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Rick Telander Doesn't Realize That Baseline "Raptors" Sign Isn't Real

It's been two seasons since Toronto introduced their 3D, optical illusion "Raptors" sign underneath each basket. It was sort of cool at first, and even now good for a moment of "oh yeah," whenever you catch a Raps game. But at least we all understand how it works. One Sun-Times columnist does not. » 4/19/13 6:08pm 4/19/13 6:08pm

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 11:30am 1/15/13 11:30am

Joe Cowley Has Been "Reprimanded Appropriately," Reports Paper That's…

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 3:50pm 5/01/12 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 5:05pm 4/29/12 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 5:30pm 11/20/08 5:30pm

The Internet Cautions Mr. Mariotti Not To Let The Door Hit Him In The…

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 3:45pm 8/27/08 3:45pm

Jay Mariotti: Quits Chicago Sun-Times Before Struggling Newspaper…

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 8:45am 8/27/08 8:45am

It's So Cute When Newspapers Fight Over The Cubs


The Chicago Tribune hates the Chicago Sun-Times, and vice versa ... it's like Spy vs. Spy, only with the threat of layoffs. (For myself, it's hard to pick sides: One paper is owned by Sam Zell, the other employs Mariotti). This round goes to the Tribune, however, who secretly embedded an intern into the Sun-Times'… » 3/21/08 2:20pm 3/21/08 2:20pm