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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