By a) Mike Stone

10:27 AM  Stoney971 ban: Hello everyone

10:27 AM  Stanley: hello

10:29 AM  Stoney971 ban: whats up everyone welcome

10:31 AM  Stanley: What’s up with the Ernie Harwell statue?

10:31 AM  mmtonka: Hey Stoney, I’m still in a little shock over Killer’s death.More info has came out about his heart. Was it as big a shock to you and those that know him’as it was to me?

10:31 AM  Johnny F ban: Hello there sir.

10:32 AM  Stoney971 ban: yes it was a shock mmtonka. i know he had some problems, but allegedly he got a clean bill months ago

10:33 AM  mmtonka: sad,big loss.

10:33 AM  Stoney971 ban: i am not an expert on statues Stanley, but it is peculiar that someone would take big bronze glasses and that there was litlle security to prevent it

10:33 AM  Stanley: So the statue’s glasses get stolen and the Tigers do nothing about it for months?

10:33 AM  Stoney971 ban: hi johnny

10:34 AM  Stoney971 ban: i am sure they did not want the embarrassment to go public..

10:34 AM  VelvetHug: Stoney, you are starting a team with one of the following QBs, as they are now: Vick, Romo, Stafford or Manning

10:35 AM  Stanley: The embarrassment to go public?  The statue is IN PUBLIC!!  How dumb do these peeople think the fans are down there?

10:35 AM  Stoney971 ban: starting a team?? its got to  be Stafford or Vick..Eagles or think right now i lean Stafford cause of age..and its hard tro start a team with such a unique type of quarterback

10:35 AM  Scott: Any chance 971 can bring Wojo on board? I’d rather hear him thatn Caputo!

10:35 AM  Stanley: Scott is right!

10:36 AM  Johnny F ban: lol scott.

10:36 AM  Stoney971 ban: Well Stan,i think it strange that nobody from the public saw it. I think the Tigers messed it up a bit

10:36 AM  Johnny F ban: i miss hearing that fat little guy wojo……HAPPPPPPPY NEW YEAR!!!

10:36 AM  CBSDetroitModerator cleared messages from user AC.

10:37 AM  Stoney971 ban: lets not bag on my colleagues, but wojo would be an addition to any organization

10:37 AM  Stanley: That fat man is a legend.  No doubt.

10:37 AM  Stoney971 ban: he is..

10:38 AM  Stanley: Stoney, what is your take on reporters partying with the Tigers players in the locker room after they clinched?

10:39 AM  Stoney971 ban: if they are part of the broadcast i dont hate it, but it is a bit over the top. i think all rules are thrown out if its a championship

10:39 AM  Johnny F ban: Heres an off the wall question….stoney do you ever get nervous before you go on the air, or at a press conference or any public event?

10:39 AM  VelvetHug: Second, you have one day left on Earth. One of the following can happen instantly. Front row for Springsteen, “chill” with Willie Nelson and his finest crop, or on the 50 for a Lions Super Bowl

10:39 AM  Darko ban: Stoney, why do you hate Justin Spiro?

10:40 AM  Stoney971 ban: Johnny,i dont get nervous going on the times i do get nervous at pressers, cause i do stammer occasionally

10:40 AM  Scott: Do you think ESPN is crossing a line by televising high school football games? I understand FSD covering local high school football.

10:40 AM  Stoney971 ban: i dont hate anyone except Notre Dame..

10:41 AM  Johnny F ban: thanks for the honest answer….by the way is bill standing over you reading all this?

10:41 AM  Stanley: It just seems to be that the Tigers media contingent thinks they play for the team.

10:41 AM  Stoney971 ban: Scott. i think an occasional high school game is ok, but i think the every week think is too much

10:41 AM  Darko ban: Stoney! I love you!

10:42 AM  Stoney971 ban: thanks Darko…I love you too, but i would have loved you more if you coulf have actually played

10:42 AM  Johnny F ban: ahhhhh hahahaha

10:42 AM  Darko ban: Stoney…what was your most awkward/uncomfortable moment in your career?

10:43 AM  Stoney971 ban: well Stanley, they travel with them so much i do understand it, but they should not be protrayed as a team member

10:43 AM  Johnny F ban: we all know its not the nuggests shorts….that was one of his proudest.

10:44 AM  Scott: Will there be an NBA season?

10:44 AM  Stoney971 ban: uncomfortable..well back in the day when JP McCarthy died, we reported the story and some woman called and could not control herself.she must have thought she was talking to WJR and she started crying

10:45 AM  mmtonka: quick memory…I had an occasion to be in the car almost every week day with my toodler children at five o’clock.Till this day they relate the dwarfs with stohey and wowo.

10:45 AM  Johnny F ban: mm….thats classic.

10:46 AM  Stoney971 ban: on the air..I could barely contain myself from laughing on the air..its sad, but you asked..she was so distraught, which many in the city were, but she was crying so much it was difficult to keep it

10:46 AM  Stoney971 ban: was just funny to me in a sick way

10:46 AM  Stoney971 ban: well mmtonka, i hope wojo’s whistling did not scar your kids

10:46 AM  Stanley: what is it like working with Valenti?

10:47 AM  bobalis ban: so Datsyuk 100 + this season?

