Remembering the unmatched straight talk of The Sports Writers on TV

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Panelists (l-r) Gleason, Bentley, Telander and Jauss were always well-informed, if not well-groomed.

Panelists (l-r) Gleason, Bentley, Telander and Jauss were always well-informed, if not well-groomed.

• 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.

Bill Gleason was the cantankerous reporter you'd see buttonholing a coach after a game.

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

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

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