Matt Shepard is the play-by-play voice of University of Michigan basketball, Eastern Michigan University football and the Detroit Lions Television Network. He can also be found on TV locally on Fox Sports Detroit and nationally on the Big Ten Network for college football and baseball.
Here, he answers a few of your burning questions.
Hometown? Farmington Hills, MI
Marital Status? Married, Lisa, with four children (3-boys 1-girl)
What High School did you attend? North Farmington HS
What is your Favorite sport to watch on TV and your favorite sport to attend in person?
Football on TV...hockey to attend
Who is your favorite actor or actress?
Clint Eastwood/Mel Gibson.....Ashley Judd
Who is your favorite sports celebrity of all time? Wayne Gretzky
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? Derek Jeter
Who is your favorite cartoon character? Bugs Bunny
What is your favorite national sports moment? Miracle on Ice
What is your favorite Detroit sports moment?
1984 World Series & 1997 Red Wings Stanley Cup
If you could change a rule in sports, what would it be?
I'd just like to see the strike zone called appropriately
What Detroiter do you admire most? Joe Dumars
College or Pro Sports? College
If you could invite three people to dinner, living or dead, who would they be? Jesus....my father (deceased)....my father-in-law (deceased) to see 'em one more time
What was your most interesting interview? Paul Newman at the Detroit Grand Prix
Favorite broadcaster of all time? Dick Enberg....but I really respect Joe Buck
Most embarrassing moment on the air? Stuttering during a line in a sportscast
What is your favorite Sports Team? Detroit Tigers
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[PODCAST] Torii Hunter Rumor
I have said the Tigers first priority should be to find an everday productive corner outfielder who Jim Leyland can count on every day that would preferrably hit #2 in this lineup. Not easy, but the answer is obvious. The Tigers entertained former Angels and Twins outfielder Torii Hunter this week; a guy who fits "exactly" what this team needs. He is a nine time gold glover, who can play any outfield position (has played center and right, but could easily play left); he fits the #2 hole perfectly (batted .343 there last season); he's reliable, playing 150 games every year, and he's a steady clubhouse guy who can give this team another strong voice. This team is built to win now with guys like Verlander, Scherzer, Cabrera, Jackson and Fielder in the prime of their careers. Hunter may be 37, but he keeps himself in great shape and we're seeing more and more older players excelling late in their careers: guys like Jeter, Manning and Woodson. By signing Hunter, it also allows the Tigers to nurture it's young outfield talents like Garcia and Castallenos and not rush them too the big leagues. The Tigers need a guy like this-he's the final piece to what I think will be a championship puzzle.