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A few random thoughts to close out the day

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Jan 08, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

A few things here:

Maybe I’m alone, but did anybody else notice how Roger Clemens and Brian NcNamee kept disagreeing about their relationship during their now infamous phone call?

Clemens kepts saying he treated McNamee “like everybody else” while McNamee kept correcting him to say that he was actually treated like family.

So what does mean, Rocket treats everybody else as well as Debbie and the K Boys? It makes no sense. Forget steroids, I want answers to that question.

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I’d like to officially welcome Sam Borden to The Journal News. Sam has joined the sports department this week and will be doing enterprise projects, features and columns.

Sam is the former Yankees beat writer for The Daily News and was recently the lead columnist for The Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville. Sam, Mark Feinsand and I wrote Ace In America last year. The biography of Chien-Ming Wang was published in Taiwan and Hong Kong.

In addition to being a good friend, Sam is a heck of a writer and reporter and I’m looking forward to him helping out with our Yankees coverage. Sam and I also are discussing doing a podcast and other multi-media projects.

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Finally, when will the colleges wise up and start a playoff system for football? There are playoffs for Division III, II and whatever they call I-AA these days. But the big schools remain tied to the BCS, which nobody understands, or cares about based on the television ratings.

It would seem pretty easy to have a 16-team tournament. Cap the regular season at 11 games then choose the field like basketball does. The two teams in the final would play 15 games. Is that a big deal? LSU played 14 games this season.

A tournament would capture the attention of the nation, much like the NCAA basketball tournament does.

NFL picks: Patriots 31, Jaguars 21; Packers 28, Seahawks 21; Giants 21, Cowboys 17; Colts 31, Chargers 14.

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