This guy is an absolute clown. Did anyone listen to their show at all today? Not only would MSU "probably beat Ohio State in East Lansing," but "Craig Roh can't play," and "Rodriguez simply can't recruit." I can't handle Spartan Media.
Then maybe you should just stop listening to it.
I think OSU beat them at home 42-0. How did State do again?
Wisconsin wins @Iowa by 1 point.
OSU wins @Iowa by 3 points.
MSU loses @Iowa by 31 points.
Wisconsin beats Iowa by 1
Wisconsin beats Ohio State by 13
Wisconsin loses to MSU by 10
Now if only MSU had to play a game on the road...like against OSU!
I think next year we are going to appear to be just as fortunate as we have all of our major games except one at home.
Maybe, but we also had MSU, Iowa and Wisconsin at home this year. We simply need to raise our level of play.
a thoughtful concept, that.
Wisconsin and Nebraska are about equal. OSU is at home instead of away. NW is easier than PSU. Iowa will have a down year without Stanzi. The only game that really gets tougher for us is @MSU and maybe ND.
I agree that next year's schedule is relatively favorable -but right now I have a hard time seeing us go 11-1, "lucky" or otherwise. Last year's MSU team lost a ton of close games. This year they're winning them.
MSU also loses a huge chunk of their D, and pretty much every star on their Defense.. and they don't exactly reload like OSU does..
On paper it looks like a huge loss.....they have had pretty good depth and a lot of their 2nd team guys have gotten huge minutes this year: Dennard, Pickelman, Treadwell, Hoover, Gholston, Bullough, and Denicos Allen have all gotten decent minutes this year. I'm not expecting the transition to be seamless, but I don't think it'll be as bad as it appears to be. What I'm worried more about is the O-Line losing 3, a position that's been somewhat of a weakness as the season went on.
Are going to be as bad as some make it out. Significant, but not a complete rebuild. The bigger problem is the absolute gauntlet of a schedule the Big Ten stuck MSU with, that could deflate a team record more than it was even inflated this year by not playing OSU. You're adding more tough games next year than you missed out on this year.
Beat me to the fruit punch.
Turn off your radio.
He says that crap for ratings.
I stopped listening to him over the summer.
He is obviously pretty biased. I do think he brings up some obvious points though that we are often in denial about. Either way, the more we lose, the louder his microphone gets.
Come join in on the "Stale No More" thread.
The thread is now gone....sad face.
I was loving it. Oh well. I had my fun.
What am I going to do for the last hour at work now?
and the mod overlords had to remove it...
When he started making references that people hadn't ever kissed women, he pushed past the "it's time to cave him" point. Sorry guys. Didn't realize it was the same as the OP. Collateral damage.
I still don't get why people listen to that crap. It's very easy to avoid.
I actually find his commentary on the Lions refreshing. He doesn't allow for excuses that Lions fans (myself included) give every Monday after a loss.
I work there, not so easy to avoid.
He's just pissed that Sparty has their best season in half a century and will still end up in the Cap One Bowl.
And I stopped listening a few months back.
b/c I couldn't stand that brain rot gout shit. Please don't bring it here
if you put crap into something you can expect crap to come out...
I've been eating crap for months... and contrary to logic, food is not the end result.
I sort of thought I would click on this and the post would just read:
We suck right now compared to what we were. Thats all there is to it. And now we're complaining about Sparty fans rubbing it in. Take it like a man. We're being soft.
1) MSU Beating OSU - To say Michigan State, a 10-1 team that trounced us at our place would beat another 10-1 team from the same conference at home is not that crazy of a prediction.
2) Craig Roh - Even this board admits that Craig Roh hasn't had a great year. A lot of that has to do with the fact that we didn't have him down on the line for much of the year. But that doesn't change the fact that he hasn't been a particularly good player this year - just an average Big Ten defensive player. "Can't play" is strong language, agreed, but he had some high expectations coming in. I personally think he will meet those expectations in the future, but that doesn't mean he has this year.
3) Rodriguez simply can't recruit - This sounds crazy at first. He has brought in fairly impressive classes the past couple years, and this one is shaping up OK as well, which is impressive given the lack of success Michigan has had on the field. However, just to play devil's advocate, he's not recruiting on par with Florida, Texas, USC, Oregon, OSU, those types of schools. His classes are ranked lower than before he got here, and have decreased every year since he got her.
