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Mariotti Show Replay: Wednesday, March 5th

Posted By Jay Mariotti On March 5, 2014 @ 4:44 PM In 1040 Sports,JM - Archive,JM - Radio Highlights,Podcast | No Comments

Missed part of the show? Here’s a rewind of the program on March 5, 2014.Tiger_Woods_2014 [1]

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Hour One on The Jay Mariotti Show: March 5, 2014:

LEBRON IS HUMAN, REMEMBER
– May look like a superhero, but does get tired
– Admits fatigue in Houston loss
– Begs question: Rest him more down stretch?
– Sacrifice No. 1 seed, make sure he’s healthy?
– Mimimize risk of injury, playing with broken nose
– How important is winning MVP in equation?
– How vital is having No. 1 seed vs. Indiana?

DURANT VS. LEBRON
– Compelling MVP race, down the stretch
– He scores 42, sits out fourth quarter
– Put his team ahead of MVP race

A FEARSOME WESTERN CONFERENCE
– Barkley, Jerry West say league is bad, but not West
– Every playoff series will be a brouhaha
– Houston is serious, Dwight Howard top of game again
– Howard healthy, happy, with perfect team for his skill set
– Miserable in L.A., didn’t mesh with Kobe, new man
– San Antonio gets Leonard back
– Clippers add to great depth with Granger, Davis
– Oklahoma City is Oklahoma City
– Golden State wins in Indiana

WHY IS DOMINIQUE WILKINS DISSING LEBRON?
– Hate it when former legend rips next-generation superstar
– Sounds bitter, though Charlotte wasn’t playing defense

INTERVIEW WITH STAN VAN GUNDY, NBC SPORTS
– Says his former big man, Howard, is in perfect place
– Still thinks Oklahoma City is West favorite
– Thinks No. 1 seed in East is too important to sit LeBron
– Says several teams are tanking, including Orlando
– Leaning toward Durant as MVP
– Debates one-and-done rule and why two years is better
– Reminds us that any other college student has freedom

JOE DUMARS OUT, PHIL JACKSON IN?
– Dumas gone as president of Pistons
– Jackson has consulted for owner Gores, his L.A. friend
– Phil won’t be running Lakers’ basketball operation
– Though fiancee Jeanie runs business side
– Jerry Buss, in will, put son Jim in charge of basketball
– Phil and Jim have had issues, Hollywood soap opera
– Phil envies Pat Riley, his old coaching antagonist
– Yes, it’s Detroit, but these jobs don’t open much
– Would be running Kings if they’d moved to Seattle

http://audio.sportstalkflorida.com/1040/JMS35141.mp3 [2]

 

Hour Two on The Jay Mariotti Show: March 5, 2014:

TIGER WOODS WILL PLAY AT DORAL
– Conducts press conference, we bring it live
– Winner four times at new Doral, maybe bring good mojo
– Worst start of his career
– Says media has written him off, he’ll be back
– Concerned about back issues, should be
– Had to explain quitting to daughter
– These could linger rest of career
– Needs to develop momentum for Masters
– Adam Scott about to overtake him as No. 1
– Will play with Scott and Stenson Thursday

IS UNHAPPY ENDING INEVITABLE FOR TIGER?
– Sad if bad back ends his reign
– Always epitomized the golfer as a supreme athlete
– Has been dealing with crashes at majors, now this?

MARTIN ST. LOUIS TRADED
– Huge hockey trade, involving Rangers and Lightning
– Most lyrical name in sports, can’t stop saying it
– Ryan Callahan, boring name by comparison
– St. Louis demanded trade, bitter about Yzerman
– Yzerman jacked him around per Team Canada
– Tampa Bay icons — is Sapp still biggest guy in town?
– Joe Maddon, actually, is a treasure

U.S. SOCCER GAME IN UKRAINE
– Moved to Cyprus, because of unrest
– World Cup 99 days away
– Is Brazil possibly ready? Will it ever be?
– U.S. needs major breakthrough in a World Cup
– Otherwise, a niche sport in this country

BRANDON BROWNER
– One-year suspension reduced by NFL
– NFL keeps overreaching per Seattle suspensions

MIKE MCQUEARY
– Did ESPN out him as sexual-abuse victim without permission?
– Journalism world, what’s left of it, debates it

MARTIN ST. LOUIS
– Jay won’t stop saying his name, rolling it off tongue

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Hour Three on The Jay Mariotti Show: March 5, 2014:

LEBRON IS HUMAN, REMEMBER
– May look like a superhero, but does get tired
– Admits fatigue in Houston loss
– Begs question: Rest him more down stretch?
– Sacrifice No. 1 seed, make sure he’s healthy?
– Mimimize risk of injury, playing with broken nose
– How important is winning MVP in equation?
– How vital is having No. 1 seed vs. Indiana?

DURANT VS. LEBRON
– Compelling MVP race, down the stretch
– He scores 42, sits out fourth quarter
– Put his team ahead of MVP race

A FEARSOME WESTERN CONFERENCE
– Barkley, Jerry West say league is bad, but not West
– Every playoff series will be a brouhaha
– Houston is serious, Dwight Howard top of game again
– Howard healthy, happy, with perfect team for his skill set
– Miserable in L.A., didn’t mesh with Kobe, new man
– San Antonio gets Leonard back
– Clippers add to great depth with Granger, Davis
– Oklahoma City is Oklahoma City
– Golden State wins in Indiana

WHY IS DOMINIQUE WILKINS DISSING LEBRON?
– Hate it when former legend rips next-generation superstar
– Sounds bitter, though Charlotte wasn’t playing defense

INTERVIEW WITH STAN VAN GUNDY, NBC SPORTS
– Says his former big man, Howard, is in perfect place
– Still thinks Oklahoma City is West favorite
– Thinks No. 1 seed in East is too important to sit LeBron
– Says several teams are tanking, including Orlando
– Leaning toward Durant as MVP
– Debates one-and-done rule and why two years is better
– Reminds us that any other college student has freedom

JOE DUMARS OUT, PHIL JACKSON IN?
– Dumas gone as president of Pistons
– Jackson has consulted for owner Gores, his L.A. friend
– Phil won’t be running Lakers’ basketball operation
– Though fiancee Jeanie runs business side
– Jerry Buss, in will, put son Jim in charge of basketball
– Phil and Jim have had issues, Hollywood soap opera
– Phil envies Pat Riley, his old coaching antagonist
– Yes, it’s Detroit, but these jobs don’t open much
– Would be running Kings if they’d moved to Seattle

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