Hockey's Back, But The Media Still Doesn't Know Who The Kings Are

It became a running joke last season, as the Kings cruised to a Stanley Cup, that the Los Angeles media couldn't quite grasp the concept of a hockey team. The Kings were misidentified in onscreen graphics, the players' names slaughtered by sportscasters, even their mascot mixed up with his NBA counterpart. It got to… »1/15/13 11:30am1/15/13 11:30am

Joe Cowley Has Been "Reprimanded Appropriately," Reports Paper That's Not The Sun-Times

Boy, how did the Sun-Times get scooped on this one? Their columnist Joe Cowley spends years trolling everyone, degrading women, and just acting like an all-around dick, and he finally gets in trouble, and I have to read about it in the Tribune? I guess the Sun-Times isn't your one-stop shop for all things Chicago… »5/01/12 3:50pm5/01/12 3:50pm

Joe Cowley: The Best Sexist Around, Nothing's Gonna Ever Keep Him Down

So, Joe Cowley. Hilarious satirist, or serial sexist? We'll try to address that soon, but first, let's discuss why you are watching the final tournament fight scene from The Karate Kid scored to Joe Esposito's "You're The Best Around." It seems Cowley had a signature sign off for those he was through antagonizing:… »4/29/12 5:05pm4/29/12 5:05pm

Chicago Magazine Writer Loves Him Some Jay Mariotti

By his own count, Jay Mariotti wrote more than 3,000 columns in his 17 years as a Chicago Sun-Times columnist. But now that that's all over, and being an ESPN jabbering noggin is his main gig now, how does a professional contrarian stay relevant in a world that's swiftly passing him by? By grabbing a suit jacket and… »11/20/08 5:30pm11/20/08 5:30pm

So Rick Telander Meets Jay Mariotti Sweaty and Nude...

The long-standing feud between former Chicago Sun-Times columnist Jay Mariotti and current CST columnist Rick Telander has been well-publicized and generated notoriety given its potential for violence »10/22/08 2:45pm10/22/08 2:45pm. Once Jay quit, the yelps of joy from inside the Sun-Times' newsroom could pretty much be heard () around the world…

The Internet Cautions Mr. Mariotti Not To Let The Door Hit Him In The Butt On The Way Out

So Jay Mariotti resigned from the Chicago Sun-Times on Tuesday night, prompting a flurry of reaction around the webtubes, a sampling of which we show you here. Most of it's anti-Jay, as you might guess; even this guy refuses to defend him. Mariotti; the only man Lassie ever refused to save from a well. Let's begin. »8/27/08 3:45pm8/27/08 3:45pm • …

Jay Mariotti: Quits Chicago Sun-Times Before Struggling Newspaper Business "Takes Him Down With It"

Wow. Based on the enormous amount of emails flooding Deadspin's inbox, you would've thought that there was an assassination of a beloved sports figure or a towering inferno at Yankee Stadium. Nope. The reason for the deluge was because Jay Mariotti, after 17 years of vituperative hackdom, has decided to turn in his… »8/27/08 8:45am8/27/08 8:45am