Santos to be inducted to Patriots Hall of Fame in 2013

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Santos to be inducted to Patriots Hall of Fame in 2013

FOXBORO -- Gil Santos knew he was going to be honored with his longtime radio partner Gino Cappelletti before today's game between the Patriots and Dolphins. But there was a surprise announcement made during the brief ceremony to recognize the tandem's more than 30 years of service.

Patriots owner Robert Kraft announced that Santos would be inducted into the Patriots Hall of Fame in 2013 as a contributor. Cappelletti, who played for the Patriots for 11 years, will also be inducted next year and will enter into the Hall with his broadcast partner.

Upon hearing Kraft's announcement, Santos cried tears of happiness.

"You've made me cry and now I'm blowing my tough guy image," said Santos, who is in his final season as the team's radio play-by-play man.

Santos has been at the job in New England for 36 years. Cappelletti retired from his job doing color for the Patriots' radio broadcasts after last season.

Tuesday, Jan. 17: Hershey Star Wars jerseys raise big bucks

Tuesday, Jan. 17: Hershey Star Wars jerseys raise big bucks

Here are all the links from around the hockey world and what I’m reading, while feeling like Felicity Jones could have been a little better on SNL last weekend. It didn’t feel like it was the right platform for her and she was just straight reading the cue cards in her monologue.  

*Congrats to the Hershey Bears, who raised over $42,000 for charity with their Empire-inspired Star Wars jerseys from last weekend.

*When Bruins winger Brad Marchand begins to score his value goes way, way up, according to TSN stat maven Scott Cullen.

*FOH (Friend of Haggs) Mike Harrington wants the Buffalo Sabres to get into “attack mode” rather than the passive mode they’ve been in for some time.

*A discussion about the NHL trade deadline and which players are likely to get moved still weeks and weeks away from that deadline.

*The Winnipeg Jets are searching for answers after another loss, and have called upon Ondrej Pavelec in a move of desperation.

*Funny commercial with Brent Burns and Joe Thornton, who have to be the ultimate bosom, bearded buddies in the NHL.

*For something completely different: as the next Lando, Donald Glover understands why the character is vital to the Star Wars universe.