You could also stop posting about it...
Shocker (sarcasm) Valenti & Foster
It's the middle of a slow news day, just throwing something out there, settle down.
I just don't understand the weekly "Valenti and Foster are terrible hacks" posts. They're awful. It's not good radio. We get it. Why give them the attention they obviously crave?
If it's a slow news day and there's nothing to say, then don't say anything.
Ok, now I'm confused.
Can we get a Valenti and Foster thread ban to go along with the Freep thread ban?
Thirded. Why should this be any different? HAI YOU GUYZ VALLENTI AND FOSTER DONT LIKE MICHIGAN AMIRITE?
Deleted. +1 to BleedzBlue
Just don't look, Just don't look
Simpsons Treehouse of Horror. Never gets old.
Gotta love that Lard Lad has a Godzilla sqwonk.
The giant Kent Brockman is also pure Colombian awesome.
and Foster are funny as hell. They talk about Michigan a lot, but people like to talk about Michigan. And they don't even fein objectivity, they (Valenti especially) are Michigan haters and you proceed to listen with that understanding. Once you get past that, they are just funny to listen to.
It is funny to people who actually follow UM, because they're so stupid and uninformed. Unfortunately, a lot of people listen to their crap and take it as the gospel. Just yesterday, a UM "fan" told me RR has no excuses about the QB situation because he heard on Valenti and Foster that RR ran Jason Forcier and Mallet off the team because he wanted a mobile QB. It just sucks that there's no pro UM talk on the radio in the Detroit market after Sam Webb goes off the air at 10 am.
I diagree, the first year or two they were on the air their show was pretty good. But Sam Webb said it best, Foster has become Mikes puppet and Mike has become the biggest loudmouth blowhard I've ever heard. It really is Spartan drive time. I will tune in that Monday after we drop 50 on them to hear Mike spin it every which way without giving Michigan any credit, or he'll probably take that day off.
He will not spin it. He will state the explanation simply, if not calmly.
They didn't MAKE PLAYS! They choked on applesauce.
HE DID HIS JOB! HE DID HIS JOB!
Anyone listening today?
Every time I tune in to Sean and Terp all I hear is Sean stuttering his way through nonsensical gibberish. He's spent the entire last three weeks saying "BU-BU-BUT I COMPLETELY understand where the Michigan fans are coming from on this rivalry issue. COMPLETELY. I-I-I-I-I just don't think it's that big a deal!" And then Terp half agrees with everything he says, while avoiding calling him out for being a dumbass.
All that happens on that show is
a) Sean, Terp, or both go into their "imitation" voices which are essentially a cross between Oscar the grouch and a handicapped kid.
b) Sean talks about how no one will take him seriously because they think he's a Sparty slappy, but he's really as rational as they come.
Can you tell I hate them yet? I really wish there was something else to listen to on my way home. I've been getting a lot of good news from NPR though...
Making excuses for under 10k tickets sold. Visiting my mom and had to call in
That whiny, stuttering drivel Sean calls talking makes me want to tear my eardrums out. I listened to about 2 minutes of one of the first shows they aired and I haven't been back. I'll catch his voice while scanning sometimes on the way home from work and it confirms they've gotten no better.
I actually had no idea where either of them stood fan-wise. Sean was so unbearable to hear that I couldn't listen long enough to form fact-based opinions on them.
Terp went to ferris or something... but has been a UM fan. but he plays the "reluctant" well-yeah-you're-right-they-suck card while the other just beats him over the head with it. i think you may have confused the two bc Terp sounds like a 14 yr old on a high school news production. not to mention i'm pretty sure Sean broadcasts from home while Terp is in-studio
Dude, that's a sweet avatar. Short's is awesome!
To wmu001's point, Foster reminded the listeners that RR got off to a bad start because of his paper shredding.
The bland truth rarely overcomes the sensational rumor.
Then I won't take the bait. I have very little self-control.
give them the very thing they are after - attention? The worst cut of all would be to totally ignore them. In fact, I don't mind, they don't matter.
I give this thread a Boombaye.
Is this the new hotness? Look for the Freep watchdog crew to start monitoring detroit sports radio.
It would take an awful lot for me to bother with (a) listening to them and (b) trying to put whatever they might say into a cogent enough form to criticize them.
One thing I might say about the sportstalk radio guys; I am guessing that the MGoBlog demographic is more closely aligned with 97.1's particular demographic, than with our regional newspaper's broader demo. Male, 18-35, subsrcription to Maxim, etc., etc. And if you guys don't listen to them and don't pay attention to them, it might actually hurt them. Their radio audience is quite tiny and limited by most other media standards.
And I suspect that we will probably never see the day when any one of the sportstalk radio blowhards lifts his fat ass out of his studio to do anything like what was done to Michigan on August 30, 2009, in the paper whosenamemustnotbementioned.
And so here's the difference: One medium features a bunch of guys sittin' around, talkin' shit. The other medium prompted an NCAA investigation of our football program. You compare the two. Discuss.
I unhooked the antenna from my car's stereo. CDs only for me.
But then how will I get my fill of Nirvana, Beastie Boys, and other long-irrelevant bands the local alt rock station is still hung up on?
borrow my CD collection.
I just saw a Michigan bikini for sale in the ad section at the top. Guess what I'm getting my wife for her b-day. (as long as were posting irrelevant stuff)
Please and thank you.
... his wife sent me this:
(something Valenti and/or Foster will never get within 100 miles of...)
In the same radio complaint vein, Columbus shows are just miserable. "Common Man and the Torg" just claimed Rich Rod was guilty of cooking the academic books. I'm just happy we're still so relevent/hated. Could be worse (could be State).
listen to elevator music.
that my wife bought me Sirius 2 years ago. There is no better sports program than Movin the Chains with Pat Kirwan and Tim Ryan. In fact, Pat just wrote a book called Take Your Eyes Off The Ball. If you like football it is a great read.