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Not since Ali unmasked Foreman in Zaire...Telander knocks out Mariotti

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by jason_whitlock, Jun 26, 2006.

  1. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    You are such a gerbil, shot.
     
  2. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    As a 17th-order Gerbil, I take great offense.
     
  3. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    I have never, ever in my life, watched PTI.

    Maybe I will today.
     
  4. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    The way Ukraine vs. Switzerland is going, you may not.
     
  5. Dave Kindred

    Dave Kindred Member

    Sure, Mariotti's part of the story, just as the NYT's Adam Clymer was part of the story when Bush (or Cheney?) called him a "major league asshole" and the words were heard on an open mike.....except more so in this case, because Guillen desperately wanted to be heard and heard at full volume.....if I were only an occasional reader of the Sun-Times and Tribune, I'd have liked more background on the Guillen-Mariotti relationship, or at least a fat graf of summary rather than just play-by-play....  

    Overboard? Not here. It's what the board's for, isn't it? And, as someone said, the national story isn't really Mariotti, it's the "fag" reference.
     
  6. greenie

    greenie Member

    You have jetlag and hemorrhoids from too many road trips and bad airline food?
    Man, I hope I'm never scrutinized that closely.
     
  7. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    I apologize if this was discussed elsewhere, but I havene't seen it:

    Telander mentions that Mariotti called Frank Thomas, "The Big Skirt"; and Hawkins, "LaToya".

    So Mariotti has no problems questioning the maleness, or lack thereof, of athletes.... But is offended when he is called a "fag"?

    How hypocritical. It's one and the same (to me), and I love how Telander brings up this point.
     
  8. DyePack

    DyePack New Member

    It is hypocritical. That comes with the territory of wanting to rip but not being able to take getting ripped.
     
  9. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    I can't help but think that in a perfect world, Mariotti would be made to trade places with Moss and Frescoe. The Royals would revoke his credentials, and he'd be happy, because he wasn't going to the ballpark anyway. And Moss and Frescoe would go to games, and they'd be happy, because they could ask all the tough questions they want. And the White Sox would be happy, because they could face their critics.

    There, I fixed it. Whaddya think?
     
  10. JBHawkEye

    JBHawkEye Active Member

    Telander is accurate about Marriotti's calling people names. He once called Mark Prior and Kerry Wood "Blue Cross and Blue Shield", which was somewhat funny the first time. Since then, he's used it a few thousand times.

    His act is old. This act is getting old.
     
  11. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I dunno. Would Moss and Frescoe write columns?
     
  12. Clerk Typist

    Clerk Typist Guest

    Back to the col: Great, written with subtle mastery. Not so much Ali-Foreman to me as Ali-Liston II in Lewiston, Maine. Cosell: "Did you see the punch?"
    Jay never knew what hit him. (But 21 said it better.)
     
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