Mariotti Show Replay: Thursday, March 27th

Missed part of the show? Here’s a rewind of the program on March 27, 2014.Florida_Gators_2014

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

Hour One on The Jay Mariotti Show: March 27, 2014:

HEAT 3-PEAT LOOKING BLEAK
— Likely lose No. 1 East seed to Pacers
— Game-ending airball by Bosh says it all
— LeBron didn’t take shot, here we go again
— Wade hurts hamstring, another health woe
— LeBron throws elbow at Hibbert, flagrant
— Indiana was vulnerable, on and off court
— Heat gave Pacers new life, confidence
— Indiana 35-4 at home, best in league
— Heat needed Game 7s at home last year
— Neither team looks capable of NBA title

PACERS WIN NASTY PHYSICAL BATTLE
— Resembled UFC scrum
— Good, physical basketball or dirty?
— Heat can’t deal with Indiana brute force
— James, Bosh complaining about refs
— Hibbert, West still major matchup issues
— Was James elbow intentional?
— Heat should cede top seed, rest James

PACERS VS. SPURS IN FINALS?
— Quietly, Spurs have won 15 straight
— Leonard healthy, maybe their MVP
— Purists would love, but too much Spurs
— And two small markets
— Clippers would be more fun

76ERS ABOUT TO BE 26ERS
— Loss tonight would be 26th straight
— Break record Saturday in Philadelphia
— Should pay fans to see that b.s.
— Where has tanking gotten them?
— Parker might not come out
— Wiggins bowed out, 1 of 6
— Don’t need Embiid, have Noel
— Class-action suit waiting to happen
— Consumer frauds when teams tank

SWEET 16 STARTS TONIGHT
— Florida barely over UCLA
— Dayton keeps rolling over Stanford
— Baylor over Wisconsin, snore
— Arizona in blowout

 

 

Hour Two on The Jay Mariotti Show: March 27, 2014:

STEVE MASIELLO RESUME SNAFU
— Nixed by South Florida, career in doubt
— Manhattan needs a bachelor’s degree
— Yet Manhattan hired him without vetting
— Should have him apologize, take class
— No need to ruin his career

NLRB/NORTHWESTERN RULING
— Remember, players ARE compensated
— Free education, meet big shooters
— Live in luxury, travel, televised resume
— But also should be paid part of big pie
— Unionizing players not way to go
— Coaches will purge any activists
— Pay players via insurance, education
— Insure them for health/college injuries
— Assure all levels of educations free
— Still years away from resolution

SWEET 16
— Anderson, Adams will give Florida fits
— Anderson a 6-9 point forward
— UCLA wants to run, Florida goes slow
— Florida anathema to UCLA, recent NCAAs
— Different UCLA team, Alford, fun
— Like Florida experience, Donovan
— Dayton-Stanford could go to end
— Something charming about Archie Miller
— Arizona looks like most talented team
— Baylor-Wisconsin won’t wow Anaheim

TOURNAMENT POPULARITY
— Best first-weekend ratings since 1993
— Tickets hard to come by at MSG
— Kentucky, Louisville will jam dome
— Memphis easiest ticket, schools far

JOHNNY PRO FOOTBALL
— Pro Day is an informercial
— Wears helmet, shoulder pads
— Teams scrutinizing maturity
— Texans there, want Bortles
— Browns not there, so what?
— Can’t pass him up at 4
— If so, Vikings will take at 8
— Zimmer looking at character

 

 

Hour Three on The Jay Mariotti Show: March 27, 2014:

SWEET 16
— Run through the Thursday matchups
— Friday night will be special
— Michigan State-Virginia, take Izzo
— Louisville-Kentucky, take Pitino

BASEBALL SEASON UPON US
— Trying to toughen up steroids penalties
— All eyes on expanded replay
— Has MLB tested it sufficiently?
— Home-plate collisions

KERSHAW BACK INJURY
— Out of routine in Australia
— This is why Selig wrong to globalize
— Does so at expense of players

PLAYOFF TEAMS
— Nationals, Cardinals, Dodgers
— Giants, Pirates wild cards
— Rays, Tigers, Rangers
— Red Sox, A’s wild cards

 

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