FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 16:  Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots gestures after a play in the fourth quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs during the AFC Divisional Playoff Game at Gillette Stadium on January 16, 2016 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Tom Brady predicts greatness in 1994 essay

Tom Brady wasn’t always the most recognizable athlete in his family. The Patriots’ four-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback posted a high school writing assignment on Facebook for Throwback Thursday. “Tommy Brady” was 17 when he handed in this essay on Oct. 19, 1994. He talked about how his older sisters Maureen, Julie and Nancy were recognized at the […]

DENVER, CO - JANUARY 24: Head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots looks on in the second half against the Denver Broncos in the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 24, 2016 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Bill Belichick’s boat has a trolling-esque name, watch him drive it

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has a motorboat, and to the surprise of no one, the master troll has an appropriate name for it. VI Rings is the name of the boat, which we can glean from a recent post by Belichick’s girlfriend, Linda Holliday. Check out the photo she recently put on […]

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From The Fans: Deflategate making Patriots fans loyal as ever

After a very long off-season filled with both scandals, and court dates, fans can finally shift their focus on actual football games. According to USA Today Sports’ For the Win blog, the New England Patriots have the league’s second most loyal fans in the NFL. The articles author, Chris Chase, writes on the Patriots: “it […]

ST. LOUIS, MO - NOVEMBER 15: Martellus Bennett #83 of the Chicago Bears is tackled in the third quarter against the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome on November 15, 2015 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images)

Martellus Bennett welcomes ‘Robin’ role opposite Rob Gronkowski

Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett has a very good chance of playing in his first postseason game since 2009 this season, and that’s probably a big reason why he doesn’t mind playing second-fiddle to Rob Gronkowski. “I’m super excited about it because it takes a little pressure off of me too,” Bennett told CSN New England. […]

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 16:  Chandler Jones #95 of the New England Patriots looks on during warm ups prior to the AFC Divisional Playoff Game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Gillette Stadium on January 16, 2016 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Chandler Jones not shocked to be traded by Patriots

Former New England Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones had a feeling he was going to be traded this offseason. “There were a lot of rumors out,” Jones told Sirius XM NFL radio on Wednesday. “I try to stay away from the media, but I heard rumors. Like I said, it wasn’t as shocking when I […]

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 28: Roger Goodell announces a draft pick during the 2016 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theater on April 28, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Roger Goodell jokes about ‘death’ after being hacked

The NFL’s Twitter account was hacked on Tuesday afternoon, and it was “reported” that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell had died. He didn’t, though. It didn’t take long for news to surface that the commish was alive and well, and that the league’s account had been hacked. Goodell was supposedly playing golf with HOF quarterback Jim […]

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 28:  NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University on April 28, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)

NFL’s Twitter account hacked, fakes Roger Goodell’s death

Everyone’s getting hacked these days. Folks can no longer give an eye roll when an NFL player claims one of his social media accounts got hacked. Why? Tuesday it happened to the NFL in epic fashion. A prankster got ahold of the account one way or another and spoofed the death of commissioner Roger Goodell: […]

NEW ORLEANS, LA - NOVEMBER 01:  Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints reacts to a touchdown during the third quarter of a game against the New York Giants at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on November 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

Predicting the NFL’s next big contract extensions

Over the past week, Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Allen Hurns and Minnesota Vikings safety Harrison Smith cashed in with huge contract extensions. Hurns, a former undrafted free agent, signed a four-year, $40 million deal, while Smith became the league’s highest paid safety with a five-year, $51.2 million extension. The pair won’t be the last to sign […]

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Julian Edelman screams ‘Free Brady!’ at concert

You can bet if there’s a big event in Boston, Julian Edelman is probably in attendance. He appeared at “Boston Calling” on Saturday night, and in between songs at the local music festival, Edelman made his way on stage and screamed two words for everyone to hear: “Free Brady!” Last night, Julian

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Rob Gronkowski takes ballet lessons (VIDEO)

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is exploring new ways to work on his agility and athleticism. We know that because he recently went to Miami, but instead of partying it up in the clubs, his destination was a ballet studio. GQ Magazine set the whole thing up, and Nathalia Arja was Gronk’s teacher. […]