10:47 AM  Johnny F ban: better yet SARAH?!?!?!

10:48 AM  Stoney971 ban: i think he is funny..he is passionate about his job and his teams..he is actually very nice.

10:48 AM  Johnny F ban: Stoney what will be the mega millions winning numbers tonight?

10:48 AM  Stoney971 ban: if pavel stays healthy he has a chance for 100..but my guess would be no to 100

10:48 AM  bobalis ban: I guess i’m banking on the youth revitalizing him

10:49 AM  bobalis ban: and that Ian White will pull his weight

10:49 AM  Stanley: what is the biggest difference between the old WDFN and the Ticket?

10:49 AM  Stoney971 ban: 11 30 15 31 6 9

10:50 AM  Stoney971 ban: i think ian white was a great addition as well

10:50 AM  Stanley: Does Evan the webmaster really score tons of chicks?

10:50 AM  Johnny F ban: thank you sir. ill be calling your tomorrow with your share.

10:51 AM  bobalis ban: My what pertinent questions are being asked…

10:51 AM  Stoney971 ban: 2 Biggest differences that I can say. DFN in the day was a frat house of guys that became lifelong friends. we were the little engine that could, but the company would not let us

10:51 AM  CBSDetroitModerator mod: We have about 10 minutes left in this chat, get your questions in for Stoney

10:51 AM  Stanley: is sarah single?

10:52 AM  bobalis ban: so i need to replace Charles on my fantasy team, Ben Tate or Fred Jackson?

10:52 AM  Johnny F ban: i think i saw sarah working out here in west bloomfield area, but i felt stupid say hi….does she drive a red ford?

10:53 AM  Stoney971 ban: 971 the ticket is a much better station as far as professionalism goes,  i love being on the station, but its not as much fun.and that has a lot to do with logistics more than anything else.

10:53 AM  bobalis ban: uh oh, someone’s going to have a “meeting” later

10:54 AM  Stanley: you can tell on air it is not as fun

10:54 AM  Stoney971 ban: Sara is single Stanley and I am not at liberty to talk about cars people drive..Stalkers galore

10:54 AM  Johnny F ban: lol. true true. my bad for even asking. just wink if she does drive a ford lol

10:55 AM  Darko ban: Johnny F is a huge creep.

10:55 AM  Stoney971 ban: the station as a whole is much better, but less fun

10:55 AM  Stanley: Is there really a group of cheerleaders that sit on the right side of the press box and openly root for the Tigers?  I have heard that

10:55 AM  Scott: What do you think about the 1984 Tigers not being represented on the wall? Shouldn’t Trammell, Whittaker, and Jack Morris have their numbers retired?

10:55 AM  Stoney971 ban: i dont know..i sit in the stands.

10:55 AM  Johnny F ban: thank you Darko. not a creep, just start struck at times.

10:56 AM  Johnny F ban: *star

10:56 AM  Darko ban: Stoney, why do you use a press pass for the Pistons when you rarely talk about them on air, you don’t write a column anywhere, and you could just as easily cover the game from your La-Z-Boy?

10:57 AM  Stoney971 ban: i have no problem with them not being on the wall..they have stated that you have to be in Cooperstown.But the delay on Sparky and Willie Horton, kind of puts that theory to bed

10:58 AM  mmtonka: Stoney i’m a long time fan ,but never talked to you before.The funniet thing I have ever heard on the radio was when you and parker were arguing and he was telling you to be a man.

10:58 AM  Johnny F ban: Take care Stoney. i gotta get back to work. thanks for the time!!

10:58 AM  mmtonka: I’m almost cracking up now thinking about it .Thanks for the mamories

10:58 AM  Stoney971 ban: Darko..I do go in the locker room and i enjoy going to the games. since i am on tv  as well i like going to get the feel of the team and stuff like that.

10:59 AM  Stoney971 ban: my pleasure johnny

10:59 AM  Stanley: Darko sounds like a good dude

10:59 AM  BJH: Is Wojo ever returning to radio?

11:00 AM  Stoney971 ban: mmtonka, that was was about evaluating wayne fontes and i gave the tv camera the on the fence, half thumbs up/thumbs down sign.

11:00 AM  Stoney971 ban: I could probably have hung with Darko in the snackavator back in the day

11:01 AM  Stanley: the what?

11:01 AM  Stoney971 ban: I am sure Wojo will return some day….but i dont know when and where

11:01 AM  mmtonka: typo   memories

11:02 AM  Stoney971 ban: was the elevator in one of DFN’s former homes..I and others used to eat snacks in there that were purchased in the market there.

11:02 AM  Stanley: Why doesn’t Dery shut up on Valenti and Foster?

11:03 AM  Stoney971 ban: OK..folks…time to go…have a good day…Mike Valenti will be chatting with you at 1230…Deisel should talk more..

11:03 AM  Stoney971 ban: Gotta go…..see ya next week

11:03 AM  bobalis ban: Shalom

11:03 AM  Darko ban: Love you Stoney!

11:03 AM  Stanley: Evan for President!

11:04 AM  Stoney971 ban: Less IZmore for President

11:04 AM  CBSDetroitModerator mod: Thanks everyone for joining the chat. Mike Valenti will be chatting at 12:30 PM


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