Wednesday’s Mashup: Tom Brady tells Lamar Jackson he’s a ‘big fan’ before loss to Ravens

Lucy Burdge
November 06, 2019 - 7:15 am
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WEDNESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
NBA: Golden State at Houston, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN)
NBA: Milwaukee at LA Clippers, 10 p.m. (ESPN)
NHL: Detroit at NY Rangers, 8 p.m. (NBCSN)

AROUND THE WEB: 

-- Tom Brady likes what he’s been seeing from Lamar Jackson and he let him know before the Patriots’ loss to the Ravens on Sunday. 

Inside the NFL released sound of Brady before the game when he sought out Jackson to tell him he is a "big fan."

“Good luck to you, bro,” Brady said. “You’re doing some great stuff.”

“Appreciate it,” Jackson said.”

As Brady backed away he pointed at Jackson and said, “Big fan.”

Brady also found Jackson after the game. 

-- Mike Francesa announced on Tuesday he will be leaving afternoon drive on WFAN in December. 

Most of the details have yet to be revealed, but Francesa is expected to continue to have a role with WFAN while working with Radio.com.

“Mike Francesa will continue to be part of WFAN, and will soon also have an expanded role on Radio.com,” Entercom New York regional president Susan Larkin said in a statement. “While we are still finalizing details, this is an exciting move to bring more of Mike’s iconic sports talk content to fans across broadcast and digital in new, engaging ways wherever and however loyal sports fans want it. Stay tuned as we will be sharing more details in the weeks to come.”

The date for his departure has not been revealed but the best guess is it will come on Dec. 4 after the fall ratings period. 

Francesa addressed the move on his show on Tuesday afternoon. 

He said he wants to have more time to travel and spend time with his kids. 

"As they go through high school years, I want to be able to get to their games and be a father and be able to be there for all of their events before they take off for college," Francesa said. "I have two that are freshman and one that will be in high school next year. They grow up very quick. Before you know it, they'll all be in college so these are very important years as a father. That's important to me. It's like my No. 1 job.”

"I've been there since 1989, it's a very long time," Francesa continued. When I left, I didn't expect to come back. When I did, I came back for a lot of reasons. The company has been very good to me ... I don't want to retire. I still want to do some commentary. I don't want to be scheduled and be locked into it every day. I'm not going to dwell on it because we went through this once before and we did a retirement thing so we're not going to do that again. I just wanted everyone to know about it. I think the place is ready for it now. I'm ready to make that transition. I'm looking forward for whoever sits in here. I hope they do very well. I think the station will do just fine. There is a lot of new faces and new people involved. That's the way it should be. It's time for the next generation. Best job there is in this down and I've held it for over 30 years ... It's been my honor and joy to do it every day.”

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “A lot of things. I feel like I need to make better decisions with the ball, do a better job with some checks and so forth. So yeah, a lot of things at the quarterback position that are my responsibility that I have to put us in the best position to win every week.” — Tom Brady, on what he needs to do better after Patriots’ loss to Ravens

 

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