Ryan Dickey

Born and raised in Toledo, Ohio (Sylvania, more precisely), I started following harness racing at the now-defunct Raceway Park in 1991. I attended Bowling Green State University, and started there as a Sports Management major. In 1994, I turned 21, and won $500 on a trip to Las Vegas (where my family now resides), and decided I needed to live there. I attended UNLV. I worked in the sports wagering industry--first with a handicapping service, then as an assistant supervisor at the Las Vegas Club race and sports book. My love for Thoroughbred racing started there, but was cemented in 1997, when I attended the Santa Anita Derby. The horse that finished that race in second place was a gray colt by the name of Silver Charm. To this day, the near-Triple Crown winner is my all-time favorite racehorse. And you see me pictured here with him in May 2015 at Old Friends Farm in Kentucky. I moved to the Detroit area in 2002 (finally finishing my bachelor's degree at Siena Heights University in 2007), and became a full-time firefighter/paramedic. But I still had a love of sports, and began writing: first about fantasy football, then about sports wagering (under a pseudonym). Then, I started writing about horse racing--my true love. I cover local high school sports and community events in the Dearborn/Dearborn Heights area, as well as Downriver. I've had nearly 400 articles published over the years (in print media and online) and look forward to writing hundreds more. I will be covering the Detroit Lions for Detroit Sports Nation.
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Ryan’s Lions Betting Preview-Week 5 Edition

A light edition of Ryan’s Lion’s Betting Preview this week. I finally

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Ryan’s Lions Betting Preview-Week 4 Edition

The 1972 Miami Dolphins. The 2018 Cleveland Browns. The 2008 Detroit Lions.

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Ryan’s Lions Betting Preview Week 3 Edition

After being blown out by the Jets on Monday Night Football at

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Ryan’s Lions Betting Preview-Week 2

Well, THAT was ugly. Even though my wagering selections went 3-1 for

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New York Jets at Detroit Lions – Week 1 Preview

With sports betting becoming legal in an increasing number of states, more

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