|Tom Brady challenges Danny Amendola to ping-pong rematch||06.29.16 at 2:42 pm ET|
On Tuesday, Danny Amendola went on ESPN and told a story of he and Tom Brady playing ping-pong with Amendola winning and Brady then breaking his paddle because he was so upset.
Brady responded on Wednesday with a Facebook post that read: Hey Amendola, paddle’s fixed. Time for a rematch!!!
|Chris Simms continues to bash Tom Brady with Deflategate: ‘Of course he deserves to be suspended’||06.29.16 at 2:18 pm ET|
Chris Simms is at it again.
Simms, a current football analyst for Bleacher Report after a short career in the NFL, hasn’t been afraid to speak his mind about Deflategate and was at it again on Wednesday.
Filling in for Craig Carton with Boomer Esiason on WFAN, Simms ranted about Deflategate once again saying Roger Goodell acted within his power.
“100 percent,” Simms said. “Listen, the guidelines, the way they are, whether you agree with them, and Roger Goodell being the judge, the jury, and the executioner — listen, the rules were put in place. If Tom Brady and Mr. Kraft had a problem with this, they should’ve changed that back when the CBA was under negotiation a few years ago.
Added Simms: “Of course he deserves to be suspended for this. He took the integrity of the game into his own hand. It’s like, you know, there’s a lot of examples you could come up with regardless. But it does give you a competitive advantage. It’d be like Golden State’s down there playing on a 9-foot-10-inch rim, and the other team’s playing on a 10-foot rim. There is definitely advantages there.”
The former quarterback also got into the science of the case, calling it “a bunch of crap.”
“If we didn’t, if there weren’t advantages and it wasn’t a big deal, then why didn’t you just pump the footballs up to 13.5 and be, ‘Oh, I’m not worried about it’? He had every ball, they said before the game started was at 12.5,” Simms said. “Now I know everyone wants to claim the weather and that whole theory and all that crap, right? That’s a bunch of crap.”
Added Simms: “I don’t think it’s minor, to me. I think this is a guy that took the football and basically gave himself a competitive advantage, where the other quarterback on the other team did not have those advantages. And if the size of a football didn’t matter, then why do we have a high school football, why do we have a college football? Of course the size of the object in your hand matters, because you can manipulate it better with your hand.”
|Danny Amendola feels ‘really good’ after offseason procedures||06.28.16 at 4:47 pm ET|
It seems everything is going well for Danny Amendola following minor procedures this offseason on both his knee and ankle.
“I feel really good,” Amendola said Tuesday appearing on ESPN’s ‘NFL Insiders.’ “I had a couple minor procedures done after the season. Everybody knows how long the season can be. I wanted to go into next season feeling as fresh and ready as I can.”
Amendola didn’t participate in any spring activities, but was around the facility. Patriots players are scheduled to report for training camp by July 27 and Amendola said he will be spending much of his time before then in California.
The biggest story line going into training camp may be the quarterbacks as Jimmy Garoppolo could see an expanded role depending on the ruling with Tom Brady’s Deflategate case given he could miss the first four games of the season.
If Garoppolo needs to start the first four games, Amendola feels he’s prepared.
“He’s a great player,” he said. “He’s been in the system for a couple of years now, and he’s learned a lot. He’s picked up everything that Tom has taught him and then also what coach (Bill) Belichick has had to offer him. We’re all excited to see where he goes and see what the future holds for him.”
The interview featured a lighter side when Amendola told a story about playing ping-pong with Brady where the quarterback’s competitiveness came out in full force.
“He’s the best teammate,” Amendola said. “He’s so competitive and whatnot. I remember one story: It was my first week in the building, and he wanted to play some ping-pong. I didn’t really know how to go about it. I knew I was better than him, but I didn’t want to beat him too bad, because I wanted him throw me the ball. But I knew I was better. Needless to say, his competitive nature unleashed a broken paddle by the end of it. But it’s the reason why we love him and the reason why he’s the best quarterback.”
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|‘Tommy Brady’ posts English essay from 1994 in latest Facebook post||06.23.16 at 11:47 am ET|
Apparently Tom Brady has always been good at what he does.
The quarterback posted an English essay from 1994 where he wrote about the importance of his sisters and received an A. He wrote: I found an essay I wrote in 1994… I love my big sisters! #tbt. Thanks for the good grade Mr Stark!
He also wrote his name as “Tommy Brady,” which is what close friends call him now.
|Bill Belichick spending down time on his boat ‘VI Rings’||06.22.16 at 11:42 am ET|
If you wanted to know what Bill Belichick is up to during the down time between now and training camp, just check out girlfriend Linda Holliday’s Instagram.
Holliday posted a picture Tuesday of Belichick captaining his boat ‘VI Rings.’
|Tom Brady posts picture on Facebook of dog Fluffy getting into freezer||06.21.16 at 3:29 pm ET|
If you’re wondering what Tom Brady is up to this week, just check out his Facebook page.
The quarterback posted a picture of his dog Fluffy in his freezer with the caption: I turn my back for one second and Fluffy’s in the freezer… At least she didn’t get into the avocado ice cream! #chillydog
|Tom Brady shows off new Steph Curry shoes while watching NBA Finals||06.16.16 at 9:17 pm ET|
Apparently Tom Brady is a fan of Steph Curry’s new “straight fire” shoes.
The quarterback posted a picture on Facebook Thursday night watching the NBA Finals with the shoes on and the caption: My straight [fire emoji] weapons of choice this week… Locked in to watch Curry and LeBron, two of the greatest, face off tonight! #letsgoooooo
Curry and Brady are both Under Armour clients.
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