Tuesday’s Mashup: O.J. Simpson gives convoluted take on Tom Brady’s future

Lucy Burdge
March 10, 2020 - 5:46 am


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MLB: Exhibition: St. Louis at Boston, 1:05 p.m. (WEEI-AM 850)
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NHL: Boston at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. (NBCSN, NESN)


-- O.J. Simpson can’t stop talking about Tom Brady’s future and gave an updated take on the situation in a Twitter video on Monday.

Try to figure this one out: 

“Tom Brady’s going to be 43 years old. I heard today that eight teams are interested in him. If that’s true, there’s six GMs that don’t know what they’re doing. Because the only teams that should be interested in Brady would be teams that are, like, one player away from going to the Super Bowl — trying to win it next year before so many of there players go to free agency. And, to me, you’ve got two teams, maybe. You’ve got the 49ers, I’ve heard. I don’t know, there’s now way they’re going to pay both (Jimmy) Garoppolo and Brady over $30 million. Well, maybe they’ll take and trade Garoppolo back to New England. That would be interesting, but I don’t really see that happening. The only other team I think might be interested in Brady — or should be ready to have Brady, with the offensive line and players that will be Super Bowl-worthy — would be Tennessee. Brady’s going to be, as I said, 43 years old. I mean, look what happened to Philip Rivers last year — he got beat up playing for the Chargers. So, those types of teams — they can’t take Brady. Brady’s gotta go to an excellent team with excellent players. And he’s not going to play for a discount like he’s done for the Patriots over the years. … Brady, as far as I’m concerned, is gonna stay with the Patriots, and I think they’re gonna finally pay him what he deserves. I’m just saying. Take care.”

Just saying. 

-- While the NBA is taking unprecedented steps to help stop the spread of coronavirus, Enes Kanter is doing his part on Twitter.

The league closed clubhouses to media members and is considering having games played in empty arenas, but Kanter is trying to stop the spread with a simple poem. 

“Roses are red, Violets are blue, Wash your hands! WASH YOUR HANDS!”

The rhyme-scheme is off but the message is clear. 

QUOTE OF THE DAY: "I think that this is the week the Patriots have to do something. You get the feeling, I am like everybody else and you try and read the tea leaves, you get the feeling they are going to let him go out and seek his fortune. My gut feeling is, just a gut feeling, is the Patriots are going to let him go.” -- Peter King, on Tom Brady