Friday’s Mashup: Patriots honored at TD Garden during Celtics game with huge ovation, ‘Beat LA’ hype video

Lucy Burdge
February 07, 2019 - 9:34 pm

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Denver at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
NBA: Minnesota at New Orleans, 9:30 p.m. (ESPN)
NHL: Carolina at NY Rangers, 8 p.m. (NHL Network)


-- The Patriots were honored during the Celtics game at the TD Garden on Thursday night with Bill Belichick and multiple players in attendance.

Trey Flowers, Rex Burkhead, Trent Brown, Devin and Jason McCourty, Sony Michel and Kyle Van Noy were also sitting courtside to celebrate the Super Bowl win.

The Garden showed a ‘Beat LA’ hype video to celebrate the team.

And small “BEAT LA - Again” signs were placed on each fan’s seat.

Also in attendance was Barstool’s Dave Portnoy in his Roger Goodell clown shirt.

-- The Los Angeles Times is facing criticism for its Super Bowl front page following the Rams’ loss to the Patriots on Sunday.

On Monday, the paper ran the headline “Lambs, not Rams” on the front page and has been fielding the negative feedback all week.

The LA Times received many letters to the editor, which the paper published, saying the headline was “sophomoric” and “in poor taste.”

Sports editor Mike Hiserman then responded to the backlash on Twitter.

But there are also some who believe there was no issue with the headline.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: "Right after the season, you can’t make a decision. It’s so emotional, a big win like that. You've got to settle down. You've got to see how your body responds." -- Rob Gronkowski, when asked by Jimmy Fallon about whether or not he will retire before next season