Ron Borges' Cut-And-Paste Job

If you don't like The Boston Globe's Ron Borges and would like him to go away, you're in luck this morning: He pretty blatantly plagiarized his column yesterday from The Tacoma News Tribune. The evidence is obvious, and overwhelming.

On Feb. 25, Mike Sando wrote (14th & 15th paragraphs):
Jackson was leading the NFL in touchdowns last season when a turf-toe injury forced him to miss the final three games. The injury prevented Jackson from achieving his third 1,000-yard season in four years and the fourth overall.

Jackson still led the Seahawks with 63 catches for 956 yards and 10 touchdowns.

On March 4, Ron Borges wrote (2nd paragraph):
Jackson was leading the NFL in touchdowns last season when a turf-toe injury forced him to miss the final three games. The injury prevented him from reaching his third 1,000-yard season in four years, but Jackson still led Seattle with 63 catches for 956 yards and 10 touchdowns.

That's bad enough, but there are six other instances that are taken, almost verbatim. You can compare them here and here. In their rundown, Cold, Hard Football Facts concludes that Borges wants to be fired, and comparing the two columns, it's difficult to argue with them.

Borges Lifts Article From Tacoma News Tribune [Cold, Hard Football Facts]
Mr. Popularity [Boston Magazine]
Why Your Hometown Columnist Sucks: Ron Borges [Deadspin]