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Barstool Sports guys push Johnny Manziel down comeback trail 02.03.17 at 2:52 pm ET
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Predictably, Johnny Manziel has been where the action is at during Super Bowl week.

First, Manziel had his much-publicized autograph signing. Then he linked up with the guys who are seemingly everywhere in and around Houston — the Barstool Sports guys.

The former first-round pick of the Cleveland Browns took the football field once again, this time allowing Barstool founder David Portnoy and his posse to put Manziel through his paces.

When told that one of his receivers for the day, “Glenny Balls”, was fast despite being 5-foot-8, 310 pounds Manziel responded, “You’re about the size of all my receivers in Cleveland, so we’re good.” He then caught himself, “They’re the best, don’t get me wrong.”

Everything you have said about Patriots this season summarized in just 3 minutes 01.29.17 at 1:57 pm ET
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Thanks to Fitzy (AKA, WAAF’s Nick Stevens), we now have the definitive compilation of what virtually every sports fan in New England has thought or said.

Bart Hubbuch apparently is unemployed, no longer works for New York Post 01.28.17 at 1:25 pm ET
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Bart Hubbuch apparently no longer is an employee of the New York Post.

The NFL writer removed the Post from his Twitter profile on Friday night and then WEEI’s Kirk Minihane contacted the paper on Saturday and an editor said they “no longer have a business relationship” with Hubbuch.

Hubbuch has said a number of questionable things on Twitter, but his most recent might have been the last straw as he compared President Trump’s inauguration to 9/11 and Pearl Harbor.

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Kirk Minihane, Gerry Callahan disrobe the Nation’s Dave Zirin in combative interview 01.27.17 at 12:45 pm ET
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Unlike other writers who have found themselves in Kirk Minihane’s and Gerry Callahan’s crosshairs, the Nation’s Dave Zirin did come on Kirk & Callahan Friday to defend his piece: “Yes, Tom Brady’s friendship with Donald Trump matters.”

Seventeen minutes later, he was reduced to a stammering mess before hanging up the phone.

In his weekly interview with K&C Monday, Brady said he didn’t know why his relationship with the most disliked president ever is such a “big deal.” To Zirin, it sounded like Brady is removed from reality.

“I heard a little whine. I heard somebody who was exasperated. I heard somebody who literally does not understand why this is an issue,” he said. “It’s like a cognitive dissonance thing. I don’t know if you ever saw the movie Bird Cage, but there’s that scene where Gene Hackman finally sees that Nathan Lane is a guy when he takes the wig off, and instead of being upset he’s just sort of like, ‘I don’t understand! I don’t understand!’

“I think that’s why the thing about Tom Brady –– I think he’s very removed from the hundreds of thousands of people who were in the streets of Boston last week, from what people are saying about Donald Trump. He doesn’t quite get that this is not a normal president and these are not normal times. And this kind of friendship is going to be looked at very closely.”

In his piece, Zirin brings up Martellus Bennett and Devin McCourty, who raised their fists for racial justice during the national anthem prior to the season-opener. He presumes they have an objection to Brady’s relationship with Trump, even though he hasn’t spoken to either player.

“Martellus Bennett and Devin McCourty have not said word one about Tom Brady or Donald Trump. You are presuming they have, and you’re presuming Tom Brady has never had a conversion with them about it,” Minihane said. “You’re looking at black people as an entire race and not focusing on individuals. Maybe Martellus Bennett doesn’t care that much. Maybe Devin McCourty doesn’t care if [Hillary] Clinton or Trump is president. Has that crossed your mind? You’re just assuming things about Tom Brady and his teammates with no facts.”

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Erin Andrews reveals she battled cervical cancer this NFL season 01.24.17 at 1:25 pm ET
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Erin Andrews revealed she had surgery for cervical cancer. (Matthew Emmons/USA Today Sports)

Erin Andrews revealed she had surgery for cervical cancer. (Matthew Emmons/USA Today Sports)

FOX Sports sideline reporter Erin Andrews revealed she battled cervical cancer during the NFL season in an interview with Emily Kaplan of MMQB.com.

Andrews underwent surgery for the cancer at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on Oct. 11 and was back on the sidelines five days later.

“Should I have been standing for a full game five days after surgery? Let’s just say the doctor didn’t recommend that,” Andrews said. “But just as I felt during my trial, sports were my escape. I needed to be with my crew.”

