Jay Mariotti Debuts At AOL Sports
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Jay Mariotti Is Not Exactly Warmly Received At AOL Sports

1/5/09 in Media   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

I'm sure pretty much all of you are familiar with Jay Mariotti. He used to write for the Chicago Sun-Times and was pretty much infamous for trashing the hometown teams, picking media fights with players and managers, and was universally loathed by his colleagues. Quite a mix.

Well, after his resignation from the Sun-Times several months ago, in which he proclaimed that the future of sports journalism "sadly is not in newspapers", he's since moved on to AOL. Try and wrap your head around that one for a second. Newspapers are becoming irrelevant, so you go online to...AOL? I think newspapers are actually doing better than AOL in all honesty, but that's an argument for another time.

Anyway, Mariotti has always been rather thin-skinned when it comes to comments on his articles. He famously had the Sun-Times take away commenting privileges on his articles after he was deluged with less than wonderful comments. Problem is, that won't happen at AOL.

And since he wrote his first column today for AOL, why don't we take a look at some of the comments left for him? Here we go:

No one like you, Jay.And I wish you would die.But in a really funny way, like being raped with a pineapple. - gamechump 01:04:20 PM Jan 05 2009

Combining the irrelevance of Jay Mariotti with the irrelevance of America Online was a logical step for both parties. Regards,Pete Gaines. — petejayhawk 12:11:30 PM Jan 05 2009 

I wonder how long comments will be allowed here. At his old paper, Jay demand the paper to remove the comment section off his articles, for they were too critical of him - redhawks044 12:30:18 PM Jan 05 2009

To take a line from Elton John....."Bitch...Bitch...The Bitch is back" - jcash109 12:09:01 PM Jan 05 2009

The tale of Jay the Joke is far more complicated and sickening than the pap printed here. Many of us are glad this flea has left Chicago sports-writing to classier, sharper journos. Bye-bye, ya meaningless jerk! — dutchmccool 03:49:37 AM Jan 05 2009

Jay, you are hot garbage. Like a ripe diaper filled with Indian food.The same attacking style that you slam is the only style you know. Exhibit A: This article... and your point of view in May 2005 of the White Sox. Reeeaaally missed the boat on that one, huh? — doubledowne11 01:42:15 PM Jan 05 2009

And of course:

first!! jay rulz — markot09 03:46:59 AM Jan 05 2009

Yeah, it's going to go real well for Jay at AOL. No question.

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1/5/09   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

100%InjuryRate wrote:
isn't it actually intertubes?

It's not a big truck that you just dump something on. It's a series of tubes!

1/5/09   |   gobigblue1960   |   4805 respect

Jay Mariotti may not be a good writer, but i think fans "hoping you die" is very much overboard. I just stopped supporting him, and Paige, and most of the other useless "writers" by not reading any of their stiff, and by not watching that ESPN show for over a year now..just go elsewhere for your sports reading, there's plenty.

1/5/09   |   Heyhey1970   |   194 respect

Mariotti is a real stooge.  He went out of his way to trash the Chicago White Sox because he doesn't get along with Jerry Reinsdorf.  The guy's got major integrity issues and the thinnest skin on earth.

1/5/09   |   kantwistaye   |   4216 respect

This is going to be a disaster.  Mariotti won't be able to take the criticism and leave by summer.  Good move for Fanhouse though because they've become temporarily relevant.

1/5/09   |   hskrdave   |   10719 respect

 I can actually tolerate Woody Paige, and he actually started the trend that Colorado/Nebraska as a Rivalry.  Yes he has a lot of stupid things, but when he makes a point, he backs it up. 

I read the Mariotti Article.  I'm not sure if I want to call him an ass-kisser, or the arsonist, because apparently he hasn't met a bridge he doesn't want to burn.  I'm sorry to say I added another "unique visitor" to AOL's site.

1/5/09   |   phillydeac4life   |   20 respect

(Edited by Jubanator14)

I have never understood how people like him and Woody Paige get paid millions to write and disucss sports on TV when they know jack s**t. 

1/5/09   |   Boski93   |   375 respect

Fanhouse will become Flophouse thanks to Jay.

1/5/09   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

Is it bad that I the only reason I went to his "article" is to read the comments? My personal favorite so far is....

I mean it. You really need to stop writing and just die. No one likes you. NO. ONE. I, personally, would rather drive nails through my rectum than read another arrogant, masturbatory, Mayor of Douchetown "article." I hate you and your mom.And Ozzie says "Hi." Him and I are spray painting your house. The color of my balls.No one likes you.

1/5/09   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

This just in....to counter the move made by AOL, Yahoo! has gone and signed Woody Paige in hopes that the internet will just explode.

1/5/09   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

Pat wrote:
I love how he constantly refers to "new mainstream media". Why can't he just call it by it's name... "the internet"?

isn't it actually intertubes?

1/5/09   |   Pat   |   5233 respect

I love how he constantly refers to "new mainstream media". Why can't he just call it by it's name... "the internet"?

1/5/09   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

Jubanator14 wrote:

Oh wait, we actually comment about things that pertain to the article...for the most part.


1/5/09   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect


Oh wait, we actually comment about things that pertain to the article...for the most part.