"You've Got Mariotti!"

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Can't let the weekend go by without mentioning the media news that Deadspin broke yesterday: the former Chicago Sun-Times columnist and Around The Horn panelist that everyone loves to hate is debuting at AOL Sports in some capacity tomorrow (DS says he's going to be on FanHouse, the banner at the site just says "AOL Sports".)

You may remember Mariotti's hissy fit of a resignation a few months back, obviously, followed by what seemed like waves of missives from his former co-workers about how they won't miss him. It's pretty clear when your paper features a subscriber who returned because you left (along with allowing the beat writers and columnists to trash you), people aren't really that fond of you.

I know it's only encouraging him, but I'll probably read Mariotti's debut at AOL for the same reason I read Whitlock at Fox Sports: just to see how blatantly wrong and off-base he can be, while getting paid for it.


While I know what you mean re: Whitlock, it's pretty rough on the guy to compare him in any way to that crapbag Mariotti.

ajd said...
Jan 5, 2009, 12:13:00 AM  

He's not going to be at the Fanhouse. He's going to be a featured voice at AOL Sports joining Blackistone and Lisa Olson of Pats and Lupica fame.


twoeightnine said...
Jan 5, 2009, 12:13:00 AM  

Good. I didn't want to have to stop reading Fanhouse.

Anonymous said...
Jan 5, 2009, 12:30:00 AM  

it's pretty rough on the guy to compare him in any way to that crapbag Mariotti.

Whitlock: a man that wants to pair Andre Ware & Chris Spielman in a collegiate booth (#8 on the list). Might as well throw Pam in there for good measure, with Jeff George on the sidelines.

Jan 5, 2009, 12:38:00 AM  

Another professional journalist contaminating the blogosphere.

While newsworthy, it actually pisses me off that a gas bag like Mariotti can land a gig like this and the average blogger has to struggle to get his content noticed.

AOL can officially kiss my ass.



Anonymous said...
Jan 5, 2009, 3:03:00 AM  

AOL Sports is being redesigned into just Fanhouse.com in the near future.

Anonymous said...
Jan 5, 2009, 10:47:00 AM  

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