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Shawne Merriman Shares Funny Fathers Day Tweet With Patriots Twist

Robert Alvarez
June 19, 2019 at 11:00 pm ET

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.”

https://twitter.com/shawnemerriman/status/1140308598590885888

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.

VIDEO: NFL Fan Therapy Highlight Reel

Robert Alvarez
at 2:00 pm ET

With the dog days of summer and no football until training camp in late July, take a look back at the best of 2018 NFL Fan Therapy by Fitzy and the gang.

WARNING: NSFW, Language.

For more NFL Fan Therapy videos, check out the FitzyGFY YouTube channel or townienews.com

Tom Brady Eyes Next Championship Parade

Robert Alvarez
at 12:00 pm ET

Much like his favorite championship ring, Tom Brady is already thinking ahead to the prospect of the next parade.

On Monday, Brady shared video over Twitter from the Toronto Raptors NBA championship celebration and wrote “noted” in a quote tweet.

An estimated two million people showed up to celebrate basketball’s champions, surpassing February’s 1.5 million (a Boston sports record).

Is Brady’s tweet hinting at a challenge for the team and New England fans heading into 2019?

The journey to get the seventh will begin in late July at training camp.

VIDEO: Watch The Patriots Play Paintball For Team Bonding Trip

Robert Alvarez
at 10:31 am ET

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.

https://twitter.com/NFL_DovKleiman/status/1138816023447126018

Despite the mark Belichick literally left behind, it appears the Patriots do in fact still have fun contrary to what Philadelphia linemen believe.

VIDEO: Robert Kraft Hosts Third Annual “Touchdown In Israel” Trip

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at 10:30 am ET

For the third time during his ownership of the New England Patriots, Robert Kraft brought NFL players on a special trip to Israel.

On this most recent journey, eight current Patriots and seven alumni accompanied Kraft to help promote the game of football while providing inspiration to future generations of fans in Israel.

Check out their first day in the country courtesy of the Patriots Twitter account below.

Current Patriots players Stephon Gilmore, David Andrews, Joe Thuney, Isaiah Wynn, Brandon King, and Nate Ebner all made the trip.

They were joined by former Patriots Andre Tippett, Drew Bledsoe, Jerod Mayo, Ty Law, and Vince Wilfork.

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New England ✈ Israel #TDinIsrael

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According to the Associated Press, Kraft will also receive the Genesis Prize on Thursday while in Jerusalem.

Best Of Social Media: The Patriots Honor Their Dads On Fathers Day

Robert Alvarez
June 17, 2019 at 9:21 pm ET

As summer 2019 kicks off, the New England Patriots took time to honor and thank their dads on Fathers Day with online Instagram tributes.

Check out some of the best postings below.

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Happy Father’s Day pops!

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The players will be back to work in late July when they report to training camp.

In the meantime, it’s a Sunday devoted to family.

VIDEO: Even In Retirement, Rob Gronkowski Continues To Bring Joy To Children

Robert Alvarez
June 15, 2019 at 9:00 pm ET

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.

https://twitter.com/NBCSCameraGuys/status/1137496948448120833?s=20

Despite his playing days coming to an end, Gronk keeps finding new ways to put smiles on faces.

ICYMI PHOTOS: Tom Brady Celebrates Brazilian Valentines Day

Robert Alvarez
June 14, 2019 at 5:45 pm ET

Tom Brady’s summer 2019 is already off to a hot start.

A week after receiving his sixth Super Bowl ring, Brady took time to celebrate Brazilian Valentines Day with his wife Gisele Bundchen on Wednesday.

The couple shared some heartfelt posts for each other over social media.

Julian Edelman Ready For “New Mountain To Climb” In 2019 Season Hype Video

Robert Alvarez
at 5:30 pm ET

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.”

https://www.instagram.com/p/Byp09uSg5nX/

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.

September 8th can’t come soon enough.

VIDEO: First Promo For Julian Edelman Documentary Released

Robert Alvarez
at 5:30 pm ET

Need a football fix during the dog days of summer?

Well it’s “docu-tyme”.

Check out the first official promo for 100% Julian Edelman, a feature documentary produced by Showtime.

The documentary follows Edelman’s journey from a season-ending ACL injury in 2017 to Super Bowl MVP this past February.

Michael Rapaport provides narration along with interviews from Tom Brady, Snoop Dogg, Michael Strahan, Deion Sanders and Mark Wahlberg.

100% Julian Edelman will air at 9pm EST July 28th on Showtime.

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