Tuesday’s Mashup: Mark Wahlberg explains why he is rooting for a Patriots-Cowboys Super Bowl matchup

Lucy Burdge
August 06, 2019 - 7:02 am

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MLB: Chicago White Sox at Detroit, 1 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: Kansas City at Boston, 7:10 p.m. (NESN, WEEI-FM 93.7)
MLB: Oakland at Chicago Cubs , 8 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: St. Louis at LA Dodgers, 11 p.m. (MLB Network)


-- Mark Wahlberg grew up as a Patriots fan in Massachusetts but his recent business with the Cowboys could make him change his allegiance. 

Wahlberg and his family opened up a new Wahlburgers location at the Cowboys’ practice facility and the actor said at Dallas’ training camp on Saturday he “might have to change [his> blue” and “start wearing another shade.”

“The Cowboys are showing me so much love,” Wahlberg said. “I don’t have a Wahlburgers at Gillette Stadium yet. I gotta re-evaluate my loyalty here.”

He also said a Cowboys-Patriots matchup would be a “stress-free” Super Bowl. 

“That’s going to be a good Super Bowl matchup,” he said. “I’m calling it right now.” 

Wahlberg famously left Super Bowl LI early and missed the Patriots’ historic 28-3 comeback. 

-- Robert Kraft attended a Hamptons gala on Saturday with his new girlfriend, Dana Blumberg.

Blumberg, 45, a doctor, accompanied Kraft to the last-ever Apollo fundraiser at billionaire Ronald Perelman’s Hamptons estate, The Creeks. Other guests included Jon Bon Jovi, Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld, Connie Britton and Netflix executive Ted Sarandos. 

Dave Matthews Band and Run-DMC also performed at the event.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: "It’s a unique situation I am in — my 20th year with the same team. I’m 42 years old, so pretty much unchartered territory I think for everybody. I am going to go out there and do the best I can this year and see what happens.” -- Tom Brady, on his contract with the Patriots