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The Daily Shoutout: Conspiracy in New York

Posted on: November 30, 2011 8:30 am
Edited on: November 30, 2011 10:46 am
OPENING HIT: Something happened on New York radio on Tuesday: there was an interesting, relevant, non-pandering, non-belligerent, non-bigoted conversation about sports. Specifically, this chat was about Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez.

Sanchez has a weekly spot with Michael Kay, who is the television voice of the Yankees and has a talk-show in New York. Sanchez clearly sounded borderline depressed and there was chat between Kay and his sidekick about why. Then the conversation took an interesting turn. Kay began talking about the appearance of analyst Tim Hasselbeck earlier in the day on the station, and Hasselbeck said something even more interesting.

He claimed that one of the possible reasons Sanchez was struggling (and I don't think he is) was because Sanchez wasn't working hard enough. That is a serious, brutal claim. There is little worse you can say about a professional athlete than to say he's lazy.

It's also, in my opinion, a false claim. No one in the Jets organization has ever told me Sanchez doesn't work hard. Quite the opposite. Hasselbeck's words came completely out of nowhere.

Hasselbeck had noted early in the interview that he was good friends with Mark Brunell. Actually, went out of his way to say it. Hmmm ... really? And that's where Kay began speculating (and I think correctly) that maybe Brunell was the source of Hasselbeck's information.

The conversation, I have to say, was truly interesting for a number of reasons. I have never seen a young thrower who has won so much -- appearances in two conference title games -- criticized from so many different angles. Now, you have people saying he doesn't work hard enough. It's reaching absolutely stupid proportions.

And so here we are. Now Sanchez's work ethic is under attack and the conspiracy theorists believe Brunell, Sanchez's teammate, may be the source of that attack.

BRIAN BILLICK: Don't think the Jaguars would want you, anyway.
Category: NFL
Tags: Jets

Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: December 2, 2011 6:52 pm

The Daily Shoutout: Conspiracy in New York

This is what Sanchez gets for using Mark Brunell as a kleenex.

Since: Nov 18, 2011
Posted on: December 1, 2011 12:54 am

The Daily Shoutout: Conspiracy in New York

The reaction here is just sad.

Hasselback put this out there on the radio. On ESPN Radio. Reporting it isn't being a gossip. And in reporting it, Freeman points out that he's NEVER heard such claims about Sanchez from any of his sources and that the rumored source for Tim is the person who'd stand the most to immediately gain, should Sanchez get benched.

That's a solid story.

Now, a simple one liner saying the Jags don't want Billick in a snarky tone? I'd have liked a bit more on why that's being said than just a link to the Jags team page. 

Since: Apr 10, 2007
Posted on: November 30, 2011 9:30 pm

The Daily Shoutout: Conspiracy in New York

If Snches was black freeman would have never put this out

Since: Sep 16, 2007
Posted on: November 30, 2011 9:11 pm

The Daily Shoutout: Conspiracy in New York

This article belongs in a gossip rag, not CBS Sportsline. 

Hey Freeman, grow up. We're not bored housewives here. 

Since: Jun 16, 2011
Posted on: November 30, 2011 9:41 am

The Daily Shoutout: Conspiracy in New York

Hasselbeck, really?  No one has the right to belittle Sanchez's work ethic, especially a complete failure of a QB like Hasselbeck!  I'm sure that 'info' came from Brunnel, another sorry case who's past his 'prime', but still thinks he's got IT.  Hey Tim, your uneducated, second-hand assumptions are perfect for The View - have Lizzy get you some air-time!

Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: November 30, 2011 9:26 am
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Since: Dec 13, 2007
Posted on: November 30, 2011 9:14 am

The Daily Shoutout: Conspiracy in New York

How is this crap an "article" on a professional site?   If people are going to "blog" stories, how about at least a little journalism to have some backbone behind your rumors, instead of he said / she said........ are there any writers anyone?

Since: Jul 2, 2009
Posted on: November 30, 2011 8:40 am

The Daily Shoutout: Conspiracy in New York

ummm, so? 

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