Jay Mariotti, called ``the most impacting Chicago sportswriter of the past quarter-century,’’ is the host of ``Unmuted,’’ a frequent podcast about sports and life (Apple, Spotify, etc.). He is an accomplished columnist, TV commentator and radio host. As a Los Angeles resident, he gravitated by osmosis to movie projects. He appears Wednesdays on The Dino Costa Show, a segment billed as ``The Rawest Hour in Sports.’’ Compensation for this column is donated to the Chicago Sun-Times Charity Trust. He can be reached on Twitter @MariottiSports.
“Between Lamar Jackson’s positive test, more outbreaks and scheduling chaos in college football and basketball, COVID-19 minefields are overwhelming a helpless industry, renewing doubts that seasons can be completed.”
As the NFL and Power Five plow through COVID-19 minefields and Dabo delusion, Adam Silver’s league is delivering basketball news, including a flurry of stupefying contracts in a nation mired in economic woe.
When Kim Ng perseveres after constant rejection and finally lands a chance to run an MLB front office, it’s another reminder for America: Women are here to stay as movers and shakers in sports and society.
It’s sad to see Tiger Woods play well and hear no reaction, and it’s startling to see fall colors instead of blooming azaleas, but Augusta National still deserves a green jacket for giving America a pandemic treat.