g) Mike Valenti

mike valenti g) Mike ValentiValenti moved to Michigan at 17 and never looked back. A graduate of Michigan State University, Valenti has been a force in the Detroit market since hitting the airwaves 5 years ago. Opinionated, knowledgeable, and always self deprecating, Valenti is the fans voice.

Other basics, Mike is the resident sports geek, watching more sports than anyone and never apologizing for it. When he’s not spinning the dish, Valenti is an avid cook, reader, and beer aficionado.

Mike currently lives in Royal Oak and is frequently seen downtown not only at sporting events but just hanging out in the D.

Quick Hits

• Holds best Spartan tailgate each college football Saturday.
• Has a fear of children…could also be described as disdain.
• Loves English Bulldogs.
• Reads all emails, no exceptions.
• Avid traveler visits at least 4 new cities a year, usually leaves country at least once.

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Mike Valenti’s Wednesday Watchers 10-17-12

Last week Mike Valenti went 3-2 with his weekend football predictions, saying “We can hold our head a little higher, back-to-back winning weeks.”

97.1 The Ticket–10/17/2012

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 27: Rugby players Alex Goode and Brad Barritt are seen playing computer games at the FIFA 13 launch party at The Mayfair Hotel on September 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Danny Martindale/Getty Images)

FIFA 13 Review: Fist Pumps Are International

You either get it or you don’t.

97.1 The Ticket–10/09/2012

EAST LANSING, MI - SEPTEMBER 29: A Michigan State helmet sits on the sideline during a game against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Spartan Stadium on September 29, 2012 in East Lansing, Michigan. Ohio State won the game 17-16. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Roushar Redux

I’m keeping this short. Most of you know my disdain for MSU Offensive Coordinator Dan Roushar.

97.1 The Ticket–10/05/2012

PALO ALTO, CA - SEPTEMBER 15: Dion Bailey #18 and Jawanza Starling #29 of the USC Trojans break up a pass intended for Zach Ertz #86 of the Stanford Cardinal at Stanford Stadium on September 15, 2012 in Palo Alto, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Mike Valenti’s Wednesday Watchers 9-26-12

Last week Mike went 2-3 with his picks. Mike is 7-13 for the season.

97.1 The Ticket–09/26/2012

TUCSON, AZ - SEPTEMBER 08: Head coach Rich Rodriguez of the Arizona Wildcats walks off the field with his son, Rhett, and daughter, Raquel, after defeating the Oklahoma State Cowboys 59-38 in the college football game at Arizona Stadium on September 8, 2012 in Tucson, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Mike Valenti’s Wednesday Watchers 9-19-12

Mike Valenti said: “I’m sure MSU’s offense isn’t capable of scoring over 40.”

97.1 The Ticket–09/19/2012

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 04: NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana (L) plays the new EA Sports Madden 13 game as EA Sports as Executive Vice President, EA Sports Andrew Wilson looks after announcing all-new Kinect voice functionality for the new EA Sports games during the Microsoft Xbox press conference at the Electronic Entertainment Expo at the Galen Center on June 4, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Thousands are expected to attend the annual three-day convention to see the latest games and announcements from the gaming industry. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Mike Valenti Reviews Madden 13

Ah, Madden. The Franchise title for the ages. The cornerstone of all sports gaming.

97.1 The Ticket–09/07/2012

Philadelphia Eagles v Detroit Lions

Valenti Takes On Fantasy Football Strategies

“It’s all about give me the most impactful guys, but it has to be in the right spots,” Mike Valenti said.

97.1 The Ticket–08/29/2012

Andrew Luck won the Maxwell Award and the Walter Camp Award as part of the Stanford Cardinal. He led his team to an 11-2 record in 2011 and a berth in the Fiesta Bowl. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Fantasy Football Rookie Edition: Who’s Got Luck?

“Who’s more ready to play right now? Who’s more ready to call an offense?” Mike Valenti said about his fantasy football pick. ‘Who’s used to that? It’s Luck … You can play Luck this year.”