All of this comes after Andrews settled last year with two hotel companies that were found partially liable for a stalker posting secretly recorded nude video of her online.

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Donald Trump spends night before inauguration talking Bob Kraft, taking calls from Tom Brady 01.19.17 at 9:36 pm ET
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How did President-Elect Donald Trump spend the night before being inducted into office? Taking calls from Tom Brady, of course.

“He’s got a great quarterback named Tom Brady, and a great coach named [Bill} Belichick, Bob Kraft. So good luck, Bob. Your friend Tom just called, he feels good. He called to congratulate us, he feels good. Good luck. Your going to do great things.”

And the Patriots love at the dinner celebrating campaign donors didn’t stop there …

“I outworked everybody, I think I outworked anyone who ever ran for office. I learned that from Belichick.”

Earlier in the day, Kraft was quoted in the New York Times as saying we should look forward to the Trump presidency.

“Loyalty is important to me, and he has been a wonderful friend,” Kraft said. “I think one of the great problems in the country today is the working poor, the middle class, that there hasn’t been growth in income on an equal basis, and I really think the policies he’s going to bring to bear are going to be great for the economic side of America.”

Barstool Sports’ David Portnoy compares Roger Goodell going to Foxboro with Hitler visiting Israel 01.11.17 at 9:25 am ET
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The question of if Roger Goodell will come to Foxboro has been a hot topic. (Gary A. Vasquez/USA Today Sports)

The question of if Roger Goodell will come to Foxboro has been a hot topic. (Gary A. Vasquez/USA Today Sports)

El Presidente’s stance is pretty clear.

After being the topic of conversation over the last 24 hours for the insinuation that he would wish bodily harm on NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, Barstool Sports’ David Portnoy went on the Kirk & Callahan Show Wednesday to clarify his stance (listen to the interview here).

“I would like him to come [to Gillette Stadium],” Portnoy said. “If somebody tripped him, he fell down and he broke his arm, I would laugh. I’m glad that happened. I would not be the tripper. I do not condone murder. I do condone spitting on him. I think you can spit on him fairly.”

Portnoy also explained he can understand Goodell’s hesitation to come to Foxboro considering the commish’s status in New England.

“It should be risky and I don’t think it’s because of anything I said or what anybody else has said. It’s because what that jerk has done,” Portnoy said. “You make your bed and you sleep in it. We’re responding to him. That’s like Hitler killed a bazzalion Jews and he goes to Israel and they thought it would be a great spot for him.”

So will Goodell show up? Portnoy said you shouldn’t be holding your breath.

“No chance,” he stated. “Not maybe ever. Maybe in like 20 years, but not now.”

To read more on why Goodell might not get near the Patriots, read John Tomase’s column by click here.

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Rob Gronkowski makes 300-pound pal ride bull, doesn’t work out well 01.09.17 at 3:01 pm ET
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At least Gronk wasn’t on the bull.

That was the first thought that must have gone through anybody’s mind the minute they see video of Rob Gronkowski watch his 300-pound best buddy, “Bobby Goons,” — who is the tight end’s contractor/chauffeur — get on the 1,200-pound bull named “Lieutenant Dan.”

(To watch the video on TMZ Sports, click here.)

The endeavor, which took place at the Monster Energy Buck Off in New York City this weekend, lasted just one about second. Gronk attempted to get his friend back on the bull in an attempt to beat the performance of former Patriot Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson.

Isaiah Thomas celebrates 52-point game by smelling LeGarrette Blount’s sweatshirt 12.31.16 at 11:13 am ET
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It’s not every day that you score 52 points, hit nine three-points and come two points shy of tying Wilt Chamberlain’s NBA record for most fourth-quarter points (31).

So, when you accomplish all of that, like Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas managed Friday night, you are going to get the celebrity treatment. In this case, it came from Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount, who was attending the C’s win over Miami with fellow Pats running back James White.

While we don’t know what words of wisdom were passed along, we do know that Thomas really, really likes the smell of Blount’s sweatshirt.

Alcohol delivered to your door?!?! 12.29.16 at 4:55 pm ET
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With New Years Eve and the pro football playoffs almost here, it sure would be great to have the ability to have alcohol delivered right to your door. Wouldn’t it? Well, now you can with Drizly. Isn’t life is all about convenience now — shopping for clothes, groceries, furniture — and shopping for alcohol should not be different. Why couldn’t we get beer delivered when nearly everything else had become so readily available through technology. Enter Drizly.

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