All Lions: Matt Patricia Pays Tribute to Sports Broadcaster

John Maakaron

Jamie Samuelson became a fixture in the Detroit sports media over the last two decades. 

Whether it be hosting his sports talk radio show or breaking down the trials and tribulations of the Detroit Lions on Fox 2 television, Samuelsen was a cut above the rest. 

Over the weekend, the esteemed journalist and noted Northwestern graduate passed away at the age of 48 after battling colon cancer for the last 19 months. 

Thousands of messages written by loyal listeners appeared online and heartfelt columns were written by friends and colleagues who were in awe of his natural abilities.

On Monday, even Lions head coach Matt Patricia called in on his own to "The Jamie and Stoney Show," to personally share his condolences. 

"I just want to call in and say how sad and sorry I am. I wasn’t really aware of his condition until last week, and then this terrible news came so quickly right after. Just really hit me hard. Jamie’s just an amazing person," Patricia said via 97.1 The Ticket. I had the fortunate blessing to have a couple in-person interactions with him and a couple in a private setting in training camp. Just a larger-than-life personality, just a genuine, wonderful, wonderful guy. Obviously your heart just aches for his wife and for his children and for their family, so just wanted to call in."

Let's take a look now at some other trending Lions stories from around the web on Monday, August 3:

  • John Whiticar of Pride of Detroit wonders what the Lions can expect from wide receiver Quintez Cephus.
  • Jeff Risdon of USA Today's Lions Wire reports on what the Lions are getting in new defensive tackle Daylon Mack.
  • Lions reporter Tim Twentyman continues his 2020 training camp preview with a report on the linebacking corps.
  • On the latest edition of "The One Pridecast," Tori Petry interviews team President Rod Wood.

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Comments (2)
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Lions4Ever
Lions4Ever

I didn’t necessarily agree with a lot of what Jamie did on the radio but this was super classy from Matt Patricia

DetroitsFinest1
DetroitsFinest1

Jamie Samuelsen was such a quality person. Will miss listening to him in the mornings. A tremendous loss for all fans of sports radio


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