Mariotti Show Replay: Tuesday, March 4th

Missed part of the show? Here’s a rewind of the program on March 4, 2014.Penn_State_McQueary_2014

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Hour One on The Jay Mariotti Show: March 4, 2014:

LEBRON TOYING WITH US
– Career-high 61, with mask
– And to think he was loathed 3 years ago
– MVP race has changed, with Thunder struggling
– NBA race has changed, Heat still could be 1 seed
– Challenged himself with Mt. Rushmore, produced
– He commands our attention like no athlete going
– Still can’t compare to Jordan until wins more titles
– Jordan still makes more business $ than LeBron
– Now, it might be crazy if he leaves
– Phil Jackson says LeBron is staying
– Riley has to calm down Heat fans

JASON COLLINS
– Receives second 10-day contract from Nets
– Proves this wasn’t a token deal or favor
– May we now no longer talk about him as gay
– He’s 12th man on Nets, defender and hacker
– Warm standing ovation
– Transition was pretty smooth these two weeks

OSCAR SELFIE A SCAM
– Cool, spontaneous moment actually a Samsung deal
– Ellen handed Cooper a Galaxy Note 3
– Nothing is sacred anymore
– At least pizza delivery guy was real, we think

NBA TEAMS TANKING
– Philadelphia the most obvious
– Should cut prices, not rip off fans
– Lakers are, too, but they have Kobe injury alibi
– Is this draft worth tanking for?
– Parker is most ready, may not come out
– Wiggins, Embiiid raw projects

CUBAN RIPS NCAA
– Says no reason for it to exist
– Without strong enforcement arm, what’s purpose?
– Wants D-League to replace college basketball
– Silver, college leaders need to enact 2-year rule
– Have to get it past courts

ESPN REPORT ON MIKE MCQUEARY
– Key witness in Penn State case was abuse victim as boy
– Quote sources, unnamed
– Factor in upcoming coverup trial of 3 school officials

 

Hour Two on The Jay Mariotti Show: March 3, 2014:

HISTORIC REPLAY IN BASEBALL
– Glad they’re finally getting it right
– Problem is, can’t take 2 1/2 minutes per challenge
– Fear slew of problems at start of regular season
– Should have had ump runthrough in offseason

JIM HARBAUGH CLARIFIES HIS SITUATION
– Says doesn’t want to be highest-paid coach
– Doesn’t see any chance of leaving 49ers
– Says has professional relationship with GM
– He shouldn’t have waited so long to speak
– Boldin says team has no issues with coach
– 49ers would be crazy to let him go
– Need to do deal soon to avoid further talk

COLIN KAEPERNICK WANTS $18 M A YEAR
– Then stop throwing interceptions
– Still a work in progress
– Took step back, needs to fix passing mechanics

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS UNIFORMS
– No problem with them, except scary skull on helmet
– This is a life-and-death sport, don’t need reminders
– Key is to be unique enough to sell a jersey
– Don’t be uncool
– When you stink for several years, change the unis
– ESPN actually has a uniform critic?

TOUTED PROSPECT DISCUSSES MARIJUANA ADDICTION
– Jonathan Singleton of Astros says sought treatment
– Think about this before we go full-bore in legalizing weed
– How can anyone be as good on job with a daily high?
– All in moderation, like alcohol
– Competition at first base is 315-pounder from Mexico

 

Hour Three on The Jay Mariotti Show: March 3, 2014:

LEBRON TOYING WITH US
– Career-high 61, with mask
– And to think he was loathed 3 years ago
– MVP race has changed, with Thunder struggling
– NBA race has changed, Heat still could be 1 seed
– Challenged himself with Mt. Rushmore, produced
– He commands our attention like no athlete going
– Still can’t compare to Jordan until wins more titles
– Jordan still makes more business $ than LeBron
– Now, it might be crazy if he leaves
– Phil Jackson says LeBron is staying
– Riley has to calm down Heat fans

JASON COLLINS
– Receives second 10-day contract from Nets
– Proves this wasn’t a token deal or favor
– May we now no longer talk about him as gay
– He’s 12th man on Nets, defender and hacker
– Warm standing ovation
– Transition was pretty smooth these two weeks

OSCAR SELFIE A SCAM
– Cool, spontaneous moment actually a Samsung deal
– Ellen handed Cooper a Galaxy Note 3
– Nothing is sacred anymore
– At least pizza delivery guy was real, we think

NBA TEAMS TANKING
– Philadelphia the most obvious
– Should cut prices, not rip off fans
– Lakers are, too, but they have Kobe injury alibi
– Is this draft worth tanking for?
– Parker is most ready, may not come out
– Wiggins, Embiiid raw projects

CUBAN RIPS NCAA
– Says no reason for it to exist
– Without strong enforcement arm, what’s purpose?
– Wants D-League to replace college basketball
– Silver, college leaders need to enact 2-year rule
– Have to get it past courts

ESPN REPORT ON MIKE MCQUEARY
– Key witness in Penn State case was abuse victim as boy
– Quote sources, unnamed
– Factor in upcoming coverup trial of 3 school officials

 

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