Good News Chicago, You Have To Deal With Mariotti Until At Least 2011

Wednesday, June 18, 2008


Amidst co-worker hatred of him and annoying article after annoying article, the Chicago Sun-Times has re-signed the despised one Jay Mariotti. From what I've learned over the past few weeks this really isn't a surprise and look for every other Sports writer at the Sun-Times to quit leaving Jay The Joke all by himself*.

Jay Mariotti has agreed to a contract extension that will keep the award-winning sports columnist at the Sun-Times through May, 2011, Editor-in-Chief Michael Cooke said today.

"The Sun-Times sports franchise is a robust, influential brand locally and nationally. It's the one place for independent, politically unimpeded sports commentary in Chicago," Mariotti said. "The Sun-Times provides for a strong base from which to connect with readers while I continue my television work and branch into other broadcast and Web ventures."

Mariotti regularly will write columns for the Sun-Times while traveling to major national and international sporting events and covering the thriving Chicago sports scene.
I'd like to say this surprises me but it really doesn't. I know that controversy sells but I'd like to challenge all of Chicago to just try and ignore the guy and I'll do the same.

Mariotti signs Sun-Times contract extension (Chicago Sun-Times)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 8:04 AM

8 Comments:

"The Sun-Times provides for a strong base from which to connect with readers while I continue my television work and branch into other broadcast and -MUTE-"

Shaggy said...
Jun 18, 2008, 9:01:00 AM  

Boycott the Sun Times, Boycott all Sun Times advertisers. The F&*&tard needs to be gotten rid of.

Anonymous said...
Jun 18, 2008, 11:54:00 AM  

Don't worry, he'll say something really stupid to get himself fired.

Honesty, the Sun-Times as a whole is a better sports section than the Trib. Rick Telander is a genius, and others like Couch, Slezak, Jackson, De Luca, etc are also great. Telander in particular deserves better than to be associated with him

Anonymous said...
Jun 18, 2008, 12:53:00 PM  

pretty good for a guy who in Detroit in the early 1980s was orded by his Sports Ed. to take a week of his 2 weeks vacation after he was apprehended/reported giving co-workers' Pistons credentials to his friends (and stashing them in a Press Overflow section to be caught instead of in the stands).

Anonymous said...
Jun 18, 2008, 12:54:00 PM  

"raveling to major national and international sporting events"

while managing not to go in a single locker room

odessasteps said...
Jun 18, 2008, 2:09:00 PM  

Hooray! Another three years of never once conducting an actual interview!

Kyle said...
Jun 18, 2008, 6:34:00 PM  

Mariotti -- a piece of human detritus. I wouldn't waste my piss on this fraud. A megalomaniacal heap of sewer compost. And a closet fairy, to boot.

Anonymous said...
Jun 19, 2008, 12:28:00 AM  

re-signed? or resigned

i hate that word

Walter said...
Jun 19, 2008, 1:18:00 PM  

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