Is ripping on UM fans right now for being fair weather fans. Actually pretty funny. On 97.1 for those who don't know. Hes also calling UM chicks fat.
maybe i should have had greg howard write the brandon obit.
There's more entertainment value in listening to cats F***.
Why the hell would I want to listen to that douchenozzle?
I'm dating a Korean girl, so when I hear Valenti I just think of this:
Cute girls dancing > blowhard on the radio
I think a "Valenti is ripping on UM fans right now" thread could probably be opened every afternoon. It would be news if Mikey V. wasn't ripping on us for something.
Yeah, what a jerk! RAAWWWRR LET'S ALL GET REALLY PISSED OFF AND PRANK CALL VALENTI AND SEND PIZZAS TO HIS HOUSE THAT HE DIDN'T ORDER!
seriously, the guy's job is to be a radio blowhard and is, at this moment, carrying out his duties in the commission of said job. What do you want us to do with this news?
works for the radio station which employs said blowhard. he wants you to tune and be outraged enough to phone the show and provide more hilarity.
You can't roll 'em over! Also.
"Also, too, the great Ronald Reagan" at about second 25 or so.
The best response is to turn this type of shit off. It's better for your piece of mind, just like ignoring the tripe that the buckeye fans down here try to throw my way. Once I started ignoring them, they went away.
there HAVE been a few too many fair-weather fans, not even excluding these parts.
I haven't been able to take that guy seriously since that particular meltdown.
of Valenti based on this Blog was negative, but the guy makes me laugh. He is so MSU biased that his UM takes are not to be taken seriously. I listen to him for the devils advocate takes and they are fairly amusing.
I listened to the MSU-ND meltdown a while back. "Choked on apple sauce." Admit it, that is pretty funny.
I was about to come on mgoblog and say that maybe people were being too harsh on Valenti and that he was being fair and then I started to listen to the show. He called Michigan "the worst basketball fanbase in major college basketball". So while there being some bandwagon fans is true, everything he says has zero credibility after that statement.
...has been spiraling downward ever since 1130am WDFN imploded a year ago, firing almost all of their local hosts and going with more national sport programming. Even though some of the old WDFN employees have migrated over (Matt Derry, Mike Stone), they still stink. WDFN realized their shortsightedness and went back, but they haven't regained their old magic.
Valenti's problem isn't that he's an MSU blowhard, it's that he is the bad stereotype of a know-it-all, arrogant, cocky, New York jerk. He berates other Detroit team fan bases too, especially Tigers and Pistons fans. His contrarian positions always rile up the faithful. And while he is a MSU honk, he criticizes Spartan fan all the time too. He plays his "bad guy" role very well. I can't stand listening to him. I want Stoney & Wojo back for the ride home!
Isn't she a Michigan grad?
He's not married. He broke up with his long-time college girlfriend (a Spartan) about a year ago and is currently dating a girl from California I believe.
A couple friends and I have hung out with Terry Foster a few times.
Well then surely this new girl is like, the hottest thing ever right? Because, like, brah, the chicks at Michigan State are unbeatable brah! Like, I even might fantasize about them all the time bro, and you know, like, maybe I go a little further and think about the dudes who are with them, and like, brah, they're even hotter than those dudes at Michigan! Yeah brah, pound my fist!
No one is more of a hypocrite than Mike Valenti. Countless times I listened to him say how bad the Spartans were and how they'd never make a bowl game this season after the CMU loss, and then after they beat UM he couldn't shut about about how great MSU was. He's the classic flip flopper, anything he says is garbage anyways.
I think he's honestly just worried Michigan will upset his boys tonight.
And we will! =) GO BLUE!
I don't like listening to my cat fart. Don't like smelling it, either.
Listening to Valenti is like having the text-to-speech function of my computer turned on whilst cruising the RCMB.
I'd love to see how text-to-speech would render "Wal-verines."
When Jud Heathcote was coaching the Spartans they were knocking down the doors in East Lansing the same as they are today. In other news, the Izzone was first created in 1935.
This is probably the easiest criticism you can level at any fanbase in sports except the Detroit Lions (and I'm sure, if the Lions ever got good, the last 10,000 seats would be filled with "fair-weather fans.")
It's not like Crisler was completely empty before Beilein era. We even showed up for Ellerbe -- and you can forgive the last 15 percent or so of the building's occupancy for not showing up for the Ellerbe teams.
I'm an avowed fair weather fan of the basketball team. I don't think basketball is all that great of a sport (and I hate the sneaker squeaking). I only watch the Pistons when they're good too.
I'm the kind of guy, basketball-wise, that he's talking about then.
I don't think I'm so bad. I'm not fair weather for the Wings or the Tigers or Wolverine football or hockey -- I'd cheer for those teams and enjoy going to games and watch whenever I could on TV and follow online etc. no matter what their current record. But even then I admit it's a hell of a lot more fun when they're winning.
And that's the thing about sports: you don't really have to be as obsessed as this whole "fair weather fan" bullshit suggests. Valenti is speaking so because his listeners are batshit about sports. And so are the readers of this blog. And to those of us who are batshit about something, it may be irksome when someone who isn't batshit about it is taking up a spot.
I say "deal" -- sports teams don't belong to just the hardcore. Rooting for your university in any sport shouldn't be deemed a negative.
How can you hate sneakers squeaking?
Good points all, and on the flip side, if your team is so lame as to be unable to attract any new fans when it's winning, you really have issues.
"Fair-weather fans" is kind of a catch-all term that people use to make fun of a fanbase they hate when they have nothing else. It should be more reserved for the kind of guy my brother described (who at the time of the Colts-Bears Super Bowl was working in West Laf) who came to work on Friday wearing a Bears jersey and on Monday wearing a Colts hat and spouting praise for Peyton Manning.
I used to listen to Valenti-Foster a lot, but I can't take much of it anymore. I don't necessarily think he's overly harsh to U-M, but he's just negative about everything. There are definitely times he makes me laugh, but those are becoming less. Terry Foster actually annoys me more because he seems like a Michigan hater, pretending to be objective. Criticizing our fans and coaches, saying our women are ugly. He never says anything truly positive about us.
for precisely the same reason. Too much negativity for its own sake. Not just directed at U-M. It's directed everywhere. I mean, they are much smarter than any manager, coach, GM or owner in the state. Anybody out there willing to turn the keys to a team over to either of those blowhards?
I agree MGoPacquiao. Terry Foster is a bigger ass than Valenti. Not only does he never say anything positive about UofM but, he seems to know absolutely nothing about sports in general. At least when it comes to knowledge about sports Valenti knows what he is talking about. The more I think about it the more I can't stand T. Fost. I would like for 97.1 to put Stoney on with Valenti, that would make for some good radio.
During football season, when Terry isn't talking about his son or daughter... He always gets Mike going by saying something like this:
"Mike I was at a soccer game, you wouldn't believe what some Michigan fans said".... "Mike I was at dinner and a Michigan fan told me".... Mike takes the bait, and hilarity and high jinx ensue. He always lights the fuse and watches the collateral damage with great glee. They can be talking about muffins, and Foster will steer the topic back to Michigan.
He portrays himself as a Paragon of Objectivity, but in reality he is a hater. I wouldn't mind it so much if he were fair, however, he is anything but.