Thursday's Mashup: They're talking trash in Tom Brady's division

Nick "Fitzy" Stevens
April 09, 2020 - 6:00 am
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A fistful of items to chew on the day after the monumental Tom Brady/Howard Stern interview. BTW - if you missed it, or you just want to listen with your eyes our very own Ryan Hannable did a great job pulling the best quotes for this WEEI piece.



BROADCAST HIGHLIGHT

Super Bowl Classics - Super Bowl 53: Patriots vs. Rams, NFL Network (slow game but worth it for that last Brady-to-Gronk connection).

BONUS BROADCAST HIGHLIGHT

Raising The Cup 1994 Stanley Cup Final - Vancouver at NY Rangers GM 7, NHL Network, 8 p.m. (for those who need to scratch that high stakes hockey itch).

WARM WEATHER TOMORROW IS ANOTHER DAY

After listening to the Brady/Stern interview, and processing some of the many unfiltered nuggets, we're psyched for Tom. Really, we are. We'll miss him. A lot. Like, a lot. But if he doesn't hold a grudge then neither should we. And neither does Jameis Winston, the man Brady replaced in Tampa Bay! Seriously, I know he got Lasik surgery this offseason. But someone's attitude adjustment is pretty refreshing, too. Then again, Jameis Winston being honored to be replaced by Brady might be the most Jameis Winston thing ever (props to him on setting up the COVID-19 hotline).



FRESH THREADS ALERT

Far be it from me to ever say something is lit, has swag or even drip. However, I will say I kinda dig the Falcons new uniforms.



But apparently, in the NFC South, the teams love to bust each other's footballs. Tom Brady best be ready for some good-natured inter-divisional trolling. This from the Panthers a few hours after the Falcons debuted the new threads.



And I wouldn't be the unapologetic Pats honk I am if I passed up my chance to have some obvious fun with the new Falcons.



HATE US CUZ THEY AIN'T US

Speaking of balbusters ... FS1 talking head and notorious Boston sports critic Nick Wright couldn't help but shine light in the right direction when assembling his version of the NFL's All-Decade Team for the 2010's.



TAKE WHAT YOU CAN GET

Nice to see some pros thinking of ways they can compete and entertain their fans during mandated social distancing. The NBA is rolling out a game of HORSE featuring some big-time current and former players. Amazing that we're so desperate for sports we'll be counting the days until we get something we would gloss over during All-Star Weekend.



FOLLOW OF THE DAY

My pal and noted Pats superfan, Abdul aka @advil is an amazing photographer. If you miss traveling, breathtaking views or just venturing outside your neighborhood throw him a follow or peruse his astral views, time-lapse caps and scenic vistas to help change your quarantine perspective.

 

BECAUSE YOU NEED THIS

Maybe we're suckers for mascot humor. Maybe we just love dogs. Probably both. And at a time like this who couldn't use this much adorable pride in their quarantined life?



QUOTE OF THE DAY

"The guy who was my backup quarterback at the time, Matt Cassel, drew pictures of me with this one huge testicle on one side, and then he would leave them in my locker every day. 'Purple Balls,' he'd call me, because I got all bruised up. Man, that s**t hurt." - Tom Brady, to Howard Stern, about being teased by teammate Matt Cassel over the side-effects of a sports hernia.