Lions’ longtime radio voice Jim Brandstatter says he’s been fired

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Jim Brandstatter, a broadcaster who has called Lions games on Detroit radio for more than three decades, said today that he was fired.

Brandstatter wrote on Twitter that WJR, the Lions’ flagship radio station, told him today that he won’t be back.

“This morning, WJR let me know they were going a different direction and terminated me from their Lions broadcasts. I had a great run of 31 years. I can’t thank Lion fans enough for spending time with me on all those Sundays,” Brandstatter wrote.

Brandstatter played college football at Michigan and is the radio voice of the Wolverines as well.

29 responses to “Lions’ longtime radio voice Jim Brandstatter says he’s been fired

  1. Be happy. You had a good run. Seem a bit bitter. Don’t be. Good luck in whatever you do in the future.

    I’ve never heard of you, but I am sure you were great calling all those Lions losses to the Packers over the last 31 years.👏🏈

  2. spartanlegend says:
    July 10, 2018 at 11:38 am

    “Good. The fewer bozo wolverqueens…”

    This adds nothing to the discussion.

  3. Although I must admit it’s been priceless to listen to his incessant whining as his team has been totally dominated by Sparty and Ohio State over the course of the last decade. I honestly thought he was going to cry after that OSU game last year

  4. spartanlegend(inhisownweakmind)

    you seem butthurt bro? Are you personally invested in who calls the games? You feel so strongly you had to whine twice in one article? I guess we know who dwells in your spartan mind.

    /ˈspärtn/

    adjective: spartan

    showing the indifference to comfort or luxury traditionally associated with ancient Sparta.
    “spartan but adequate rooms”)

    The Michigan State–Michigan football rivalry is an American college football rivalry between the University of Michigan Wolverines and Michigan State University Spartans. The winner of each year’s game receives the Paul Bunyan Trophy. Wikipedia

    Trophy: Paul Bunyan Trophy, Michigan leads, 36–30–2

    Current win streak: Michigan State, 1 (2017–present)

    Longest win streak: Michigan, 14 (1916–29)

    Meetings total: 110

    First meeting: October 12, 1898, Ann Arbor; Michigan 39, State Agricultural College 2

    Largest victory: Michigan, 119–0 (1902)

    Next meeting: October 20, 2018, East Lansing

  5. Hearing “Brandy” on Sundays during the fall was as right as rain. Gonna miss him but nothing lasts forever.

  6. pooflingingmonkey says:

    July 10, 2018 at 11:53 am

    spartanlegend says:
    July 10, 2018 at 11:38 am

    “Good. The fewer bozo wolverqueens…”

    This adds nothing to the discussion.

    ————+————+—————+——-

    Haha you got scolded by “POO-FLINGING-MONKEY”

  7. freefromwhatyouare says:
    July 10, 2018 at 11:48 am
    Be happy. You had a good run. Seem a bit bitter. Don’t be. Good luck in whatever you do in the future.

    I’ve never heard of you, but I am sure you were great calling all those Lions losses to the Packers over the last 31 years.👏🏈
    ***************************************************

    That sweep last season must still hurt.

  8. freefromwhatyouare says:

    July 10, 2018 at 11:48 am

    Be happy. You had a good run. Seem a bit bitter. Don’t be. Good luck in whatever you do in the future.

    I’ve never heard of you, but I am sure you were great calling all those Lions losses to the Packers over the last 31 years.👏🏈

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    So free is nothing but a packer troll. Well we cant have this. I will personally put a stop to all packer trolls. Stay tuned. And I’m sorry to see Brandy go. There is nothing like listening to a football game on radio.

  9. Fatstadder was a horrible announcer, who blamed — now, get this — the Lions’ 60 years of futility on the referees. That said, Lomas (aka Dumbazz) Brown cannot even pronounce his own name. It’s the Lions.

  10. Going a different direction, HMM someones WIFE didn’t like Football games on Sunday blocking her quilting show…

  11. I like Lomas Brown, but he’s no Jim Brandstatter. Having to listen on WJR (AM) was bad enough, but the broadcasters were worth it. Now half the reason I liked listening to Lions games on the radio is gone.

  12. Wasn’t it Lomas Brown who bragged about missing his blocks on purpose to get Scott Mitchell injured….selective amnesia on the Lion’s part or they didn’t care.

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