Mariotti Show Replay: Friday, April 4th

Missed part of the show? Here’s a rewind of the program on April 4, 2014Final_Four_2014

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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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