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Can Plagiarist Ron Borges Write An Article WITHOUT Factual Errors?

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    Ron Borges, the disgraced plagiarist, today writes a column advocating Vince Wilfork hold out. Here is a quote from his article

    http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/...s_to_use_leverage_now_nose_when_to_walk_away/

    The part that really sticks out is where the disgraced plagiarist says "Now rookies can sign for no more than four years...." Which is simply is not true. Rookies drafted in the first half of the first round can still sign for six years, as Matt Stafford did with Detroit this year. Those drafted in the second half of the first round can sign for up to five years.

    How is it that a disgraced plagiarist is allowed by a newspaper to day after day write articles in which he can not get simple facts correct? How is that?

    Ridiculous.

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    I try to give reporters some leeway as they're going to make mistakes but that is shockingly bad. Of course, I would never have known as I won't click on that "man"'s columns.
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    Give him a break, it's hard to look things up on your own :D
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    as always..iam stunned how our local media is ready to run people out of town.for them there is always something wrong with the people running the team or players.i think they relish in this thinking that boston is a hard media town and they will prove it. and BB ignoring them just enables them more. anyone know of any other city writers of winning teams who constantly berate the coach ,the team, the fans ?
    even gary tanguay on 98.5 isalways screaming for francona's head when the redsox lose a game.
    If one day BB says -to hell with all of you and leaves will these idiots say good riddance or write more articles of "end of an era" ?
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    In Borges defense its hard enough fact checking your own stories, it must be twice as hard checking stolen material
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    We as fans need to stand up and say "Im mad as hell as hell and I aint gonna take it anymore!"
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    I have observed while watching ESPN that reporters from any other town Chicago, New York, or Palooka, when asked about their hometown team, always build those teams up and say "Look out for those Palooka boys, they are tougher than you think!" Always. And then they will have Shank or Ryan or even the beloved Mike Reiss and its all doom and gloom and frankly in Ryan,Shank and that greasy headed woman who name I forget a lot of spite and vitriol.
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    Cannot understand why this resident contrarian is still allowed to write for newspapers here in the Boston Area...
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    :DYou should read his column today, Im sure its going to tickle the heartstrings...
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    Borges other factual error was in his column yesterday when he said Seymour held out twice. He only held out once, in Training Camp 05, when they gave him a 1.1 million dollar bump. In the offseason they signed him to a three year extension, there was no second holdout.....
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    Talk about your projecting drama queens:

    "In life and in the NFL there are no assurances except for one - it will end badly for nearly everyone."

    Just because he screwed the pooch in his own life and ended up writing for the rag he used to mock as fishwrap...

    "Seymour sits at home today trying to sort out if he will uproot his family from their sparkling new mini-mansion in North Attleborough and show up in Oakland. It is a decision in which he has little leverage because if he refuses his contract could be tolled and he would A) not be paid for the season and B) not become a free agent at the end of this year."

    Oh, the inhumanity. To do this to a guy you've only paid upwards of $45M over the last several seasons after drafting him against Ron's expert advice, whom you gladly would have paid for 4 more years had he not insisted on cavalierly reminding everyone more than once that this is not his damn hometown...

    He'd uproot 'em pretty damn quick if he was getting his own way, though. And it's not like this would be the worst thing this family man's choices in life has probably caused to happen to them in the last year...

    I do believe this is one of the few places on earth where the media is more inclined to incite for or against players than simply cover teams. It's probably why they seldom invest the time or effort to grasp or get the details right. It has to be something in the water because it's born of the same need to be perceived as objective and not a homer we see on this message board. Particularly the I'm smarter than the rest of you Belichick worshiping koolaid drinkers crowd.
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    The below post is regarding Cafardo, not Ron Borges. I get both of these terrible reporters mixed up. My bad

    Speaking of Ron Borges Plagerizing, here is a quote from an article he wrote last Sunday.

    8. Mike Moustakas and Eric Hosmer, Royals - The organization’s top two prospects had interesting weeks at Single A Wilmington. Both sat out much of the time. Moustakas, a third baseman hitting .254 with 15 homers and 83 RBIs, had concussion-like symptoms after a ground ball hit him in the head. Hosmer, a first baseman, was waiting on a pair of prescription glasses. He was hitting .196 with 1 homer and 9 RBIs in 25 games at Wilmington after hitting .254 with 5 homers and 49 RBIs at Burlington.

    Check out Joe Posnanski's blog from 3 days earlier that week... http://joeposnanski.com/JoeBlog/2009/08/23...paragraph-ever/

    It's almost a direct copy and paste. One of the most obvious pieces of plagerism I've ever seen, and I haven't heard anyone call him on the carpet for it. He's a despicable hack who has no credibility at all. His only goal is to try to discredit Bill and the Pats.
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    Ronnie's got some 'splainin' to do...
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    Unbelievable. His is telling a player to walk out on a team. Why is this ba$tard allowed to write in a local newspaper?
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    The link gets you to the site but gives you a page error message. Three days before Sunday would be about Sept 3rd so I checked out the blogs around that date, and couldn't find anything. I wonder if the blog was blocked per some investigation of the plagarisms? Or can someone help me, I'm really curious to do the comparison.
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    someone please get it out there...send it to florio or someone who can go after this hack again ...
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    I missed most of it but Vince was just on with Dale and Holley in his regular Patriots Monday on Tuesday gig and he was laughin and jokin about Miami with his pals D&H and I believe he did say he would honor his contract...

    Ty Warren is on now telling them that it wasn't a surprise because Richard was kind of harping on it. Told him after last season he didn't think he'd be here because of his contract and reiterated it this spring and summer...

    Ty reminding them it's all speculation and assumptions to say the team is better or worse. Won't know until we're a third or half way into the season. Bringing up good points like how even in his own case while his whole focus was on football last season, half of that focus was on just being able to get on the field due to his injury. He felt the D was improving down the stretch.
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    I've been reading these forums for about a week now to get updates and see what people are thinking, and I was planning on registering soon, but this post pushed me to do it today.

    I really do not like Ron Borges as a columnist because he is a contrarian, someone who seems at times to be more concerned with being negative then presenting an accurate analysis, and many of the same reasons others don't like him. However, even an "enemy" deserves to be viewed fairly and this accusation is not correct.

    First, as far as I can tell, Ron Borges wrote no such thing as this. The quote does come from a Nick Cafardo column from Sunday, August 30: Can Angels earn their wings? - The Boston Globe.

    Second, there is no quote that is remotely similar in the blog post that was put up, the unbroken link to which is here: Joe Posnanski Blog Archive The Most Amazing Paragraph Ever
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