Valenti and Foster: My Favorite Radio Show



I listen to a lot of sports talk on 97.1 The Ticket in Metro Detroit. There's a show on 97.1 middays called "Valenti and Foster", which features the sports genius that is Mike Valenti and sports writer Terry Foster.

Since most people do not have the luxury of having 97.1 The Ticket on their radio dial, I decided to post a transcript from one of the segments. The air date was February 16th, 2010.


Valenti: HI I'M MIKE VALENTI! I'M GOING TO TALK REAL LOUD SO THAT LISTENERS KNOW THAT I AM KNOWLEDGEABLE AND ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT SPORTS.

Foster: And I'm Terry Fost...

Valenti: I AM ALSO GOING TO BE REALLY NEGATIVE ABOUT EVERY FUCKING TOPIC SO THAT LISTENERS KNOW THAT I AM NOT BIASED.

Foster: And I'm Ter...

Valenti: THE RED WINGS ARE BAD THE PISTONS ARE BAD THE LIONS ARE BAD THE TIGERS ARE BAD THE SPARTANS BASKETBALLS ARE BAD THE WOLVERINES FOOTBALLS ARE BAD! NOW THIS IS WHAT THEY SHOULD DO...

Foster: Well Mike, I don't think that those teams are necessarily bad...

Valenti: NOW DON'T GET ME WRONG, I LOVE DETROIT SPORTS. I ALSO THINK THAT JOE DUMARS HAS DONE A GOOD JOB. BUT LATELY, HE HAS BEEN HORRIBLE. I'M NOT SAYING THAT HE SHOULD BE FIRED, BUT HE SHOULD DEFINITELY DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT THAN WHAT HE'S DOING.

Foster: I mean the Pistons did win a championship, two conference titles, six division titles, and remained in the NBA elite for...

Valenti: IT DOESN'T FUCKING MATTER TERRY! WHAT MATTERS IS WINNING TITLES! IF YOU'RE NOT WINNING TITLES, THEN YOU'RE NOT DOING YOUR JOB. I AM NOT SATISFIED UNLESS TEAMS ARE WINNING TITLES.

Foster: Then what's the big deal about the Red Wings and Ken Holland?

Valenti: LISTEN, THE RED WINGS WON FOUR STANLEY CUPS UNDER HOLLAND. HOWEVER, THE WINGS LOST LAST SEASON AND AREN'T DOING GOOD THIS SEASON. THAT'S NOT GOOD ENOUGH. SOME CHANGES NEED TO BE MADE. I'M NOT SAYING WE SHOULD TRADE EVERYONE OR FIRE THE OWNER, BUT SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE.

Foster: Well Mike, you cannot really "fire" the owner...

Valenti: AND DON'T GET ME STARTED ON THOSE LIONS! WHEN ARE THEY GOING TO MAKE THE PLAYOFFS! FANS SELLOUT THAT SILVERDOME EVERY SEASON YET THE LIONS ALWAYS MISS THE PLAYOFFS!

Foster: The Lions has not played in the Super Bowl in over 10 years...

Valenti: I DON'T CARE TERRY, THAT'S BESIDES THE POINT. RIGHT NOW, IT'S ALL ABOUT WINNING TITLES. IF YOU'RE NOT WINNING TITLES, THEN CHANGES NEED TO BE MADE. NOW LET'S TAKE COME CALLS....CALLER YOU'RE ON 97.1 THE TICKET

Caller #1: Well, I don't think the Red Wings are that bad...

Valenti: OH MY GOSH, DID I SAY THE RED WINGS ARE BAD?

Foster: Actually yes yo...

Valenti: ALL I SAID WAS SOME CHANGES NEED TO BE MADE. LOOK, I LOVE THE RED WINGS, BUT THEY NEED TO START WINNING SOME STANLEY CUPS.

Foster: They just won a cup two years ago....

Valenti: IT DOESN'T MATTER TERRY! IF THEY'RE NOT WINNING TITLES THEN SOME CHANGES NEED TO BE MADE. CALLER YOU'RE ON 97.1 THE TICKET

Caller # 2: I don't think that the Tigers are that bad, they just need some...

Valenti: WHAT DID I SAY! TERRY WHAT DID I SAY! DID I SAY THE TIGERS WERE BAD!

Foster: *slitting wrists*

Valenti: THE TIGERS WERE FUN TO WATCH THAT ONE SEASON. BUT LET'S FACE FACTS, WHEN'S THE LAST TIME THE TIGERS WON THE WORLD SERIES!

Caller #2: 1984.

Valenti: 1984!!!!! 1984!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IT'S BEEN OVER 25 YEARS SINCE THE TIGERS WON THE WORLD SERIES. THAT MEANS THEY'RE BAD. IN OTHER WORDS, NOT GOOD. LISTEN, NOBODY LOVES THE TIGERS MORE THAN ME, BUT THEY NEED TO START WINNING TITLES.

Caller #2: But only like 14 teams have won the World Series since. You cannot expect a team to win every season...

Valenti: IT DOESN'T MATTER. THE TIGERS NEED TO START WINNING TITLES. OTHERWISE, CHANGES NEED TO BE MADE. BECAUSE THIS TEAM IS BAD, SO THEY AIN'T WINNING. ALRIGHT WE NEED TO TAKE A BREAK, MORE ABOUT FIXING THE WOLVERINES WHEN WE RETURN! YOU'RE LISTENING TO 97.1 THE TICKET.



Man I love Valenti and Foster. I listen to them every day to get told what to think about Detroit sports. No joke.

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