Why so sad, Tom Brady?


Why so sad, Tom Brady?

By Justin Aucoin

Tom Brady is a crier.

For the video-watching impaired (via Shutdown Corner):

"It was just a tough day, you know. I just remember being there with my mom and dad sorry about that they were just so supportive of me. And they take it as emotionally as I do. And finally, when the Patriots called, I was so excited I was like, 'I don't have to be an insurance salesman!'"

First off, WickedGoodSports and CSNNE.com would like to apologize to all the salesmen and saleswomen in the world. Brady doesnt mean to belittle your occupation he just really, really, really hates cold calls.

Secondly, it must be nice that a tough day in the life of Brady is getting drafted to the NFL.

For us a bad day is realizing its Monday morning, theres no coffee left in the pot, the bagels are stale, someone left a floater, and Sallie Mae is knocking at the front door. Thats a bad day, Tom.

But in fairness to Tom, we understand where hes coming from. We cried, too, when our parents took us aside and told us our lifelong dream of growing up to be a dinosaur wasnt going to happen. Then again, we were also three at the time.

You can slice and dice the psychological reasoning behind why Tom started the waterworks during his interview. We think Toms so easily brought to tears because, as a small child, he was often picked last for whoknowswhat.

Apparently, Tom also grew up with fairies.

This has to makes you wonder what infamous-crier Peyton Mannings childhood was like.

Or we dont actually.

Thanks, Internet.

Of course, when we cry we just taste salty tears with a hint of tequila; Tom tastes 24 carat diamond tears of a rapper and three Super Bowl rings. So whos the real sucker?

Celtics force overtime, come up short in 127-123 loss to Blazers

Celtics force overtime, come up short in 127-123 loss to Blazers

BOSTON – For the second time in as many games, the Boston Celtics ran into a team that played with a greater sense of desperation.

And the result was yet another defeat as the Portland Trail Blazers, playing their second game in less than 24 hours, were able to get off their losing skid with a 127-123 overtime win over the Celtics.

Boston (26-17) has now lost back-to-back games at home, while the Blazers (19-27) snapped a four-game losing streak.

In the extra session, Portland jumped out to a 117-113 lead only for Boston’s Al Horford scoring on a bank-shot in the paint and Thomas draining a go-ahead 3-pointer for Boston.

Portland regained the lead when Al-Farouq Aminu made a pair of free throws with 59.3 seconds to play to make it a 119-118 game.

Boston soon fell behind 122-118, but a pair of Thomas free throws with 44.8 seconds to play made it a two-point game.

Mason Plumlee scored with 24 seconds to play in overtime, and an Al Horford miss – rebounded by Plumlee who was then fouled by Horford – essentially put the game away with 13.5 seconds to play.

Boston found themselves down late in the fourth quarter and seemingly headed towards defeat, only to get an unexpected lift in the final seconds from Terry Rozier.

Trailing by three points late in the fourth, Boston had one last chance to force overtime so who did they turn to?

If you were thinking Thomas which is what the Blazers and most fans were thinking, you would have been dead wrong.

The fourth quarter may be Thomas’ time to shine, but at that point in the game it was Rozier’s moment as he drained a 3-pointer with 8.4 seconds left that ultimately forced overtime. He finished with 15 points, three rebounds and three assists off the bench.

The Blazers came into the game with the kind of potent scoring punch in the backcourt that strikes the fear into the heart of any defense, let alone one that has been as up and down as the Boston Celtics this season.

For most of the game, Portland’s 1-2 punch of Damian Lillard (28 points) and C.J. McCollum (35 points) lived up to the lofty billing as they combined for 63 points.

McCollum and Lillard both did their share of damage down the stretch, but it was their bench – specifically Meyers Leonard – whose play kept Portland in the game early on.

He finished with 17 points off the bench.

Boston led 65-56 at the half, but soon found itself in a 67-all game after McCollum made the second of two free throws.

But Boston countered with a put-back basket by Kelly Olynyk and a 3-pointer from Isaiah Thomas to push Boston’s lead to 72-67.

Once again the Blazers fought back and eventually took the lead 74-72 on a powerful put-back dunk by Haverill (Mass.) native Noah Vonleh.

Brad Stevens had seen enough of his team getting pushed around, as he called a time-out with 5:31 to play in the quarter.

It didn’t help as Portland continued to bully their way around the rim for second and third-shot opportunities with their lead peaking at 78-72 following a put-back basket by  Plumlee.

But the Celtics responded with a 7-2 spurt capped off by an end-to-end, driving lay-up by Rozier that cut Portland’s lead to 80-79 with 2:44 to play in the quarter. Boston continued to be within striking distance as the third quarter ended with the Celtics trailing 88-86.