FOXBORO, MA - OCTOBER 25:  Rob Gronkowski #87 of the New England Patriots reacts after scoring a touchdown during the fourth quarter against the New York Jets at Gillette Stadium on October 25, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Rob Gronkowski challenges Shaquille O’Neal to a 3-point contest

Rob Gronkowski vs. Shaquille O’Neal. Who’s a better 3-point shooter? After Ernie Johnson beat Charles Barkley in a 3-point contest on Inside the NBA during Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals on Tuesday night, the New England Patriots tight end challenged O’Neal to a 3-point contest. We NEED to see this! — NBA on […]

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - DECEMBER 28:  Wide receiver Eric Decker #87 of the New York Jets runs for a third quarter touchdown during a game against the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium on December 28, 2014 in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Eric Decker says AFC East ‘up for grabs’ with Brady suspension

Eric Decker said on the NFL Network that Tom Brady’s impending Deflategate suspension will give the Jets a better opportunity to make the playoffs in 2016. The Jets wide receiver says the AFC East is “up for grabs” with Brady sitting out four games. Decker isn’t exactly breaking out any fancy analytics with that statement. It […]

FOXBORO, MA - SEPTEMBER 21:  Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots gestures during the third quarter against the Oakland Raiders at Gillette Stadium on September 21, 2014 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Tom Brady makes top five on most-hated list

We’ll never really know if Tom Brady masterminded a scheme to deflate footballs. But threw the book at him by naming him the fifth-most hated NFL player of all-time. If this top-40 list holds any sway, Brady will not only make the Hall of Fame but also the Hall of Hate. Ahead of Brady on the list are Michael […]

400603 06: Winning field goal kicker Adam Vinatieri hoists the Superbowl trophy February 5, 2002 following a victory parade in Boston, MA. The Patriots beat the heavily favored St. Louis Rams Sunday to win their first ever Superbowl title. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Bill Parcells almost cut Adam Vinatieri in 1996

It’s not often that a kicker can be labeled “clutch” when he makes a 31-yard field goal with a 28-point lead. That’s the situation Adam Vinatieri was in back in Week 3 of the 1996 season. According to Pro Football Talk, which cited Mike Francesa of WFAN, Patriots coach Bill Parcells told Vinatieri that he […]


Tom Brady stars in mattress commercial (video)

First cook books, now mattresses for New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. Brady’s on the offensive this offseason with his off-field ventures, recently unleashing the “TB12 Nutrition Manual,” which is a fancy word for a cookbook. Fancy, too, because it costs a cool $200. Far from done, Brady next shot an ad for Beautyrest Black […]

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 22: New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady talks to the media during a press conference to address the under inflation of footballs used in the AFC championship game at Gillette Stadium on January 22, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Tom Brady’s $200 cookbook on sale now

It’s a well-known fact that Tom Brady and Gisele eat extremely healthy and avoid sugar at all costs, even in fruit. Maybe that’s why they’re both so chiseled and have great skin (yeah, I went there). You, too, can eat like Brady, though. He just released a cookbook, “TB12 Nutrition Manual,” which features 89 “seasonally-inspired” […]

RALEIGH, NC - OCTOBER 31:  Jacoby Brissett #12 of the North Carolina State Wolfpack warms up before their game against the Clemson Tigers at Carter-Finley Stadium on October 31, 2015 in Raleigh, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Bill Parcells praises Patriots rookie QB Jacoby Brissett

If Bill Parcells is to be believed, the Patriots might have landed themselves another hidden quarterback gem in the draft. The former Patriots coach gave the thumbs-up to Jacoby Brissett, who the Patriots drafted in the third round out of North Carolina State. “He’s a Curtis Martin, Willie McGinest, Troy Brown type player. That’s the […]

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 28:  (L-R) Robert Nkemdiche of Ole Miss holds up a jersey with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after being picked #29 overall by the Arizona Cardinalsduring the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University on April 28, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)

Best, worst from 2016 NFL draft

The 2016 NFL draft is in the books. All those mock drafts are a thing of the past. The names of the 253 players drafted are set in stone. Now all that’s left is years and years of Monday morning quarterbacking, starting with this breakdown of the best and worst developments of the draft. Best Robert […]