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Pray for Bill Jauss

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

  1. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    Typical SOTV.

  2. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Loopy and The Dwarf should move to Nepal, in shame.
  3. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Why they gotta have a reason? Can't they just go?
  4. CarlSpackler

    CarlSpackler Active Member

    A few years back Northern Illinois had a spot in the press box for him and his wife. It was a classy move by them for a classy man. I know that arrangement might strike some as odd or somehow improprietous, but if you met Bill Jauss you'd never have such a thought.
  5. jambalaya

    jambalaya Member

    Boy does that bring up some great college days memories. Thanks. The wafting smoke and Chi-Town drawl always had me mesmerized, and watching that, they still do.
  6. Cape_Fear

    Cape_Fear Active Member

    Sad to hear.

    We crossed paths a few times when I was in college at the student paper and he couldn't have been nicer.

    A couple of years later I pull into the parking lot for a Northern Illinois football game and Bill's getting out -- a car you would expect him to be driving, beat to hell and looking like he kissed the wall on the Eisenhower -- and remembered me even though we hadn't shared a press box in a while.
  7. I Should Coco

    I Should Coco Well-Known Member

    I hope for the best for him. First-class guy, and a writer whose byline I read in the Tribune for many years.

    Our paths actually crossed early in my career, when he came over for an Iowa-Northwestern football game, and unlike some of the older Iowa beat writers, he treated me like a veteran and had a few good stories to share.
  8. Brian

    Brian Well-Known Member

    The parenthetical argument about whether to use 'a' or 'an' in front of a word starting in H was wonderful.
  9. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    It's a shame there isn't more of this on Youtube. I remember them having Billy Corrigan on multiple times talking sports. Just wonderful stuff.
  10. Jauss and "The Sportwriters" -- the earlier one before Telander -- was the greatest show on television. I was, fortunately, living in the Chicago area and could pick up the program easily.

    Some of the programs are on YouTube, but stray from the programs with Telander. He's a great writer and reporter and seemingly a good guy, but get out of the way. Let Gleeson and Jauss and Ben Bentley share the spotlight.

    I know that Telander has been good to Jauss, but he looks like a gol' darn insurance salesman in that program. Crusty drives that train.

    Our best thoughts for Bill Jauss, a Chicago great!
  11. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    Hmm. I thought Telander gave that show an extra layer. In fact, I became a fan of his writing after seeing him on there.
  12. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Rick was great on that show.
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