"Let's Go" with Bret Lockett!

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"Let's Go" with Bret Lockett!

By Mary Paoletti
CSNNE.com

Some members of the NFL have been productive during the lockout. Like Bret Lockett.

The Patriots special teamer has a very special talent that you won't find in any old media guide.

Lockett is an artist of sorts.

The music video for "Let's Go" was originally released on Wednesday night, according to Jeff Howe. I immediately checked Billboard's Hot 100, but Katy Perry, and maybe 90 other singers, have not yet surrendered a spot for Lockett. I'll keep checking.

One teammate of Lockett's had this to say about the video: "Hilarious. We were dying at workouts this morning."

I assume that the Patriots players were "dying" because the song got them very excited about the possibility of traveling to exotic places they've never seen. Such inspiration then motivated everybody to really give their all during workouts. Fun!

And I understand the to-do. Lockett croons that he and some lovely lady can "set sail with whales in Peru." How neat! Do the whales captain the ship? Or are the whales just fellow passengers? How big would that ship have to be? I hope they aren't those crazy whale-eating sperm whales that were plaguing Peru last summer. That would be problematic in trying to enjoy "the finer things."

Other than that, traveling to Bret Lockett's world (which he assures is "Our World") sounds fantastic.

So, let's go, everybody! Let's go!

Fridays' Patriots-Ravens practice report: Richards returns to the field

Fridays' Patriots-Ravens practice report: Richards returns to the field

Friday's practice participation/injury report for Monday night's Patriots-Ravens game:

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

DID NOT PARTICIPATE
WR Danny Amendola (ankle)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION
TE Martellus Bennett (ankle/shoulder)
DB Jordan Richards (knee)
LB Elandon Roberts (hamstring)
DB Eric Rowe (hamstring)
WR/SpT Matthew Slater (foot)

BALTIMORE RAVENS

DID NOT PARTICIPATE
TE Crockett Gilmore (thigh)
LB Terrell Suggs (not injury related)
RB Lorenzo Taliaferro (thigh)
C Jeremy Zuttah (not injury related)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION
G Alex Lewis (ankle)

FULL PARTICIPATION
G Marshal Yanda (shoulder)

Youkilis weighs in on Valentine possibly being Japan ambassador

Youkilis weighs in on Valentine possibly being Japan ambassador

Among the reactions to the news that Bobby Valentine was possibly being considered to be the US amassador to Japan in President Donald Trump’s administration was this beauty from Kevin Youkilis. 

Valentine famously called out Youkilis early in his stormy tenure as Red Sox manager in 2012. Remember? "I don't think he's as physically or emotionally into the game as he has been in the past for some reason," Bobby V said of Youk at the time. 

The Red Sox traded Youkilis to the White Sox for two not-future Hall of Famers, outfielder Brent Lillibridge and right-hander Zach Stewart, later that season.

Youkilis, now Tom Brady’s brother-in-law by the way, had a 21-game stint playing in Japan in 2014 before retiring from baseball.