Saturday Patriots Headlines

Ian Logue
June 19, 2010 at 09:51am ET

No Brady or Gronk, but plenty of storylines at Patriots OTAs
Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski not at the start of the team's OTA's today
NFL notes: Don't be surprised if Deatrich Wise Jr., Derek Rivers rise up for Patriots
New Patriots DL Danny Shelton preps to hit the hill
Patriots center David Andrews excited with his new Georgia Bulldog teammates

A quiet Saturday morning, especially now that the team has broken minicamp and the six week dead zone before Training Camp has begun. But the good news is there are a few headlines for you this morning, so here we go.

For fans looking to get tickets for the 2010 season, as I mentioned a couple of days ago  individual game tickets to Patriots home games will be available for purchase once again on Monday beginning at noon at  The team sent out a release with a reminder on Friday night, but make sure you have a Visa card - that's the only card they're accepting.

You can tell it's going to be a long six weeks.  WBZ actually has an article discussing Tom Brady's new hairstyle, noting that it's been a big conversation among fans so far since seeing him at the Garden during the NBA Finals.  Most of them seem to agree it's not his best look, but all will agree that it's the guy wearing the helmet that matters.

You can check out a piece that I put together last night, talking about the company that recently installed the new FieldTurf Duraspine PRO at Gillette Stadium.  That company is currently under fire following this week's injury to Giants wide receiver Domenik Hixon, who's gone for the year with an ACL injury.

We've been spoiled here in Boston in recent years between the Super Bowls, World Series Titles, along with the Celtics also winning a ring.  Michael Hurley of reminds fans that we need to appreciate the success we've been lucky enough to have experienced.'s Bob George writes that the Celtics now know how the Patriots felt after they lost to the Lakers Thursday night, noting that like the Patriots undefeated season, the Celtics had a lot of their own to prove.

Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston has an article on wide receiver Buddy Farnham, who is the only player on the roster to have played football in high-school in Massachusetts.

The Providence Business News reports that BELL (Building Educated Leaders for Life)  announced the third annual BELL Bowl, in support of children’s summer education. 

The event is scheduled to take place today at Gillette Stadium, with some of the leading names of Boston’s business community, coached by a current or former Patriots player, who will compete against each other in a flag football tournament on the field at Gillette Stadium. 

According to the article this is a fun-filled family event with a sideline tailgate party, live entertainment, and an opportunity to meet current and alumni Patriots players - although there's no mention of who's attending.  One hundred percent of the proceeds will directly support BELL’s out-of-school-time work with children from Boston’s under-resourced communities.  

I'm somewhat surprised that this is the first we're hearing about this event, as I haven't seen one single story about it in the last two weeks.  I really hope they get a good turnout.

That's it for this morning.  I'm off to go to work a midnight shift today, so I hope everyone has a better day than mine, and we'll see you tomorrow.