Remembering the unmatched straight talk of The Sports Writers on TV

Panelists (l-r) Gleason, Bentley, Telander and Jauss were always well-informed, if not well-groomed.
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• Bill Jauss, who covered sports for 50 years, mostly with the Chicago Tribune. The son of a meatpacker, he was a big, unpretentious dumpling with a smile that lit up his face.

Bill Gleason was the cantankerous reporter you'd see buttonholing a coach after a game.
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NEWCOMB: Celebrating 100 years of Wrigley Field

The DNA from TSWOTV can be seen on many ESPN shows, such as Pardon The Interruption.
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