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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Guest host Sean Baligian talks about Louisville's win over Florida in the Sugar Bowl and asks why the Big Ten can't win key bowl games against the SEC.
[PODCAST] Big Ten Problems Pt 1
[PODCAST] Big Ten Problems Pt 2
Sean continues to talk about the Big Ten’s lack of key wins in bowl games, and wants callers to find an example of one.
Sean talks about this year's disappointing local football teams, asks "what kind of coach is Jim Schwartz?" and looks forward to Martin Mayhew's offseason decisions
[PODCAST] Pt 1
[PODCAST] Pt 2
Sean continues to talk about this year’s football teams, and asks "What is Jim Schwartz?"
[PODCAST] Pt 3
Sean Baligian wraps up talking about what Jim Schwartz and Martin Mayhew need to do this offseason to keep their jobs.
Kevin Allen -- Sean Baligian talks to Kevin Allen, USA Today hockey writer, about the progress of the NHL lockout and thinks there will be games soon.