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SMY, come take a bow on Asante Scoop!!!

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  1. patsox23

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    SMY,

    That's a helluva job. Please share with your fellow patsfans members anything you can about your process out-scooping the other outlets in town. Congrats on a job well done, in a competitive market!
  2. smyoung

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    I would love to take the bow for my first big "first," and I will share more once the dust clears a bit.

    But thank you. I'm very excited, and was *really* scared someone else would be me. I've known for a couple of days and promised I wouldn't say anything til late tonight (Sunday)...

    smy
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    Interesting.

    The doofus on Sports Extra reported the newest news is the Pats don't expect Asante back anytime soon.

    I hope they're wrong.
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    Way to handle your source with integrity on both sides! :rocker: (Now that scamp better be in camp tomorrow a.m. so we don't have to whup on him a bit for spoiling your coup.)
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    Yeah, I saw that too. They probably got their information from Borges.
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    believe me, that is my fear right now too!!
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    Thanks for coming on the Board with the news.

    Congrats on the scoop!

    p.s.I had the inestimable pleasure of posting this on jetsinsider.com
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    Wow, Dopey me just figured out who you were. Love your writing, thanks for being there for us!
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    Good job! I know it must be difficult for writers to get all these juicy scoops knowing they can't do anything with it (at least until a certain time) or risk having all your sources dry up quickly. I am horrible at keeping a secret especially something as big as this. Congrats on the scoop.
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    I really hope it was Bogus,and that AS shows up tomorrow that would really make him (Bogus) look more assanine than he already is.
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2007
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    Congrats on the coup, Ms. Young.

    Think about it -- you not only beat out the bigger local papers like the Globe and Herald, but with all the national guys like Schefter, Clayton, King, et al.
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    You wrote it the way it came to you, the worse that could happen is a source singes you and you get some ungentle ribbing from those ink-stained wretches you hang with (not that any of them have ever had a source twist their tails ;) ). Just tuck into a lotus position and make meaningless noises in lieu of chewing your nails or drinking yourself senseless.
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    SMY.....thanks for stopping by and thanks for putting a cherry on top of the weekend for me!!!

    Cnngrats on your scoop!!!
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    thank you one and all for the kind thoughts and compliments. it definitely feels good to be the first (for once...and hopefully not last!!)...

    smy
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    p.s. Shalise - please make sure there's someone to record and post your victory dance in the parking lot when Asante drives in.
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    I think you'll continue to do awesome. The Boston sports media market is starting to fill up with writers who want to be the story rather than provide what fans really want.....

    Real good old fashioned reporting and breaking news as you've done this evening.

    It's very refreshing and we thank you.

    BTW.....KFFL just posted the story.

    "Patriots | Samuel to report Monday
    Sun, 26 Aug 2007 21:25:30 -0700

    The Providence Journal reports New England Patriots CB Asante Samuel, who has missed all of training camp, is expected to report to the team Monday, Aug. 27, and sign his one-year, $7.79 million franchise tag tender."

    http://www.kffl.com/hotw/nfl
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    Hmm... it's 7:00 now... Samuel needs to get there before an 8:00 meeting to sign tender... wonder how many reporters are camped out in the parking lot right now.

    Congrats SMY.
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    Thank you for sharing...GREAT job!! And feel free to share things here..we appreciate that a great deal!! Congrats again.
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    Congrats. Reiss didn't post until 0611 today.
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    Shalise--now that you seem to have the inside scoop with Asante, I'd love an answer to a burning question I have--did he purchase injury insurance? Even better--how much did he pay for how much coverage?!?
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    Fergedabout da insurance, when do we get to see the victory dance vid?
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    there's no video, but I will admit to doing a big "woo hoo!!" as I drove to the stadium and heard it confirmed that he was there.

    Isaac -- that's not a bad question, actually. The $7.79mil is guaranteed, but if Asante had gotten hurt working out all these weeks, he would have been stuck...

    thanks again all, and as I said, I truly hope this isn't the last big story you get out of me :)

    smy
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    #50 Jersey

    If its the last big story we get out of you, we'll be very disappointed. You're doing a great job. Keep up the good work on helping to push the "OLD GUARD" (Borges, Shaugnessy, Ryan, Felger, et al) on to greener pastures so that we actually start getting real journalism again. Reporters like you, Albert Breer, Mike Reiss and Chris Gasper are doing a great job of providing the readers/FANS with unbiased information so we can form our own opinions instead of telling us what our opinions should. And its greatly appreciated.
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    That's the trouble with modern media, no self promotion with tacky dance steps. :(
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    SMY, we love you. This delay'll just make for a better story. In the meantime, any juicy details? Angry phone calls?
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    Some want the juicy details...I'm more curioous one's take on this new twist that he hasn't signed the tender. He's in town, he's at Gillette but....not biting so far on the money. I know it's been speculated that he and his agent are not in lock synch...is this more a Mr Samuel thing or?
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    Just to be clear, the "juicy details" I was referring to IS this twist re: the tender, and if SMY has called her source to kick the ever-living snot out of him.
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    SMY's UPDATE:

    Samuel not yet signed

    Hey all -

    Wanted to post an update on the Asante Samuel situation. We have had it confirmed that he has not yet signed his one-year franchise tender. He has reported to Gillette Stadium.

    The NFL Network has reported that Samuel's agents are trying one last time to get New England not to franchise the 26-year old again in 2008.

    We'll post more as we know more.

    shalise

    Posted by Shalise Manza Young at 9:36 PM
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2007
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    I think THAT might be interesting....report?? Well not really..at Gillette and???
    This has to be weird though. He's only hurting himself in all of this..and frankly..looking mighty dumb with this last minute BS.
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    The rest of us ink-stained wretches are all swimming in Shalise's wake the next couple of days--good job, SMY.

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