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RIP Matt Fiorito

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Gutter, Nov 13, 2010.

  1. Gutter

    Gutter Well-Known Member

    First Dick Evans, now Matt Fiorito ... the bowling world lost another iconic journalist. Very few of them left.

    http://www.freep.com/article/20101112/SPORTS18/101113023/1048/rss03
     
  2. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    This is very sad news. I had the pleasure of working with Matt for a short period of time. Even though our jobs were vastly different, he always gave advice, told great journalism stories, and ordered extra White Castle sliders for the rest of us. Good guy.
     
  3. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Damn.. he was cool as hell.... RIP
     
  4. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    I'll add to the condolences. Good guy. RIP
     
  5. Desk_dude

    Desk_dude Member

    Very sad news. He was one of my first bosses when I worked in Waukegan.

    He was kind-hearted. Highly skilled journalist, including being a great headline writer.
     
  6. WolvEagle

    WolvEagle Active Member

    Like what everyone else said - great guy. We didn't cross paths very much, but he always was very kind when we did. He did so much for the bowling community.

    RIP, Matt.
     
  7. WolvEagle

    WolvEagle Active Member

    A nice tribute to Matt:

    http://www.thenewsherald.com/articles/2010/11/18/sports/doc4ce2f43d4ae04818267986.txt
     
  8. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    From his cousin, who writes for the Toronto Star.

    http://www.thestar.com/article/891742--fiorito-they-don-t-make-them-like-matt-anymore
     
  9. WolvEagle

    WolvEagle Active Member

    Mitch Albom, wrote a column about Matt, which stunned me. After all, Matt was one of the proverbial "little guys" at the Freep (even though he was a big guy).

    Of course, Mitch has to weave himself throughout the column. Turd.

    http://www.freep.com/article/20101121/COL01/11210493/Hard-to-say-so-long-to-our-Big-Guy
     
  10. crusoes

    crusoes Active Member

    Christ. It's his fucking column? You expected different?
     
  11. WolvEagle

    WolvEagle Active Member

    Good point. And, Mitch is still a turd.
     
  12. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    This was certainly interesting. I mentioned earlier on this thread about Matt's stories. One of those stories was about how he got suspended after the elf fudged the Final Four story. The story was also pretty enlightening as it described in detail the way the entire sports department felt of Mitch.
     
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