Monday's Mashup: Brady pays tribute to Reche Caldwell

Nick "Fitzy" Stevens
June 08, 2020 - 6:00 am
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Good morning and Happy Monday! Phase 2 is in effect in the Commonwealth. People are marching and speaking for a better tomorrow. June is the last month without major sports. OUTDOOR DINING TODAY! Here's us running for a table ...

BROADCAST HIGHLIGHT

Ravens vs Chiefs, 2018 - NFL Network, 8 p.m.

The first showdown between the league's two most electric quarterbacks. Who doesn't love a little football on a Monday night?

PASSING TRIBUTE

On Sunday Tom Brady paid tribute to one of his many former receivers in New England, the late Reche Caldwell, who was gunned down tragically outside his home in Tampa Saturday evening. Brady played but one season with Caldwell, and had some famous connections and missed connections with him that postseason.

Remember this pass that set-up the GWFG by Gostkowski in that shocking upset of the Chargers by the Pats in the 2006 Divisional Round in San Diego? Probably the biggest play of Caldwell's seven-year career.

EMOTIONAL PIT STOP

During Sunday's broadcast of the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 NASCAR shared a video message from several prominent drivers to show their support and solidarity behind the Black Lives Matter movement and the quest for racial equality in our country. It was a powerful statement from stars of a sport with a passionate fanbase.

BECAUSE WE NEED THIS

I already had a soft spot for Sting's "Fields of Gold". But this gave me a few more welcome and needed feels.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"It's unbelievable how much you don't know about the game you've been playing all your life."  - The late great Mickey Mantle, arguable as good as a baseball player got, whose number was retired forever 51 years ago today.