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Jay Mariotti is desperate for attention, enjoys repeating the same insult

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Jay Mariotti, the former Chicago Sun-Times columnist and Around the Horn contributor who ended up here as Sports Director editor at The San Francisco Examiner, decided to take a minor shot at me over the weekend. His attempt at an insult (which he deleted) led to a fun little back-and-forth yesterday morning, which concluded with Mariotti deleting every one of his tweets on the matter.

I’m surprised it took so long for him to lash out. He seems like a pretty volatile person (just ask his ex-girlfriend), and I wrote some unflattering things about him seven months ago. However, for whatever reason, he decided to post this tweet early Sunday morning.

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I don’t follow @MariottiSports, and I fell asleep before midnight because my Halloween involved dressing up an 11-month-old and carrying her from door to door to trick-or-treat (and yes, I will be eating whatever candy my wife doesn’t take first). By the time I woke up (6:45 am), his tweet was gone. But two people on Twitter looped me in, so I posted this:

Yeah, I probably should’ve left him alone. His intent was obvious — he needs to boost his “brand” in the Bay Area and get people reading his columns, because no one has said a word about him since late-March. But after he made the same piercing joke three times, I couldn’t resist. As he did before, Mariotti deleted his witty barbs shortly after clicking “Tweet,” so here are some screenshots I saved once I realized he’s a serial insult-deleter.

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Apparently he liked the attention he received yesterday. This seems odd, since several Twitter users brought up his legal troubles. But apparently the slight bump in Twitter followers was worth the scorn because he was back at it today, tapping into the part of his brain where originality goes to die.

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I’m not his only target today, either. He posted this about 15 minutes before attempting to hurt my feelings:

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Traffic numbers must be low at The San Francisco Examiner.

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SFF49JYP4L
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SFF49JYP4L

Damon Bruce, and now Jay Mariotti. You really know how to make enemies of all the class acts in Bay Area media.

Jason
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Jason

Too much drama for me. I’m getting all I can handle from the niners.

fuzzysuzie
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He sounds like a big baby…and a wanna be bully. F ’em. I’m a born and raised SF native. The SF Bay Area was a great place growing up. Chinatown, North Beach, then a few blocks from Kezar! Then all the misfits, searchers for a better life, and weirdos came out here from back East during the hippy dippy days. And East is anything East of CA. I see loser Marrioti came out here for a fresh start too. There’s so few CA natives anymore, I retired to Hawaii. Where it’s still got Aloha. FWIW, I look for your column… Read more »
fuzzysuzie
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@jason
Haha, good one. It’s so incredibly FUBAR’d we can only shake our head and laugh in pain
Just when you think it’s sunk to a new low…it keeps going lower. Isn’t anyone at the controls?

johncrook
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Mariotti reminds me of Skip Bayless when he wrote for the SJ Merc years ago. A couple years and he’ll be gone. Personally, I don’t know why people engage on Twitter like this. It’s just an opportunity to lower oneself to another’s level.

T
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T

fuzzysuzie i highly recommend bringing a stroller along.  it can hold your diaper bag and the bags of candy

Slam
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Slam

I’ve been reading the SF Chronicle Green Sheet since about 1970. I faithfully read all the Bay Area sports writers. I remember the Glenn Dickey and Lowell Cohn days. I love Ostler, Jenkins, etc.

I stumbled into BASG at some point a couple years ago and I like it, but it never occurred to me to compare him to the “newspaper” writers. I just consume sports writers and I like all of it.

So for this clown to seek to diminish BASG is a head scratcher.

whatever dude.

Slam
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@T fuzzysuzie  When my kids were little I hated Holloween. Like %$#&ing Viet Nam. Crazed kids on sugar, parents drunk wandering around in the dark …. don’t miss those days at all.

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fuzzysuzie  Tons of alcoholics from the East Coast and Midwest in the 50’s and 60’s moved to California to become movie stars and rock stars. Which is why we live in the land of fruits and nuts !

Slam
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SFF49JYP4L  And the 49ers press pass dept LOL

Eric
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Mariotti is a Bag. I used to listen to him when he had his sports show in Chicago back in the day, and his abrasive, faux controversial style will wear real thin in the Bay Area. He’s a scab picker, and a screamer, who tries to stir the pot. Its funny how guys like Skip Bayless, and Mariotti get shuffled around the country, burning bridges in their market, until the are run out of town. They will always get work I suppose, but there is a huge difference between guys that are respected curmudgeons…along the lines of Ray Ratto, perhaps…and… Read more »
Von X
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Not to sound like a bully…
But this clown in accordance with my history in sports … Would not last a second “on or off” the field, the court, the office, or the water cooler
He’s a self absorbed skeleton in the real sports world?!
don’t know what I’m talking about???
The time for “honoring himself” will soon be over …
My quick “street” solution to shut this moron up?…..
Pull off his pathetic wig in public?’

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