Monday's Mashup: Sanu works out on Cape beach

Nick "Fitzy" Stevens
July 26, 2020 - 11:03 pm
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Good morning and Happy Monday! After a needed week off The Mashup is back! Baseball is back! This week basketball is back. You feeling it? Let's get up and get after it!

BROADCAST HIGHLIGHT

Boston Red Sox Baseball LIVE Red Sox vs. New York Mets - 7:30 p.m., NESN

Sure, both teams are coming off embarrassing Sundays. Which means they'll be out to play a solid game and show fans, at home, they're better than their last game. Plus it's live sports, people! Take what you can get! Even if none of us can name the Sox starter!

SANU GRINDING IN THE SAND

The Patriots receiver making the most noise, or at least attracting the most hype and positive attention this offseason, is the one who made the most noise for a disappointing 2019; Mohamed Sanu. His trainer has shared some impressive workout and hype videos in recent weeks. And while this is short it shows his commitment to craft and coming to camp fit, healthy from that ankle injury and ready to compete. And if Sanu can regain his form, really develop a connection with Newton (he's starting, change my mind), return to form or even beyond (looks to be in amazing shape), then we can forgive him the transgression of posting a beach workout, which is a super hardo move.

Beach work day ☀️ @mohamedsanu x @coachliebs

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BUBBLE BREAKER

Leaving the NBA's bubble and breaking quarantine is a total no-no, and has gotten the LA Clippers' Lou Williams quarantined for 10 days after he departed...for a gentleman's club, for the chicken wings, he said. Which sounded like the lamest and most hilarious excuse of all-time...until we saw they named a wing after him. I mean, you have to spend a lot of money at a strip club to get a wing named after you. Maybe he really likes their flats? Can't knock 'em till we try 'em, right? Still a total no-no.

SPEAKING OF PROHIBITED PLAYER ACTIVITIES...

Our pal and Boston Globe football writer Ben Volin shared a list Sunday of prohibited high-risk activities by NFL players during the 2020 season. Getting busted for any could cost a player their salary. Can't help but wonder if a show about the NFL COVID Narc Patrol wouldn't be as interesting as the games this season.

TODAY IN "2020 IN A NUTSHELL"

A sports edition. Can't make this stuff up, folks!

BECAUSE WE NEED THIS

A gentle reminder that if at first you don't succeed, you try again. And sometimes, guess what?

RIP, REGIS

The world lost a legend, a true titan, Friday evening when Regis Philbin passed away at the age of eight eight of natural causes. He needed no last name really, because you knew who someone was talking about when they mentioned Regis. A single named icon of TV, entertainment, sports, talk - you name it! Besides, how many other people named Regis do you know? He was adored by millions for his energy, wit and charm. He was direct, sincere, passionate, intelligent and just off-the-wall enough to keep viewers on their toes. A staple in households forever alongside Kathie Lee Gifford on "Live!" in the morning ("Gelman!") You loved Regis. Your mom loved Regis. Everyone adored and trusted Reeg. He was a national treasure! Tributes from celebs and fans have been pouring in from all over. But I wanted to share this clip, where his demeanor, talent, timing and personality all shine through...and during someone else's biggest moment.

He was one of my favorites, and though he'd been off the air for a few years it was comforting to know one of the great entertainers, true originals and nicest guys in showbiz was there. He will be missed. OK, one more clip: Regis was Letterman's favorite guest. And every time he was on you knew you were getting something special. And how can you beat Regis with Rickles on Letterman? They really don't make them like they used to.