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DSBA Member Nationally Recognized as High School Sportscaster of the Year

  When Eric Vandefifer grabbed the microphone for the first time, the setting was humble enough. A football game at Kuehn-Haven Middle School in Montrose, Michigan. He was not even broadcasting from the booth, but acting in the role of public address announcer, doing his best Terry Braverman (PA announcer, Detroit Lions) impression at a young age. This caught the…read more →

Grand Prix

By George B. Eichorn It will be a new member of the Detroit Lions who gets to sound the famous words, “Gentlemen, start your engines” with race one of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear returns to the Motor City, June 2- 4.   Grand Marshal TJ Lang, the new offensive guard for Detroit, will signal the Verizon…read more →

Polish-American Night at Comerica Park to feature Polish National Team Coach

Polish-American Night at Comerica Park to feature Polish National Team Coach

DETROIT– It will be the 47th annual Polish-American Night at Comerica Park featuring the Detroit Tigers and Texas Rangers on Friday May 19th. Before the game the baseball field will be filled with Polish culture including costumed dancers and musicians. Ted Klam erus who was on the original committee will be honored during the pregame extravaganza. Wally Ozog who is…read more →

ANTHONY MANTHA NAMED RED WINGS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

ANTHONY MANTHA NAMED RED WINGS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

For Immediate Release – May 12, 2017                                Contact: Kyle Kujawa, Communications Professional (313) 471-7518 office; (248) 953-4561 cell   ANTHONY MANTHA NAMED RED WINGS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR BY THE DETROIT SPORTS BROADCASTERS ASSOCIATION … Former First-Round Pick Recorded 36 Points in 60 Games for…read more →

Sparring With The Real Rocky

Sparring With The Real Rocky

BY SCOTT MORGANROTH PHOTOS BY CANDICE EBLING The South Florida Region has always been kind to me when it comes to Boxing.   When I lived here from 1982-84, I worked for The Hallandale Digest and we covered Boxing hard when the situations presented themselves. Interviewing and writing stories on the late Muhammad Ali and Sugar Ray Leonard were unquestionably…read more →

Class of 2017 Announced for National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   From DSBA Member George Eichorn: Class of 2017 Announced for National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame   Football Coach Gary Kubiak and NBA referee Steve Javie won election to the National Polish American Sports Hall of Fame in nationwide balloting for the Class of 2017. Olympic women’s basketball star Juliene Brazinski Simpson and fencing coach Janusz…read more →

Who Would You Add?

Who Would You Add?

BY SCOTT MORGANROTHAs the NFL off-season hits its stride and we’re into free agency, and the 2017 Draft takes place in April, I’ve decided to examine a few players which could play this year.The three that stand out are Oklahoma Running Back Joe Mixon, former San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick and former Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel.Each player has…read more →

Make Or Break Spring For Steven Moya

Make Or Break Spring For Steven Moya

  BY SCOTT MORGANROTH PHOTOS BY CANDICE EBLING PORT SAINT LUCIE, FL If there is ever a player to watch this Spring Training, and he’ll get plenty of work do to the World Baseball Classic, it’s 6-7 right-fielder Steven Moya. The Tigers will be sending 15 players to the World Baseball Classic. The towering left-handed hitter, who is a native…read more →

Tigers Spring Training

By George Eichorn   It’s easily one of the most fun times of the year. Spring training brings with it unbridled optimism about a particular team’s chances for the post season. It’s no different here than in Boston, Anaheim, Miami or Seattle. Every club is perfect so far as they prepare for the longest marathon in sports: the Major League…read more →

From DSBA President Trevor Thompson on Passing of Mike Ilitch

From DSBA President Trevor Thompson on Passing of Mike Ilitch

February 10, 2017   Statement from Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association and President Trevor Thompson.   It is with the heaviest of hearts that we at the Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association extend our deepest condolences to Marian Ilitch, her children, Michael Jr., Christopher, Denise, Atanas, Ronald, Lisa, Carole, and the entire Ilitch family, in mourning the passing of Michael Ilitch Sr., …read more →