With Thursday bringing the deadline for using the franchise tag, I had a great idea for my Friday SportingNews.com column. I could write about ways the union could press the league to make the tag more friendly to players.
It was a great idea, I concluded. So great that I had already thought of it two years ago.
But with two more years of knowledge (or something similar to it), I was able to augment 2008’s list of three ideas with five new tweaks.
Then again, I probably would have come up with these other five ideas two years ago, if I hadn’t been simply mailing it in.
Do me a favor and don’t tell the folks at SportingNews.com that I said that.