Tom Brady can't NOT embarrass himself

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Tom Brady can't NOT embarrass himself

By Jon Fucile
WickedGoodSports.com

Tom Brady is the ultimate star around Boston. Three time Super Bowl champion, helping build a football dynasty and bringing respectability back to the Patriots organization. On paper the Pats are contenders every year in large part due to Tom Bradys arm and football intelligence.

Off the field, however, Tom Brady is being increasingly odd. First there was the long hair and ponytail. Hey no big deal right? Everyone goes through a mid life crisis, even super star quarterbacks.

Then there was the dancing video. Embarrassing yes but no one was really surprised that the flat footed Brady wasnt exactly Frank Astaire when it came to dancing.

Then there was the crying video when he got all teary eyed about getting drafted so late. Not exactly the type of thing you want from your starting quarterback but we have to give him some credit, right?

Then he showed up at the Kentucky Derby wearing some kind of atrocious suit that looked like he went back in time to steal a suit from a 1920s hobo.

Now, Brady might have finally taken that last step required to transform from a super star quarterback to tiny little man girl.

There are some pictures circulating on the internet now that paint Tom Brady is a less than favorable light. Brady and his wife Gisele Bun...whatever, were on vacation recently and decided it would be fun to go down some water slides.

Seriously, who doesnt enjoy a good water slide!? That fact that Brady was enjoying the water slide isnt the issue here.

Tom Brady is 64 and 225lbs. He gets tackled by 300lb men for a living. Knowing that, if you had guess how Brady reacted on a water slide which would you choose:

A) Had fun and smiled a bit, but did not appear scared or nervous and simply high-fived Gisele when he got to the bottom.

or

B) Put his hands up on his sides like a scared four year old boy and looked terrified as he sped down the slide.

If you guessed A you apparently think waaaaaaay too highly of Tom Brady. Brady looked like he was squealing or terrified as he rounded the corner of the slide and some lucky paparazzi photographer captured a great photo of Bradys reaction while he was.... enjoying.... the slide.

Do you think maybe he got to the bottom and Gisele slapped him, told him to act like a man and then left with someone else?

We hope so.

Dammit Tom! First of all, quit giving opposing teams so much material. There is no comeback from this photo. Next time a Patriots fan is telling some Jets fan how much Mark Sanchez sucks, all the Jets fan has to do is pull up this picture.

How are you going to top this one Tom? Get really scared on a roller coaster?

Go to a petting zoo and crap your pants when one of the animals gets too close?

Any embarrassing pictures in your scrap book of you sitting on Santas lap and being absolutely terrified?

Youve come a long way from that cool, calm, ice in the veins quarterback we all knew and loved. Now youre a pony tail wearing, no rhythm having, squealing on a water slide three year old.

On the plus side, because of the lockout you have a lot of free time to redeem yourself. After this pictures though.well, well call it even if you win another Super Bowl!

Friday, July 29: Good signs in Bruins-Marchand negotiations

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Friday, July 29: Good signs in Bruins-Marchand negotiations

Here are the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading while using “malarkey” in my day-to-day vocabulary as much as possible. 
 
-- Dale Tallon was promoted with the Florida Panthers to accentuate his strengths as a talent evaluator, but maintains that he still has final say on hockey decisions
 
-- PHT writer Cam Tucker has another young D-man off the board with the Wild’s Matthew Dumba signing a two year, $5.1 million deal with Minnesota
 
-- In the interest of self-promotion, here’s my take on the negotiations between Brad Marchand and the Bruins: There’s a couple of good signs at the outset of negotiations
 
-- The Arizona Coyotes are stressing the defensive side of things in a big, big way, and it appears to be part of John Chayka’s master plan

 -- Alex Pietrangelo would be a natural selection to replace David Backes as the next captain of the St. Louis Blues. 

-- A moving letter from Sens forward Bobby Ryan to his recently passed mother is up at the Players Tribune website. 

-- Chris Kreider has re-signed with the New York Rangers, and plans to get out of his head and onto the score sheet more often. 
 
-- For something completely different: Jerod Mayo will bring a new voice to Tom E. Curran’s Quick Slants program on our very own CSN network. 

 

Curran: Too early to read anything into Patriots' practice groupings

Curran: Too early to read anything into Patriots' practice groupings

FOXBORO – On Thursday, we noted that the early part of Patriots practice -- 7-on-7 passing -- had Tom Brady running with the starters. When 11-on-11s came, it was Jimmy Garoppolo The Patriots flipped it on Friday. 

A major part of training camp is seeing who’s running with whom to get an idea of which way the coaching staff is leaning. But not all reps are created equal, as Bill Belichick pointed out Thursday morning. 

“There’s a balance,” he explained. “Players that will probably play together, you let them work together, but you never really know how that’s going to go. And in the end everybody’s got to work with everybody until those things get worked out, get declared. 

“I don’t think we’re really in that spot yet,” he added. “But, you know, you get into the season and you want a certain receiver running a certain route, a certain situation, that’s who it’s going to be. I don’t think we’re really there. Offensively, we’re just installing our offense. We don’t even have 50 percent of our red-area offense [installed], and that’s what we worked on yesterday so we’re a long way from really trying to nail down a lot of specifics. But you saw some times in practice where the quarterbacks would be working with an individual receiver, maybe during a special-teams period, things like that. There’s some of that but we’re not in that full-scale mode yet.”

And it will take a while before you can really read the tea leaves on groupings and figure out who is near the top of the depth chart. Some guys are still in 100-level classes. Others are more highly evolved.

“Everybody can work with everybody, that’s not a problem -- I’d say the knowledge base, the overall level of execution of certain things is higher in one group than it is in another group. We have some players with less experience spending more times on the basics and the fundamentals, Not that they don’t practice some of the little more sophisticated things, but that’s not the point of emphasis for them. It’s for them to work on their fundamentals and more of the basics first. But it’s a balance, it’s a tough thing in camp that you’ve got to balance, and at some point you’ve got to turn the corner and get your players that are going to be ready to play, whoever those are, ready to play.”

That time’s not now. And it may not come in force until after the Bears and Saints joint practices and preseason games. So take every report of reps and combinations with a grain of salt for the short term. And we’ll keep pumping them out.