Mariotti Show Replay: Thursday, March 6th

Missed part of the show? Here’s a rewind of the program on March 6, 2014.

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

Hour One on The Jay Mariotti Show: March 6, 2014:

MIKE KRZYZEWSKI
– Another health scare in Wake Forest game
– Coaches can’t let job becomes death sentence
– Already greatest all-time college coach
– Yes, better than Wooden, because of Olympics
– At 67, shouldn’t push too hard
– Fox, Kubiak examples of pushing too hard
– Duke not a top national-title contender

TANKING IN NBA
– Form of consumer fraud
– Teams that tank should reduce prices
– Philly dreadful, yet $170 10 rows up
– N.O. tanks to steal top 5 pick from Philly
– Silver has dangerous issue on hands
– Stan Van Gundy says Orlando tanking
– Two-year college minimum part of this
– No certainty this draft worth tanking for

TIGER WOODS
– Starting to become a sad story
– Needs good showing at Doral for momentum
– Another 0-for in majors ends Jack talk
– Injuries now his biggest rival
– Can’t get by psyche issues/majors if injured

LEBRON, HEAT VS. SPURS
– After day off, statement game in Finals rematch
– If not for Ray Allen, Spurs would have won title
– Spurs healthier, Leonard back, 1 1/2 behind Thunder
– Heat chasing Indiana, No. 1 seed vital for a Game 7
– Popovich been thinking about LeBron since June

MICHAEL VICK TO VIKINGS?
– Peterson pushing hard
– To be competitive, should sign him
– Draft a QB if he’s there at No. 8
– Manziel, Bridgewater, Bortles won’t be

BEARS CUT HESTER LOSE
– Greatest returner ever, Hall of Famer
– Runbacks were work of art, underappreciated
– Wants to rejoin Lovie Smith with Tampa Bay team

JOE MADDON AS IVERSON
– No one breaks up spring monotony like Maddon
– His version of “practice” rant
– His team is AL East favorite

KEN GRIFFEY JR.’S ESPN INTERVIEW
– Almost looked comatose, mumbled one-word answers
– Linda Cohn scolded him on Twitter, he apologized
– Said he was having coughing fit
– Hope he’s OK. Had emotional issues in past.
– He and Frank Thomas best non-PED sluggers of era

 

Hour Two on The Jay Mariotti Show: March 6, 2014:
TIGER WOODS UPDATE
– Already five shots behind Jason Dufner
– At what point will we stop caring about Woods?
– Rory McIlroy, after collapse, starts hot at Doral
– ESPN asked him what is important about Jack’s 18?
– To his credit, Woods explained and did’t buy in
– Bad for golf when Tiger not contending

10-SECOND RULE TABLED
– Nick Saban now has lost three straight
– Two games at end of season, now this
– Tried to protect old-school ball from speed game
– No data that up-tempo offenses cause more injuries
– Spread offense good for game, more exciting
– Saban, Bielema need to figure out Malzahn, Oregon, etc.
– Fisher has melded best of Saban with 21st-century
– Florida State, not Alabama, is supreme program
– How is Lane Kiffin going to help Saban?

TANKING
– This is not the LeBron, Carmelo, Bosh, Wade draft
– No assurance Parker, most NBA-ready, even coming out
– Wiggins, Embiid still raw. Aaron Gordon?
– Smart hurt by temper issues
– Kentucky freshmen, other than Randle, not big factors
– Dante Exum, Australia.

BASEBALL
– Ian Kinsler vs. Jon Daniels
– Tanaka Watch
– Mets only spending $87 m, MLBPA watching closely
– Need to hear more from Trout, Harper, Puig
– If spring is promotional time, promote electric youth

 

Hour Three on The Jay Mariotti Show: March 6, 2014:

CARMELO ANTHONY TO CHICAGO?
– Noah trying to recruit him, per ESPN
– Chicago needs a breakout scorer
– No assurance about Rose’s future
– Noah has become unique star in league
– Thibodeau not going to New York
– Anthony must get out of New York
– Wife may want to stay, or go to L.A.
– Lakers will make a run at him
– Knicks should blow it up, start over
– Calipari still making most sense there

OTHER MAJOR FREE AGENTS
– Potentially, LeBron and Bosh
– All depends on championship or not
– Nowitzki a surprising option
– Cuban should blow up his team

HEAT VS. SPURS
– Only good sports TV to watch at moment
– March Madness doesn’t start till mid-March
– How did Sports Monster let this happen?
– This will have playoff intensity

OSCAR PISTORIUS
– Testimony of witnesses piling against him
– Had emotional issues, gun issues
– But in South Africa, no jury. Judge decides.
– Judge may determined he has suffered enough

 

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