97.1 The Ticket–08/28/2012

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford. (Getty images/Gregory Shamus)

Valenti And Foster: One-On-One With Matthew Stafford

Mike Valenti and Terry Foster went head-to-head with Detroit Lions starting quarterback Matthew Stafford on Monday.

97.1 The Ticket–08/27/2012

Detroit Lions v Green Bay Packers

Valenti Predicts Green Bay’s Nelson Is A ‘Bust’

Valenti said Nelson will get “8 to 10 touchdowns” this year.

97.1 The Ticket–08/27/2012

Titus Young #16 of the Detroit Lions gets in for a second quarter touchdown past Cletis Gordon #25 of the Carolina Panthers. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Mike Valenti’s Fantasy Football Picks

Mike Valenti, host of the Valenti & Foster show, and a fantasy fanatic broke down his fantasy draft list for those in attendance at the Fantasy Football Convention at Fifth Avenue in Royal Oak. Here it is.

97.1 The Ticket–08/25/2012

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Mike Valenti’s Take On The Ben Gordon Trade

Simple, no frills, here we go…

97.1 The Ticket–06/27/2012

NEW ORLEANS, LA - MARCH 30: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist #14 of the Kentucky Wildcats looks on during practice prior to the 2012 Final Four of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on March 30, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Hopes, Dreams And Reality…

THE DREAM: Feeling pressure from owner Tom Gores and fans Joe Dumars makes a bold, costly and certainly risky move by trading into the Top 4 to get Kentucky SF Michael Kidd-Gilchrist.

97.1 The Ticket–06/20/2012

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Villanueva Plays The Blame Game

I’ll keep this short and sweet; I don’t like Charlie Villanueva on twitter, on the court or in a Pistons uniform.

97.1 The Ticket–06/13/2012

Tom Lewand of the Detroit Lions. (Photo by NFL via Getty Images)

Lions President Tom Lewand: “Suspensions Are Likely … “

“There has to be accountability, there will be accountability,” said Detroit Lions’ Tom Lewand.

97.1 The Ticket–06/12/2012

Manager Jim Leyland #10 and Gene Lamont #22 of the Detroit Tigers look on from the dugout.  (File photo by G. Newman Lowrance/Getty Images)

Mike Valenti Plays The Blame Game

Well today ought to be fun. The Tigers lose again to the hapless Mariners and there are several people who can play fall guy. Perfect. Take it away Terry…

97.1 The Ticket–05/08/2012

Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Penn State Nittany Lions(Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Totally Clueless Lions Draft Preview

Simply put anyone who tells you they know who the Lions will select is a liar.

97.1 The Ticket–04/26/2012

NASHVILLE, TN - APRIL 13:  Cory Emmerton #48 of the Detroit Red Wings celebrates a goal against the Nashville Predators in Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Bridgestone Arena on April 13, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

Mike Valenti: Game 4 Previews Red Wings Of 2013

As far as tonight deciding the future of the Wings it’s very simple. Lose and this series is likely over. That would be three straight early playoff exits and full 4-years since hoisting the Cup. In other words, it’s over.

97.1 The Ticket–04/17/2012

NASHVILLE, TN - APRIL 11:  Brad Stuart #23 of the Detroit Red Wings carries the puck out of reach of Patric Hornqvist #27 of the Nashville Predators in Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Bridgestone Arena on April 11, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

Mike Valenti: “I Want Blood”

I want blood. I know, I know, “That won’t happen Valenti, Wings don’t and won’t do it” but I don’t care!

97.1 The Ticket–04/13/2012

NEW ORLEANS, LA - APRIL 02: Anthony Davis #23 of the Kentucky Wildcats celebrates before he cuts down the net after the Wildcats defeat the Kansas Jayhawks 67-59 in the National Championship Game of the 2012 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on April 2, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Truly Awful: A Blog By Mike Valenti

So what do we do with Anthony Davis? What is he? Where will he play? What does he project into? It’s not nearly as simple as many believe. Let’s have a chat.

