Tom Brady hasn’t been at voluntary offseason workouts yet, but his arm looked as good as ever on Friday night. The Patriots quarterback took the field at Harvard Stadium as part of the 20th Annual Best Buddies Challenge, a two-day charity event that continued on Saturday with a charity run, walk, and bicycle ride in Hyannis Port. Best Buddies International, a nonprofit founded in 1989, raises funds to “enhance the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities,” according to its website. A mix of current and former Patriots played the charity game alongside Brady, including wide receiver Julian Edelman, running back James White, offensive linemen Marcus Cannon, Joe Thuney and Ted Karras, backup quarterback Brian Hoyer, long snapper Joe Cardona, and retired players Troy Brown, Christian Fauria, and Dan Koppen. Other notables to take the field included Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, Best Buddies International founder and CEO Anthony Kennedy … [Read more...] about Tom Brady was in midseason form at the Best Buddies game
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Sign up to get the best of Globe Sports right to your inbox THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Give the kid credit; she has a flair for the dramatic. A go-ahead home run in the top of the eighth, the neon yellow ball clearing the distant center-field fence with ease. An unassisted double play in the bottom of the inning, a clean scoop of a humpback liner and a swift step on second base thwarting a home team comeback. It’s a combination that brings this Southern California high school softball game to a close, visiting Oaks Christian of Westlake Village heading happily home with an extra-inning win, and leaves this observer with one undeniable conclusion.The stud at shortstop has the clutch gene.And then you think, “Oh, she must get it from her Uncle Tommy, only the greatest game-winning quarterback of our time.’’Or on second thought, “She must get it from her mother, Maureen, the one-time All-America college softball player and all-time dominant California prep … [Read more...] about Maya Brady is good. Really good.
Tom Brady, as has been thoroughly chronicled by now, is a self-made football superstar. He didn’t enter the NFL as a highly-touted draft pick, and has regularly won over rivals through his work ethic. With that in mind, is it a surprise that Brady seems to be improving in another athletic endeavor? The 41-year-old Patriots quarterback has continued his hobby of skiing in the last few years. Recently, following his sixth Super Bowl win in February, Brady and his family went to Montana for a ski trip. Beforehand, Brady utilized one of his tried and tested methods of self-improvement: film study. He broke down video of his 2017 fall after skiing off a jump (a moment that terrified Brady’s celebrity friends and Patriots fans alike). He then compared his failed jump to footage of Lindsey Vonn’s gold medal run in the downhill during the 2010 Olympics: “I’ve actually been studying Lindsey,” Brady explained. “And she’s just got a way bigger hill, … [Read more...] about It appears Tom Brady is getting better at skiing
Tom Brady had a weekend break from playing football, but the Patriots quarterback still watched plenty of it. The team’s first-round playoff bye ensured that Brady was a spectator during the NFL’s wild-card round. “It was good to sit back and watch a little bit and kind of get ready for what’s ahead for us,” said Brady during his Monday morning appearance on WEEI’s “Mut & Callahan.” The Patriots will host the Chargers on Sunday at 1:05 p.m. Brady saw Los Angeles’ unique defensive setup (playing many defensive backs against the Ravens) as a creative necessity. “They’ve had some injuries at linebacker, so I think that really forced – not forced – but I think they’d prefer to have some of their bigger safeties at the linebacker position,” Brady explained. Brady vs. Rivers On the topic of Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers, Brady has respect for the fellow veteran. “I don’t know … [Read more...] about Tom Brady talked Philip Rivers’s toughness, all-night film study, and Kliff Kingsbury in WEEI interview
COMMENTARY The Patriots had better enjoy this bye week. It might be the only one they get. Only one week after rampant apologies rained down upon Patriot Place from any and all who once thought ill of the transitional New England Patriots, the team has seemingly defined itself as an incomplete enigma. For among the ramifications that linger from Sunday’s disastrous 34-10 loss to the Tennessee Titans are New England’s 2018 woes on the road, a spot they more than likely going to find themselves during the second weekend of the NFL postseason. This is, after all, how life remains in New England, where a loss for the 7-3 Patriots suddenly tumbles them from the second seed in the AFC to a wild-card host without the luxury of a bye week. Please, take the time to discuss the rare situation with your children. If the playoffs began today, the Patriots would host the Cincinnati Bengals on opening weekend (prime-time game, for sure), then head to Pittsburgh for the divisional round … [Read more...] about It’s a soul-searching week for the Patriots in the midst of their character flaws