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

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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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