Mariotti Show: Tuesday August 27
Missed part of the show? Here’s a rewind of the program on August 27, 2013.
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Hour One on The Jay Mariotti Show: August 27, 2013:
Jay predicts nothing will come of the NCAA’s investigation of Johnny Manziel because, in the end, as always with sports in the 21st century, money wins out over principle. The NCAA’s power as an investigative unit has been weakened by two recent botched investigations, and though this is an important probe in college football history, there is no evidence yet that the NCAA will suspend him. Texas A&M officials should be ashamed for instituting a gag order. Nothing sadder in sports than a young pitcher with so much going for him — Matt Harvey the latest — blowing out his arm. Jay criticizes Keith Olbermann for spending 20 minutes on his debut ESPN show using convoluted logic to chastize a New York Daily News reporter, then predicts the show won’t last. Jay says he feels sorry for Chris Davis — with Miguel Cabrera chasing another Triple Crown, few are rooting for Davis to win the American League home-run title and thwart history. Jay hopes Derek Jeter doesn’t play too much longer and cloud memories of his greatness. Jay thinks the Dodgers should reward manager Don Mattingly with a new contract.
Hour Two on The Jay Mariotti Show: August 27, 2013:
Jay wonders if the NCAA will cease to exist as a football-ruling entity with the obvious monopoly forged by the Power Six conferences, in financial cahoots with ESPN starting with next year’s postseason tournament. If the NCAA wants to prove it still has teeth, it will find the goods on Manziel. Jay isn’t surprised the NFL will monitor the growing problem of ACL tears and knee injuries, and he wonders when football will stop being football if defensive players have no place on the body on which to tackle offensive players. Jay is concerned about Lamar Odom, who reportedly is holed up in a Los Angeles hotel with a reported drug problem, and thinks the Kardashians have to understand that their private lives will be scrutinized when they’ve made themselves such public figures. Jay loves how Brian Urlacher and Randy Moss have become media members after spending years hating the media. Adrian Peterson’s pursuit of the NFL’s single-season rushing record will be slowed by his blocking fullback’s three-game suspension.
Hour Three on The Jay Mariotti Show: August 27, 2013:
Jay continues his college football preview and compares Johnny Manziel to Miley Cyrus. He tabs South Carolina as a team to watch with the old ball coach, Steve Spurrier, making a long-awaited championship run with defensive force Jadaveon Clowney, Jay’s favorite to win the Heisman Trophy. Jay thinks Manziel will play all season but will be too distracted by the noise around him to repeat his magical 2012. Jay wonders if Kate Upton, who played golf with Arnold Palmer, knows him as a legendary golfer or a drink order.
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