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Mariotti Show Replay: Monday, Feb. 24th

Missed part of the show? Heres a rewind of the program on February 24, 2014.

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

Hour One on The Jay Mariotti Show: February 24, 2014:

BREAKING BARRIERS DOESN'T MEAN BIAS ENDS

-- Landmark moment, two publicly gay men enter NBA, NFL worlds

-- Hope day comes soon when sexuality not relevant

-- Day still far away, making Collins, Sam more courageous

-- They are trial balloons in delicate, complex lab experiment

-- Could be they aren't on league rosters later this year

-- Still too many Incognito types around

-- Crowd in L.A. gave Collins gentle applause

-- NFL going to be tougher sell

-- Locker room configurations need to be changed

-- Give all players private, locked quarters, with showers

JASON COLLINS

-- Different than Sam, 12-year veteran, already well-liked

-- Nets give him 10-day contract, in essence a tryout

-- Smart, veteran defensive presence up front

-- At 35, probably last season

-- Don't know if he alone paves way for more to come out in NBA

MICHAEL SAM

-- Struggling at combine with 40-yard times

-- Hardly a certainty he'll make an NFL roster

-- Undersized, not impressive on weights

-- If cut, gay community better not balk

-- May take a major name to make real impact in this issue

INTERVIEW WITH BOB GLAUBER, NEW YORK NEWSDAY, NBC

-- Michael Sam's struggles

-- Is NFL ready for an opnely gay player?

-- Are 49ers, Jim Harbaugh headed for a split?

-- Will Texans ever live it down if bypass Manziel and he's Favre 2.0?

-- Is Bortles all that? Bridgewater has impressed Bob the most

-- Clowney is X-factor -- incredible physical gifts, questionable heart

 

Hour Two on The Jay Mariotti Show: February 24, 2014:

NFL COMBINE

-- Didn't a combine used to be a harvesting tool?

-- Once covered by 50, now by 900

-- Consumed by Clowney's 40-yard time

-- Reminder that NFL a 12-month sport

-- Draft isn't until early May -- 10 more weeks of this?

DALE EARNHARDT WINS DAYTONA 500

-- Anyone more likeable in American sports?

-- Simple good old boy, racing in father's memory?

-- Can't put dome on Speedway, but long delay brutal

-- Imagine six-hour delay at a Super Bowl?

DANICA PATRICK

-- Tired of her act -- Richard Petty is right, start winning

-- The new Anna Kournikova, all sex appeal and no results

-- Want to be treated on level playing field, start producing

-- Wouldn't advise Petty, at 75, to take her on in grudge match?

JIM BOEHEIM'S TANTRUM

-- Picked bad time for his first-ever ejection

-- If kept cool, Syracuse still may have won

-- Now may lose No. 1 seed and easy path to Final Four

-- Call was debatable, new interpretation of charging foul

-- Florida worthy No. 1

-- Top four seeds: Florida, Arizona, Wichita State, Syracuse

-- But Duke and Kansas still in picture

-- Wichita State should be undefeated into NCAAs

 

Hour Three on The Jay Mariotti Show: February 24, 2014:

PUTIN WINS: NO TERRORISM OR TUMULT, 13 GOLD

-- Grudgingly, must admit Vladimir Putin pulled it off

-- For $51 billion, he created image of a newer Russia

-- Still a pathetic human-rights record, anti-gay stance

-- No violence, no transportation issues, just smooth Games

-- And Russia won the medals race, with 33 total

-- Vic Wild, American defector, won two gold, rubbing it in

FUTURE OF SOCHI

-- Putin thinks Sochi will be global vacation village

-- Don't think so. Could become ghost town

-- Athens still reeling from Olympics deficits

NBC AT OLYMPICS

-- Glad management let Costas vent on Putin

-- Should let a great sports thinker speak out more often

-- Big issue: Audience growing old, 55.1 average

-- Conservative approach must change

-- Weir, Lipinski a refreshing change

-- 18 nights too much, dilutes coverage

U.S. WINTER OLYMPICS FUTURE

-- Thank goodness for Shiffrin, who wants five gold in '18

-- We can follow her journey

-- Otherwise, U.S. disappointing in traditional sports

-- Nine fewer medals than Vancouver

-- And American really don't care

-- At least U.S. good at X Games events

TEAM USA HOCKEY

-- Debacles test America's patience

-- Embarrassing ending, in players' words

-- Lack major goal-scorers in clutch

-- Took step back in last two games

-- Can't quit in a bronze-medal game

-- Bylsma didn't distinguish himself, team not ready

-- Canadians own sport again, men's and women's

FUTURE OF OLYMPIC HOCKEY

-- 2018 in great jeopardy

-- Bettman, owners not wild about it to begin with

-- Now have ammo of serious injuries

-- NHL wants to be paid for its presence

-- IOC has said it won't pay a penny

-- NBC desperately needs hockey for ratings, streaming

 

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