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Mariotti Show Replay: Friday, April 4th

Missed part of the show? Heres a rewind of the program on April 4, 2014Final_Four_2014

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

Hour One on The Jay Mariotti Show: April 4, 2014:

THIS IS `COLLEGE' BASKETBALL?

-- Final Four in $1.3-billion football stadium

-- Could seat up to 110,000, court diminutive

-- How badly do you want to see a Final Four?

-- Nosebleeds, watching on huge HD TV

-- Still the most fun event in sports

-- But testing limits of fans in megadome

-- Also, stadium in middle of nowhere

-- Semifinals often impacted by sloppy shooting

-- Domes alter depth perception of shooters

BO RYAN IS THE ANSWER

-- He tries to graduate college students, 4 years

-- Antithesis of Calipari, the one-and-done king

-- Old school, fundamentals, classic matchup

-- Can he get in heads of Kentucky kids?

-- Wisconsin has chance if Kaminsky repeats

-- But Kentucky has bulk, rebounders

FLORIDA SHOULD HAVE NO TROUBLE

-- Napier meets match in Wilbekin

-- Donovan grooms for NBA, also as men

-- 30 in a row after suspensions, injuries

-- One of best coaching jobs in long time

-- Hope he's appreciated at football school

NCAA SHOULD BE TRANSPARENT, FAILS

-- Traditional Thursday media session shifted

-- Sunday a.m., focus on title game

-- Emmert has so many issues, hides

-- Now more than ever, public needs answers

-- Unions, 1-and-dones, big football, concussions

-- NCAA just cashes checks and disappears

 

Hour Two on The Jay Mariotti Show: April 4, 2014:

NEW JAMEIS WINSTON INVESTIGATION

-- Did Florida State violate Title IX laws?

-- Failed to follow protocol in Winston rape probe?

-- Non-compliance could revoke federal funding

-- Even after cleared by state, still an issue

-- Going to be an issue until he leaves FSU

-- University cannot be reckless, loose

-- Can't appear to be protecting Winston

-- Alleged victim's story had holes

-- Toxicology report, witnesses favor Winston

SPURS FINALLY LOSE

-- Durant has 39 straight with 25 points or more

-- Has locked up MVP, all-time gifted scorer

-- Spurs, Thunder likely in Western finals

-- Streak meant nothing to Popovich

-- But Spurs have everyone's attention

-- Now favorites to win it all

WHO TRIVIALIZES A CHILD'S BIRTH?

-- At least Boomer Esiason apologized

-- Daniel Murphy has every right to be with wife

-- Miserable Francesa comes off as insensitive

-- This is what they want, attention and ratings

-- Give talk radio a bad name

TANAKA MAKES YANKEES DEBUT

-- Must develop as immediate ace

-- Yankees second-worst team in AL East

-- Why baby him when paying $175 m?

-- Splitter is out pitch, no heater

EXPANDED REPLAY

-- Has been successful, only one time issue

-- Corrected a ball-strike count

-- As long as game doesn't drag

-- Manager walks slowly as someone reviews

CUBS

-- A miserable week for a miserable franchise

-- First team to lose a replay this week

-- Player wore wrong uniform

-- Pitcher, catcher collided

-- Lose a six-hour game

 

Hour Three on The Jay Mariotti Show: April 4, 2014:

BEST NCAA TOURNAMENT IN A WHILE

-- Ratings highest in more than two decades

-- Talent watered down, but parity sells

-- Three of four teams surprising

-- Only Florida was predictable

-- Most people want Kentucky-Florida

-- Wisconsin, Ryan would be romantic story

-- Anyone have UConn?

THIS IS `COLLEGE' BASKETBALL?

-- Final Four in $1.3-billion football stadium

-- Could seat up to 110,000, court diminuitive

-- How badly do you want to see a Final Four?

-- Nosebleeds, watching on huge HD TV

-- Still the most fun event in sports

-- But testing limits of fans in megadome

-- Also, stadium in middle of nowhere

-- Semifinals often impacted by sloppy shooting

-- Domes alter depth perception of shooters

CALIPARI THE STORY, LIKE HIM OR NOT

-- Polarizing, opinionated

-- If wins it all, one-and-done revolutionary

-- If loses, will he go to NBA?

LATEST YASIEL PUIG FIASCO

-- Late for batting practice, removed from lineup

-- Kemp upset that wasn't originally starting

-- This is the new Bronx Zoo

-- Is Kershaw seriously injured?

-- Traffic problems around stadium

-- Still concerns about lurking gangs

-- And, of course, no one can watch games

DODGERS' TV ARROGANCE

-- Dodgers took $8.35 billion for exclusive TV

-- But only 30% can get Time Warner in L.A. area

-- Franchise really testing fans' loyalties

-- Can't remove daily relationship with a team

NFLPA TO PROBE EAGLES, JACKSON

-- Did Eagles link Jackson has gang connection?

-- When no evidence, that's dirty, maybe a lawsuit

-- Now with Redskins, Jackson will haunt Philly

 

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