Tom Brady's future has captured headlines in the weeks since the season ended. With free agency a little over two weeks away, there will likely continue to be a 24-hour Tom Brady news cycle. Many people have been reaching for hints as to where he is going, from Gisele’s Instagram stories to fake school visits to real estate listings, but none of these hints have been as overt as what was seen on Saturday afternoon. Joining Julian Edelman and Jimmy Fallon court-side for the North Carolina vs Syracuse men’s basketball game, all attention was taken away from the game and onto the trio.
The Revolution opened their 2020 campaign this afternoon in Montreal at the Olympic Stadium, taking on Thierry Henry’s new-look Impact squad. With a slew of new players, Bruce Arena trotted out a brand-new starting lineup, with Henry Kessler opposite Andrew Farrell in the backline, and Adam Buksa starting up top in the no. 9 role.
There’s plenty of reasons for pessimism in Boston around the baseball team. Mookie Betts is gone, their World Series winning GM and manager from 2018 are both gone and Chris Sale’s health status is very murky. Still, you shouldn’t give the Red Sox a pass on the season. They may have lost their best player this offseason, but that shouldn’t give them an excuse to miss the postseason in 2020.
Reports: Tom Brady Likely to Play Elsewhere Next Season; Could the Hall of Famer Really Leave the Patriots?
With Tom Brady set to enter free agency for the first time in his career, any news surrounding the 6-time Super Bowl Champion seems like big news. On Thursday morning, ESPN’s Jeff Darlington reported that Brady is, “currently operating under the belief that he will enter free agency to play somewhere other than New England next season.” Darlington even went as far to say that he, “would be stunned if Brady went back to New England.”
Just last week, the New England Revolution welcomed me, along with other Season Members to 1776 Revolution Way, the home of the team’s brand-new Revolution Training Facility, opened for use in the 2020 season. While the complex itself was officially announced at the beginning of 2018 season, ground wasn’t officially broken until October of the same year. After a season of waiting and fantastic work from the Front Office to ensure the project’s completion prior to the beginning of the 2020 campaign, the Complex was opened for the squad to use from the moment preseason training began. The importance of the new facility cannot be understated, as new signing Adam Buksa regarded the complex as one of the best he had ever seen and had said the new grounds were certainly a factor in coming to America to play for the Revs.
N’Keal Harry’s rookie season wasn’t what many fans in New England were hoping for. The first round pick and second receiver taken in the 2019 NFL Draft didn’t make much of an impact in year one after spending about half of the season on injured reserve with an ankle injury. Harry struggled with drops and getting separation, ultimately landing him in the dog house with his legendary quarterback.
The Celtics finished up an impressive west coast road trip last night and head home with a record of 3-1 in those games. Their only heartbreaking loss came at the hands of the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday by a score of 114-112, but it was a game that was just another example of just how good Jayson Tatum can be. In the month of February, Jayson Tatum is averaging 30.5 points per game, 51.4% shooting from the field, and 50% from three point range. Tatum's recent tear has not only caught the eye of fans, but also his peers arounds the league. After the Celtics went to-to-toe with the Lakers and Tatum dropped 41, LeBron took to Instagram and called Tatum a "problem". CJ McCollum and Isaiah Thomas also took to twitter last night to acknowledge his elevated level of play.
The Patriots are potentially losing a lot defensively this offseason. Devin McCourty, Kyle Van Noy and Jamie Collins are just a few of the names that are set to hit free agency and New England will be desperate to find replacements to players that have been staples of their defense for years. One player who could help in that regard is Chase Winovich.
It seems like all season long the number one priority for the Celtics has been to get everybody healthy at the same time, and things are no different heading into the homestretch of the season. However, healthy or not, the Celtics are going to have to keep pushing. As things stand, they sit 2.5 games back of the Toronto Raptors for the second seed in the Eastern Conference, and, for a variety of reasons, the importance of closing that gap cannot be understated.
The Bruins swapped forwards to get more physical, dealing Danton Heinen to the Anaheim Ducks to acquire Nick Ritchie. Nick, whose brother Brett is already in the Bruins organization, is likely to join the team for their home tilt against the Calgary Flames on Tuesday.