Missed part of the show? Here’s a rewind of the program on March 6, 2014.
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Hour One on The Jay Mariotti Show: March 6, 2014:
— Another health scare in Wake Forest game
— Coaches can’t let job becomes death sentence
— Already greatest all-time college coach
— Yes, better than Wooden, because of Olympics
— At 67, shouldn’t push too hard
— Fox, Kubiak examples of pushing too hard
— Duke not a top national-title contender
TANKING IN NBA
— Form of consumer fraud
— Teams that tank should reduce prices
— Philly dreadful, yet $170 10 rows up
— N.O. tanks to steal top 5 pick from Philly
— Silver has dangerous issue on hands
— Stan Van Gundy says Orlando tanking
— Two-year college minimum part of this
— No certainty this draft worth tanking for
— Starting to become a sad story
— Needs good showing at Doral for momentum
— Another 0-for in majors ends Jack talk
— Injuries now his biggest rival
— Can’t get by psyche issues/majors if injured
LEBRON, HEAT VS. SPURS
— After day off, statement game in Finals rematch
— If not for Ray Allen, Spurs would have won title
— Spurs healthier, Leonard back, 1 1/2 behind Thunder
— Heat chasing Indiana, No. 1 seed vital for a Game 7
— Popovich been thinking about LeBron since June
MICHAEL VICK TO VIKINGS?
— Peterson pushing hard
— To be competitive, should sign him
— Draft a QB if he’s there at No. 8
— Manziel, Bridgewater, Bortles won’t be
BEARS CUT HESTER LOSE
— Greatest returner ever, Hall of Famer
— Runbacks were work of art, underappreciated
— Wants to rejoin Lovie Smith with Tampa Bay team
JOE MADDON AS IVERSON
— No one breaks up spring monotony like Maddon
— His version of “practice” rant
— His team is AL East favorite
KEN GRIFFEY JR.’S ESPN INTERVIEW
— Almost looked comatose, mumbled one-word answers
— Linda Cohn scolded him on Twitter, he apologized
— Said he was having coughing fit
— Hope he’s OK. Had emotional issues in past.
— He and Frank Thomas best non-PED sluggers of era
Hour Two on The Jay Mariotti Show: March 6, 2014:
TIGER WOODS UPDATE
— Already five shots behind Jason Dufner
— At what point will we stop caring about Woods?
— Rory McIlroy, after collapse, starts hot at Doral
— ESPN asked him what is important about Jack’s 18?
— To his credit, Woods explained and did’t buy in
— Bad for golf when Tiger not contending
10-SECOND RULE TABLED
— Nick Saban now has lost three straight
— Two games at end of season, now this
— Tried to protect old-school ball from speed game
— No data that up-tempo offenses cause more injuries
— Spread offense good for game, more exciting
— Saban, Bielema need to figure out Malzahn, Oregon, etc.
— Fisher has melded best of Saban with 21st-century
— Florida State, not Alabama, is supreme program
— How is Lane Kiffin going to help Saban?
— This is not the LeBron, Carmelo, Bosh, Wade draft
— No assurance Parker, most NBA-ready, even coming out
— Wiggins, Embiid still raw. Aaron Gordon?
— Smart hurt by temper issues
— Kentucky freshmen, other than Randle, not big factors
— Dante Exum, Australia.
— Ian Kinsler vs. Jon Daniels
— Tanaka Watch
— Mets only spending $87 m, MLBPA watching closely
— Need to hear more from Trout, Harper, Puig
— If spring is promotional time, promote electric youth
Hour Three on The Jay Mariotti Show: March 6, 2014:
CARMELO ANTHONY TO CHICAGO?
— Noah trying to recruit him, per ESPN
— Chicago needs a breakout scorer
— No assurance about Rose’s future
— Noah has become unique star in league
— Thibodeau not going to New York
— Anthony must get out of New York
— Wife may want to stay, or go to L.A.
— Lakers will make a run at him
— Knicks should blow it up, start over
— Calipari still making most sense there
OTHER MAJOR FREE AGENTS
— Potentially, LeBron and Bosh
— All depends on championship or not
— Nowitzki a surprising option
— Cuban should blow up his team
HEAT VS. SPURS
— Only good sports TV to watch at moment
— March Madness doesn’t start till mid-March
— How did Sports Monster let this happen?
— This will have playoff intensity
— Testimony of witnesses piling against him
— Had emotional issues, gun issues
— But in South Africa, no jury. Judge decides.
— Judge may determined he has suffered enough
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