Mariotti Show Replay: Wednesday, Feb. 12th
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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?
-- 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?
-- 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
-- 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:?
-- 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
-- Agent says piling in from mainstream companies
-- Not gay-based, but for his individuality
-- Should we wait and see how good he is?
-- 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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