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Peter Gammons on MLB Net today

Week 1: Jets 24, Texans 7 September 13,

Week 1: Jets 24, Texans 7
September 13, 2009

The Jets opened the season in Texas with and ushered in a new era. Rookie quarterback Mark Sanchez and first-year head coach Rex Ryan started the season with a 24-7 win. Sanchez also threw his first NFL touchdown. Thomas Jones got the season off to a good start with 107 rushing yards and two touchdowns. Photo Credit: Getty Images

Random Wednesday morning thoughts:

Peter Gammons makes his MLB Network debut at 1 p.m. Wednesday for the channel's Hall of Fame announcement show.

Tuesday, Gammons resurfaced as a guest on WFAN after a long exile due to ESPN's ban on its people appearing on the other end of the dial.

Speaking of 1050 ESPN, the station is going commercial free from 5 to 6 p.m. through the Super Bowl, which certainly is listener-friendly but is a curious business move, given that that is the most lucrative hour of advertising in afternoon drive time.

Cornell's inevitable upset of Kansas Wednesday night will be available only on ESPN's Full Court package or on ESPN360. Might be time for me to get a new ESPN360 password from my friends in Bristol. For professional reasons only, of course.

ESPN's Andy Katz weighs in on the Big Red juggernaut's visit to Lawrence here.

Made my first visit to the Jets' Atlantic Health Training Center Tuesday. Nice. The locker room is almost as big as the Yankees' but not quite . . . and for twice as many players.

Ran into Tiki Barber and Rachel Nichols there, so I'm guessing the Jets have a big game coming up.

Strangest moment of the day: Only four journalists were on hand for Carson Palmer's conference call . . . all four from Newsday.

Your turn next Tuesday, Peyton.

Photo: Getty

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