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    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/writers/peter_king/09/02/tucker/6.html

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    This isn't the first time King has used that hypothetical device. He has an overly familiar writing style where if you're not too careful, you think he's talking fact when it's just conjecture.

    I remember him saying something once that "the first test of the new commissioner will be if he takes draft picks away from Bob Kraft for tampering" or something like that. Caused everone to say "huh? what have the Pats done to deserve losing a pick?" But again, it was just King trying to make the case that IF the need ever arose, challenging the top owners in the game WOULD be the big test.

    King needs to learn to add some kind of "this never happened but..." type disclaimer to these things.
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    No, he doesn't. Readers need to comprehend better.
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    Most literate people did. The New York Daily News, however, employs illiterate journalists.
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    Do you mean to say that New York Daily News has hired Borges and Shaunessy? :rolleyes:

    That would, however, explain a lot.

    Respects,
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    1) As a subscriber to the Daily News, I already knew that Cimini is an idiot. Now I know that he is careless and incompetent as well.

    2) When you read stuff like this, it's a wonder that people like Belichick ever talk to the press, let alone in a monosyllabic, condescending tone.
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    That's very true. In general, I think King's writing style is like him -- flabby, not tight or muscular at all.
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    No excuses needed here. After reading the King article, it was plain what he was doing. This is careless and completely irresponsible on Cimini's part; yet, I bet he gets away with this without so much of an acknowledgment from his paper.
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    great piece by ross tucker in peter king's article.
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    Thanks for pointing that out.

    Yes, it's one of the best pieces on football that I have read in a long time. I liked the joke about thinking that he is the only 28-year-old Princeton graduate who has already been fired five times. Smart guy -- and funny! The Patriots could do worse than hire him for their PR department.
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    I believe Ross is building a budding fuel company empire in New Jersey.
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    He wrote:

    "I have a couple of business interests, such as www.gobigrecruiting.com, that will occupy my time, and I am more than excited about the possibility of writing or talking about football for a living. I figure if I can't play anymore, that would be the next best thing."

    Sounds to me that he might consider working for a football team even so.
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    I'd rather see what he can do as a reporter or color man based on the piece he wrote, why hide him on a PR staff?
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    The paper and he issued a retraction. Cimini actually said he should be waived for the mess up.
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    Selfish indeed. :snob:
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    I totally agree and have said so. The quote fooled me the first time I read it.
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    The Ross Tucker piece was absolutely terrific, one of the most candid (and funny) glimpses of real life in the NFL that I've ever read. Say, doesn't the Metrowest Daily News need a new beat reporter? :)

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