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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Last night's Lions-Browns preseason game was a great example of speed, toughness, and great tackling. At least for two minutes. With two and a half minutes left in the third quarter, one brave soul threw caution, and his clothes, to the wind and ran onto the field.
The first video shows the man's dismount and 80-yard dash to glory. Lions running back Joique Bell chased down our hero and pushed him down not once, but twice. However, the man is not to be deterred. Showing true grit, the man gets up and continues his sprint into history.
Perhaps sensing his impending doom, the streaker goes where few have gone before and reaches full frontal nudity. Just when this scantily-clad savior feels what I would imagine to be a hybrid of pure ecstacy and adrenaline, his world comes crashing down, as he is obliterated by a Browns security official and is promptly arrested.
The Lions have offered both men 4-year deals as a kick returner and middle linebacker, respectively. The deal is pending a drug test, which I'm sure one of these men will fail.