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Former Sun-Times columnist Mariotti not joining Tribune

There are 107 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Sep 16, 2008, titled Former Sun-Times columnist Mariotti not joining Tribune. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Discussions between former Chicago Sun-Times sports columnist Jay Mariotti and Tribune Co.

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Salsa Shark

Park Ridge, IL

#2 Sep 16, 2008
What idiot at the Tribune thought that was even a remotely worthwhile idea?

Chicago, IL

#3 Sep 16, 2008
Oh gee, what a shame. Maybe it's time Mariotti leaves Chicago for his imaginary future as a blogger on the web.
Bill Dwyer

Palatine, IL

#4 Sep 16, 2008
Well, well, well.... guess the great bloviator's contention that print journalism was passe' didn't apply when he was seeking a paycheck.

Go start your your own blog, pal, and see how much people listen to your opinions.

Just another self-absorbed jerk who thought he was bigger than the medium that paid him.
Truth Be Told

Mechanicsburg, PA

#5 Sep 16, 2008
It wouldn't have been a good fit. Period.

Laguna Niguel, CA

#6 Sep 16, 2008
phew! that was a close one.
The Chronek

Schaumburg, IL

#7 Sep 16, 2008
Great news all around. Who says there's never a lawyer around when you need one?
What Really Happened

Chicago, IL

#8 Sep 16, 2008
when he quit the sun-times he said newspapers are on their way out & he never wanted to be associated anywhere near such a failing industry ever again.

then he goes right over to the trib,(another member of his "Failing Industry Concept") begging for a job.

and they were going to consider him?

go back to last month....what really happened?

Houston, TX

#10 Sep 16, 2008
those must have been the stupidest conversations that the Tribune ever held.
Chuck D of Valpo

Valparaiso, IN

#11 Sep 16, 2008
Today is Tuesday, September 16th, 2008. The Cubs and White Sox are in first place. Life is good. Try and put a negative spin on that Mariotti.

Chicago, IL

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Chicago, IL

#14 Sep 16, 2008
Darn lawyers. Ruining a great opportunity again. This is a great loss for the art of writing. Like Frank Lloyd Wright being told he can only build Home Depot sheds. Mariotti is Grantland Rice of our time. Heck, he's the Grantland Rice of Grantland Rice's time. Chicago will not recover from this loss.
Joe Blow

Asia/Pacific Region

#16 Sep 16, 2008
Crazy Joe Davola

Bolingbrook, IL

#17 Sep 16, 2008
What was the Tribune thinking? Jay doesn't attract readers, he drives them away! The guy is a total loser and massive jerk.

I just wish he would leave Chicago once and for all!

United States

#18 Sep 16, 2008

Foolish of the Trib to have even looked his way to begin with.
Uncle Bouncy

Madison, WI

#19 Sep 16, 2008
I never thought I'd ever say this but:

Tom McDonald

Elk Grove Village, IL

#21 Sep 16, 2008
Mariotti is poison... he should never be seen, heard or read in Chicago again.
J Rond

Chicago, IL

#22 Sep 16, 2008
What, he doesn't know what a "no compete" means? Read you in two years!! Jeez.

Vienna, Austria

#23 Sep 16, 2008
No, Jay, I do not want fries with my meal.
Head Shaker

Chicago, IL

#24 Sep 16, 2008
The Sun-Times no longer gotty,
the annoying writer named Mariotti.
And nor will the Trib pay
the same annoying writer named Jay.


Central District, Hong Kong

#27 Sep 17, 2008
Did you read Roger Ebert's letter to Mariotti? It was GREAT! Ebert has some sack, and I found new respect for the man. As a result, I for one have started reading the Sun Times. Go EBERT!

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