And most importantly, he hasn't recruited defensive players that have shown they can play (yet). They may show they can play eventually. (I know there are exceptions, I don't need a lecture on how sweet Mike Martin is. He's sweet, but the D blows.)
You racked up 17,000 points in 15 weeks and you are the first reply to every post I make. Do you do ANYTHING besides this blog?
that's how you got to 17000 pts so quickly.
Oh man, you got him good there. ICEBURN!
What does MSU beating us at home have anything to do with the comparison? MSU is a huge fraud that would lose to OSU by double digits no matter where they played. They've avoided 3 huge upsets by 3 lucky special teams plays and will get trounced by Alabama in the Capital One Bowl.
Wow this is exactly what a State fan would be saying about Michigan 5 years ago. "Michigan is a fraud. Did you see them only beat Ball State by 8! They're barely squeaking by and they would get KILLED by the Buckeyes." How the tables turn. Sucks.
You must be in a really sad place in your life. You are like the older brother in the Weird Science movie.
Loved Kelly Lebrock
is an absolute embarassment. He is one of the reasons why Detroit sports talk radio is a national joke. I would rather listen to elevator music or be water boarded in my own home.
Did I make myself clear on this one?
Nothing wrong with Detroit Sports Talk radio.. Jim Rome is pretty good!
I think the best thing about living in a city with public transportation is that there is zero chance of having to listen to some drooling apetard on sports radio...
him after last years season. I decided that I didn't want the headache or lose any brain cells
Simply reverse anything he says or any of his sports picks and you can win every time. I remember him saying state had to win four in a row before he could talk crap after the 2008 game. The guys a joke, he knows nothing about Detroit sports yet alone college football. That station is used when I need a laugh or when I feel like getting pissed off. Its so bad though it hardly works for that.
...when I feel like getting pissed off.
Is it often that you feel the need to get pissed off? Do you wake-up in the morning and tell yourself that you want to be pissed off today so you turn on Mike Valenti?
I am thinking that someone is already pissed off if they want to be pissed off.
Sorry, Just curious.
This is a thread of champions.
And you have a massive penis.
Mike Valenti thread is the new Stale no more, save the crazy ramblings of Old School Wolverine.
clicked on a thread titled "Mike Valenti"
There's entirely too few -1's in the voting details.
I completely regret making this thread. I apoligize to all.
Most of the hate is probably just a by product of the Stale no more thread being locked down, although Valenti is a well known UofM hater in these parts.
Don't take it too hard. I just noticed you are UM class of 15? Guessing you are fairly young and new to all this. Valenti is well known to be a ratings-driven hate monger. I'm sure you'll become more familiar with what is new and what is old hat around here as time goes on. Don't run away from the board and congrats on your acceptance to the greatest University in the world. You are about to have the greatest 4 years of your life. As someone who just finished theirs, I envy you. Go Blue.
Thanks buddy, GO BLUE.
He's just mad because no one cares about State. 10-1, cant sell out home games and everyone in the national media calls them Sparty. Has anyone else noticed how when ever they bring up MSU Football on the radio no one calls. Sean Beligian who's a State fan has said many times that Sparty doesn't get respect because their own fan base cares more about Michigan losing then MSU winning.
He's just pissed that Sparty has their best season in half a century and will still end up in the Cap One Bowl.
Where they will play either Alabama or LSU and Dantonio will be 0-4 in bowl games.
Apologize for nothing. Those who stay will be champions. Ohio State blows. Go Blue.
go to confession this week. It is always worth objecting to what is evil.
Feel no guilt. Go Blue!
Go f****** Blue.
I don't listen to Valenti, I don't care about Valenti, I don't worry about Valenti.
Why do Michigan fans respond when they hear crap like that on the radio? Don't people realize that's the way talk radio generally works? They just say some inane or controversial with the sole purpose of getting people to call in. Try not to be that person - there's nothing rewarding about being a pavlovian test animal.
...Valenti and Foster's show refuses to let *any* intelligent caller get through. When they were doing their whole speil a few months ago on how the UFC was going to supplant "Major Sport (X)" I called in with some legitimate information that debunked some of their points and they refused to let me on. They'll only put on the most idiotic fans that disagree with them on anything. I can disagree with Pat Caputo but I at least respect him as they'll at least get somewhat intelligent fans on who disagree with him and he'll at least try to debate them.
...with their call screener. Mike Valenti isn't responsible for who they let on the air.
