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Reporter Who Started Revis Wednesday Circus Backtracks

Tim Cowlishaw of the Dallas Morning News is backing away from his prediction that Darrelle Revis and the New York Jets would announce a new contract today.

At about 6 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, Cowlishaw tweeted, "Have I said lately I was originally told “wednesday or saturday” on Revis but I shortened it for twitter? Now seems like good time."

Actually, it seems like the good time to mention that would have been Sunday, when Cowlishaw got all this started. And it would be nice to know what else the source originally told Cowlishaw that Cowlishaw left out because it was shortened for Twitter.

Cowlishaw did acknowledge in a blog post on Monday that he had been told “Wednesday or Saturday.” But he added that “I felt like ‘probably Wednesday’ was the most accurate information I could provide at the time.” So Cowlishaw seems to have changed his mind since Monday, when he thought the deal would be announced Wednesday.

Attaboy, Tim! Blame Twitter. You know, you can use multiple tweets to give out all the information. On top of which, predicting the exact day was pretty stupid in the first place.