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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Thursday Show Rundown
---Red Wings and Pistons recaps
---The Lions will play either the Colts or Texans on Thanksgiving
---Red Wings/Devils tix to giveaway at 8:00
---Have you ever got into an altercation with a friend over a sporting event?
---NFL Playoff OT is now NFL Regular Season OT
Tiger Woods' porn mistresses making movie
Just as Tiger Woods is getting back into his swing for the Masters, three of his former porn actress flings are releasing a new X-rated movie based on their bedroom romps with the famous golfer.
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20 years ago: March 29, 1992
Gary Williams says Kentucky could beat Wizards
It's one of college basketball's great bar debates: Could the best team in the NCAA beat the worst team in the NBA? One title-winning coach says yes.
Former Maryland coach Gary Williams told a D.C. radio station that he believes this year's Kentucky Wildcats could defeat the Washington Wizards if the game was played at Rupp Arena.
"I think one game — Kentucky couldn't play in the NBA or anything like that — but one game at Rupp Arena, I wouldn't be surprised to see Kentucky win one game," Williams told ESPN 980, as transcribed by the DC Sports Bog. "Because you're gonna have five players off that team playing in the NBA, and probably playing significant roles in the NBA. And that's why I say that, for one game."
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Canucks begin their anti-riot campaign
Masters male member exclusivity faces new twist
Augusta National Golf Club is a place of grand and strict traditions. Members must wear green jackets while on the premises. Caddies are mandatory. Annual fees and club membership are ostensibly secret. There is never, ever any running.
This is the most exclusive golf club in the world, just three hundred or so names and they are prominent – Warren Bufffett, Bill Gates, Lynn Swann, T. Boone Pickens and so on.
Here are two other traditions.
Historically, the sitting CEO of International Business Machines (IBM) is offered an invitation for membership. The club has never had a female member, even in the face of repeated public protests.
Now here’s the conundrum.
On Jan. 1, 2012, IBM named Virginia “Ginni” M. Rometty, a woman, as CEO. Bloomberg News Service, which first reported this, says she golfs, at least a little bit.
What will, or can, Augusta National do?
I’ve never believed that a private club should be forced to accept certain members. As long as they are complying with the law, the point of being a private club is that you can make private decisions.
I’ve been to Augusta National many times and it is one of the most staid, conservative places imaginable. That’s how they like it. To suggest it is outwardly hostile to women is a stretch, though. There are women everywhere. They can play as guests. They hang out as spouses.
This has often seemed like an overblown wedge issue.
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Snake mistakes golf balls for eggs
It's almost cruel, what an Australian farmer did: he put golf balls in his chickens' nests to encourage them to lay eggs. Does that work? Well, it fooled a coastal carpet python, who swallowed two of them.
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