The big issue is that, as much as we can complain about Valenti, he's been right almost every step of the way on Michigan football this season.
Except he said Illinois would blow us out at home.
Um, a buddy of mine is in Valenti's fantasy football league and went to State with him. He says the guy is exactly as big an asshole as it sounds like he'd be.
No, that's not it...
But I'm getting closer.
I don't know who negged you, but I can't stop laughing for some reason.
Sparty is having a "once every thirty years" year. Valenti and other Sparty sycophants will Spartybrag for all it is worth. And they will get thirty years' worth of mileage out of one good year. This is really business as usual and shouldn't surprise anyone.
I'm just thankful Sparty isn't good every year.
I'd say 3 of the last 4 years have been pretty good.
Which other one was pretty good? 6-7 in 2009 or 7-6 in 2007? Heck, in 2007 Dantonio actually lost to Michigan, so we know it' couldn't have been pretty good. We may end up 7-6 this year, and some people might say that was to be expected, but not too many are going to call it pretty good.
Compared to 40+ years (with a minor blip here and there) of sub-mediocre seasons, I would call 4 straight bowl seasons is pretty good.
Starting next year, if Indiana makes 4 straight bowls, finishes in the top-4 of the Big10, and shows continual progress in recruiting, I would say they've had some pretty good seasons, wouldn't you? MSU used to be Indiana. 3 out of the past 4 years, they haven't been Indiana. I consider myself a rational fan and know that Big10 championships and Rose Bowl berths will take time to get to, especially given the reputation that MSU has had as a football blunder. For now, I consider 7 and 8 win regular seasons "pretty good". In a couple years, that may change. Call me delusional.
Because if all you've lived through is Williams and John L., I can see that. I mean, it's not all 2010's and Saban's, but I don't see MSU as Indiana at all (even if the Big Ten does). I see them as much more Wisconsin and Iowa, a team that has been and should be in that second tier. Recent history definitely favors the other two teams, but that's all they have is "relatively" recent history. MSU is at worst a middle of the pack Big Ten team. Indiana is probably the worst program in history now that Northwestern and Wisconsin have become respectable. Certainly a "pretty good" turnaround from what came right before it. But kinda at the bare minimum of what MSU fans should expect from their school 7-6 SHOULD be a bad year. and 8-9 wins a a good one. And this year, just WOW. But then I remember a long Perles run, and a time when MSU was the second best team in the Big Ten (no, I don't go back to Duffy....).
Apologies to all the commenters for not getting to this sooner.
I'll let this one stand since nobody's gotten out of hand, but for future reference, other teams' radio homers are not appropriate for a site about Michigan football, and will be deleted. There's a standing policy during MSU week of no Valenti or Caputo, since they both basically just spend the week trying to bait Michigan fans and we don't want a flame war over college football "analysis" that's no more clever or correct than what your least favorite Facebook friend comes up with to taunt you. Except I have about 300 friends on Facebook, and of those who would make a status update about football, it would 100 percent of the time be more cogent than anything I've ever heard from Valenti.
Since Valenti only talks about Michigan from the perspective of M as a rival for MSU, there's really nothing of value you can learn from him about Michigan football. Standing advice is to not listen to sportsradio in Detroit when he's on, and when interfacing with Spartans compliment them on their good season and fantastic ice cream, and move on.
It's unfortunate that he is in the closest major city to Ann Arbor and uses so much of his radio airtime to rip on his college team's biggest rival rather than, you know, maybe mention the four major pro teams in Detroit once in awhile. But that's how it is. Trying to debate him on this blog is about as useful as a post being like "hey guys, this poster on MLive is saying MSU's the big brother now!"
...we could be debating a certain sports columnists who I won't name but who's name rhymes with Mrew Marpe. :)
how Terry Foster feels having to defend a derelict like this.
He gets PAID to be a douchebag.
He doesn't listen to anything anyone says. Just hangs up on them and then continues to express his dumb opinions that nobody cares about. He is so biased it sickens me. For two years I have listened to his show and hardly ever hear good stuff out about Michigan. He is a typical state fan that hates michigan and wants them to lose more then an MSU victory. He's pathetic and should be fired for knowing nothing about sports.
SUCKS. However I will listen to Karsch and Gater if they are on. Can anyone answer this ? for me please? Can it be possible MSU goes to a bowl vs Stanford. I mean either way Dantonio getting beat by Saban (ex Msu coach) Miles and or Harbaugh (UM players) would be good to watch!
