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Morrissey vs. Mariotti

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by wisportswriter, Jun 23, 2006.

  1. Here we go....
  2. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    1. I'm guessing by context there's a good chance Telander didn't know what mano a mano meant.
    2. Calling the gay guys was a great touch, but otherwise the column was uniquely forgettable.
    2. Morrisey's calling the blogger potshots were cliche and outdated.
  3. soccer dad

    soccer dad Guest


    you really seem to revel in the attacks on mariotti. personally, i think hes a clown, but is there a reason you are so gleeful?
  4. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    I actually wondered about that. I covered the Final Four this year, which seems like old-home week for a lot of the big writers. Always packs of 3-4 people in the press room here and there before games, probably talking about their next book deals or something. But Mariotti, sitting one table over from me, always kept to himself and didn't seem to have any interactions with anyone. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but it was different from the norm.
  5. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    Didn't he work at the Denver Post?
  6. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    Not gleeful at all--just honest. Doesn't seem I'm the only one, why are my comments so specifically intriguing to you?

    If i don't bother to cite my personal experiences with Jay, you will have to forgive me, but there are many others who can tell their own version of encounters with his ridiculous temper and laughable outbursts. Seems his colleagues are doing just that.
  7. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    But if you do have a personal ancedote you can share with the class, feel free....
  8. ServeItUp

    ServeItUp Active Member

    Yes, he did. Woody Paige fired him, which is another Marriotti feud that's gone on for years.
  9. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Yeah, he carried on a multi-season campaign to run John Elway out of town, which, IIRC, was short-circuited by Jay's departure just as Elway was about to win two Super Bowls. :D :D :D
  10. DyePack

    DyePack New Member

    Update at Wenalway:

  11. Pocket Aces

    Pocket Aces Guest

    The egocentric columnists do this. They feel that no one else covering said event is worthy of their company.
  12. Oscar Gamble

    Oscar Gamble New Member

    Ted Cox of the Daily Herald has a different take on Guillen-gate:


    My favorite excerpt:

    "Anyone like Mariotti who has ever used the phrase “The Big Skirt” in addressing Frank Thomas doesn’t have a leg to stand on in taking offense when his manhood is questioned."
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