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  1. patsox23

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    With great appreciation to Ian for his generosity in allowing this bit of self-indulgence, I wanted to point people in the direction of my maiden voyage as a columnist for Patriots.com. My FRIDAY "OUT-TAKES" piece will be every - yep-you-guessed-it - Friday.

    Hope you like it, and thanks for upping the hits on my first one! ;)

    Friday Out-Takes
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    Nice piece

    Congrats on the job
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    No mention of the Jets.:(
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    Good stuff. Congrats on the new gig.
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    LOL. We'll get to you, believe me. I'm thinking something soon about the Bluster Factory that IS Rex Ryan. ;)
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    Can you give us the quick run down so I don't have to navigate away from Patsfans? :D J/K...
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    They still play football in New Jersey, don't they????

    Have they found a QB yet?
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    I really enjoyed the read JC. Keep up the good work!
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    The World Crossing War Zone produces another highly decorated veteran...good luck J.C.
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    I look forward to it.:)
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    Yea they found one this morning, he was hiding in the bushes at Hofstra.
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    Hear, hear! So you make league minimum, right? ;)
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    Actually, no. They barely fit me under the cap. ;) I'm why we haven't completed the Peppers deal yet.
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    Calling Tiki an ass-hat on an official Patriots.com web address makes me grin.

    Also, with respect to your quasi rhetorical question: "is there any other kind? [of wideout other than Bad Boy]" I feel that you deserve to throw at least 10 Hail Marys at the Altar of Troy Brown as penance for your sin of forgetting to set The Ultimate Team Player aside from the rest of the Bad Boy WR's out there.

    I'll definitely be back to check out your work next Friday :cool:
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    Good job and congrats on your new gig!:rocker:
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    Plaxico's "blood, sweats and tears." Nice work!
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    Great stuff.

    Doogie . . . .
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    good job john from La..
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    Great job, a good read!
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    Jerry Rice was a wideout.
    Troy Brown was a football player who happened to play WR.

    Keep up the good work, pf.
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    thanks for the good thoughts, everyone. Definitely taking a bit of literary license with the WR bad-boy comment - a cheap, easy shot. Tune in again next week for more cheap, easy shots. And fire off a PM if you think of any story ideas!

    Thanks again for the support.
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    Nicre job, John. It's just too bad your last name can't be displayed on patsfans. :D
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    Nice Column! What a sweet gig to land!
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    Thanks, yeah, I feel very fortunate. The PFW guys are terrific and talented. Hope I can reacht he bar every week. We'll see.
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    What an awesome column. You need to be somewhere with more visibility than a Patriot fan website. Man, a few more columns like this and you should find yourself on SI or ESPN or the CBS/NBC sites. Really.

    Ummm, I hate to be a weiner-head about this, but are you (Patsox23) really John ****rell? Because that column is SOOOOO different and so much better than your posts here. No offense, honest, but wow, that column was really good.
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    Thanks. Well, first of all, that's extremely flattering. I'm pretty proud to be at Patriots.com - I don't think of it, nor do I believe most do, as a fan site. It's the official site of an NFL team and, in my view, the most ahead-of-the-curve site in all of professional team sports. The first to stream press conferences back in the day, the first with live reports - video, audio, blogging - from training camp, first with a newspaper, radio show, now a studio show, just really top-notch.

    As for the column compared to my posting here, I agree that far more thought - and far less temper-release - goes into my writing than into my posting, especially over the last few years. I have been a pretty lazy poster here, and I guess that's regrettable, 'though I do consider the two enterprises fairly distinct from each other. I used to put more effort into my posts here, and I think the writing was of higher quality and depth than it has been in recent years. Who knows, maybe my writing there will help my posting here. Hope so!

    Thanks again for the feedback, and I want to remind everyone - and empasize my sincerity in reminding you - any story ideas, PLEASE send me a PM. I'm already partway into this week's column, but I can always use fresh perspectives!
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