Yes it is possible because the Rose Bowl might not take Stanford to play this year. If MSU doesn't go to the Rose Bowl than they could conceivably play each other since they are both in the top ten.
that I drive home from Plymouth to Dearborn during 2:30-4:00 timeframes, especially on Wed. when I get the choice of Drew Sharp, Valenti or EMU in static hour. I always lose.....
What do people listen to on the fringe of 1050?
Also, if anyone else is stuck in the same crap timeframe as myself, I'd love to get an arrangement where 20-30 people just call up at the same time and clog their phone lines and pretending to bash Michigan to the screeners before getting through and swearing like crazy.
Should have ended when MSU blocked Purdue's punt.
The day after the Izzo led Spartans, were blown out by the Tar Heels in the Title game. Valenti was amazing in his excuse making. Even Terry in a rare display, called him on it. After listening to his hypocrisy, I wrote him an email thinking his response would be golden.
The Spartans get blown out at home, and people act like it was a badge of honor. "Oh what a gutty performance." If it had been Michigan in that game... your show would have been nothing but how Michigan sucks, and shouldn't have been there. You act like the Spartans were a 16 seeded Oakland University, taking on Jordan and the Bulls. The whole show turns into defending a choke job. An excuse filled show to defend an embarrassment. An embarrassment that was a home game for the Spartans.
Contrast that to when Michigan goes to the Rose Bowl. They get beat by a much better team in USC, who is playing a home game... and you have an entire show on Michigan bashing. State gets crushed, and it's... "Oh it was the worst possible thing that they were playing a home game... the pressure." The blowout for you and Spartan fans, turns into the 2nd "Battle of Thermopylae." Double standard indeed.
I am still waiting on his response.
That NC team kicked *everyone's* ass that way during the tournament. That was the *team* and I just don't see many teams in any year being capable of beating them when they were playing like that.
I thought the same thing. I knew what today's show was going to be. Valenti is rather predictable.
I have been liberated from the horrible clutches of the dreaded two-headed-huge-ego'd Valenti and Foster show since earlier this year. I just couldn't take it anymore. Instead, I bought a new car with a six month Sirius satellite radio trial....AWESOME!! Taking the place of Captain Spartard is the excellent sounds of early 90's alternative on Lithium channel 24, effin' great. Now they have a 24 hour Pearl Jam channel! Brings back memories of seeing them at Crisler in '93. Yes, I no longer listen to any of the rhetoric that spews from the mouths of rubes! In fact, the only time I listen to 97.1 is when a Wings or Tigers game is on. *sniff*sniff*......aaaahhhhhh the sweet smell of freedom!
One more thing.......Valenti.............is..............a..............Douche...........!
he's a classless ass
Why do people still listen to him? I'm not even in the state, but when I visit I absolutely change the station as soon as I realize Valenti's show is on. The guy's an idiot, an unabashed MSU lover/UM hater, and a guy with limited football knowledge outside of the state. I honestly think we can just create a sticky here listing the biggest idiots in the media and save the 1's and 0's spent complaining about them.
It's almost like you guys have never listened to Detroit sports talk radio before.
He is an arrogant jackass that is so clueless as to what actually goes on outside of Sparty nation. I can't listen to him anymore, he completely turned me off the ticket all together for the fact that idk how he still has a job. He talks down to absolutely everyone, no one is as smart or talented or successful as him.... according to him. He acts like everyone just annoys him soooo much, it's like quit your damn job then if no one is "on your level" as far as any sport goes. Not to mention he is completely against any Detroit sports team. Sorry Mike not everyone can be like your beloved Yankees and Giants... GO BACK TO NY!! sorry for the rant, I just can't stand that man.. so as a lot of other people said, don't listen anymore.
Choke on applesauce.
I listen to 97.1 because the alternative is dry and boring. Yes, Valenti is a douche who spends every single day dogging UofM every way he can, He does it because Michigan generates calls and interest..good or bad. MSU is 10-1 but if he talks strictly about MSU without bashing UM..that segment will last about 5 minutes before people lose interest. So long as you understand that completely.you can just laugh at the things he says and not care. I just wish they stop putting the biggest idiot callers on the air..those bandwagon fans piss me off more then Valenti
that people continue to listen to him. Just like the Freep, stop supporting him. Dude's a slapdick.