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Sanchezes so close, yet so far away

Mark's dad attends every Jets game, supporting his son ... from the upper deck

Updated: January 12, 2011, 2:23 AM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com

At some point during the pregame warm-ups Sunday, Mark Sanchez will hear a whistle from the crowd at Gillette Stadium, the kind of ear-piercing, man-made whistle that turns heads. It won't be a female admirer, it will be his father, doing what he's done since Mark started playing football as a young boy.

"It doesn't make a difference where we are," Nick Sanchez was saying Monday. "It could be a high school game with 4,000 people or the Meadowlands with 75,000, he'll hear it. It's kind of ...

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