Jay Mariotti worked at the Chicago Sun-Times as a lead sports columnist for 17 years and was a regular panelist on ESPN's daily debate show, "Around The Horn," for eight years. He lives in Los Angeles where he works on media projects. His recent e-book about his life and media career, "The System: A Manual on Surviving Liars, Loons, Law, Life," is available on Amazon.com.
The holiday season now encompasses 10.6 percent of the entire American calendar. That’s actually a cool thing, for it allows Jay to guiltlessly contribute one of those cliché sports columns he hates to read but loves to write.
Do not sit there and say the Bears will beat Arizona and Detroit on the road and make the playoffs. That is false hope, an avenue to more despair. A potential savior is available. Go get him, Halas Hall.
Clearly, the end is nearing for Lovie. If Emery was proactive in bolstering the roster in his first offseason, he surely will recognize the glaring need for a new coach who will win the big game and lead a new way.
Mariotti says his answer remains the same as it has for three decades: ‘Because I still love sports, and because I still love to write. Sports + writing = sportswriter. And the fond memories still dance like nude women at Burning Man…’