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Mariotti's latest.... wow

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by jason_whitlock, Jun 25, 2006.

  1. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    With a few exceptions, you pretty much summed it up, Shotty.
  2. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    I like that.  ;D

    (I actually think both of them need a whack with a good $320 alumimum bat!)
  3. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Let's just say that for whatever reason, a physical altercation took place and Mariotti landed a few nice blows (while receiving more than a few, I'm sure), would people here change their opinion of him?
  4. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    That's an excellent question which we all know we'll never have the necessity to answer in real life.


    You know, in the rare occasions where we've had a writer who thinks he's above the dirty work in the sports department, the line usually is that we should send him to cover the dirt-track races some Friday night. On occasion, that has actually been done.

    I'm wondering if, in some way, this isn't what Selig is doing with Guillen ... making him squirm by having a reality forced upon him which is so different from his own that he has to examine himself, if only a little bit.

    I know that's probably giving Mr. Bud way too much credit.
  5. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Yep. Mariotti would just threaten to sue, instead of actually being a man.
  6. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    Like this guy?
  7. Terd Ferguson

    Terd Ferguson Member

    It is in my nature to give people the benefit of the doubt. I look for the good in a person and try to see where he/she is coming from. I do it almost to a fualt sometimes.

    I really want to give Jay a break here. I really want to  think about what' he's experienced in locker rooms around the country and how tough that must be. I really want to think there must be a justification for why he writes without ever confroting his subjects. I realy want to keep myself from a knee-jerk reaction to his column beacuse that's what the cool kids on SportsJournalists.com are doing.

    But I can't. He's a whiny frickin baby.

    We all go through crap in the locker room from time to time. We all write something that pisses people off, leads them to question our education, our credentials, our manhood. And if you really believe in yourself and what you write, you walk your ass right back into that coaches office, right back into that locker room, and you  take it. You take it like a man.

    What a whiny piece of crap.
  8. It's not a bad column until it gets to the "Naked Truth About The Clubhouse" section, whereupon Jay goes sailing off ithe cliff.
    However, that said, if that "simulated sex" anecdote is true, then Ozzie belongs in a cage.
  9. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Or, maybe, Ozzie really wants to go Boots on Mariotti, and it's the Venezuelan mating call.
  10. BigDog

    BigDog Active Member

    Was Jay complaining that it was only simulated sex?

    Here's my view, and I doubt it differs from many: Guillen went a step too far, turning an out-of-control-look-at-me-I'm-great! blowhard into a wildly-out-of-control-look-at-me-I'm-great! blowhard.

    Mariotti has never been a must-read, never will be a must-read, and is why I tend to still be on the driving range at 5 pm ET. Nothing good on TV then.
  11. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    5 p.m. — best 30 minutes on ESPN.

    Now back to our regularly scheduled thread ...
  12. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    Seriously. I was reading along thinking, "He should just let it go, but this isn't any big deal." And then, boy did he go off the cliff. The funny thing is, I am sure the typical person in Chicago read that thinking, "Can't imagine why so many players want to shove a bat up this whiny bitch's ass." I'd love to get inside Marrioti's head. Did he really write that thinking he'd come off sympathetically?
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