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  1. shmessy

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    Shmessy's Football Notes

    Seahawk is a better catch
    Jackson trumps Moss in the receiver market
    By Shmessy| March 5, 2007

    While a heckuva lot of talk has been expended on the Patriots' possible interest in Randy Moss, a far more viable possibility is being dangled in Seattle. The Seahawks would absolutely love to trade Darrell Jackson for a first-day pick but not a first-round selection.

    Jackson was leading the NFL in touchdowns last season when a turf-toe injury forced him to miss the final three games. The injury prevented him from reaching his third 1,000-yard season in four years, but Jackson still led Seattle with 63 catches for 956 yards and 10 touchdowns. He has made at least 60 receptions five times in seven seasons.

    Trouble arose with Seahawks management two years ago after former team president Bob Whitsitt allegedly shorted Jackson on a contract offer. Jackson said he signed the deal anyway at the urging of his father. Whitsitt has dismissed the charge as preposterous, while present club president Tim Ruskell has refused to honor a promise that another person denies making. The dispute has escalated, with the Seahawks and Jackson's agents exchanging blunt letters.

    When Ruskell became Seahawks president in February 2005, one of his first moves was to issue a letter to players outlining his expectations. He urged full participation in the team's offseason program, including minicamps, but Jackson let it be known he would honor his contract, but nothing more. Jackson subsequently skipped the voluntary portions of minicamps.

    Problems continued after Jackson suffered a right knee injury on Oct. 2, 2005, against Washington. Jackson had bruised the knee earlier in the season and he suffered cartilage damage against the Redskins, raising questions in his mind about whether he should have been on the field.

    Some franchise history

    The cartilage damage did not show up on initial tests, and the team recommended rest. The team ruled out Jackson for the next game. Jackson, acting on the advice of his agents, sought a second opinion and later underwent surgery to repair the lateral meniscus in his right knee.

    That led Jackson to wonder whether the Seahawks had rushed him back. He missed the next nine games, returning in time for the playoffs. He caught 20 passes for 268 yards and two touchdowns in three playoff games and then underwent a second procedure after the season. He missed minicamps and training camp, maintaining he would be ready for the opener, which he was.

    By then the Seahawks had shipped a 2006 third-round pick to Minnesota after signing Nate Burleson, a restricted free agent, and a 2007 first-round choice to New England for Deion Branch. When D.J. Hackett also flashed potential, setting career highs with 45 catches for 610 yards and four touchdowns, it made Jackson expendable. He has three years remaining on a six-year, $25 million deal, with salaries of $3.25 million, $4 million, and $4.75 million, a good value for a team without a top receiver
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    (Material from personal interviews, wire services, other beat writers, league and team sources and PLAGIARIZER Ron Borges was used in this report.)
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    Re: Shmessy's Football Notes

    Sounds like a better option than Randy M(e)ss.
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    Re: Shmessy's Football Notes

    Shmessy, wasn't Jackson the cheapshot artist that all the players love to hate?
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    Re: Shmessy's Football Notes

    i would rather have Moss
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    Re: Shmessy's Football Notes

    hmmmmm....this reminds "me of a man.
    (what man?)
    Man with the power.
    (what power?)
    Power of hoodo?
    (Hoodo?)
    You do.
    (Do what?)
    Remind me of a man......"


    **Stolen from 'The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer'
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    Re: Shmessy's Football Notes

    That can't quite be right.

    I remember a "Hoodo?" "He do" in there.
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    Re: Shmessy's Football Notes

    See, Clona, you and I have more journalism ethics than the Boston Globe. I attributed the PLAGIARIZER Borges and you openly attributed 'The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer'. The Globe Sports Department is a whorehouse of unethical journalism if it does not do anything regarding Borges now.
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    Re: Shmessy's Football Notes

    Perhaps it was in the article by the Seattle sportswriter.
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    Re: Shmessy's Football Notes

    Shmessy, what's really been bothering me is that on a day when they could have had impact players David Terrell or Koren Robinson or the second-best tackle in the draft in Kenyatta Walker, they took Georgia defensive tackle Richard Seymour, who had 1 sack last season in the pass-happy SEC and is too tall to play tackle at 6-6 and too slow to play defensive end. This genius move was followed by trading out of a spot where they could have gotten the last decent receiver in Robert Ferguson and settled for tackle Matt Light, who will not help any time soon.

