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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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CHARLOTTE, NC - MARCH 20:  Kyrie Irving #1 of the Duke Blue Devils attempts to steal the ball from Jordan Morgan #52 of the Michigan Wolverines in the second half during the third round of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament at Time Warner Cable Arena on March 20, 2011 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Terry Foster: Wolverines And Spartans Bring Excitement On The Hardwood

Michigan and Michigan State are giving us thrills and it isn’t even football season.

97.1 The Ticket–02/21/2012

Terry Foster: Tigers Great Willie Horton Wants To See Cecil, Prince Fielder Mend Fences

Willie Horton loves former Tigers slugger Cecil Fielder like a brother.

97.1 The Ticket–02/15/2012

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman speaks at a press conference during the 2011 NHL All-Star Weekend at the Raleigh Convention Center on January 29, 2011 in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Terry Foster: Take That Mr. Bettman: Wings Win Despite Schedule

The NHL and Commissioner Gary Bettman is already crawling back on its hands and knees back to Detroit saying “Hey guys remember us?”

97.1 The Ticket–02/15/2012

Former Red Wing, Steve Yzerman. (Getty Images)

Terry Foster: Job Should Keep Steve Yzerman Off The Ice

Steve Yzerman can’t play in the Wings-Maple Leafs alumni game the way he wants.

97.1 The Ticket–02/13/2012

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 13: Cliff Avril #92 of the Detroit Lions talks with Ndamukong Suh #90 in pre game prior to the game against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on November 13, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)

Terry Foster: Ndamukong Suh Never Got This Kind Of Love

So where’s the uproar for Kevin Love’s deliberate stomp of Luis Scola?

97.1 The Ticket–02/10/2012

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 07: Quarterback Eli Manning of the New York Giants walks onto stage as the team is honored at City Hall Plaza following a ticker-tape parade in Manhattan for the second time in four years after winning the Super Bowl against the New England Patriots on February 7, 2012 in New York City. The Giants beat the Patriots 21-17 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on February 5. The New York parade started at Battery Place and continued through the financial district, an area known as the 'Canyon of Heroes,' to be followed by a rally at their home MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Terry Foster: Eli Manning Winning A Second SB Trophy Is Bad News

There is bad news on the sports front. The New York Giants won Super Bowl XLVI Sunday night 21-17 over the New England Patriots.

97.1 The Ticket–02/07/2012

Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions gets rushed by Jonathan Babineaux #95 and Sean Weatherspoon #56 of the Atlanta Falcons at Ford Field on October 23, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Terry Foster: Matthew Stafford Has Better Shot At Super Bowl Than Pro Bowl

There is bad news for Detroit Lions fans in the aftermath of the New York Giants’ 21-17 Super Bowl victory over the New England Patriots.

97.1 The Ticket–02/07/2012

DETROIT, MI - JANUARY 26:   Prince Fielder #28 answers questions from reporters after a press conference at Comerica Park on January 26, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Jorge Lemus/Getty Images)

Terry Foster: It’s Time For Media To Drop The Fielder Family Issue

Every Saturday afternoon I run errands with my 10-year-old son, Brandon.

97.1 The Ticket–02/06/2012

DETROIT - NOVEMBER 25: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots gets a second quarter pass off in front of Kyle Vanden Bosch #93 of the Detroit Lions on November 25, 2010 at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Terry Foster: The Super Bowl Is The Big Game

I hate calling the Super Bowl the Big Game.

97.1 The Ticket–02/03/2012

CHARLOTTE, NC - MARCH 20:  Kyrie Irving #1 of the Duke Blue Devils attempts to steal the ball from Jordan Morgan #52 of the Michigan Wolverines in the second half during the third round of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament at Time Warner Cable Arena on March 20, 2011 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Terry Foster: Michigan Will Need Jordan Morgan’s Mettle In Hostile Confines Of Breslin Center

Jordan Morgan screams and makes faces whenever he dunks. It’s all part of looking the part — tough and mean, which is something he still works on.

97.1 The Ticket–02/03/2012

Terry Foster: I Almost Killed Somebody

It was almost five in the morning. It was pitch black as I drove on Michigan avenue for my workout with trainer Melissa.

97.1 The Ticket–02/02/2012

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)

Terry Foster: Prince Fielder Excitement Continues In Detroit

This weekend excited Tiger front office workers were giving a going away party at Bookies. They were excited because business was good.

97.1 The Ticket–01/31/2012

HONOLULU, HI - JANUARY 29: Brandon Marshall #19 of the Miami Dolphins celebrates with fans during the 2012 NFL Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium on January 29, 2012 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Kent Nishimura/Getty Images)

Terry Foster: When It Comes To Horrible All-Star Games, Pro Bowl Can’t Be Beat

Everyone who talks about Sunday’s Pro Bowl used the words “atrocious,” “unwatchable” and a few other words I am not allowed to use.

97.1 The Ticket–01/31/2012

Brandon Inge #15 of the Detroit Tigers rubs the dirt during the game against the Kansas City Royals on July 7, 2011. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Terry Foster: We Cannot Take Our Eyes Off Brandon Inge

What is it about Brandon Inge?

97.1 The Ticket–01/30/2012

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)

Terry Foster: Denny McLain Threw The High Hard One

Tonight I am giving the keynote speech to the Madonna University baseball team in Livonia and there is a rumor former Tiger Denny McLain is going to show up.

