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Pray for Bill Jauss

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Ben_Hecht, Jun 30, 2012.

  1. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Multiple sources hint that the end may be near . . .

    We remember all the good . . . but sad, sad, sad.
  2. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Might want to post this in Journalism Topics, as well? I think some people who would be interested routinely only check that board.
  3. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Mods are free to transfer it, as their judgment dictates.
  4. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    OK, sorry. I wasn't trying to be difficult or talk out of school or anything.

    In a business where people can be awfully miserable, I never saw Jauss one time not look like he wasn't having the time of his life doing this job.
  5. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Haven't seen him in years (geographic issues), but knew him, and the guy was always an absolute prince to me.
  6. Best wishes to him and his family and I hope for the best.

    As a kid, I watched Bill every week on the "Sportswriters on TV" on Channel 32 in Chicago.

    I grew up wanting to be a sportswriter partly because of that show.

    I met Mr. Jauss many years later during a NCAA first-round women's basketball game at Purdue. The guy was an absolute gentleman and just as nice as he was on TV. He had no reason to pay any attention to me, a college kid covering his first real tourney game. But he was helpful, friendly and a professional.
  7. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    This is sad. Even when he was arguing with Telander or Gleason, he seemed to have a smile on his face.
  8. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    hope his suffering is minimal. by far the best of the sportswriter shows. wish it would be recirculated via reruns so youngin's could see how truly entertaining, smart and snarkless some of us can be.
  9. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    There's a smoke-filled room with plenty of happy sports talk awaiting him. I pray he doesn't suffer much.

    And yes, the lack of snark in SOTV could be a resounding lesson. A weekly example in how to debate without lowering yourself to ripping the other guy apart.
  10. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    in fairness, i suppose today's screaming lamebrains are giving today's tv producers what they want to entertain a severely dumb-downed audience.
  11. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    Oh, I know they are, shock. Point is, we're all the lesser for that being the mindset.
  12. Colton

    Colton Active Member

    Had the pleasure of meeting him in the Windy City when on hand at a Cavaliers-Bulls playoff series in the Jordan Era and he was a true gentlemen.

    God Bless.
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