Why am I doing this?
Michael Wilbon chat:
DC: Can you explain what happened to [Jay] Mariotti in chicago?
Michael Wilbon: No, it's too involved. Just google his name and look back at it. It's amazing and complex and ridiculously overly dramatic...It's fun.
Fun? I'm up for fun. All I know is Jay Mariotti is a sports columnist. I think I've seen him screaming at other sports reporters on ESPN. Let me check out this google thing Wilbon mentions.
[8 minutes of elevator music]
He quit his job with the Chicago Sun-Times, claims newspapers are a dying business, and people don't like him.
Ridiculously overly dramatic? If we can strike ridiculously, I'll compromise with just overly dramatic.
It's fun? No. It should've been. Loud-mouth jerk quits long-time job in a loud-mouth jerky way? That has trainwreck rubbernecking written all over it. But there's nothing new or entertaining in this story.