By Adam Hart
In sixth grade I gave my presentation on Cleopatra and Mark Anthony using Lego people on a Lego set. Got an A. This guy's recreation of NCAA Tourney moments is better detailed:
- Christian Laettner is wearing sunglasses, because he always wears sunglasses.
- A fan at the Duke-UK final is brandishing a "You Just Peaked" handmade sign. "You" is Laettner, who had an underwhelming NBA career.
- "This Won't Count Anyway" correctly predicts Michigan's NCAA sanction woes.
- It looks like a fan is wearing a Khloe Kardashian mask in the first row of the UCLA-Mizzou final.
- The ref in the UCLA-Mizzou final has crazy facial hair. That's one of Tommy Heinsohn's major gripes with officials: unnecessarily-fancy facial hair.
- Duke's Brian Zoubek is that ugly.
Watching it can be tiring, but it's stop motion. At least it's not one of those The General videos (why did a penguin go into business with a military guy?).
FOXBORO -- The Patriots had a welcome face back on the practice field on Wednesday, as tight end Rob Gronkowski returned to action after missing the team's previous five practices as he dealt with an injury.
Gronkowski participated in the warmup period of practice and then remained with the majority of his teammates for drills.
The last time Gronkowski was spotted on the field was last Monday, which was the first of three joint practices between the Patriots and the Bears. He pulled up after pursuing a Tom Brady pass, walked along the sideline, met with head trainer Jim Whalen, and then left practice early. He did not suit up for Thursday's game against Chicago.
Gronkowski has not participated in a preseason game since 2012.
Patriots not spotted at Wednesday's practice were Shaq Mason, Jonathan Cooper, Sebastian Vollmer (on the physically unable to perform list) and Dion Lewis (also on PUP). Alan Branch, who has been suspended by the team before last week's preseason game, was also missing.
Jabaal Sheard, Rob Ninkovich, Malcolm Mitchell, Shea McClellin, Tre' Jackson (PUP) and Danny Amendola (PUP) were present for warmups but went to a lower field for conditioning. Amendola and Jackson were not in pads for the short-and-shells session.
Jon Bon Jovi was taking in the session alongside Patriots chairman and CEO Robert Kraft.
Michael Felger wants no part of Josh Gordon-to-the-Patriots, no matter the price.
Hanley Ramirez is getting a night off as the Red Sox look for their third straight win against the Rays tonight at Tropicana Field.
Travis Shaw will play first base, with Brock Holt at third.
Dustin Pedroia 2B
Xander Bogaerts SS
David Ortiz DH
Mookie Betts RF
Jackie Bradley Jr. CF
Sandy Leon C
Brock Holt 3B
Travis Shaw 1B
Andrew Benintendi LF
Rick Porcello P
Logan Forsythe 2B
Kevin Kiermaier CF
Evan Longoria 3B
Brad Miller SH
Matt Duffy SS
Logan Morrison 1B
Steven Souza Jr. RF
Corey Dickerson LF
Bobby Wilson C
Matt Andriese P