Hearne: Whitlock to Return to Star?

The $64 million question: which theorist is smarter, me or fellow former Star scribe Jim Fitzpatrick?

OK, OK – I’ll cede the point to Fitz. But what I’m really talking about is which of us will end up being correct where the immediate future of Jason Whitlock is concerned. Me or Fitz? In case you didn’t notice, Fitz column today says Whitlock’s goose is cooked at 18th and Grand. Mine implies it may just be a case of him soaking up vaca days before he reemerges for the Chiefs and Big 12 football and basketball.

The envelope, please…

“The only scuttlebutt I’ve heard re Whitlock is that he’s on vacation and will come back when the Chiefs’ season starts,” one Star staffer says. “Heck, I think Derek (Donovan) wrote about it on his blog a month or so back.”

Donovan – for the uninitiated – doubles as the newspaper’s readers rep, along with dining, celebrity gossip, entertainment writing and library overlording.

Indeed on June 22, Donovan blogged that, “Jason Whitlock will return,” the headline began. “I’ve had a lot of questions about where Jason Whitlock has been recently. Many readers have wanted to hear his opinions on the Big 12 shakeup, in particular.

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8 Responses to Hearne: Whitlock to Return to Star?

  1. Anonymous says:

    Ptolemy
    4 columns on the same lame subject and no insight in any of them?

    I’m sending you a bill for the wasted hour of my life navigating through that crap.

  2. Anonymous says:

    hearne
    How much we owe ya?

  3. Anonymous says:

    Ptolemy
    $20. I’m in demand these days.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Rainbow Man
    Hearne is building something here. The only audience he needs on KC Con is the business community, and he is set. We need a little Shirley Helzberg, Haverty, Chamber, Ingram’s crowd on here. A little KC NorthEnd mafia coverage will help too.

    I know I have personally recruited a few new readers and posters.

    I don’t know why it hit a nerve, but the “sending a bill” comment and Hearne’s request for an invoice cracked me up on this otherwise boring and hot July evening.

  5. Anonymous says:

    craig glazer
    Jason will be back.

  6. Anonymous says:

    hearne
    That’s my guess. Fitz and I have a friendly bet going on this. I say he’s coming back – soon. Fitz says he’s toast. We shall see.
    A commenter to Fitz says he was given extra time off based on vaca not taken last year, which is normally not allowed.
    If indeed it is a health thing – stapled stomach, death in family, whatever – that would explain why they relaxed the rule.
    Hard to rationalize why – like he did for Fox, I guess – the big fella didn’t phone in some sort of commentary on Big 12, KU, etc.
    One of the mysteries of life, I suppose.

  7. Anonymous says:

    mrbrown
    Man, I’m don’t know which is worse..Whitlocks phone it in columns or the way you guys literally have to comment on your comments….jebus

  8. Anonymous says:

    PucKChaser
    No one really cares…

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