Tuesday’s Mashup: Bill Belichick renames boat ‘VIII Rings’ after Super Bowl win

Lucy Burdge
February 11, 2019 - 6:43 pm

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Boston at Philadelphia, 8 p.m. (TNT)
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-- Renaming a boat is generally considered bad luck but bad luck isn’t really a problem for Bill Belichick.

Just a week after he coached the Patriots to another Super Bowl win, Belichick has renamed his boat “VIII Rings,” up from its former name, “VII Rings.”

Shortly after the win last week, people realized Belichick would need to change the boat’s name. And it turned out to be a priority for him as well.

-- Robert Kraft was among a large of group of celebrities at the 76ers-Lakers game on Sunday.

Kraft sat courtside with Magic Johnson and Sixers co-owner Michael Rubin and hung out with Allen Iverson.

Others in attendance included Carson Wentz, Alshon Jeffery, Mike Trout, M. Night Shyamalan, Lil Uzi Vert and Kendall Jenner.

This was LeBron James’ first visit to Philadelphia as a Laker and it was not a successful one, as the Lakers lost 143-120.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Nobody’s wife makes as much money as his wife does either. When Tom Brady isn’t the breadwinner in the home, then that’s a great problem to have. So in that case, he can do that. He can do his contract however you want to do it.” -- Dak Prescott, on why Tom Brady gives the Patriots a discount on his contract