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Missed part of the show? Here’s a rewind of the program on August 16, 2013.

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Hour One on The Jay Mariotti Show: August 16, 2013:
Jay denounces Alex Rodriguez as the worst of all sports scumbags amid reports that his camp leaked the names of Ryan Braun and his Yankees teammate, Francisco Cervelli, to the media in the Biogenesis scandal. Jay also worries that MLB’s public-relations war with A-Rod is damaging the game on the field and will mar the postseason. Jay talks to NBC Sports Radio’s Mark Malone, asks him how he’s functioning as a former NFL quarterback in his 50s who has taken many hits to the head and body — he’s doing well — and they debate which of the league’s young QBs will continue to prosper.

Hour Two on The Jay Mariotti Show: August 16, 2013:
Jay takes callers on the latest A-Rod issue. Jay interviews KISS legend Gene Simmons about sports, life and his new ownership of a new Arena League team — Los Angeles’ lone professional football franchise.

Hour Three on The Jay Mariotti Show: August 16, 2013:
Jay says he’d like to purge A-Rod from his consciousness but can’t — because A-Rod is appealing and the arbitrator is in the South Pacific (not really) and won’t rule on the case until November or later, which allows A-Rod to keep playing and remain a potential impact player in pennant races. Jay previews his Las Vegas trip this weekend and wonders how he got wrangled into a Robin Thicke pool concert. He asks for Vegas recommendations and sounds overwhelmed by the wildness ahead.

Missed part of the show? Here’s a rewind of the program on August 15, 2013.

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Hour One on The Jay Mariotti Show: August 15, 2013: In a year when small-market teams again are faring well in baseball — Pirates, Rays, A’s — the Dodgers have emerged as a $230-million monster on the hottest 48-game streak in MLB since 1942. Jay wants to know if the Dodgers are “hateable” the way the Yankees have been. He concludes no, largely because of Vin Scully and Dodger Stadium, and he dreams of a Dodgers vs. A’s/Rays World Series. Jay thanks the heavens that expanded replay is coming to baseball. And Jay, even after the Tom Brady Scare That Wasn’t, reiterates that too many ACL tears and other injuries are happening in the preseason — and urges the NFL to minimize the preseason and training camp.

 

Hour Two on The Jay Mariotti Show: August 15, 2013: Jay says this is a bad week for Fox Sports 1 — and the network hasn’t even launched yet — and applauds ESPN for the hiring of Jason Whitlock as another quality “niche” analyst. Jay applauds MLB for officially approving expanded replay, wondering what took so long and also worrying that already-slow-and-dawdling games will last longer if managers opt for the maximum six replays per game. Jay-M thinks Jay-Z can’t miss as an agent because athletes want all the perks he can bring, but also thinks Jay-Z will tire of the egos and demands and stick to his hip-hop empire. Jay-M raps along to the Jay-Z tune that mentions Robinson Cano and Scott Boras. Jay-M remembers the day Lil’ Wayne appeared on “Around The Horn.” Jay thinks the comeback of Michelle Wie is pretty cool — she went to Stanford, matured and returned to golf.

 

Hour Three on The Jay Mariotti Show: August 15, 2013: Jay talks about the multi-dimensional focus of mariottishow.com and a video he taped on the Tampa Bay Rays and their “tin can” dome — and how the team inside is overcoming it all with smart front-office people and a hip manager. Jay talks NFL quarterbacks and predicts Michael Vick will not be the Philadelphia starter under Chip Kelly. Jay discusses expanded replay and how commissioner Bud Selig, due to retire next year, finally is gettting around to all the problems he should have fixed years ago.

 

Missed part of the show? Here’s a rewind of the program August 14, 2013.

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Hour One on The Jay Mariotti Show: August 14, 2013: 

Jay calls Robert Griffin III “the most important young athlete in America” and wonders why he must engage his coach, Mike Shanahan, in a play-me-in-the-preseason debate when protecting his reconstructed knee should be the priority. Jay also projects the second seasons of Griffin, Colin Kaepernick, Russell Wilson and Andrew Luck and asks if each will rise, stay stagnant or fall. Jay takes phone calls on the topics.

