h) Terry Foster

terryfoster h) Terry FosterBorn in Detroit, Foster started his Detroit professional career in 1982 as the high school writer with The Detroit Free Press. From 1988-1994, he was the Pistons beat writer for The Detroit News during the Bad Boys era. He also covered Michigan Football, golf, tennis and auto racing. Foster has covered several Super Bowls, World Series, NBA Finals, Stanley Cup Finals and the Olympics in Atlanta and Italy. Foster has also been an on-air radio contributor in Detroit and worked at The Detroit Free Press and the Grand Rapids Press. Foster is a sports columnist for the Detroit News and writes often on the Detroit Lions and Detroit Pistons. He is in the process of launching a sports television Internet network on foobtoob.com and will host a show with broadcast partner Mike Valenti and Free Press columnist Drew Sharp. Foster is a journalism graduate from Central Michigan University. A little know fact about Terry… he once was a bartender and short order cook at the legendary Lindell A.C. in downtown Detroit. He resides in West Bloomfield with his wife Adrienne, daughter Celine and son Brandon.

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DETROIT - 1989: A general view shows Tiger Stadium from the street outside circa 1989 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

Terry Foster’s New Book

Did you know the Tigers had players named Hooks, Moose and Wahoo? Do you know that Curt Flood was not the first free agent ever?

97.1 The Ticket–03/29/2013

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 16: Cliff Avril #92 of the Detroit Lions pumps his arms after a tackle during a NFL game against the San Francisco 49ers at Ford Field on October 16, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images)

Did Cliff Avril Leave Detroit On Bad Terms?

It would be nice if your old boss called you if you left your job.

97.1 The Ticket–03/26/2013

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Check It Out: Terry Foster’s ‘Sweet’ Suite In Vegas

“I think these sheets have like 1,000 threads per square inch,” Foster said, noting that, of course, he’s been the only occupant of the bedroom on this trip.

97.1 The Ticket–03/22/2013

ORCHARD PARK, NY - NOVEMBER 14: Dominic Raiola #51 of the Detroit Lions readies to snap the ball against the Buffalo Bills  at Ralph Wilson Stadium on November 14, 2010 in Orchard Park, New York.  Buffalo won 14-12.(Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

Valenti And Foster Mediocre Nice Guy Hall Of Fame

We love our professional athletes in Detroit even if they are mediocre.

97.1 The Ticket–02/20/2013

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Terry Foster: “Back In The Day”

I always joke about what it was like back in the day.

97.1 The Ticket–02/14/2013

ARLINGTON, TX - AUGUST 11: Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers delivers a pitch against the Texas Rangers at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on August 11, 2012 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)

Has Justin Verlander Gone Hollywood?

Justin Verlander is Hollywood now. He hangs out with a big time super model.

97.1 The Ticket–02/13/2013

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Detroit Tigers Change Ticket Prices

My first reaction was to scream bloody murder when the Tigers got rid of $5 ticket prices. Those tickets now cost between $12 to $20. It prices out poor families that could by tickets for $5 and get parking for $5. It was a great deal.

97.1 The Ticket–02/11/2013


Waza Flo Repeats As Eastern Division Champs

Detroit Waza Flo repeated as Eastern Division champions of the Professional Arena Soccer League but now the real work begins.

97.1 The Ticket–02/08/2013

CORTLAND, NY - JULY 27: Darrelle Revis #24 of the New York Jets works out at Jets Training Camp at SUNY Cortland on July 27, 2012 in Cortland, New York. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Would You Trade Suh For Revis?

Imagine going to Lions practice just to see the seven on seven drills between wide receiver Calvin Johnson and defensive back Darrelle Revis. It could happen.

97.1 The Ticket–01/25/2013

Wide receiver Titus Young #16 of the Detroit Lions celebrates after a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Seattle Seahawks October 28, 2012 at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions won 28 - 24. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Foster: Time For Titus Young To Go

He’s punched a teammate. He ran the wrong route on the football field, giving his team less a chance to win.

97.1 The Ticket–01/25/2013

MONTREAL, CANADA - JANUARY 25:  Tomas Holmstrom #96 of the Detroit Red Wings screens Carey Price #31 of the Montreal Canadiens during the NHL game at the Bell Centre on January 25, 2012 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

What’s Your Dream Job In Sports?

When Red Wings forward Tomas Holmstrom retired this week, he called playing for the Red Wings the greatest job in the world.

97.1 The Ticket–01/23/2013

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 28:  Wide receiver Titus Young #16 of the Detroit Lions jumps into the stands to celebrate a touchdown catch in the second quarter against the Seattle Seahawks October 28, 2012 at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Foster: Titus Young Is Best To Keep His Mouth Shut

Did somebody remind Titus Young that Calvin Johnson is the best receiver in the history of football?

97.1 The Ticket–01/22/2013

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Would You Pay $5 To Watch Batting Practice?

When I was a child batting practice was part of the experience when you went to Tiger Stadium.

97.1 The Ticket–01/11/2013

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Terry Foster With Waza Flo Coach Matt Johnson

Waza Flo leads the Eastern Division of the Professional Arena Soccer League but its next three games could decide the team’s fate.

97.1 The Ticket–12/14/2012

JACKSONVILLE, FL - NOVEMBER 04: Calvin Johnson #81 of the Detroit Lions in action during the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field on November 4, 2012 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Calvin Johnson Is Still Elite

Calvin Johnson is still a top five player even though his production is down and he went through a horrible case of the dropsy’s.

97.1 The Ticket–11/08/2012

QB Matthew Stafford of the Detroit Lions celebrates after running for a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Seattle Seahawks October 28, 2012 at Ford Field. (Getty Images/Al Messerschmidt)

Valenti And Foster: One-On-One With Matthew Stafford

Valenti and Foster congratulated Matt Stafford on scoring in the first quarter and fortunately he laughed.

