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ICYMI VIDEO: Tom Brady Throws Football Passes From Yacht

Robert Alvarez
May 29, 2018 at 8:37 pm ET

Tom Brady may not be in Foxboro for OTA’s, but that isn’t stopping him from getting in some rather unique workouts.

Over the weekend, Brady was overseas in attendance at the Monaco Grand Prix as part of some promotional work with Swiss luxury watchmaker Tag Heuer and in the process threw some long passes on board a yacht to Formula 1 driver and race winner Daniel Ricciardo, who was standing on a separate yacht.

The Patriots meanwhile, will host their second round of OTA sessions on Wednesday and Thursday of this week, Brady is not expected to be in attendance.

Mandatory minicamp starts June 5th.

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Best Of Social Media: Patriots Honor Memorial Day

Robert Alvarez
at 7:13 am ET

On social media Monday, multiple members of the New England Patriots took time out of their Memorial Day holiday to pay their respects to the true Patriots that paid the ultimate price serving in the United States Armed Services.

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PHOTO: Rob Gronkowski Swims With Sharks

Robert Alvarez
May 25, 2018 at 10:42 pm ET

Is there a more unpredictable Instagram account than that of Rob Gronkowski’s?

On Thursday, Gronk shared a rather eye opening picture of himself in full scuba gear with a tiger shark casually swimming past him in open waters.

The photograph coincided with a press release shared by the Discovery Channel announcing that the Patriots tight end will be prominently featured in the network’s Shark Week program “Monster Tag”

Top athletes including Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, Olympic Champion Lindsey Vonn and New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski will join forces with top shark scientists to learn crucial information about the ocean’s top predators. Shark populations are in trouble worldwide, but a daring collection of dedicated shark researchers are using the latest satellite technology to try and save them. If researchers can use satellite wildlife tags to figure out where sharks feed, mate, and birth their pups, the information will be critical to conserving the species. Produced by Propagate Content.” 

The program will air during the 30th anniversary of “Shark Week” at a later date between July 22nd and 29th.

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WATCH: Drew Bledsoe Featured On Barstool Sports “Wine Walk”

Robert Alvarez
at 8:27 am ET

Former New England Patriots quarterback Drew Bledsoe took Barstool Sports’ Liz Gonzales on a  tour of his Washington state winery this past week and talked about life post football.

From Barstoolsports.com

”You may know him from wearing #11 for the Patriots for 9 years (NBD), or for most recently becoming buddies with Terry Rozier, aka Scary Terry, either way, you know Drew Bledsoe.

He revitalized the Patriots, mentored a young Tom Brady, took a hit that nearly killed him… and now he makes world-acclaimed wine.”

This is his story brought to you from Doubleback Winery in Walla Walla, Washington.”

Checkout Parts 1 and 2 from the feature story below.

Videos courtesy Barstool Sports

PHOTOS: Photos From This Week’s Patriots OTA’s of 2018

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Beginning this past Monday, the New England Patriots opened up their first voluntary organized team activities (OTA’s) of the 2018 off season.

The roughly two hour workout sessions provided an early look at newly signed free agents, draft selections and numerous returning 2017 members.

A few players shared their experiences from the first week over social media.

Fundamentals and Technique. Great First Week of OTAs. #FeelingBlessed #GoPats

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Great to be back out there with the guys. One day at a time. #Yalla

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The next scheduled OTA’s for the Patriots will be Wednesday May 30th and Thursday May 31st.

Mandatory minicamp runs from June 5th-7th.

Best Of Social Media: The New England Patriots Celebrate Mother’s Day

Robert Alvarez
May 13, 2018 at 9:45 pm ET

Both former and current New England Patriot players took to their social media accounts on Sunday to celebrate Mother’s Day. Check out some of the best personal messages and photos below.

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PHOTO: Rob Gronkowski “Forseeing That Future”

Robert Alvarez
May 8, 2018 at 10:13 pm ET

The offseason of Gronk continues with another “up for interpretation” social media posting this week.

On Monday afternoon, Gronk shared a picture of himself out hiking on an unknown mountain top somewhere with a caption that read “Forseeing that future.”

Is there some sort of deep inner message being sent out for Nicholas Cage to decipher?

Will certain talking heads point out that he’s standing next to a cliff? That was my first take.

Is it safe to hike shirtless?

Well, It’s more probable than not Gronk is just continuing his already eventful offseason with some good old fashioned outdoor workouts as he preps for his 2018 return.

Forseeing that future of many more Gronk spikes.

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PHOTOS: Tom Brady Attends 2018 Met Gala

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at 9:00 pm ET

On Monday night, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and his wife Gisele Bundchen attended the annual fundraising Met Gala at New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The couple documented their evening at the event over their social media accounts while the internet provided some funny reactions to their outfits.

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According to a Boston Globe article by Christina Prignano, “The theme of the event was “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination,” leading some stars to show up in celestial-inspired gowns and others channeling religious themes.”

We’ll leave the interpretation of that up to you. In the meantime, it’s just another offseason in the extravagant life of Tom Brady.

VIDEO: NFL FAN THERAPY BY @FitzyGFY: The Pats Are Reloading For 2018

Robert Alvarez
May 2, 2018 at 9:14 pm ET

The NFL Fan Therapy series returns this offseason with all new episodes produced on the FitzyGFY YouTube Channel.

“A lot of Pats fans like Francis are having a tough off season still recovering from the Super Bowl, but the team has moved on and started reloading for next season with free agency and the draft.” 

WARNING: NSFW, Language.

You can checkout more of the series HERE.

Video courtesy, FitzyGFY and townienews.com 

Drew Bledsoe Assists Boston Celtics With Epic Troll Job On Milwaukee Bucks Guard

Robert Alvarez
April 30, 2018 at 11:21 am ET

It’s been nearly 18 years since former New England Patriots quarterback Drew Bledsoe was a key figure in the local sports scene, but over the past two weeks, Bledsoe gained some newfound Boston attention from a very unlikely source, Terry Rozier and the Celtics playoff run.

To set the stage, in Game 1 of the Celtics first round matchup with the Milwaukee Bucks, C’s point guard Rozier called Bucks guard Eric Bledsoe “Drew”, either by accident or a little subtle trash talk after the teams Game 1 victory.

In response, the Bucks Bledsoe claimed he had no idea who Rozier even was after the Bucks tied the series in Game 2.

The Patriots meanwhile, saw the war of words as a perfect way to troll the Milwaukee Bucks while also showing some support for the local basketball team. The series was a tight back and forth that resulted in a Game 7 in Boston.

Fast forward to Saturday, the Celtics took the trolling a step further by inviting the actual Drew Bledsoe to share a pump up video during the fourth quarter of Game 7.

“That was special. That was dope,” Rozier said after the Celtics 112-96 game seven clinching victory. “I don’t know who thought of that, but that was nice.”

So at least for one series, Drew Bledsoe had some of the sports spotlight shined back on him and he didn’t disappoint. Helping provide one of the funniest and random Boston sports collaborations of recent memory.