Mariotti Show Replay: Wednesday, Jan. 8th

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

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Hour One on The Jay Mariotti Show: January 8, 2014:
BASEBALL HALL OF FAME VOTE
– 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

JOHNNY MANZIEL
– 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

WINSTON-MCCARRON’S MOTHER
– 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

FISHER
– 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:
MUSBURGER’S ESPN FUTURE
– 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

DENNIS RODMAN
– 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

GOODELL SPEAKS
– 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

NBA
– 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

COLLEGE BASKETBALL
– 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

COACHING HIRES
– 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:
MADDUX, GLAVINE, THOMAS
– 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

VOTING WRITERS
– 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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