97.1 The Ticket–10/29/2012

Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions watches the action while on the bench during the game against the Minnesota Vikings at Ford Field on September 30, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. The Vikings defeated the Lions 20-13.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Valenti And Foster: One-On-One With Matthew Stafford

The Lions lost 20-13 to the Vikings on Sunday, where they trailed from the opening kickoff against Minnesota.

97.1 The Ticket–10/01/2012

NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue with Denny McLain and Al Kaline before a Salute to Detroit black-tie dinner kicking off Super Bowl XL at the Fox Theater in Detroit, Michigan on January 30, 2006. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Denny Mclain Thinks Dave Dombrowski Is The Tigers Problem

Jim Leyland is not the problem. Dave Dombrowski is the biggest problem with the Tigers struggles this season.

97.1 The Ticket–09/12/2012

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Central Michigan Students To Root For Michigan State?

Central Michigan University’s student newspaper CM Life recently ran a story quoting current students who will root for Michigan State to beat Central Michigan in Saturday’s clash at Kelly-Short Stadium.

97.1 The Ticket–09/05/2012

ANN ARBOR, MI - SEPTEMBER 23: Chad Henne #7 of the Michigan Wolverines talks to the huddle during the game with the Wisconsin Badgers on September 23, 2006 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Michigan defeated Wisconsin 27-13. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Michigan Fan Forced To Turn Shirt Inside Out

Our world is filled with dumb rules.

97.1 The Ticket–08/21/2012

TMAPA, FL - JANUARY 02: Defensive end William Gholston #2 of the Michigan State Spartans leads the band to celebrate a 33 - 30 triple overtime victory against the Georgia Bulldogs in the Outback Bowl January 2, 2012 at Raymond James Stadium, Tampa Florida. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

SI Ranks MSU 8th And Michigan 13th; Did They Get It Right?

Sports Illustrated is the only preseason magazine I can find that says Michigan State is a better football team than Michigan.

97.1 The Ticket–08/15/2012

ST. LOUIS, MO - DECEMBER 18: Cedric Benson #32 of the Cincinnati Bengals runs against the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome on December 18, 2011 in St. Louis, Missouri. The Bengals beat the Rams 20-13. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Cedric Benson Bashes The Lions?

Running back Cedric Benson signed a free agent contract with the Green Bay Packers and took a mighty swing at the Detroit Lions as he signed on the dotted line.

97.1 The Ticket–08/14/2012

US swimmer Michael Phelps competes in the men's 200m individual medley heats swimming event at the London 2012 Olympic Games on August 1, 2012 in London. AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Michael Phelps Isn’t The Best Athlete Of All Time

Sorry gang. I can’t do it. I cannot call Michael Phelps the best athlete ever.

97.1 The Ticket–08/01/2012

US gymnast Jordyn Wieber performs on the uneven bars during the women's qualification of the artistic gymnastics event of the London Olympic Games on July 29, 2012 at the 02 North Greenwich Arena in London. AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALL (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/GettyImages)

Wieber Robbed By Gymnastics’ Brutal Rules

While Wieber cried for not making the team I cringed while seeing an out of date rule ruin her chances.

97.1 The Ticket–07/30/2012

KANSAS CITY, MO - JULY 08: Model Chrissy Teigen attends the 2012 Taco Bell All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game at Kauffman Stadium on July 8, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

Softball Guy Is Too Much

Over the years I’ve attacked brackets guy for showing me his NCAA tournament bracket when I didn’t ask for it.

97.1 The Ticket–07/26/2012

CHICAGO - SEPTEMBER 12: Matt Forte #22 of the Chicago Bears is tackled by Aaron Berry #32 and Corey Williams #99 of the Detroit Lions as Landon Johnson #55 closes in during the NFL season opening game at Soldier Field on September 12, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears defeated the Lions 19-14. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Athlete Apologies: Do They Matter?

I am tired of apologies. They are not sincere. They do not matter.

97.1 The Ticket–07/25/2012

PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 24:  Miguel Cabrera #24 and Prince Fielder #28 of the Detroit Tigers celebrate following their win against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the interleague game on June 24, 2012 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Commentary: Prince Fielder, Tigers Starting To Slug When It Matters

The coolest thing about Tigers slugger Prince Fielder is his hair. His braids look like tiger stripes, and I will admit being envious that Fielder can have such a cool ‘do.

97.1 The Ticket–07/10/2012

PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 24:  Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the interleague game on June 24, 2012 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Terry Foster: Verlander Shouldn’t Start The All-Star Game

Tiger pitcher Justin Verlander is the best pitcher in baseball; however he has not been the best pitcher for the first half of the 2012 American League season.

97.1 The Ticket–07/09/2012

CHICAGO - SEPTEMBER 12: Matt Forte #22 of the Chicago Bears is tackled by Aaron Berry #32 and Corey Williams #99 of the Detroit Lions as Landon Johnson #55 closes in during the NFL season opening game at Soldier Field on September 12, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears defeated the Lions 19-14. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Releasing Aaron Berry Is Not The Answer For Lions

The knee-jerk reaction: Release Aaron Berry. It’ll send a message.

97.1 The Ticket–06/27/2012

CINCINNATI, OH - JUNE 9: Justin Verlander #35 and Gerald Laird #9 of the Detroit Tigers await a visit to the mound by pitching coach Jeff Jones during the game against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on June 9, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Tigers won 3-2. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Who Is Detroit’s Most Important Athlete?

I returned from the family trip Sunday in time to see the magic of Justin Verlander who guided the hot and cold Tigers to a 3-2 victory over Pittsburgh.

97.1 The Ticket–06/25/2012



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