 

Hour Two on The Jay Mariotti Show: August 14, 2013: 
Why is Pete Rose still banned for life when Alex Rodriguez, a twice-caught PEDs cheat/liar, avoided a lifetime ban? Jay then applauds MLB owners for finally getting around to expanded replay, though 10 years too late with the current technology. Hugh Douglas was fired by ESPN, and Jay recounts the life-in-a-bubble scrutiny of his eight-year ESPN experience. Dallas Cowboys, not surprisingly lead the NFL team values list at $2.3 billion, and Jay asks why owner Jerry Jones can be such a great businessman while being such a lousy football man. William Perry is not dead, contrary to reckless Internet reports, and Jay wonders again what has happened to journalism and corroboration in reporting.

 

Hour Three on The Jay Mariotti Show: August 14, 2013:
Jay concludes that Russell Wilson will have the best year of the four sophomore QBs, and says Seattle is his NFC favorite to reach the Super Bowl. Jay calls Nick Saban the best college football coach ever and says he deserves more attention and reverence. Jay interviews Greg Couch of Fox Sports about Saban and the continuing issues of Johnny Manziel. Jay predicts Fox Sports 1 will be a dud and discusses a report that commentator Jason Whitlock is leaving Fox for ESPN.

 

Missed part of the show? Here’s a rewind of the program August 13, 2013.

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Hour One on The Jay Mariotti Show: August 13, 2013: 
Jay introduces Jimmy Roberts from the Golf Channel, and they discuss Tiger Woods and whether he can pass Jack Nicklaus’ record of 18 major titles. He launches a discussion about Johnny Manziel and whether the ongoing stories about autograph signings for pay will cost him eligibility at Texas A&M . He thinks Alabama vs. Texas A&M will be a bigger event than anything we will see in the NFL for the next few months. Jay states that Tim Tebow is important to “The Patriot Way,” and explains why he will make the team. He speaks about the death of a fan at Turner Fields in Atlanta and how we can prevent these tragedies. Lastly, he covers MLB and the lack of diversity in TV broadcast booths.

 

Hour Two on The Jay Mariotti Show: August 13, 2013: 
In hour two, Jay takes calls from listeners and answers questions about the lack of African-Americans in network TV baseball broadcast booths, and MLB diversity. He discusses if it’s unfair to keep Pete Rose banned for life when Alex Rodriguez is not. Jay also applauds Albert Pujols for suing Jack Clark over reckless steroids comments.

 

Hour Three on The Jay Mariotti Show: August 13, 2013: 
Jay continues discussion on Manziel, A-Rod, and Pete Rose. He discusses Hard Knocks, and advances his Robin Thicke pool party in Vegas.

 

Missed part of the show? Here’s a rewind of the program August 12, 2013.

The Mariotti Show airs and streams live M-F noon to 3pm ET.

Hour One on The Jay Mariotti Show: August 12, 2013: Jay introduces the mariottishow.com multimedia format, talks about his last three years, discusses how the sports media landscape has changed and how he plans to combine radio and video with his written commentary in a 24/7 production that will become the digital prototype for sportswriters and sportscasters.

 

Hour Two on The Jay Mariotti Show: August 12, 2013:
Jay declares Tiger Woods will not win another major and is destined to leave a bittersweet imprint on the world. He wonders why fans yell “mashed potatoes” at major golf tournaments and sees a culture clash looming in a traditional country-club sport. Jay asks why Alex Rodriguez is still playing after a 211-game suspension — where’s the arbitrator? — and bemoans how he could alter pennant races.

 

Hour Three on The Jay Mariotti Show: August 12, 2013: 
Jay reintroduces the mariottishow.com format. He launches a discussion about Johnny Manziel and calls him the most significant college football player ever, if also a ticking bomb who could self-destruct. He says Alabama-Texas A&M will be bigger than any NFL game on the immediate horizon. He thanks his callers and listeners and says he’s happy to be back.

 

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