dombrowski, Tigers' first baseman Prince Fielder, Tigers'  owner Mike Ilitch and manager Jim Leyland during a press conference at Comerica Park on January 26, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Jorge Lemus/Getty Images)

As Long As We’re Ripping The Tigers – Let’s Not Forget Dombrowski

Jim Leyland is getting a lot of heat. Most of it is deserved.

97.1 The Ticket–06/05/2012

2007 NHL Awards Show

Ken Holland – THIS Is Your Close-Up

It’s been said many times that Ken Holland is the best GM in hockey and one of the best in sports.

97.1 The Ticket–05/31/2012

Toronto Blue Jays v Detroit Tigers

Baseball Needs Instant Replay Now!

Well, there’s one way to get accountability for the umpires. And it’s pretty damn simple.

97.1 The Ticket–05/29/2012

CLEVELAND, OH - MAY 24: Lou Marson #6 of the Cleveland Indians slides in safely at second ahead of the tag of Jhonny Peralta #6 of the Detroit Tigers during their game at Progressive Field on May 24, 2012 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Indians defeated the Tigers 2-1. (Photo by John Grieshop/Getty Images)

The Massacre In Cleveland – By The Numbers

Here are some of the ugly numbers from the Indians three game sweep.

97.1 The Ticket–05/24/2012



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