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Goodbye to a dear friend of women's sports

Updated: October 23, 2012, 5:55 PM ET
By Melissa Isaacson

Women's sports lost a good friend earlier this month, but I'm guessing only those who knew Bill Jauss realized it.

Jauss, a Chicago sports writer perhaps best known for his role on "Sportswriters on TV," a nationally syndicated talk show that predated by over a decade the plethora of similar shows today, died at 81 of natural causes at his home in Wilmette, Ill., on Oct. 10.

At his memorial service, friends and relatives laughed at the many mentions of his opinionated, ...

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