Mariotti Show Replay: Wednesday, Feb. 12th

Missed part of the show? Here’s a rewind of the program on February 12, 2014. Olympics_Shani_Davis_2014

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

Hour One on The Jay Mariotti Show: February 12, 2014: 

SOCHI IS RUSSIAN FOR BUMMER
— Where are the U.S. golden moments?
— Shani Davis latest disappoinment
— Shaun White, Bode Miller
— Skaters crying, cursing
— Up to hockey, neither team favored
— Thank goodness for two snowboarders
— U.S. never looked to Winter Games for self-esteem
— Still, Norway and Germany shaming us
— Realistic to rule winter sports when not U.S. focus?

NBC
— Bob Costas’ pinkeye becomes U.S. symbol
— Lauer joked Putin poisoned Costas
— We take Costas for granted, best of era
— Wish NBC would allow him commentary freedom
— Will ratings drop with no U.S. conquests?

SHAUN WHITE
— Liked him better when Flying Tomato
— Cut hair, like Samson now
— Became a coprorate brand, finished fourth
— Beaten by Swiss kid nicknamed I-Pod, new rage
— At 27, sport passed White by
— Leaves major imprint as impetus for extreme sports

BODE MILLER
— Says he should have had Lasik surgery
— Has more chances, but downhill was marquee

U.S. HOCKEY TEAMS
— Women lose to Canada, controversial gold
— Should play for gold, but Canada better
— Men aren’t favored, but have chance

 

Hour Two on The Jay Mariotti Show: February 12, 2014

MICHAEL SAM
— Fallout has been intense since announcement
— Father not handling the news well
— Doesn’t want “grandkids raised in that kind of environment”
— Says Deacon Jones is “turning over in his grave”
— Anyone who thinks transition will be easy is dead wrong

WHO TAKES HIM?
— Some teams have anonymously said they won’t
— NLFPA president rips them
— GMs, coaches not social experimenters, jobs to protect
— Belichick would make it work
— Carroll would make it work
— Need strong, successful franchise to handle players, media
— Agent suggests San Diego, mentioning Manti Te’o
— Jets a no, though Richardson was Sam’s college roommate
— Gay community will be outraged if falls in draft
— Giants’ Terrell Thomas would be uncomfortable
— Lot of players agree with him, won’t say so publicly

MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES
— Agent says piling in from mainstream companies
— Not gay-based, but for his individuality
— Should we wait and see how good he is?

OZZIE GUILLEN
— Jay’s story about Guillen firing homophobic slur at him
— That was 2006, sports come long way in eight years
— Guillen would be fired today
— Fired two years for pro-Castro remarks in Miami
— Won’t work in baseball, big media again

 

Hour Three on The Jay Mariotti Show: February 12, 2014: 

FANS OUT OF CONTROL
— Shame Marcus Smart lost cool, because fan instigated it
— Fans have been enabled by Twitter to act like jerks
— Internet gives lives to people with semi-lives, no-lives
— Athletes, all public figures have to learn to ignore
— What prompts mature person to scream at college player?

DEREK JETER RETIRES
— Announced on Facebook, oddly enough
— Fifteen paragraphs, heartfelt thanks
— Wants to see the world, good for him
— One of most dignified athletes ever
— Came through New York, PED era with zero scandals
— Surprising, because not one for farewell tour
— Realizes body is breaking down, squeeze one more year
— Too bad Yankees in no position to contend for Series
— Brought pride, class back to pinstripes
— Media if he wants
— Like to see him in a front office, making decisions
— Yankees would be wise to sign him for life
— No better ambassador for a sports franchise

 

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