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Well, heck, if I'm going to make a big deal about all the national coverage of the draft, I might as well tell you what SNY has planned for Our Jets.

Click below to read the news release. (Read Newsday all weekend, too, obviously.)

Speaking of SNY, I've gotten a lot of feedback on my Tuesday column about the channel's new sports talk shows, and about sports talk in general.

Some thought I was too harsh, some not harsh enough. But one theory is that I'm just another print reporter jealous of my TV and radio counterparts. (Granted, it's a distinction that gets more blurred by the day.)

Jealousy is not the word. But there is no doubt an element of resentment on the part of unsung print reporters who man the front lines in the locker rooms and on the road, interviewing people and gathering the raw material that fuels the sports babble industry.

That's why the best local sports debate show was the late, great "Giants On-Line" on MSG and later YES.

It featured four journalists, one radio play-by-play man and one hyperactive public relations man with an important thing in common: They actually were around the team on a daily basis.

(Full disclosure: Yes, I was one of the stars of the show, which carries on - kind of - as an element of the Giants' TV and Web content. Sigh.)

Now I'm really done for the week. Enjoy the Shockey trade.SNY, the television home of the New York Jets, will kick off its comprehensive two-day Jets Nation: Draft Day 08 coverage live on the network’s plaza – located directly across the street from Radio City Music Hall – on Saturday, April 26 at 2:00pm.

SNY’s all-access Jets draft coverage will feature exclusive one-on-one interviews with every Jets draft selection, player profiles and live interviews – before and after the draft – with Head Coach Eric Mangini and GM Mike Tannenbaum from outside the draft room at Hofstra University.

Jets Nation: Draft Day 08, hosted by Brian Custer, will showcase in-depth analysis on the Jets draft needs and player selections from NFL Insider Adam Schein, former Jets and current SNY football analysts Ray Lucas and Greg Buttle and SI.com draft contributor Tony Pauline. Cornerback Darrelle Revis, the Jets 2007 first round draft pick, will also be live on the plaza participating on the shows. Steve Overmyer will report live from outside the Jets draft room at Hofstra.

Jets Nation: Draft Day '08 will air live on the following dates/times:

â–ºSaturday, April 26: 2:00pm-3:00pm (Live on SNY’s Plaza)

â–ºSaturday, April 26: 9:30pm-10:00pm

â–ºSunday, April 27: 9:00am-10:00am

â–ºSunday, April 27: 9:30pm-10:00pm

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