Back in the 1970’s and early 1980’s, Jim Coyne was one of the most successful and powerful Democrats in Albany. He set his sights high when he pushed hard for the creation of an arena to be constructed in downtown Albany, the arena now called the Times Union Center. When all was said and done, Mr. Coyne ended up going to prison after being convicted of crimes related to the construction of the then Knickerbocker Arena. After spending more than three years behind bars, Jim ran for two local offices and was instrumental in resurrecting the Albany Patroons. Now Jim is jumping into the race for the increasingly overcrowded race for the soon to be vacant seat in the 109th AD. Citing his success as county executive and his experience, he feels he has a leg up on the other candidates. Jim, do you really want to do this, be a freshman assemblyman? With the addition of Junior Commisso last week the primary is pretty much decided. I’m sure you can get your signatures, but the Democrats you knew are all gone. I think it is time for you to ride into the proverbial sunset.……….I don’t talk sports much but Tiger Woods won his 73rd professional golf tournament yesterday at The Memorial. The number has some significance because it ties him with tournament host Jack Nicklaus for second all time on the wins list behind golfing legend Sam Snead. Though not a big Tiger fan, you have to respect the man for what he’s accomplished in his playing career. The big winner however was CBS. Tiger in the next to last pairing, and in contention on the last day, I’m sure made for some expensive commercials. What bothers me is the way the network covers the game. Every average shot Tiger made was commented on like he was sticking the ball next to the pin. The guys covering the event are reporting as if they want to see the Tiger of old. Even Jim Nantz. He had a great round. Sometimes, as evidenced by his shot on the 16th, he played like the Tiger of old. Although playing better as of late, he is not the golfer he was prior to his meltdown in 2009. He will win some tournaments, maybe a major or two, but don’t cover him in the way you do when he’s playing like an average pro.
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