Author: Jay Mariotti

Jay Mariotti is one of America's prominent sports commentators, known for his award-winning journalism, challenging opinions and passionate approach to writing and broadcasting on all platforms. He has served as San Francisco Examiner sports director and lead sports columnist since March 2015. Mariotti has covered every major sports event nationally and worldwide on numerous occasions, including 14 Olympic Games and 24 Super Bowls, and has closely chronicled all the major sports newsmakers and issues of his time. His most visible work includes eight years as a regular panelist on ESPN's TV debate show, "Around The Horn,'' and 17 years as Chicago's dominant sports columnist.

If Warriors want 73, why deny the dream?

Millennials live in the now. They don’t want to hear about tomorrow because they realize today is tenuous, having grown…

3 years ago

Does Goff really want 49ers’ chaos?

So now we know why the 49ers aren’t spending much on free agents: Jed York hasn’t paid the rent. In…

3 years ago

Curry, Warriors have met the enemy

What, you thought it would be a three-month game of hopscotch, a layup drill to the encore parade? Solitaire, this…

3 years ago

A father, a son and a cold baseball franchise

It shouldn’t be lost on Ken Williams why a father-son bond is vital in a professional sports setting. His son,…

3 years ago

If he knew and didn’t tell, Martin must go

Know this: If Cuonzo Martin failed to urgently address a glaring red flag in any American workplace — a sexual…

3 years ago

Coach of the year? Kerr’s impact spans the ages

My breaking point came when broadcaster Jim Barnett, paid by the Warriors to analyze games on TV, endorsed Portland’s Terry…

3 years ago

Why wasn’t Cueto wearing headgear?

And to think pitchers are worried about image, cosmetics, how they might strike a goofy appearance if wearing protective headgear…

3 years ago

At Cal, social conscience trumps basketball

This isn’t the sort of March Madness that Cal envisioned, obviously, when Cuonzo Martin was hired to lead the basketball…

3 years ago