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Could Gregg Doyel Vs. Jay Mariotti Be The Next Journalist Pissing Match?

Please, please make it so. A war of words between these two is a win-win situation, because no matter which one of these assholes comes out on top (if there is such a thing as a winner in childish matters like these), it means that one of them lost, which is alright by me. It would be kind of  like Keith Olbermann-Bill Simmons Douche War, just more, um, douchey. Check that. These four bozos all reside in the same strata in the doucheosphere so the douche quotient would have to be the same. My mistake.

Dan Levy has expertly chronicled the goings-on, which apparently began last Thursday, over at The Sporting Blog, but here’s the gist: apparently, CBS Sports’ Gregg Doyel assume the role of resident watchdog and monitored the comings and goings of Fanhouse’s Jay Mariotti all weekend while covering the action at the NCAA tournament in Salt Lake City, Utah. It appears Doyel’s main problem with Mariotti is that even though he had a reserved seat in press row, the Jayster was not present at some of the games,  but still wrote about them. Doyel took full notice of this and proceeded to light up his Twitter account hammering on the erstwhile “real journalist.”

More Twitter backbiting from Doyel after the jump.

There’s this one:

And this perplexing backhanded compliment:

And then there was this one:

Meh. Whatever. They are both douchebags of the highest order, so I couldn’t care less if Doyel has a legitimate beef or not with what Mariotti not being present for the games but still writing columns about them, but as Mr. Levy points out, “someone who was actually there to cover the games would have liked the view from Mariotti’s ceremonial seat.”

I just hope they end up making themselves look even worse than they normally do by engaging each other in a no-holds-barred, winner-take-all, journalistic hissy fit. Because if there were some sort of equivalent to hair-pulling, biting and scratching in a war of words, these two would most certainly not think twice about lowering themselves to that level by employing such sissified tactics.

And we could just sit here and enjoy it, laughing at and mocking the two mouth-breathers as they humiliate themselves trying to one-up one another.

Press Coverage: Mariotti, Doyel, Penner, Tebow, ESPN3D, CBS & The Eternity of 11 Seconds [The Sporting Blog]
The Olbermann-Simmons Feud Is Getting Feisty [Deadspin]

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