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:
— 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

— 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

— 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

— 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:
— 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

— 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

— 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

— 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

— 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

— 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:
— 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

— Ken Gurnick,, 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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