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Mariotti Show Replay: Monday, Feb. 10th

Posted By Jay Mariotti On February 10, 2014 @ 3:45 PM In 1040 Sports,1080 Sports,JM - Archive,JM - Radio Highlights,Podcast | No Comments

Missed part of the show? Here’s a rewind of the program on February 10, 2014.

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

Hour One on The Jay Mariotti Show: February 10, 2014:
IS NFL READY FOR OPENLY GAY PLAYER?
– Michael Sam comes out, landmark figure in American history
– Don’t be naive and think path will be easy
– He will face hatred in own locker room, on field, in stands
– Teams may avoid drafting him because of media attention
– This is still league of too many Richie Incognitos
– The myths of machismo and homosexuality collide
– Which team best? Belichick, stern dictator, keep peace
– If doesn’t make it, will gay community understand?

INTERVIEW WITH JIM LITKE, ASSOCIATED PRESS
– Thinks NFL is ready for Michael Sam
– Says he feels safe in Sochi, with security web thick
– Russians dearly need to win hockey gold
– If America is bored, doesn’t help that Vonn isn’t here
– More concerned about terrorism issues elsewhere
– Laughs about his accommodations
– Definitely Putin’s Games
– Says racism is shockingly tolerated
– Russians on best behavior per anti-gay climate

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Hour Two on The Jay Mariotti Show: February 10, 2014:
MARCUS SMART, NOT SO SMART
– Immensely talented player is a hothead
– Has to ignore jerk fans, even when crude
– Shoving Texas Tech fan will damage NBA stock
– Seemed mature, grounded when returned to school
– Too many episodes
– Maybe should have left as freshman
– Shame on adults who scream insults as teenagers
– His coach, Travis Ford, must control Smart
– Still has chance to be a great NBA point guard
– Franchises don’t need character risks

REPERCUSSIONS OF MICHAEL SAM STORY
– Jonathan Vilma among those not comfortable
– Drama starts at combine in Indianapolis
– Scrutiny on draft day, then thereafter
– His team needs to have strong leadership
– Time to give players private showers, stalls
– NFL and all sports leagues can afford it

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Hour Three on The Jay Mariotti Show: February 10, 2014
SOCHI REPORT
– Snow kids win slopestyle events for U.S.
– Can’t write Bode-is-reformed narrative until he wins
– Hard to believe party animal is domesticated now
– U.S. making little noise otherwise
– TV nights have been kind of boring
– Poor Costas needs pinkeye doctor and cooler glasses
– Julia Mancuso, bronze
– Watch for Gracie Gold, new skating darling
– Can’t wait for hockey tournament

SHAUN WHITE
– First huge U.S. moment Tuesday
– Cut hair, too corporate now?
– Too worried about brand for slopestyle?
– Three-peat in halfpipe would be historic

HAS EVERYONE CALMED DOWN?
– After initial fears, Games proceed
– Opening Ceremony dissed Obama
– Weather balmy
– Halfpipe course a mess
– Events spread out over too many night
– Leaves diluted effect during telecasts

INTERVIEW WITH JIM LITKE, ASSOCIATED PRESS

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