Metro Detroit: Newsmakers Oct. 12, 2010




Detroit News:

They'd just spent four hours together in a radio booth, but the experience had been so novel that Jim Brandstatter and Dan Miller had to connect again on the way home. Brandstatter handles color commentary for Detroit Lions broadcasts and Miller does play-by-play. The Lions had thumped the St. Louis Rams 44-6 on Sunday at Ford Field, and the WXYT-FM (97.1) partners found themselves on their cell phones, driving and decompressing. "It's nice to do a game," Brandstatter was saying, "where in the fourth quarter, you're not sitting on the edge of your seat." Or worse yet, slumped back in it. Two years ago, the Lions managed to make it through an entire 16-game season without winning. Last year, they won twice, by a combined total of six points. Continuing the theme, they began 2010 with four more losses. If these haven't been boom times for Lions fans, it's been no tailgate party for the broadcasters, either. Finally, though, the team bulldozed somebody. Brandstatter didn't have to spend the second half explaining what went wrong in the first half, or groping for entertaining things to say to keep frustrated listeners from cranking the dial... Good day in the radio booth: Broadcasters needed Lions win, too (Tue, 10/12)







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