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Jay Mariotti attacks Bill Simmons and “fanboy media” in baffling, out-of-touch rant

After the news of Bill Simmons and ESPN parting ways broke on Friday, was anyone asking “Hey, I wonder what Jay Mariotti thinks about all this?” Yet among the blizzard of articles, blog posts and Tweets responding to the biggest sports media story of the year, Mariotti did indeed chime in with some thoughts on the matter. First, he asked if “it occurred to anyone that Simmons...
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May 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Jay Mariotti finally has something of value to say

I dare say it’s the least offensive and smartest thing that Jay Mariotti has ever said.  Why claim you were hacked where this is the one moment where some people might actually laugh with you instead of at you?  If you truly did let one rip and want to shout it to the world, exclamation point and all as if you really accomplished something with that fart, then embrace it. ...
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April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

SF Weekly editor says “we didn’t bring Mariotti here to write about domestic violence,” calls his hire “in the spirit of gonzo”

The great Hunter S. Thompson is probably rolling in his grave, as SF Weekly editor Mark Segal Kemp has defended the controversial San Francisco Examiner/SF Weekly decision to hire Jay Mariotti as sports director as “in the spirit of gonzo.” That’s highly problematic, but it’s not even the worst part of Segal Kemp’s piece. That would be his attempt to downplay the domestic...
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March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

San Francisco Examiner hires Jay Mariotti as sports director

Since it’s not April 1st, this is incredibly a story that must actually be true – a real newspaper is going to be paying Jay Mariotti money to be writing a sports column yet again. The San Francisco Examiner has hired Mariotti to become their new sports director and columnist, because apparently all of the other qualified candidates from around the globe have already been exhausted...
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March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Jay Mariotti Lands on GQ List

Jay Mariotti, who is famous for his time on ESPN’s “Around the Horn”, as well as being hated by 98% of Chicagoans, and a lesser number nationally just simply due to lack of exposure, was named one of the “Top 25 Sleazeballs in Sports” by GQ magazine. Mariotti shares the list with fellow numbskulls such as Donald Sterling, War Machine, and Aaron Hernandez. If you’ve completely...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

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