Missed part of the show? Here’s a rewind of the program on February 10, 2014.
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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
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
Hour Three on The Jay Mariotti Show: February 10, 2014
— 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
— 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 PRESShttp://audio.sportstalkflorida.com/1040/JMS210143.mp3