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Detroit Lions Accused Of Censorship

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Ookpik, Nov 20, 2015.

  1. Ookpik

    Ookpik New Member

    Lions heading to WJR in 2016

    Is this something that is common in pro sports or does this fall into the "only the Lions" category?
  2. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Most teams don't even have to ask.
  3. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    I don't think its a Lions thing as much as an NFL thing, with most teams trying to bully the local media into complete and total dick sucking.

    Valenti and Foster should be fun today on 97.1.
  4. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    Not the same as dealing with the local media, though. This is about the broadcast rights; who the Lions choose to sell those rights to. The Lions are free to partner with whatever radio station they want to broadcast their games. Presumably the dick sucking is an inherent part of those deals. It sounds like CBS couldn't live with that, so the Lions are partnering with another radio station.
  5. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    Mike Valenti's agent has sent out an e-mail saying one of the Lions' conditions for remaining at 97.1 was that Valenti be fired. How weak do you look as an organization that you can't handle the criticism of a talk show host?
  6. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    Ho-hum. They were outbid for the broadcast rights and they need something to say in public.
  7. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    No one goes from FM to AM.
  8. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    Yeah. They had the broadcast rights for 12 years. There was likely something that broke down in negotiations beyond the broadcast fees.
  9. X-Hack

    X-Hack Active Member

    An Ookpik is nothing but hair. If you shave him, he isn't there.

    And when in doubt, it's a Lions thing.
  10. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Most team broadcasts have all the objectivity of government radio.
  11. RubberSoul1979

    RubberSoul1979 Active Member

    We're spoiled to have Ted Robinson and Tim Ryan on the call for Niners games.
    The calls you hear from around the country -- former players-turned commentators cheering and yucking it up -- are just ridiculous.
  12. Neutral Corner

    Neutral Corner Well-Known Member

    I have a friend who lives in Detroit. His take, via FB:

    "Mike married a friend of mine and she insists that he is a great guy (but his radio persona is an azzhole, my words). Regardless, kudos to CBS Radio and The Ticket 97.1 for showing integrity and not being bullied around by the most dysfunctional, inbred, stupidest, and losingest American Royal family (their thought process) ever!!!!!"

    And the link he posted - Mike Valenti Says Allegations About Lions 'Absolutely True'
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