Missed part of the show? Here’s a rewind of the program on February 25, 2014.
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Hour One on The Jay Mariotti Show: February 25, 2014:
FUN STORY OF DAY
— Jameis Winston pitching vs. Yankees
— Florida State grooming him as closer
— He wants to be dual-threat in pros
— Impossible to be franchise QB and big-league reliever
NO-FUN STORY OF DAY
— Knicks guard Raymond Felton, arrested on felony gun charge
— Estranged wife says he pointed gun at her
— Are Knicks most dynsfunctional team in sports?
— Remember, NYC has strict gun possession laws
— Burress sentenced to two years in prison
CLOWNEY AT COMBINE
— Awesome numbers, incredible physical skills
— But does he work hard? What’s in his heart?
— Could be next Lawrence Taylor on field
— Could be underachieving bust
— Another difficult call for Texans at No. 1
— What if they pass on Manziel, Clowney and both are great?
MANZIEL AT COMBINE
— Can Houston afford to pass on homestate cult figure?
— Will Texans ever live it down if he is great in Jacksonville?
— Seems to have grown up, knows he can’t be party animal
— There are risks — size, injuries, nightlife
— But this is improv era for QBs, and his speed is lightning
— Houston would be high pressure, so would Cleveland
— Houston would view him as hope, Cleveland as city/sports savior
HOW IMPORTANT IS AN NFL COACH?
— Harbaugh is top 3, 49ers better resolve issues with him
— Ask New Orleans, New England, Seattle, KC, Arizona, Philly
— Flip side, ask Tampa Bay, Detroit, Minnesota
— More important in NFL than in other sports
— In NBA, could you name five really good coaches?
Hour Two on The Jay Mariotti Show: February 25, 2014:
DOLPHINS’ UNION REP SAYS BULLYING SCANDAL OVERBLOWN
— John Denney says every team has this locker-room culture
— If so, how can we be sure Michael Sam will be respected?
— Don’t think NFL is necessary ready for openly gay player?
— Sam not helping himself with poor combine showing
— Goodell better act soon on Wells report
— This issue needs more than lip service from league, teams
— Too many haters out there eyeing Sam
— Dolphins, actually, would be great place for Sam
— Players can prove they know meaning of respect, inclusiveness
WHY IS MLB REGULAR SEASON STARTING IN AUSTRALIA?
— If Selig insists baseball is “national pastime,” why start Down Under?
— Greinke rips the idea, says no one into it
— Aussies upset at Greinke
— Dodgers, D’Backs a great rivalry, doing their fans disservice
— Have to watch games in wee hours in mid-March, awkward
— Baseball should be marketed in Asia, Latin countries
— These should be exhibitions, not real games
— What happened to Opening Day in America?
— Selig always thinking money, even when none in Australia
OLYMPIC HOCKEY TOURNAMENT IN JEOPARDY
— Injuries to NHL players probably tipping point
— Bettman, owners want IOC to pay NHL, IOC says no
— Attention boost at Olympics huge for hockey
— NHL needs Olympics more than vice-versa
— NBC would take major hit, paid $963 m for South Korea Games
— As it is, Olympic schedule diluted over 18 days, nights
— NBC’s TV, streaming numbers big for hockey in Sochi
Hour Three on The Jay Mariotti Show: February 25, 2014:
— Time to reconfigure locker rooms, give players privacy
— Multi-billion-leagues can afford private stalls, showers
— Too awkward, archaic. We’re in 2014
— Collins No. 98 jerseys selling quickly at NBA Store
— NBA more culture conducive to inclusiveness than NFL
— Nets ho-humming the entire story
ANTI-GAY MEASURE IN ARIZONA
— If goes through, NFL says will pull 2015 Super Bowl
— Can’t be hypocritical and welcome Sam, then have this
— Business leaders pushing governor to veto
— Rose Bowl would make sense as quick fix
— Boeheim still complaining about officiating
— Not helping cause by ripping ACC so much
— Syracuse a very shaky No. 1 seed
— Duke, Syracuse likely decide 1 in ACC tourney
— Florida, Wichita State, Arizona seem locks as No. 1s
— Kansas can’t choke with Embiid, Wiggins possible 1-2 draftees
— WIchita State is real
WINSTON VS. YANKEES
— Enters game in LF, grounds out vs. No. 90 Shane Greene
— All of familiar Yankees out of game
— Can’t play both sports in pros