“You’ve Got Mariotti!”

Can’t let the weekend go by without mentioning the media news that Deadspin broke yesterday: the former Chicago Sun-Times columnist and Around The Horn panelist that everyone loves to hate is debuting at AOL Sports in some capacity tomorrow (DS says he’s going to be on FanHouse, the banner at the site just says “AOL Sports”.)

You may remember Mariotti’s hissy fit of a resignation a few months back, obviously, followed by what seemed like waves of missives from his former co-workers about how they won’t miss him. It’s pretty clear when your paper features a subscriber who returned because you left (along with allowing the beat writers and columnists to trash you), people aren’t really that fond of you.

I know it’s only encouraging him, but I’ll probably read Mariotti’s debut at AOL for the same reason I read Whitlock at Fox Sports: just to see how blatantly wrong and off-base he can be, while getting paid for it.

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