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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.

PHOTO: Drew Bledsoe Reflects Back On 1993 Draft Anniversary

Robert Alvarez
April 26, 2018 at 5:20 pm ET

On April 25th 1993, the historically bad fortunes of the New England Patriots franchise shifted to good following the selection of Washington State University quarterback Drew Bledsoe with the first overall pick.

Prior to drafting Bledsoe, the Patriots earned a mere six playoff berths from their founding in 1960 to 1992. Winning four games.

With Bledsoe under center beginning in 1993, the Patriots, who were just three seasons removed from a 1-15 season, returned to respectability and qualified for the playoffs four times over the next six years, including an appearance in Super Bowl XXXI. Bledsoe would earn three Pro Bowl selections in that span.

Bledsoe was elected to the Patriots Hall of Fame in 2011.

The drafting of Bledsoe, coupled with Robert Kraft purchasing the team a year later from James Orthwein, saved the franchise from relocating to St. Louis and ensured that New England would have a football team for years to come.

Since 1994, the Patriots have sold out every home game for 24 consecutive seasons.

On Instagram Wednesday, Bledsoe reflected back on the 25th anniversary of his draft day.

Drew Bledsoe Named Patriots Honorary Captain For AFC Championship

Robert Alvarez
January 19, 2018 at 8:34 pm ET

The New England Patriots announced on Friday that former quarterback Drew Bledsoe will serve as the teams honorary captain for the AFC Championship game on Sunday afternoon against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Bledsoe, who played for the Patriots from 1993-2001, was the starting quarterback during the teams run to Super Bowl XXXI, beating the Jaguars 20-6 in January 1997 for the second AFC Championship in franchise history.

Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft released a statement following the news;

“Drew Bledsoe played such an integral role in our efforts to rebuild the Patriots,” said Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft. “He gave fans hope for the future by providing many memorable moments during his record-breaking career. For a franchise that had only hosted one playoff game in its first 35 years, winning the AFC Championship Game at home in Foxboro and taking the Patriots to the playoffs for three consecutive years were unimaginable goals prior to his arrival.”

Bledsoe will be on the field for the pregame festivities when he accompanies the Patriots captains for the coin toss, he was previously an honorary captain for the 2011 AFC Championship game when the Patriots beat the Baltimore Ravens 23-20 to advance to Super Bowl XLVI.

Best Of Social Media: The New England Patriots Celebrate Christmas

Robert Alvarez
December 26, 2017 at 8:11 pm ET

With a win over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, the New England Patriots earned a first round bye for the eighth consecutive season. However despite Week 17 still being a must win game to decide the first or second seed, the team put a pause on the regular season finale next week to celebrate the Christmas holiday with their friends and families on Monday.

Speaking with the media Tuesday, even head coach Bill Belichick answered a Christmas related question with a football twist,

Below are some of the best postings from social media shared by the 2017 Patriots, their wives and former Patriots.

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Merry Christmas!! #flex

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Promise I'm otw with gifts but first Pizza…

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Social Media Reacts To The Passing Of Terry Glenn

Robert Alvarez
November 21, 2017 at 5:42 pm ET

On Monday morning it was first reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter that former New England Patriots wide receiver Terry Glenn passed away at a hospital in Dallas, Texas following an automobile accident. Glenn was 43 years old.

Glenn played his first six NFL seasons with the Patriots, who drafted him seventh overall in the 1996 NFL Draft. During that timespan, Glenn played in 68 games and recorded 329 receptions for 4,669 yards and 22 touchdowns. He currently ranks eighth in team history in receiving yards and ninth in receptions.

In his first year with the Patriots, Glenn made an immediate impact on the team, starting 15 games and setting an NFL record for most receptions by a rookie with 90 catches for 1,132 yards and six touchdowns. His contributions that year helped the Patriots earn an 11-5 regular season record, claim their first division title in a decade, achieve their first playoff victory in Foxboro Stadium and advance to Super Bowl XXXI.

