Missed part of the show? Here’s a rewind of the program on August 28, 2013.
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Hour One on The Jay Mariotti Show: August 28, 2013:
After reading the comprehensive story in Rolling Stone about Aaron Hernandez’s troubled recent past — allegations that he used angel dust, carried a gun everywhere and had unsavory associations dating back years — Jay says it’s again time to question the accountability of the Patriots organization and Urban Meyer, his coach at Florida, in enabling such behavior. If the Patriots knew of his behavior and warned him, why give him a $40-million contract extension last year? And did Meyer do enough to discipline Hernandez at Florida? In this day and age, Jay says, it’s dangerous for coaches to have God complexes thinking they can “fix” problematic athletes. Jay re-emphasizes his belief that Tim Tebow will make the Patriots’ final roster to counter the Hernandez image problem in a jail 12 miles way. Jay wonders how any NFL franchise, with the billions floating around the league, can have a staph infection problem in a team facility that could alter a season, which is what haunts the Tampa Bay Buccaneers right now.
Hour Two on The Jay Mariotti Show: August 28, 2013:
The issue with Robert Griffin III, Jay says, isn’t whether he’s healthy for the first regular-season game. It’s whether the Redskins have learned not to expose his delicate body in a college-like option offense when defenders will be coached this season to seek and destroy the quarterback, whether he pitches the ball or not. Jay is thrilled by the story of 17-year-old Victoria Duval, who upset 2011 champion Samantha Stosur at the U.S. Open and talked of growing up in Haiti, being taken hostage by robbers and how her father was seriously injured in an earthquake. Jay denounces the arrogance of Texas A&M officials and wants to know, again, why they aren’t explaining what they found in their “investigation” of Johnny Manziel; Jay thinks Manziel will play Saturday and says the NCAA no longer has the investigative teeth and savvy to nail their targets, assuming they even want to with all the $$$ at stake. Jay thinks the Red Sox will pull away in the AL East, though he loves again how Joe Maddon is keeping things as light as he can with the Rays. Jay wonders if Justin Verlander has pitched too many innings in his career and if the Tigers can stand their own with the Dodgers in a World Series with a weakened ace — though Jay is thrilled that Vin Scully, his favorite all-time baseball broadcaster, would be working that World Series.
Hour Three on The Jay Mariotti Show: August 28, 2013:
Going pop culture on us, Jay examines the outrage over Miley Cyrus and her “twerking” act the other night, reminds listeners that the Video Music Awards pull such stunts for ratings, and says young people dance that way today — don’t be offended. Miley, he says, now has cred in the hip-hop community, which beats being Hannah Montana the rest of her life. Jay checks the NFL scene and comments on the troubled Broncos, Darrelle Revis vs. Richard Sherman and his AFC Super Bowl pick, the Houston Texans. Jay hopes Lamar Odom listens to family members about drug intervention, and he continues his look at ESPN, after four days of penetrating New York Times pieces about the network, and wonders about the future of cable TV and dwindling customers. Jay finishes with his concerns about Mike Tyson after a recent appearance.
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