97.1 The Ticket–04/03/2012

CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 04:  A.J. Pierzynsk #12 and Edwin Jackson #33 of the Chicago White Sox talk during a play against the Detroit Tigers on June 4, 2011 at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Mike Valenti’s Fantasy Baseball Sleepers

I know you’ve all waiting for this…or not. Here are some simple assumptions for this blog.

97.1 The Ticket–03/28/2012

EAST LANSING, MI - MARCH 04:  Michigan State Spartans head coach Tom Izzo reacts to a call during the second half of the game against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Breslin Center on March 4, 2012 in East Lansing, Michigan. Ohio States defeated Michigan State 72-70 to give both teams a share of the Big Ten Title.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

What Do You Think Of Valenti’s Seat At The Breslin?

Mike Valenti went to the Michigan State vs. Ohio State this past Saturday and didn’t have the best seat in the house.

97.1 The Ticket–03/07/2012

MIAMI BEACH, UNITED STATES: A restaurant displays food along Ocean Drive 01 February 2007 on Miami Beach, Florida. The Chicago Bears face the Indianapolis Colts in Super Bowl XLI 04 February 2007. AFP PHOTO / ROBERT SULLIVAN (Photo credit should read ROBERT SULLIVAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Mike Valenti’s Recipe For Buffalo Chicken Dip

Today Doug Karsch committed a sin. Douglas admitted he had never tried Buffalo Chicken Dip for the Super Bowl or any other sports party.

97.1 The Ticket–02/02/2012

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Mike Valenti: Sometimes Simplicity Is Best (Update)

Matt Dery’s sources tell him that the Pistons have not offered Stuckey “Mike Conley” money.

97.1 The Ticket–12/14/2011

Kirk Cousins of the Michigan State Spartans gives a thumbs up to the crowd while leaving the field after the victory against the Indiana Hoosiers at Spartan Stadium on November 19, 2011 in East Lansing, Michigan. The Spartans defeated the Hoosiers 55-3.  (Photo by Mark A. Cunningham/Getty Images)

Mike Valenti: The BCS Is Nothing More Than A Corrupt Money Machine

Not gonna lie. I’m salty. It’s Monday and I’m in an anti-BCS mood.

97.1 The Ticket–11/21/2011


Recap: Live Chat With Mike Valenti

Mike Valenti from the Valenti and Foster show blogged with Detroit sports fans Tuesday. Here’s a recap.

97.1 The Ticket–11/01/2011


Mike Valenti And Marcus Ray Talk Michigan/Michigan State

Earlier this week Marcus Ray talked to the Detroit News about his hate for Michigan State and he doesn’t respect the program.

97.1 The Ticket–10/14/2011

ANN ARBOR, MI - OCTOBER 25: Jesse Johnson #26 of the Michigan State Spartans holds up the Paul Bunyan trophy between David Williams #19 and Brandon Denson #34 after beating the Michigan Wolverines 35-21 on October 25, 2008 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Mike Valenti: Rivalry Chatter

“Man screw you Valenti” or “LIES ALL LIES YOU LOVE THIS!!!!!!”
The simple answer is, I used to love it. I used to live and die by it. In many ways this rivalry ran my sporting life.

97.1 The Ticket–10/09/2011

Brady Hoke. (Getty Images)

Wednesday Watchers: Titanic Edition 9-21-11

How does the song go? “I’m sorry…so sorry. That I made your life a mess and I’m being such a pest…I’m sorry.”

97.1 The Ticket–09/21/2011

SOUTH BEND, IN - SEPTEMBER 17:Jerel Worthy #95 of the Michigan State Spartans recovers a fumble as Tommy Rees #11 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the first half September 17, 2011at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

Valenti Live Chat Recap

Mike Valenti of the Valenti & Foster show held a live chat with Detroit sports fans at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. Here’s a recap:

97.1 The Ticket–09/20/2011



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