Tom Brady’s Ego

Tom Fuckin Brady

Hey, my name’s Tom Fuckin Brady. Nice to beat you.

So, I really don’t care about the NFL Draft. I might be the only person on the planet, but it’s just not overly exciting for me, especially when two offensive tackles go with the first two picks. However, easily the funniest moment of last night’s first round came when the Jets made their first pick.

With the 9th overall selection, the Jets selected Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner – shocker, I wonder why they needed one of those – when a parody Twitter account called “Tom Brady’s Ego” tweeted the following:

TB ego, condolences

Awesome.

In 8 words, he summed up what everybody in New England was thinking. If you’re not following this guy, you should. You won’t regret it.

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Revis to Bucs Pending Physical

Darrelle Revis is headed to Tampa Bay, pending a physical

Darrelle Revis is headed to Tampa Bay, pending a physical

Update 4:53 pm – Revis and the Bucs have agreed to a 6-year, $96 million contract, making Revis the highest paid defensive back in NFL history. Here’s the catch though – the deal contains ZERO guaranteed money. If Revis’ knee injury comes back to haunt him – done. If he runs his yapper too much and is a negative addition to the team – done. The Bucs can cut Revis without thinking twice, and are on the hook for ZERO DOLLARS. Arguably the most team friendly stipulation of a contract, ever.

Original story:

The New York Jets and Tampa Bay Buccaneers have agreed to the parameters of a trade that would send star cornerback Darrelle Revis from New York to Tampa Bay. The deal is pending a physical and the Jets have officially given Revis permission to take a physical with the Tampa Bay this afternoon. Revis has also been negotiating a long-term contract extension with the Bucs. The parameters of the deal are reportedly set, with Tampa Bay sending their first round pick in this year’s draft, the 13th overall selection, to New York for the 27-year-old corner widely regarded as the best in the league.

Revis is only six months removed from surgery to repair a torn ACL in his knee, and was just cleared to run last Monday. Revis has one year remaining on his current contract, and was seeking a yearly average of approximately $16 million in his new contract – money the struggling and likely rebuilding Jets chose not to pay their disgruntled star coming off major knee surgery.

Yahoo! Sports’ Jason Cole reported Sunday morning that the deal should be finalized by Sunday night or Monday morning.

The trade makes things a bit easier for the Patriots when playing their New York rivals twice a year, however the team will play the Buccaneers in their third game of the season, a Sunday afternoon game on FOX at home.

Revis won’t have to wait long to make his return to New York, either. The Jets play the Bucs at home to open the season, a Sunday afternoon game also on FOX.

Revis’ play will be sorely missed by the Jets, as they face some of the toughest quarterbacks in the league in Tom Brady (2x), Matt Ryan, Ben Roethlisberger, Andy Dalton, Drew Brees, Joe Flacco and Cam Newton this season.

Why I Love Sports: The Day The Terrorists Lost

Sports is usually our escape. Our getaway. Our sanctuary.

Monday in Boston, it was our crime scene. Just after the four hour mark of the Boston Marathon, two bombs went off at the finish line, killing at least 3 people and injuring hundreds others.

The Bruins and Celtics both canceled their games, and the Red Sox were on their way out of town. In a season where there is often 3 Boston teams playing on any given night, there were none. And that was okay. Sports took a backseat to life in our neck of the world, as we tried to piece together what had happened hours before. What followed, however, is a reminder of why we love sports in the first place. The games are our comfort, their events a distraction. We hate other teams and players so we don’t hate our own, and we rally around one cause that brings us together so passionately.

Despite the hated rivalries across professional sports that Boston maintains, sometimes events and people transcend sports. Yesterday’s tragedy at the Boston Marathon is one such instance. Several teams, athletes and news outlets have taken to different forms of media to express their sympathy and prayers to the city of Boston and all those affected by it’s rivalries. Below is a montage of just some of the outpouring of love and respect the sporting world has shown us in our time of need.

