Hometown? Farmington Hills
Marital Status? Single
What High School did you attend? University of Detroit Jesuit
College? Michigan State
What is your Favorite sport to watch on TV and your favorite sport to attend in person? TV - hockey; Person - baseball
Who is your favorite actor or actress? Denzel Washington
Bases loaded, two outs in the bottom of the ninth of the Game Seven of the World Series and your team is down one run...Which active baseball player do you want at the plate? Albert Pujols
Who is your favorite cartoon character? Homer Simpson
What is your favorite national sports moment? Wasn’t alive for most of the great ones, so it has to be Landon Donovan’s goal vs Algeria in 2010 World Cup … gave USA their first group win since 1930
What is your favorite Detroit sports moment? Magglio Ordonez walk-off home run in 2006 ALCS
If you could change a rule in sports, what would it be? Clearly define the blocking/charging call in college basketball
What Detroiter do you admire most? Mike Ilitch
College or Pro Sports? Definitely college
If you could invite three people to dinner, living or dead, who would they be? Babe Ruth, Nick Lidstrom and Peyton Manning … that should be interesting
Favorite broadcaster of all time? Doc Emrick, Bob Costas, Jim Nantz … I can go on and on
Most embarrassing moment on the air? None … yet
One of the best parts about the NFL preseason, is getting to watch the HBO documentary Hard Knocks. The series began in 2001 with the Baltimore Ravens, and has been going continuously since 2007 (except for 2011 during the NFL labor dispute).
The Lions have reportedly turned down offers to participate in the documentary, but that may change.
NFL Network national insider Ian Rapoport reported that the NFL voted to be able to force teams to participate in the documentary, if nobody volunteers.
What do you think?
Proposal to compel teams to do Hard Knocks passed (if no volunteers), source said. Wouldn't apply to teams with new coaches or in playoffs— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 8, 2013
NFL hopes to have Hard Knocks volunteers. If there are none, they've now guaranteed Hard Knocks every year.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 8, 2013
We think of national names for Hard Knocks -- Giants, Steelers. NFL wants teams without national followings: Titans, Browns, Bills, Raiders— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 8, 2013
Why teams without national names? Creates followings of new teams, increases interest in prime time games. Bengals are a perfect example— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 8, 2013