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Reinsdorf fires back at Mariotti

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09:05 AM ET 08.28 | Jerry Reinsdorf finally fired back at Jay Mariotti. The White Sox and Bulls chairman was a favorite target of Mariotti, the ESPN personality who was arrested in Los Angeles last weekend on suspicion of felony domestic assault, when Mariotti wrote a column for the Sun-Times. "Jay Mariotti was and is a pissant," Reinsdorf said as the place filled with laughter. "A lot of the people who were laughing here probably have no idea what that means. You can look it up in the dictionary; it has a very definite meaning."

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August 28, 2010  09:07 AM ET

Pissant, I wrote that the other day and it got Bleeped. PISSANTS.

August 28, 2010  09:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Pissant, I wrote that the other day and it got Bleeped. PISSANTS.

Here - let me help!!!

Pissant!!! Pissant!!! Pissant!!! Pissant!!!

August 28, 2010  09:25 AM ET

Pissant - An insignificant person; A person who adheres strictly to a rule or policy despite current circumstances; A person seemingly incapable of focusing on anything but the trivial, especially in the sense of trivial or irrelevant criticism; Insignificant or unimportant.


Wait - that's ME!!!

August 28, 2010  10:26 AM ET

Way to stay classy Jerry.

August 28, 2010  10:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Way to stay classy Jerry.

Mariotti deserves no class. He's an ****, pure and simple.

August 28, 2010  11:31 AM ET

Why did they choose a picture where he looks like he just realized he sharted his pants?

August 28, 2010  11:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Mariotti deserves no class. He's an ****, pure and simple.

Agreed, but even more reason why Reinsdorf should be above it. I thought MLB owners were supposed to be a sophisticated group--afterall, haven't they blocked every attempt by Mark Cuban to own a team because of his personality???

August 28, 2010  12:35 PM ET

What about the woman Mariotti assaulted? Is she okay? All I heard was that she had bruises on her arms. I hope that it's no more serious. And I can't say that I'll miss him on 'Around the Horn'. Has ESPN made an announcement about that?

August 28, 2010  01:11 PM ET

Both Jay and Reinsdorf are bad for sports. I dont like Reinsdorf for what he did to MJ and the Bulls. And Jay Mariotti just runs his mouth too much.

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August 28, 2010  01:45 PM ET

Mariotti shouldn't have spent all that time with Roethlisberger this past summer ...

August 28, 2010  02:53 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Has ESPN made an announcement about that?

ESPN has only said he won't be on the show next week. I don't expect to see Mariotti engaging in competitive banter with the national panel again, period.

August 28, 2010  04:11 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Pissant - An insignificant person; A person who adheres strictly to a rule or policy despite current circumstances; A person seemingly incapable of focusing on anything but the trivial, especially in the sense of trivial or irrelevant criticism; Insignificant or unimportant. Wait - that's ME!!!

I like you Otis.

August 28, 2010  05:23 PM ET

piss off!!!

August 28, 2010  06:25 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Way to stay classy Jerry.

Jerry is no pissant, but he is a Azhole We are talking about a guy who made his fortune the old fashioned way. He screweeeed the people.
How you ask? Because you paid taxes while he avoided them. And here is how he did it in real estate underhanded deals.
As soon as the Supreme Court made a ruling, he, a lawyer jumped in and got his license to steal. The law allowed economic owners of realty to sell property and lease it back, while transferring the tax deduction for depreciation to the title owner.

Pirates of old had nothing on the men who own pro sport teams.

August 28, 2010  08:25 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Mariotti deserves no class. He's an ****, pure and simple.

Do you think maybe Mariotti and Reinsdorf are having sex? Soooo-eeeee!

August 28, 2010  08:26 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Reinsdorf isn't at Bulls games going crazy when calls aren't going the Bulls' way.

No, he's busy eating nachos with a double helping of cheese, five hot dogs and a diet coke.

August 29, 2010  07:52 AM ET

Real nice.....

 
August 29, 2010  12:10 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Way to stay classy Jerry.

Jerry Reinsdorf one class act!!!

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