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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