What are you talking about, do you listen to sports in other cities? The drivel out of some of them is nauseating. I think Detroit sports radio, especially 97.1 the ticket, is one of the best in the country.
You said media, you said Detroit. That’s all you need to say. It just follows that they suck. With such stellar examples like the shit we get served around Detroit, the only hope is someone worth a shit takes passing interest in a Detroit team.
I think it was meant for both you and Linebusy. People rag on the Detroit media and I am fully in that category as well. But the Lions and the NFL have always acted like they are running a military operation with so much secrecy and cliches that it can be tough for writers and fans alike to get anything out of quotes and press conferences.
As for the radio shows, you know they are just entertainment and not actual media. I don’t think anyone on 97.1 is an actual journalist, except Bob “Wojo” Wojnowski.
People hate Valenti because he tells them the truth and they can’t handle that their sports teams suck or like to hear him bash on them all the time.
He takes positions and says things meant to inflame or demean. “Truth” is like stats sometimes, in that you can arrange them however you want to build a narrative, or as you correctly point out… to “entertain”. If that’s your cup of tea, have at it. BTW, it’s not “hate”, it’s having zero patience or interest in that shtick.