Friday's Mashup: Tom Brady wants to race Lamar Jackson

Nick Friar
December 13, 2019 - 9:20 am

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--Surprise, surprise: the Ravens demolished the Jets on Thursday, 42-21.

Lamar Jackson threw for 212 yards on 15-for-23 passing, casually finishing with five passing touchdowns.

But Jackson’s big moment came on the ground when he broke Michael Vick’s record for rushing yards by a quarterback in a single season.

That's all great, but what really matters is we got a new edit of this old commercial:

And it turns out Tom Brady wants to race Jackson now. But, he thinks the playing field needs to be evened out a little:


--Andre Drummond almost missed the Pistons’ game against the Mavericks in Mexico City on Thursday. Why? Apparently, he had an allergic reaction to an avocado.

I wonder if Drummond had an avocado before this play back in October:

(I wish I could say I didn’t think of the TB12 method when I initially saw the mention of an avocado.)

--If you liked Game of Thrones — until the last season, of course — or anything else medieval and fantasy-related, then Netflix has the show for you.

“The Witcher,” starring Henry Cavill, drops on Netflix on December 20. The final trailer was released on Thursday:

QUOTE OF THE DAY: "I couldn't follow the game anymore. My brain wasn't functioning well enough to be able to keep up with the game, so I sat out in the woods for a few years. I didn't watch much hockey. There's not much TV out there." --Former Bruins goalie Tim Thomas on his hockey-related brain trauma.