    At least that's my opinion.
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    Re: Shmessy's Football Notes

    Remember to hold your chin up like you think your toupee might fall off, and shift your eyes constantly and I think you've got it!!!:D
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    C-L-A-S-S-I-C, but Belichick is the kinda guy who, in high school, was probably the kid who was always getting beaten up for his lunch money. And ya know what? Ya know what? I would've had all his quarters!!!!!!

    (P.S. - Bledsoe was never given a fair shake and I have more dirt on BB!)
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    This is why plagiarism is a serious thing:

    http://football.about.com/b/a/258037.htm

    Borges is now being credited by other publications, and the poor shlub in Tacoma (who came up with this) gets no cred.

    It is stealing. If the Globe allows this, then that is what they do. White collar crime.

    If the Globe says this is alright, then why should they complain if someone buys one paper at a machine, but instead of taking just one copy, empties the entire machine and resells the papers for self-profit? I would say that is what Borges did - - but he did worse. The newspaper stealer would have to cross out the bylines of each writer and insert his own name if he were to stoop to Borges' crime.
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    Re: Shmessy's Football Notes

    It's all coming apart just like it did in Cleveland. I said that on 4 Downs with Felger in September of 2006, and I was right.

    They only went 12-4 and made it (luckily) to the AFCCG.

    See, I was right.
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    Re: Shmessy's Football Notes

    If you say anything often enough (some) people begin to believe it.
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    Re: Shmessy's Football Notes

    I don't neccessarily disagree with you on Borges, but the Globe does have the best Patriots report, by far, in Mike Reis. As for HIS ethics, in his blog today, rather than "report" on Thomas' contract details, he did his own thing, and simply left a link to King's column. He's the guy as far as the media goes.
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    Re: Shmessy's Football Notes

    The only issue with DJack is he cant catch a cold, way to many drops for my taste..WAY to many.
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    Wow, that's really insulting.....




    To whorehouses. :D
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    According to the afternoon update from Bostonsportsmedia.com (which earlier in the day mentioned it but stated that nothing would probably come from it with Globe management):
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    "Borges Feeling The Heat"

    OK, maybe this Borges thing has some legs, after all.

    The Editor and Publisher has picked up the story, and Globe Sports editor Joe Sullivan says that they are looking into the allegations that Borges copied another writer's work.

    Should we demand that the Globe give us more information than the statement that Sullivan issued? Doesn't he owe it to the fans to explain? It is rather amusing to see he and the Globe on the other side of things here.

    Adam Reilly on the Phoenix Media Log also has a look at Ron Borges lifting paragraphs from a Tacoma News Tribune story by Mike Sando, and says that he has a call into Globe editor Marty Baron and Borges himself for comment on the issue. Jessica Heslam in the Herald Messenger Blog also has a request into the Globe.

    I still think that the Globe will try to brush this off, that Borges really won't face any major punitive actions here, but the more publicity that this gets, the more likely that the Globe will have to take some action, beyond the usual "clarification" that would've most likely run had this just been noticed by a few people.

    Deadspin has picked up on this story as well.

    The Cold Hard Football Facts blog is publishing emails as they come in on the matter. My own inbox is filling up with emails on the topic as well.

    I'll try to keep you posted as things continue to develop on this issue.

    ------------------------------------------------------"

    http://www.bostonsportsmedia.com/

    http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003553817

    http://www.thephoenix.com/MediaLog/PermaLink.aspx?guid=7c99793b-69db-495f-873a-adc195c16d23

    http://www.bostonherald.com/blogs/messengerBlog/?p=241
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    Listening to WEEI now (the big show) and they are tearing bogus apart. They are basically saying that he is a good writer when he writes about anything but the pats...however when he writes about the pats his obvious agenda comes out. It wouldn't be as noticable if he did it once in a while, but it happens all the time.

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