In a press release by the team, Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft shared the following statement;

“We were shocked and deeply saddened by today’s news that Terry Glenn died in an auto accident,” Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft said. “Terry was one of the most gifted receivers we have ever had. For so many Patriots fans, his rookie season will be remembered as one of the most impactful in franchise history. After a disappointing 6-10 finish in 1995, we drafted Terry seventh overall, and in his first year, he helped propel the Patriots to an AFC Championship and Super Bowl appearance. One of my favorite memories came when we hosted the Pittsburgh Steelers in the divisional playoff game. It was my first home playoff game as an owner and just the second home playoff game in our history. It will always be remembered for the fog that filled Foxboro Stadium that day. Yet, on the first play from scrimmage, Drew Bledsoe threw a deep pass that disappeared in the fog and reappeared 53 yards downfield in Terry Glenn’s hands. We scored on the next play and ended up winning 28-3. Our thoughts and prayers are with Terry’s family, his former teammates and friends who mourn his loss.”

As word spread throughout the NFL, former teammates of Glenn along with present players took to their social media accounts to share their final goodbyes and condolences with personal tributes.

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Also shared were some highlights during Glenn’s Patriots career.

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Best of Social Media: Week 13 Rams vs Patriots

Robert Alvarez
December 6, 2016 at 10:00 am ET

Heading into their Week 13 match up with the Los Angeles Rams, the New England Patriots were seeking their 14th consecutive 10-win season and one step closer to locking up another AFC East title.

The Patriots received the ball first to open up the game, and not even four minutes into the first quarter they jumped out to an early 7-0 lead following LeGarrette Blount’s longest run of the season, on fourth down no less.

For the first time since October 23rd, the Patriots finally recorded an interception, and who better to do it than Malcolm Butler?

(Courtesy @PatsPropaganda)

After one quarter of play, the Patriots still lead 7-0.

The Patriots had the ball to open the second quarter, and Brady drove the Patriots down inside the Rams 20 yard line setting up this beautiful tip-toe touchdown by Chris Hogan.

The Patriots defense smothered Rams rookie quarterback Jared Goff as cornerback Logan Ryan recorded his first sack since 2013.

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Another week of questionable NFL officiating following this controversial facemask non-call.

FOX Cameras captured this Matt Patricia twin in the Gillette Stadium stands.

Kicker Stephen Gostkowski would tack on a 28-yard field goal and the Patriots went into halftime with a 17-0 lead.

In honor of the Patriots 15th anniversary of the 2001 Super Bowl XXXVI championship, members of the team returned to Foxboro for a special halftime ceremony.

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Troy Brown took to the podium and delivered a heartfelt statement for the ages, echoing Red Sox legend David Ortiz’s famous marathon speech.

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You can checkout the full halftime ceremony at this link HERE on the Patriots website.

With the second half underway, the game didn’t get any easier for Rams head coach Jeff Fisher. Seeking to challenge a catch, he struggled to find his red flag buried within his coat.

Fisher would ultimately win the challenge, but it would only lead to a field goal. Rams still trailed 17-3.

The Patriots would get the ball back, and “Minitron” Julian Edelman hauled in this 32 yard pass from Brady following an incredible dodge of the pass rush.

It was a long afternoon for the Rams.

In the fourth quarter the Patriots were unable to find the end zone, but kicker Stephen Gostkowski had a terrific performance making all four field goal attempts, three of them from over 45 yards.

The Rams would tack on a garbage time touchdown with under four minutes to play but the Patriots would walk away with their tenth win of the season by a final score of 26-10.

Posted by Tom Brady on Sunday, December 4, 2016

Career victory number 201 for quarterback Tom Brady, the most all-time.

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❤️❤️❤️

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Great team win today fellas!!! #Blessed

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Best of Social Media Recap: New England Patriots Celebrate Thanksgiving

Robert Alvarez
November 25, 2016 at 2:07 pm ET

On Thursday, current and former members of the New England Patriots took time to wish fans a Happy Thanksgiving and gave glimpses into how they spent their holiday feasts with their friends and families. Here are some of the best posts and quotes from the day.

It's easy to feel thankful on a day like today, surrounded by people you love, good food, football… It's a great…

Posted by Tom Brady on Thursday, November 24, 2016

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Happy Thanksgiving everybody!! #TBT

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Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours!!

