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Mariotti Show Replay: Wednesday, Jan. 8th

Missed part of the show? Here?s a rewind of the program on January 8, 2014.

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

Hour One on The Jay Mariotti Show: January 8, 2014:


-- A day for the steroid-free greats, not for the PED bums

-- Should be delivering tributes to Maddux, Glavine, Thomas

-- Instead, we too often dwell on PED debate on this day

-- No, the juicers should not be in the Hall

-- Did too much damage to the game, in ways never to be repaired

-- Writers shouldn't vote -- Report and comment on the news, don't make the news


-- Turns pro, hires agency and LeBron's marketing people

-- Brace yourself for a 2014 blitz, like Tebow in the day

-- Established as most dynamic young athlete in America

-- Not a given that he'll excel in NFL, but owners have to realize he's gold

-- Matter of whether Jacksonville has guts to take him and not Bortles

-- Cleveland will at No. 4. He'll rule Cleveland


-- Shame on Mrs. McCarron for mocking Winston's speech patterns on Twitter

-- Became racial issue on Fox News, MSNBC

-- Racism? For sure, resentment. Katherine Webb also entered fray

-- Football is religion in Southeast, and sometimes serves as the ugly outlet


-- Kicked Winston out of last Tallahassee practice for shoddy two-minute drill

-- Saw how that worked out in final 1:11 at Rose Bowl

-- Can't praise Jimbo enough for gutsy fake punt in second quarter


Hour Two on The Jay Mariotti Show: January 8, 2014:


-- Gambling references don't help -- NCAA campaigns vs. gambling

-- Transposed his name and Herbstreit's at start

-- Might Tirico, play-by-play star, inherit title-game booth with Herbstreit, Gruden?

-- Love Brent's passion, but new system next year


-- Sang happy birthday to North Korean dictator

-- Can't believe this is happening, American knucklehead befriending nuke-button but

-- Rodman wants to save the world when can't save himself

-- Scene at basketball exhibition was surreal


-- Wants to add two playoff teams. Don't be greedy

-- Leave well enough alone -- TV ratings records, $10 billion in revenue in 2013

-- Lucky public has amnesia about head trauma, social issues, murders

-- Amazing how entertaining the games are

-- No lock to have more cold-weather Super Bowls


-- Bulls are tanking, will Thibodeau and Rose want to stay?

-- Lakers should tank: Legitimate injuries

-- Paul latest big-name star sidelined with injury

-- Almost as if the season is warmup act for blockbuster free agency, draft


-- Root for veteran team like Michigan State, not one-and-doners

-- Jabari Parker still best freshman, though Aaron Gordon balling at No. 1 Arizona

-- Wiggins, Kansas having their issues


-- Petrino survives Arkansas scandal, back to Louisville

-- Greg Roman to Penn State? Why not Franklin?


Hour Three on The Jay Mariotti Show: January 8, 2014:


-- All worthy first-ballot picks

-- Maddux left off 16 ballots, somehow

-- Maddux greatest pitching artist of our time, a savant

-- Glavine not far behind in magnificent Atlanta rotation

-- Thomas's first seven years, Ted Williams. First real DH to be inducted.

-- Biggio missed by two votes

-- Piazza, Bagwell hurt by innuendo

-- No Jack Morris, in final year


-- Ken Gurnick, MLB.com, didn't vote for anyone in steroids era

-- Too many writers pull stunts, harbor political grudges

-- Larkin wants Hall of Famers to vote, gladly bring them into mix

-- Clemens, Bonds, Sosa, McGwire, Palmeiro -- numbers all drop

-- Good to see most writers keep out PED crowd

-- Need to revamp system


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