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Old 01-05-2005, 10:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Jay Marrioti fired from ESPN 1000

Is anyone else happy to hear Marrioti was fired from ESPN 1000? Last week, Jay Marrioti was fired from ESPN 1000. For those who don't know who he is a columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times, and he had a morning radio show here in Chicago for almost a year. He also is a regular on Around the Horn.. This guy is a total ass... He is proclaimed himself as the King of Chicago media, yet all he did was bitch & moan all the time. It has been rumored he was fired because of countless on air attacks of Bulls & White Sox owner Jerry Riensdorf, which sometimes is merited, but he was obsessed with hating this guy.. Asking listeners to sell their season tickets, and ban the teams until he sells them. Bottom line, I am very happy this guy is gone. Anyone else following this story?
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Old 01-05-2005, 12:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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That sucks. I've always liked him on ATH.

Sounds to me like he was doing what every radio guy in the country would do if they felt an owner was destroying their teams. Especially if a large portion of the fanbase agrees. Does ESPN 1000 carry any of the games? That would be a reason I can see for firing.

We have a guy like this in Baltimore: Nester Aparicio. He is a good guy to listen to, but tends to get obsessive. Of course, he won't ever get fired because he actually owns the radio station he's on.
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Old 01-05-2005, 04:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Mariotti is a no talent ass clown. He knows little about sports. Thank God he got fired. Hopefully the Sun Times will follow suit.
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Old 01-14-2005, 10:31 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Mariotti is a no talent ass clown. He knows little about sports. Thank God he got fired. Hopefully the Sun Times will follow suit.
I love the Office Space reference. Now, hopefully everyone else named Jay Mariotti can rest in peace, knowing that they won't be confused with that guy.
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Old 07-24-2010, 05:13 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Mr. Mariotti got it right in his comparison of Lance Armstrong with the likes of Ali, Mays and Unitas. All great men, in and out of their respective sports. Where Ken Griffey Jr. fits into this mix is beyond me.

Mr. Mariotti’s very little to no knowledge of professional cycling is further evidenced by his comments about Armstrong’s lackluster performance in not winning even one stage. Seven winners of the overall race have done so by not winning a single stage. Current race leader Alberto Contidor may become the eighth as his strengths lie in the mountain stages where he failed to win and the remaining stages are relatively flat. One being an individual time trial. Andy Schleck, in fact, won two of those mountain stages and sits in second place. Mark Cavendish, who currently holds the record for stage wins with 13, will likely never win the overall race. To further educate you Mr. Mariotti, Mario Cipolini won 12 stages in the Tour de France and never finished a race.

This year’s race has been plagued with crashes which are part of the sport and have more to do with course selection than rider competence. This is evidenced by the fact that the entire Peloton protested stage two from Brussels to Spa because of the danger. To put things into perspective for you Mr. Mariotti, Armstrong crashed once in his 7 tour wins. That’s approximately 15,750 miles of racing with one crash. He went down five times through no fault of his own in this year’s addition, costing him a total of about 28 minutes. Take those away and assuming everything else is equal, he sits somewhere in the top ten.

You suggest similarities with Jose Canseco and this latest Floyd Landis affair. Canseco wrote a book to throw anyone he could under the proverbial bus and, of course, to make money. Landis wrote a book to bilk cycling fans into paying for defending a lie. Now there is a fraud. The only similarity is the fact that both these guys got caught and after everything was said and done, they didn’t like the fact that others were better at cheating. I’m all for blowing the whistle for the better good but neither one of these guys did anything for the betterment of anything other than self interest. Throw Greg “the evidence against Armstrong is overwhelming” LeMond, in the mix, who incidentally testified against Landis, and you have three guys who are not very well liked by their respective professional communities. Another similarity if you will. There is no vindication in the end when the antagonist has self-serving interests. By the way, an autographed Mark McGwire baseball - $500.00; Alex Rodriguez - $299.00; and the “vindicated” Jose Canseco - $49.99. Very much the same with both Landis and LeMond – two squandered careers!

One point in which you are dead on … Jeff Novitzky’s primary interest is self-promotion at taxpayers’ expense. He has found his slice of the American pie, that’s for sure. So look for the bestseller in the sports section of bookstores everywhere …

You’ve heard this before Mr. Mariotti, if you are going to write about something to do with a sport at least know what you are talking about!
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Old 07-24-2010, 12:50 PM   #6 (permalink)
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You’ve heard this before Mr. Mariotti, if you are going to write about something to do with a sport at least know what you are talking about!
Obviously you aren't from Chicago. If you were, you would know that Jay Mariotti knows less about sports than several species of mollusks. He's a monumental ass - so bad that when he left the Sun-Times, Roger Ebert - the nicest guy in the world - told him not to let the door hit him on the way out. Everyone hates that guy. It's best to ignore him until he one day dies alone and miserable somewhere.
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Old 08-03-2010, 05:53 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Obviously you aren't from Chicago. If you were, you would know that Jay Mariotti knows less about sports than several species of mollusks. He's a monumental ass - so bad that when he left the Sun-Times, Roger Ebert - the nicest guy in the world - told him not to let the door hit him on the way out. Everyone hates that guy. It's best to ignore him until he one day dies alone and miserable somewhere.
Absolutely.

Mariotti is an idiot. All you have to do is look at when this thread was created (early 2005) and one of the reasons Mariotti was fired back then (saying Reinsdorf was running the White Sox and Bulls into the ground). Later that year the White Sox won the World Series. They have been above .500 for 9 of the last 11 years. The Bulls made the postseason that year, and have for 5 of the last 6 years. Yet somehow Mariotti swore that both franchises were horrible failures because he has it out for Reinsdorf.
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Old 08-04-2010, 06:32 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Mariotti is a professional troll
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Old 08-21-2010, 12:17 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Further proof that he is a scumbag.


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ESPN personality and former Sun-Times sports columnist Jay Mariotti was arrested overnight by Los Angeles police officers after a "physical altercation" with his girlfriend, according to the L.A. Times.

According the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Web site, Mariotti was arrested by police in the LAPD's Pacific Division at about 4:30 p.m. local time and booked into custody about an hour later.

The site said he was released on bond at about 12:20 p.m. local time. He had been held in police custody on $50,000 bail.


LAPD sources said Mariotti allegedly got into an argument with his girlfriend at a club in Santa Monica.

The argument continued at the couple's apartment in Venice, where some type of physical altercation occurred. Police were called to the apartment, and Marioitti was arrested.
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