Tuesday’s Mashup: JetBlue trolls Falcons while offering extra flights to see Patriots in Super Bowl

Lucy Burdge
January 21, 2019 - 9:53 pm
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TUESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
NBA: Portland at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. (NBATV)
NHL: Detroit at Edmonton, 9 p.m. (NBCSN)

AROUND THE WEB:

-- JetBlue announced on Monday extra flights will be added to fly fans to Atlanta to see the Patriots in the Super Bowl and the airline couldn’t resist an opportunity to troll the Falcons in the process.

“Hey New England — we just added a few more flights to Atlanta for the big game. More than 3. Fewer than 28,” JetBlue tweeted, taking jab at the Falcons allowing the Patriots to come back from trailing 28-3 and beat them in Super Bowl LI.

And some people were not thrilled with the tweet.

JetBlue is planning to add additional flights and operate larger aircraft between Boston and Atlanta from Feb. 1 to 4. The airline also took this a step further and numbered one of the new flights 2803.

-- The football that Kenyan Drake threw into the stands after the Dolphins’ “Miami Miracle” win over the Patriots last month has sold at auction for over $18,000.

Drake completed a 52-yard run into the end zone as time expired on Dec. 8 and he then tossed the ball into the stands. He offered the fans who caught the ball memorabilia in exchange for its return.

But the fan who caught it immediately sold it to another fan in the stands and that fan put the ball up for auction.

And that auction yielded the fan $18,678 on Monday.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: "We're probably unique in that I would say Josh will watch a ton of film Saturday and we'll come in Sunday and he will say, 'Alright guys, I have been watching and based on all the things that have happened this week, we're going to go with these installs and call plays we haven't even practiced.' I think that is part of being on our team, being a really smart football player and adapting and adjusting.” -- Tom Brady, on how the Patriots prepared for the AFC Championship Game

 

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