First caller said Valenti was a piece of shit (no censor) for his prediction within 5 seconds of his call. Missed Mike's rant.
Coaches' timeouts are worse. Basketball teams should get one, full stop.
"The tears of Mike Valenti taste like ice cream"
via iTunes Radio under Sports Talk
This all seems sarcastic as hell. I'm liking the beating he is taking but he won't learn his lesson.
Yeah, it's really insincere. By taking the tactic of just prostrating himself and taking whatever beatings come, he's just copping out again. He didn't show up after M beat Sparty in January and now, by not fighting back, he's not showing up again. He's on air challenging the M fanbase on not being bombastic enough toward him and you know his ulterior motive is to make us look bad and cast us in the worst light possible. He's such a coward.
You nailed it when you brought up his ulterior motive. It's one of the reasons I stopped listening to him. I never listened to him and Terry religiously. Just once in a while. But I can rarely ever remember a time when he even took a call from a Michigan fan with half a brain who could easily challenge him on the crap he spews. It seemed pretty obvious that he and the call screener had a rule to let only the dumbest callers in so he can go off, be "funny," and use these people as proof that all Wolverine fans are idiots.
We used to have alternatives like Stoney and Wojo or Dennis Fithian (or Karsh before him) on WTKA. I will not listen to Valenti at all and will avoid that channel at all cost when he is on.
The problem is you have Jeff Defran on WTKA who while more of a Michigan supporter is considerably dumber than Valenti and I can't listen to him.
This is not the golden age of Detroit sports radio...
"Asshat" Thanks for bringing that back to my vocabulary.
I'm stuck in class... and I just want to hear him go off.
They replay the show opening at 5:00 pm, too!
Yup.... I'm still stuck in class during that. SONSABITCHES!!!!
@MSUAD: When choosing between a great season and a great program, I will always choose the program.
@MOE'S_DAD: When choosing between a great university and Sparty, there is no choice.
Best line from Valenti so far is.........'Michigan would win 10 out of 10 times if they played. Good luck in the NCAA Tournament, Michigan. I will be watching from a far as MSU is catching three points from Drexel in the NIT
Also, Brad from Ann Arbor rocks, whoever you are
lmaoo....Thats awesome. God I'm dying.. I want to listen right now.
I'm at the point now that if I hear his voice, I want to punch something. So even after a victory and season sweep, I still can't tune in.
However, for those who are listening, I would like to know if Valenti brings up Izzo's hypocritical crying over "running up the score" in the final seconds.
I purposely leave work after 6 to avoid listening to him. It might also have to do with rush hour, but I like to think it's him.
terry had "envelopes of knowledge" or something to that effect which I think Mike was feeding him (Mike's thoughts that Terry was reading) and one of them said "if you have a problem with the Morris layup don't count fake tripe doubles, don't leave your starters in when you're up 30 and don't do half court alley-oops"
Mike did just called Tommy Boy a hypocrite for crying about Morris and referred to Cleaves and co. running it up, plus the dunk 2 years ago up a lot late.
There is a special place in Hell reserved for Mike Valenti.
"I'm done going into these games and expecting wins."
The real bonus from the sweep: we have taken their confidence from them. Nothing is more pleasant than a humbled Spartan fan.
From the amount of whining and complaing from MSU boosters and fans...holy crap.
I mean I get mad when M looses but RCMB is just ridiculous right now, and the amount of people calling Morris a show boat and how classless that last layup was is equaly as hypocritcal.
At some point you just start to sound like a bad loser, you PWN'd us for a decade and we just blew up your battleship with our 1st 5 shot's so take it on the chin and like it.
The battleship only takes four shots to sink. The aircraft carrier requires the full five.
With 11 seconds left, he's just trying to keep from getting fouled. He runs down the court missing fouls and by the time he gets to the other end, there is a lane to the basket. How can he not take that? If MSU is still trying, then he should still be trying, right?
did Izzo punch any judges or does MSU leave that to their hockey program?
He just came out of the break with:
"This, a day of reckonning. Michigan fan has earned the right to verbally assail me. Your team soundly beat us. My prediction was pure fallicy."
LOL. It honestly feels like I'm listening to a eulogy. Only I'm laughing.
That text he just read that said "Squirm you turd" was mine.
Thank you. I'm smiling.
If only I could +1
Rats, I had "acute-onset diabetes" in the "What Would Be Valenti's Excuse Not To Be At Work On Monday" pool.
We may disagree on lax, but I tip my hat to you good sir.
Just as I was about to type: "it had to be MgoJen". I read below that it was MgoJen.
I was just on the show defending Darius Morris. :) My talking points were from Brian's post. FTR, Valenti agreed with me. BOOM MGoBlog'd
I just heard you on the radio and wondered if that was you. Valenti at least took the rational side and called out Sparty nation for being whiners and hypocrites regarding Morris.
That's awesome...I'm still stuck in class but I just wanna call in and wish valenti a great NIT.
good their ratings are going to be today? i'm listening for the first time in idk how long and i'm sure i'm not the only one.
Today is a special day, we get to hear the unofficial voice of Sparty Nation eat crow....unfortunately, he's doing a pretty shitty job of it.
Chalk this one up as a W for Michigan Nation lol. Listening to him is even more easy when you think about what he would be saying if MSU had won. Props to Jen though for getting him to call out izzo for bitching about Morris and the score.
He does a pretty shitty job every day.
Somebody needs to end their call with this: "Oh yeah, Mike, one more thing ... GET OFF MY COURT!"
delicious Sparty tears
As long as everyone is tuning in to hear him get a "beating" his ratings look that much better. For a guy who no one seems to like the ratings for his show sure tell a different story.
I highly doubt he really gives a rip about who won as long as he gets listeners than he gets paid and I am pretty sure that is all he really cares about.
Don't kid yourself. He cares who won. He's too passionate to seperate his feelings from business.
His bosses care about the ratings which are driven up by his undying allegiance to MSC.
He's winning in the same way that Charlie Sheen is winning
charlie sheen is bi winning, winning here and there.
Valenti is only winning in one way.
btw, the Valenti threads he see's when he travels the michigan boards only confirms that you do listen and his style works to keep you listening....
He cares like we all care....but his single job is to jab at Michigan fan and as long as we continue to come at him I just dont think he gives two rips...his ratings show he is successful and he is winning. I highly doubt a bunch of us calling in to rip him is really going to ruin his day at all.
I just wont listen so he doesn't get the satisfaction of knowing people will respond to him.
Difficult listen, even to taste the tears. Has he gotten worse? Haven't listened in months
BTW did anyone hear what Izzo said about the Morris/Lucas scuffle? Paraphrasing, "It was nothing, forget about it... I have absolutely no interest in talking about that."
Then. Why. Did. You bring it up after the game asshole. A.S.S.H.O.L.E.