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Boston Sports Media Watch:
Is everyone alright? I only ask because sports scribes everywhere are producing work that, frankly, is wildly absurd. I know, I know: The quixotic endeavour of journalism commentary has long been dead. I get that. And somehow, someway, Deadspin has become the voice of reason, leaving major outlets (e.g. ESPN, Fox Sports, and CBS) behind.
It started with news that ESPN was hiring Jay Mariotti as a freelancer.
I think the WorldWide Leader gets a great deal of criticism levied their way just for being ESPN. It gets old sometimes. But then Rob Parker makes race-baiting comments about RGIII, Skip Bayless continues to do Skip Bayless things (and collect a paycheck), and the list goes on and on (and on). To its credit, ESPN eliminated Parker. A good move, for sure. But then it brings in Mariotti? Confounding. It’s like giving up Burger King for Lent, but then embracing Wendys. Even on an one-off assignment, this wreaks of strangeness.
Mariotti, who has taken a sabbatical from writing, is ...
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Tom Brady finalized a contract extension with the New England Patriots on Monday that should help the team stay financially solvent.
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So when all the praises have subsided, all that’s left are facts. And though it makes a good story that Tom Brady “took less money” for the sake of his team, the facts tell another story.
So as the details emerge from Brady’s deal that makes him richer and possibly hinders others from doing the same, we learn from Field Yates of ESPN Boston that Brady didn’t quite “take...
Regardless of reports to the contrary, Patriots legend Tom Brady willingly accepted a significant pay cut and will earn a discounted $60 million over the next five years to provide New England with a massive amount of salary cap relief. The 6-foot-4, 225 pound Brady, whose restructured deal gives New England $15 million in cap space to ink the free agents they covet, will likely...
It’s not uncommon these days for professional athletes to share nearly every detail of their lives via social media. Tom Brady doesn’t exactly fit into the group of players who tweet or share much personal information on the Internet, but the quarterback made a special exception on Monday.
Brady signed a three-year contract extension worth $27 million, significantly...
Short version means that Tom Brady will retire as a Patriot.
Peter King has the details of the deal.
The extension will pay Brady a $3 milion signing bonus immediately, in addition to salaries of $7 million in 2015, $8 million in 2016 and $9 million in 2017. Brady told Sports Illustrated five years ago he wanted to play until he was 40, at least, and this will accomplish that. He...
The New England Patriots and quarterback Tom Brady have
reached an agreement on a three-year extension that will help the team’s salary
cap and provide the All-Pro with a “contract for life,” as reported by Peter King of Sports Illustrated.
Brady will receive “significantly less money than the market
will bear” in order to help the Patriots remain competitive for his...
According to Peter King of SI.com, the New England Patriots have signed quarterback Tom Brady to a three-year extension that will keep him around until he 40 years-old.
Brady is reportedly taking a lot less money then he deserves.
For the second time in his illustrious career, Brady is doing something players in this day and age simply do not do: As he did in 2005, Brady, a league...
Tweet Two-time MVP quarterback and future Hall of Famer Tom Brady has agreed to a contract extension that will likely keep him with the Patriots through the 2017 season, according to a report from Sports Illustrated’s Peter King: The extension will pay Brady a $3 million signing bonus immediately, in addition to salaries of $7 [...]
I am very pleased with some news I came across today! Tom Brady and the New England Patriots have agreed to a 3-year extension on his contract through 2017! Surprisingly, it’s only for $27 million (yes, it does feel weird to say “ONLY $27 million”) which is much less than I [...]
Monday afternoon was pretty disgusting on Twitter. Members of the media and New England Patriots fans were fawning over the news that Peter King broke about Tom Brady’s new extension with the organization. It painted Brady as the most altruistic player in the history of the NFL. Why? Because the initial numbers released said “3 years for $27 million.” If that was a the actual...
Tom Brady‘s hometown discount will be remembered in New England for years to come. While it’s clear what this restructured extension means for the Patriots, it also means a whole lot more for other quarterbacks in the NFL — namely embarrassment, according to folks in Patriots country. Just how does Brady stack up with the league’s highest-paid QBs? Check out the list below...
According to the Boston Herald, the New England Patriots and wide receiver Wes Welker are discussing a possible contract extension.
These discussions were held independent of Tom Brady‘s contract extension. However, Brady’s new deal has freed up $15 million in cap room over the next two seasons, which gives Welker and the Pats a little more room to work with.
It’s still unclear...
Ian Rapoport of NFL.com writes that the Patriots could target a “big receiver on the outside” during free agency now that they’ve freed up some extra cap room by restructuring Tom Brady‘s contract.
Rapoport specifically mentions that wide receivers Dwayne Bowe and Mike Wallace could both be in consideration. Rapoport adds that Bill Belichick has offered consistent...
Similar to what Tom Brady did for the Patriots earlier this week, Ben Roethlisberger freed up cap room for the Steelers by agreeing to restructure his contract.Fantasy Spin:Pittsburgh can use the extra money to re-sign free agent wideout Mike Wallace later this offseason. Roethlisberger racked up 26 touchdowns and 3,265 passing yards in 13 games in 2012.