Monday, August 10, 2009

Back to the Salt Mines, People

Effective September 1, Jay Mariotti will begin working for the Chicago Tribune.

Wait a minute, what?

"It's been a tremendous experience, but I'm going to be honest with you, the profession is dying,'' Mariotti said, "I don't think either paper [Sun-Times or Chicago Tribune] is going to survive.

Hold on, play it again.

"It's been a tremendous experience, but I'm going to be honest with you, the profession is dying,'' Mariotti said, "I don't think either paper [Sun-Times or Chicago Tribune] is going to survive.

Once more.

"It's been a tremendous experience, but I'm going to be honest with you, the profession is dying,'' Mariotti said, "I don't think either paper [Sun-Times or Chicago Tribune] is going to survive.

Fascinating. So why is he doing this? You don't suppose.... NO. NO WAY. No way is he doing this just to get back at his former employer, the Chicago Sun-Times! That would be silly. After all, we know that Jay is not in favor of holding grudges.

A special fuck you to Sports by Brooks, linked above as the source for this story, for this:

If you live outside of Chicago, there’s a good chance you only know Mariotti from his surprisingly well-reasoned work on ESPN’s Around The Horn.

Well-reasoned? Either the powerful Jay Mariotti lobby has gained control of SBB and is now using it as a mouthpiece for his self-promotion efforts, or no one at SBB actually watches ATH. Those are the only possible explanations for that comment.

9 comments:

Tonus said...

Around the Horn and "well reasoned" are not compatible.

Anonymous said...

SbB is too absorbed in its pictures of tits in tight shirts and general teenage boy behavior to care about the actual, you know, content of anything.

Venezuelan Beaver Cheese said...

Apparently the Tribune is looking to hasten its demise. I never even knew that ESPNChicago website the Tribune was supposedly competing with existed until I read about it in that article. Good move, Trib! Now I can boycott both you and ESPN!

Frigidevil said...

Well look at it this way, now we'll get to celebrate the jaybird getting fired from a job he doesn't deserve TWICE!

Alex said...

What does Venezuelan Beaver Cheese taste like?

Yeah, SBB, DS, I don't know. All splash and some wit but where's the beef behind the tits?

Anonymous said...

Obviously this website has been an epic fail. Time to rename it after Easterbrook.

rich said...

You left out the important information. How much is he getting paid?

This way if I ever write a blog article on him and his salary I can use the accurate numbers as to not upset Jay by using guesswork.

dan-bob said...

People who use "epic fail" are epic fail.

pnoles said...

Negative: This is a massive victory for our chief nemesis, Hire Jay Mariotti.

Positive: Our flagship dumbass is going to be appearing here a lot more again.

Stay tuned for the fall, everyone!