Any breaking news on Tate?

Submitted by king_kerridge on May 6th, 2010 at 7:24 PM

I was listening to 97.1 on my way home from work today and Valenti kept mentioning news regarding Tate Forcier and a post by his father on his website (

He said they would get to it tomorrow because people wanted to talk about Ernie and the Wings, but when I got home and perused the site, I couldn't find anything of interest. Usually these guys are so far behind (and ass-backwards) on relevant news regarding Michigan, and I figure Brian would have mentioned it already if it was important.  I couldn't find anything on the mgoBoard as well, I'm just assuming this is the typical Michigan non-story that Valenti and Foster will try to make into a scandal.

Anyone else hear about this?



May 6th, 2010 at 7:28 PM ^

Maybe they were talking about all those articles on Forcier's website about Denard/Devin passing him on the depth chart...

That being said, TomVH said in a post the other day that he thought there would be "a lot of news in the near future" or something like that.  I'm starting to think that something negative is brewing...  Hopefully I'm wrong.

My name ... is Tim

May 6th, 2010 at 7:39 PM ^

Is it true that Forcier's Dad runs that site? I have a hard time believing that when the bottom of the "Hall of Shame" page includes a photoshopped image from It seems that way. I guess he's just a Naughty America fan and really, who can fault him for that.


May 6th, 2010 at 7:50 PM ^

On Valenti's facebook page, he posted a link to with a caption saying "Nice parenting...WTF? His dad posts this?"

Apparently Valenti just wants to rip on the Forcier family. Some advice for the future, never listen to him on anything regarding Michigan sports. He has openly stated he just says things to piss off Michigan fans to drive up his ratings. The only reasons I listen is because its the only sports talk radio station I get, and I don't think he does a terrible job on the other Detroit sports teams.


May 6th, 2010 at 8:26 PM ^

Cosign. The last thing we need around here is drama within the team.

Sometimes the internet makes it way too easy to communicate with the outside world.

Other Chris

May 6th, 2010 at 8:26 PM ^

When people post SCANDAL on here, if it puts Michigan in a bad light, you can bet you'll be hearing it on the radio again.  You all do their leg work for them!


May 6th, 2010 at 8:28 PM ^

Is that Tate is starting to remind me of Emilio Estevez's character in The Breakfast Club. A kid so under pressure from his father - more than anyone else, really - that anything less than utter (even unachievable) perfection is not only unacceptable, but unforgiveable. 

And I always thought my dad took a hard line with me. Wow.

Blue boy johnson

May 6th, 2010 at 8:34 PM ^

You know what I got for Christmas this year? It was a banner fuckin' year at the old Bell family. I got a carton of cigarettes. The old man grabbed me and said "Hey. Smoke up Gordie."