Monday’s Mashup: Conor McGregor marches in Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day parade, calls it ‘wildest Paddy’s week I have ever had in my life’

Lucy Burdge
March 17, 2019 - 8:24 pm
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MONDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
MLB Exhibition:
Philadelphia at St. Louis, 1 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB Exhibition: Boston at Minnesota, 1:05 p.m. (WEEI-AM 850)
MLB Exhibition: Cincinnati at Colorado, 4 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB Exhibition: LA Dodgers at Texas, 10 p.m. (MLB Network)
NBA: Denver at Boston, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSB)
NBA: Golden State at San Antonio, 8 p.m. (ESPN)
NBA: Indiana at Portland, 10:30 p.m. (ESPN)
NHL: Vancouver at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. (NHL Network)

AROUND THE WEB:

-- Conor McGregor marched in Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day parade on Sunday to finish off a week that included Chicago’s parade, a Bruins puck drop and an arrest.

McGregor pumped up the Bruins on Saturday night before rousing the crowd on the streets of Boston the following day.

The UFC fighter and Irish native posted a video to his Instagram, calling this the “wildest Paddy’s week I have ever had in my life.”

St. Patrick’s day parade today in Boston, Massachusetts! The perfect ending to the wildest Paddy’s week I have ever had in my life! We have met some amazing and inspiring people on this trip and will cherish these memories for a lifetime! A Proper St. Patrick’s week ☘️ Thank you all from @properwhiskey @augustmcgregor @mcgregorfast @mcgregorproductions

A post shared by Conor McGregor Official (@thenotoriousmma) on

-- Johnny Manziel has signed a contract to join the Alliance of American Football and was assigned to play for the Memphis Express, it was announced on Saturday.

Adam Schefter first reported the news on Saturday night before the announcement.

"We are pleased to welcome Johnny Manziel to the Alliance of American Football, which we've always described as a league of opportunity for talented players to launch or revitalize their pro football careers," said AAF co-founder Bill Polian in a statement. "We completed extensive background work to determine whether it would be appropriate for Johnny to play this season, and after consulting with many people familiar with his situation, we concluded that it would be good for him to resume his pro football career here at The Alliance."

The former Browns quarterback was released from his contract with the Canadian Football League and CFL Commissioner Randy Ambrosie announced the league would not allow any of its teams to sign him after he violated undisclosed terms of his contract.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Yeah, he did a nice job for us. He came into the room before. He’s fired up, that guy. He’s still fired up. I’m glad we won. He would’ve come in and probably had his way with us. Nah, he had a nice few words for the guys before the game. A little different, we’re not used to that.” -- Bruce Cassidy, on Conor McGregor’s pregame speech to the Bruins on Saturday night

 

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