Probably the coolest, most touching gesture of them all: late Tuesday afternoon the Yankees tweeted “We stand united with Boston” with a picture

A touching display outside Yankee Stadium from typically hated rivals

A touching display outside Yankee Stadium from typically hated rivals

The team later announced that they would play “Sweet Caroline,” a song that is a staple of Fenway Park at every game, after the third inning following a moment of silence before the game. Here’s video from the Yankees Network of the stadium during the song.

Yankees fans also came out to the ballpark in support of Boston

Scenes like this were not uncommon Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium

Scenes like this were not uncommon Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium

The acts of kindness didn’t go unnoticed

Neil Diamond

thanks ny

The Yankees weren’t the only ones showing their support though. Across the NBA, NHL, and MLB, Moments of Silence were observed before most games. Across baseball, the Marlins, Cubs, Reds, A’s, Indians, Yankees and Braves all played Sweet Caroline at some point during their games. The University of South Carolina, Jackie Bradley Jr.’s old stomping grounds, played the song during their game as well. The Brewers played the theme song to “Cheers!” a  famous TV show about a Boston bar.

The Montreal Canadiens, the biggest rivals of the Boston Bruins, were one of the teams to salute Boston with a moment of silence and a Twitter shout out.

Canadiens Tweets

In Chicago at the Blackhawks game, a moment of silence was held. Right at the end, a fan somewhere yelled “we love you, Boston!” and the crowd erupted in cheers that continued straight through the National Anthem. Typically a silent event, Chicago fans decided to cheer through the powerful rendition of the Anthem just like fans were cheering at the finish line of the Boston Marathon when the bombs went off.

Today’s edition of the Chicago Tribune paid tribute to Boston as well, saying “We are Chicago” with the five major Boston sports logos underneath.

The cover of the Sports section of the Chicago Tribune

The cover of the Sports section of the Chicago Tribune

In Philadelphia, Phillies closer and former Red Sox pitcher Jonathan Papelbon expressed his sorrow and disbelief over the situation. Papelbon used to live in a building right above where one of the bombs went off.

“I used to live right above where one of the bombs went off,” Papelbon said. “It’s kind of surreal. I don’t know man, it’s crazy. It’s hard to even think about.

“I lived right above Abe and Louie’s,” he said referring to a steakhouse in the area. “It’s sad, man.”

Papelbon wasn’t the only Phillie to respond to the situation. Outfielder Ben Revere wrote the words “PRAY For Boston” on a piece of tape that he placed on his glove. Then, he made the catch of the year.

A touching display from Ben Revere followed by the catch of the year

A touching display from Ben Revere followed by the catch of the year

Everyone’s support endured.

Torey Smith tweets

Ravens Wide Receiver Torey Smith

NBA superstar and Celtic arch-nemesis LeBron James

NBA superstar and Celtic arch-nemesis LeBron James

Carmelo tweet

Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony

cory Schneider

Vancouver Canucks and former Boston College goalie Cory Schneider

Jets tweet

The New York Jets

MWP

Lakers Forward and longtime Celtics rival

Kobe Tweet

Lakers Superstar Kobe Bryant Tweeted out a picture from Instagram, shown below

Kobe Instagram

And then in Cleveland, a touching display of welcome and support from the city, highlighted by this card from one of  Cleveland’s little tikes.

inside dugout

from our city to yours

Will Middlebrooks, the Red Sox Third Baseman, summed it up best, shown below in an infographic from Comcast Sports Net New England

CSN Middlebrooks Tweet

The Red Sox themselves had their own tribute in the dugout, a jersey with the words “Boston Strong” and the numbers “617”, Boston’s area code, on the back.

Boston Strong Jersey

April 15th, 2013 will never be forgotten in Boston. The acts of the terrorists who planted the bombs have tragically changed our lives forever. But this week will not be remembered as the time that Boston fell.

This will be remembered as the day our city came together and saved each other.

This will be remembered as the day the good guys won.

The day the terrorists lost.

Welcome to Boston.

Sports Illustrated cover

  yanks buds

Hug those you hold dear. Don’t forget to say I love you. Never give up, never back down, and always Keep the Faith.

Pray for those who lost their lives, pray for those who were hurt, and pray for the city of Boston.

May God have mercy on us all and hold us in his graces through this difficult time.

Thanks, America. We love you too.

#BostonStrong