Tony Kornheiser does not like Jay Mariotti, in fact, he would not mind if Mariotti got hit by a bus. Kornheiser was on Sports Talk 980's (which plays in the DC market) Sports Reporters talking about Mariotti this afternoon.
Kornheiser was asked if he would would mind if Mariotti and a bus occupied the same space at the same point in time. Kornheiser responded that it would be fine by him if Mariotti was scraped off the front of that bus.
Kornheiser also believes that Mariotti is trying to steal his job at PTI. The feud between the two sports reporters goes back to a couple of years ago when Mariotti bashed Kornheiser through his (Mariotti's) radio show. Kornheiser called Mariotti to find out a reason for the bashing, but Mariotti said the accusations where untrue. But Kornheiser says he heard about the accusations from the producer of Mariotti's radio show.
Mariotti stole a radio show job from Kornheiser a couple years ago. I've been trying to find out more details on how that went down, but I have been able to find out anything (although I think it was a Chicago show).
I enjoy Kornheiser's radio show and PTI stuff. He can come across as an asshole, but that is more of a public persona that he uses to make him a more compelling personality. It is refreshing to hear somebody who speaks their mind by making logical points instead of shouting louder than the guy next to him. Steven A. Smith could learn a thing or two from Kornheiser.