Former San Diego Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman doesn’t share many positive feelings towards the New England Patriots.
After not one, but two heartbreaking playoff defeats to New England during his career, he took another hit in retirement.
On Father’s Day, Merriman shared a photo of his son getting ready to buy a Brady Super Bowl jersey with a caption that read “Happy Fathers Day to all the real fathers who do things for their kids even if it kills you.”
Merriman’s 2006 and 2007 Chargers both lost shots at a Super Bowl due to Patriots playoff wins. The latter an AFC Championship defeat in Foxboro.
Despite the disappointment, Merriman continued to joke with fans about the tweet.
The Patriots ended their final OTA practice period of the spring in surprising fashion last week.
The team was originally scheduled to have two mandatory practices on June 10th and 11th but head coach Bill Belichick cancelled both and replaced them with a team bonding trip to play paintball instead.
Check out a recap of the trip courtesy of the Patriots twitter account.
Unfortunately it wasn’t all fun and games.
Check out the funny story linebacker Kyle Van Noy shared from paintballing while on Twitch with Dont’a Hightower.
Despite the mark Belichick literally left behind, it appears the Patriots do in fact still have fun contrary to what Philadelphia linemen believe.
Rob Gronkowski may no longer be making an impact on a football field, but it remains business as usual in the community helping others.
On Wednesday, Gronk and his brothers traveled to the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital in Portland Maine to spend time with the patients and donate a $25,000 check.
“We saw about a dozen kids, to put a smile on their face meant a lot,” Gronkowski said of the visit. “To see them come up and joy, cheers of joy, just have a blast, talk to them, have them ask questions about sports, it was awesome to see and awesome to put a smile on the kid’s faces.”
Check out the full CBS News report from Gronk’s visit in the tweet below.
The good deeds didn’t stop there, Gronk also hosted his annual kids camp last weekend and shared a recap of the event over Instagram.
The kids also asked some tough questions.
Despite his playing days coming to an end, Gronk keeps finding new ways to put smiles on faces.
With his time as Boston Bruins banner captain long over following a tough Stanley Cup Final defeat, New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman is full speed ahead into 2019’s Super Bowl defense.
On Instagram Thursday, Edelman shared a short hype video to go along with a caption that read “New Year, New Mountain To Climb.”
Despite making a full comeback in 2018 that led to Super Bowl MVP, Edelman is clearly hungry to play a full 16 game schedule for the first time in three years.