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Mariotti Show Replay: Wednesday, Feb. 12th

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

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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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