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Best Of Social Media: Week 11 Patriots vs 49ers

Robert Alvarez
November 22, 2016 at 11:08 pm ET

Heading into their week 11 match up with the San Francisco 49ers, the Patriots were seeking a bounce back following the tough loss at home to the Seattle Seahawks.

The early buildup heading into the game was quarterback Tom Brady’s return home to the Bay Area to play an NFL football game for the first time in his career, he was sidelined during a 2008 season visit with an ACL injury.

During pregame warm ups many in the media immediately felt a Patriots Nation vibe in Levi’s Stadium as thousands of fans cheered the local boy Tom Brady as he ran onto the field.

Former starting quarterback and Oregon native Drew Bledsoe made the trip south to see his former teammate and catch up with owner Robert Kraft.

The game also marked the return of running back Dion Lewis, who’s impact was felt immediately early on in the first quarter.

Some fans even cried for joy.

Catch me if you can #ItsNotRocketScience #Duh

A post shared by Dion Lewis (@d_lew33) on

The Patriots got on the board first, with a little Northern California flavor as San Mateo’s Brady passed to Redwood City’s Julian Edelman for the touchdown.

The fun didn’t last long, kicker Stephen Gostkowski missed his third extra point of the season, on a day in which an NFL record 12 were missed throughout the league.

With the majority of the first half dealing with sluggish, rainy conditions, running back LeGarrette Blount had one of his biggest bursts into the open field of the season.

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James White helped create this catch and run leading to Brady’s second touchdown pass of the game. 13-3 Patriots into the second quarter.

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The game remained surprisingly close into the fourth quarter with the Patriots struggling on offense in the rain and the Niners cutting the deficit to 13-10 following a Colin Kaepernick touchdown pass to Vance McDonald. The third quarter saw no scores.

To open the fourth, Brady drove the Patriots down the field and pulled off one of his more remarkable escapes from pressure leading to this Danny Amendola score. 20-10 Patriots.

Brady wouldn’t be denied a victory in his hometown, following up that touchdown with his longest of the season at 56 yards to rookie Malcolm Mitchell, not a bad first career touchdown pass. 27-10 Patriots with 10 minutes to go.

The Patriots would tack on a 38 yard Gostkowski field goal and the Niners would snatch a garbage time touchdown but the Patriots come out on top 30-17, moving to 8-2 on the season.

The rain gave way to this rainbow adding to what was a memorable homecoming for Tom Brady.

Posted by Tom Brady on Sunday, November 20, 2016

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Good team win! #streetbullywalk

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I need the ball…..

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Best Patriots Social Media Posts From The July 4th Weekend

Robert Alvarez
July 6, 2016 at 10:22 am ET

Over the July 4th holiday weekend, many current and former New England Patriots shared their thoughts and celebrations with fans over their social media accounts.

A collection of some of the best can be seen below, beginning with quarterback Tom Brady embracing the “haters” by sharing a photoshopped (maybe not?) picture of himself with a bald eagle on either arm.

Haters gonna say it's photoshopped… Happy 4th of July everyone!

Posted by Tom Brady on Monday, July 4, 2016

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Enjoying the day off with my girl at Point Loma #Happy4th

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Some Healy Rosé on the 4th!! #merica

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@ashleyboccio and I Hoping everyone had a happy and safe 4th of July!

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ICYMI: New England Patriots Players Celebrate Fathers Day On Social Media

Robert Alvarez
June 20, 2016 at 8:24 pm ET

On Sunday, Many New England Patriots players both current and former took time out of their day to create Father’s Day tribute posts on their social media accounts. Some of the best can be seen below.

Happy Father's Day to the best dad a son could ever ask for. Thank you for being such a great example for our family and…

Posted by Tom Brady on Sunday, June 19, 2016

Happy Father's Day!!! We love you!!! ❤️❤️❤️

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Happy Father's Day. This kid changed my life for the better and I'm forever grateful. Love you #Kujo #hulksmash

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Happy Father's Day….

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But perhaps the most touching message of the day came from head coach Bill Belichick, who mailed back a signed photo and personal letter to a fan who requested it as a gift for her father.