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] Ken Norton Passes
Shep comments on the passing of his favorite Heavyweight boxer Ken Norton
Muhammad Ali vs Ken Norton III - Sept. 28, 1976 - Entire fight - Rounds 1 - 15
From YouTube: Having knocked out George Foreman to become champion for the second time in 1974, Muhammad Ali was on top of the world and the greatest boxer of all time in most people's mind. The following year he stopped Joe Frazier in one of the most brutal fights in boxing history, but there was still one rival that had beaten him, Ken Norton. His victory over Norton in their 1973 rematch was not enough for Ali and the build-up to this fight, from was that Ken Norton would get knocked out.
Fight to the end of which Muhammad Ali retained his title as world champion heavyweight boxing against his compatriot Ken Norton, September 28, 1976, at Yankee Stadium in New York.|
The judges declared the winner on points after the 15th round. An Action of the fight at the end of All which he American Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay) (L) kept His title of world heavyweight boxing champion Ken Norton against His compatriot at the Yankee Stadium of New York August 09 1976. (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)
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