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Day 1: Jets Training Camp Notebook

There’s Nothing like Training Camp What a great first day at Jet camp.  Not a cloud in the sky and 75 degrees, I had a chance to reconnect with all the Jet beat writers on the sidelines.  Practice was quick tempo and both Mark Sanchez and Geno Smith threw well. The team has had a big change with so many …

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How Social Media Helps and Hurts Athletes

These times they are a-changin’. 24 hour TV news, Twitter, Facebook, Radio talk shows, cameras on cell phones.  The world of 2013 is so different than the previous 50 years I grew up in.  Sometimes it’s the greatest and others, privacy is gone and long forgotten. We hear stories about Bobby Layne, Jim Brown, Lawrence Taylor, Studio 54 happenings, Joe …

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My Hero, NFL Draft Genius Mike Holovak

I’m sure it’s hard to imagine the NFL draft without computers, popping in videos or DVDs, no combines, no “pro days” to retime and retest, – that’s the way it was in the 1970’s. I had volumes of handwritten scouting reports and lists of top players were then typed, yes with a typewriter, and put up on huge boards by …

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