Joe’s comments about Mariotti and Rogers are in line with mine. I have to admit that I liked Mariotti on Around the Horn, but he’s on the wrong side of the suck line in print. Phil Rogers is jaw-droppingly bad; the day espn.com started printing some of his stuff was the day I realized I need to stop visiting the site.

My dad always talks about Mike Royko, but I was too young to get to read his stuff. Does anybody have thoughts about Royko, or any other sportswriters for the Chicago newspapers, past or present? I’m having a hard time thinking of anybody who I enjoy reading more than half the time.

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