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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Congrats to John Smoltz on being a 2014 inductee to the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame! You can bid on dozens of once-in-a-lifetime experiences and autographed sports collectibles on the Hall of Fame website.
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[PODCAST] John Smoltz
Art Regner talks to John Smoltz, 2014 Michigan Sports Hall of Fame inductee and MLB Network analyst, about being traded for Doyle Alexander, the Detroit Tigers trading Prince Fielder and playing football growing up.
[PODCAST] Epic Art Regner Rant
Art Regner goes off after the Detroit Lions loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and disagrees with a caller who thinks that all will be forgotten if they beat the Green Bay Packers on Thanksgiving Day.
Shep and Foolish give their weekend football predictions for the Lions vs Bucs game Sunday in Detroit. This is a game the Lions should win. The Bucs are 2-8. What can we expect from the Lions? Watch Shep's Take below.
Tampa's prediction from Tom Krasniqi at WDAE. Listen to Tampa's podcast below.
[PODCAST] Top 5 Keys To A Bucs Victory Against The Lions
Who do you agree with? Tampa makes several good points. Post your game prediction in the comments section!
[PODCAST] Foolish Fridays
Foolish from WJLB joins Shep to talk about the best one-on-one match-ups in sports, a group trying to eradicate the N-word in sports and the Prince Fielder trade.
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FLASHBACK: DETROIT, MI - JANUARY 26: (L-R) CEO and general manager Dave Dombrowski of the Detroit Tigers, Prince Fielder, and owner Mike Ilitch pose during a press conference annnouncing the signing of Fielder at Comerica Park on January 26, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Jorge Lemus/Getty Images)
[PODCAST] Bob Nightengale
Shep talks to USA Today MLB columnist Bob Nightengale about why Prince Fielder did not block the trade to the Texas Rangers, possible scenarios to fill first base and left field and if Fielder's comments in the ALCS had anything to do with the move.
[PODCAST] Jon Morosi
Shep talks to FOX Sports MLB Insider Jon Morosi about the Prince Fielder for Ian Kinsler trade, the possibility of Kinsler playing third base and Kinsler joining a group of guys on the Tigers who are dying for that World Series title.