97.1 The Ticket–01/30/2012

Brandon Inge #15 of the Detroit Tigers.  (File photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Terry Foster: Denny McLain’s Message To Brandon Inge: Get Over It

Denny McLain held up an autographed photo of Brandon Inge and showed it to his audience.

97.1 The Ticket–01/30/2012

DETROIT, UNITED STATES: Detroit Tigers first baseman Cecil Fielder connects with a pitch and drives it over the centerfield wall for a grand slam home run in the fourth inning of Detroit's 09 April game against the Seattle Mariners at Tiger Stadium in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers scored 10 runs on only four hits in their 10-9 victory over the Mariners. AFP PHOTO/Matt CAMPBELL (Photo credit should read MATT CAMPBELL/AFP/Getty Images)

Terry Foster: I Root For Cecil And Prince To Mend Relationship

Every Saturday is daddy-son time. That is when me and my son B run errands, enjoy lunch and talk about the week past and the week ahead.

97.1 The Ticket–01/27/2012

ST. LOUIS - MARCH 26:  Head coach Tom Izzo of the Michigan State Spartans directs his players in the second half against the Northern Iowa Panthers during the midwest regional semifinal of the 2010 NCAA men's basketball tournament at the Edward Jones Dome on March 26, 2010 in St. Louis, Missouri. Michigan State defeated Northern Iowa 59-52.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Terry Foster: For Michigan State’s Tom Izzo, Getting To 400 Wasn’t A One-Person Job

The players bounced into the postgame news conference, giddy after an historic night.

97.1 The Ticket–01/27/2012

Quarterback Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions calls out a signal to the line during a game against the New Orleans Saints at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on December 4, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

Terry’s Town: Lions’ Matthew Stafford Should Be Headed To Pro Bowl

Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford should be making reservations for Hawaii.

97.1 The Ticket–01/26/2012

ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 13: Prince Fielder #28 of the Milwaukee Brewers walks up from the clubhouse to the dugout to play against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game 4 of the National League Championship Series at Busch Stadium on October 13, 2011 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Terry Foster: This Prince Of A Deal Is Exciting

Late Tuesday night I appeared on a Chicago radio station asking me for the inside scoop on the Tigers signing slugger Prince Fielder. And here was my insight.

97.1 The Ticket–01/25/2012

DETROIT - NOVEMBER 25:  Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots throws a second quarter pass while playing the Detroit Lions on November 25, 2010 at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Terry Foster: Spartys Say I Love Patriots Because I Love Michigan

OK. It is time to make fun of Spartans today.

97.1 The Ticket–01/23/2012

Terry Foster: Don’t Walk Out On Your Tab No Matter How Big You Are

There is a pretty high profile Detroit professional athlete who is enjoying himself at bars and restaurants and often does not play his tab. And one of his bills was as high as $400.

97.1 The Ticket–01/19/2012

Head coach Tom Izzo of the Michigan State Spartans. (File Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Terry Foster: Poking The Flames Of Spartans Wolverines Rivalry

I did it for a reason. I stoked the flames of the Michigan-Michigan State rivalry because I love it when fans back peddle.

97.1 The Ticket–01/18/2012

Draymond Green #23 of the Michigan State vs Iowa (File Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Terry Foster: It Ain’t UNC-Duke But State Hoops Is Special

A couple years ago a 30 minute interview with Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo turned into a three-hour marathon.

97.1 The Ticket–01/17/2012

Copyright 2011 NBAE (Photo by Allen Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Terry Foster: Fan Apathy, Struggling Pistons Take Toll On Palace Attendance

Nate Norman of Ann Arbor walked through The Palace corridors as if he were seeing the building for the first time.

97.1 The Ticket–01/13/2012

EAST LANSING, MI - OCTOBER 15:  Denard Robinson #16 of the Michigan Wolverines scores on a 15 yard run in the first quarter and is congratulated by teammates Kevin Koger #86 during the game against the Michigan State Spartans at Spartan Stadium on October 15, 2011 in East Lansing, Michigan.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Terry Foster: It Is Easy To Engage And Enrage Wolverines And Spartans

Please forgive me. I was bad last night and there was no excuse for my behavior.

97.1 The Ticket–01/10/2012

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 07: Robert Meachem #17 of the New Orleans Saints catches a pass against Aaron Berry #32 of the Detroit Lions during their 2012 NFC Wild Card Playoff game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 7, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Terry Foster: Lions Aaron Berry Makes Another Bad Play

Shame on Aaron Berry.

97.1 The Ticket–01/09/2012

(Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Terry Foster: Former Piston Richard Hamilton Puts Regret Aside

He didn’t want to cry. He didn’t want to show emotion.

97.1 The Ticket–01/05/2012

GREEN BAY, WI - JANUARY 1: Ashlee Palmer #58 of the Detroit Lions signals a safety during the game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on January 1, 2012 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)

Terry Foster: Lions Are Not Quite Ready For Prime Time

There is so much digest following the Lions 105-101 loss Sunday to the Green Bay Packers, a game where teams seemed to score on every drive and there was pass interference on every play.

97.1 The Ticket–01/04/2012

Ndamukong Suh - Detroit Lions  (Getty Images)

Terry Foster: Suh Remains Fan Favorite In Detroit

I never believe fans when they say they’ve had it with an athlete, especially one that remains productive.

97.1 The Ticket–12/29/2011

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