LeGarrette Blount took a page out of LeBron James’ book in the AFC championship game. After scoring a touchdown late in the third quarter, he brought out “The Silencer,” mimicking James’ signature road celebration. James, who was presumably tuned into the game like most sports fans, appreciated the gesture.

Though James is an unabashed Cowboys fan, it was difficult to not admire the Patriots’ dismantling of the Steelers Sunday night. Blount’s touchdown run, which came after he had dragged seven Pittsburgh defenders all the way to the goal line, served as the proverbial nail in the coffin. The burly running back finished with 16 carries and 47 yards.

Of course, when James mentions you on Twitter, it’s only appropriate to return the favor. Blount let him know the shoutout was appreciated.

Blog Author: 
Alex Reimer

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MONDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
NBA: New York at Indiana, 8 p.m. (TNT)
NFL: San Jose at Colorado, 9 p.m. (NBCSN)
College basketball: N.C. State at Duke, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: TCU at Oklahoma State, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: American University at Holy Cross, 7:05 p.m. (CBSSN)
College basketball: Texas Southern at Miss. Valley State, 8:30 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Oklahoma at Texas, 9 p.m. (ESPN)
Women’s college basketball: Mississippi State at South Carolina, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
Women’s college basketball: Penn State at Indiana, 7 p.m. (Big Ten Network)

AROUND THE WEB:

— After the Patriots beat the Steelers Sunday night to seal their spot in the Super Bowl, other athletes and celebrities reacted to the win on social media.

 

 

   

Some Patriots themselves also posted about the win:

 

Tight ends baby! @jdevelin @martellusb Them boys worked hard for this!!! A photo posted by Rob Gronkowski (@gronk) on

Great Team Win #PatsNation

A photo posted by Logan Ryan (@realloganryan) on

 

THAT’S SOME HOME FIELD ADVANTAGE! #letsgooooooo

A photo posted by Tom Brady (@tombrady) on

 

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “We have a special team, a special group of guys that really work hard. They deserve the success that they’ve had. I mean it’s hard to win 16 games in this league. You’ve got to give a lot of credit to the players and the job they’ve done all year week after week. It’s tough but they come in and grind it out. They sit in these seats for hours, and hours, and hours, and prepare, and prepare, and go out there and lay it on the line every week. Again, it’s a good group of men.”– Bill Belichick, on the character and work ethic of the Patriots

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Wily Mo Pena (35)

 

Blog Author: 
Lucy Burdge
Glenn Ordway and Fred Smerlas talk with Cornerback Malcolm Butler in the lockerroom after the Patriots handily beat the Pittsburgh to advance to Super Bowl 51.

[0:00:03] ... tonight's game really containing. The the best receiver Antonio Brown for the Pittsburgh Steelers Malcolm. I'll Butler joins us live right across the street congratulations. Sir thank you thank you thank had known that to the Super Bowl where you may your remark about. Yes there are areas where I tell us about Antonio Brown tonight what you guys would ...
[0:00:54] ... a rookie out of nowhere. Made roadways plays in the history of Super Bowl but in Nampa. Let down you continued to grow what was the secret you mean of the deal with all the pressure ...
[0:02:13] ... you know not appear on this it's a respectable glare like he Tony Brown which. We expect you know you don't do not keep my model called us. You know if you saw the live round. ...
[0:03:22] ... polymer. I want finals thankfully when he you win it's the last Super Bowl. You don't even know how much you're gonna play in the game you were. The new kid on the block and you probably scary I'd eyes open all like god this is unbelievable. How different is it going to be free you. Heading to Houston here and another week. ...






Fauria calls the boys to give his take on the game today and why he sees a Patriots victory on the horizon - although he says he's getting more and more nervous as kickoff approaches. He gets into the match-ups, "fire alarm-gate", how the Steelers D will approach the Pats - zone or man, and more.
Fauria calls the boys to give his take on the game today and why he sees a Patriots victory on the horizon - although he says he's getting more and more nervous as kickoff approaches. He gets into the match-ups, "fire alarm-gate", how the Steelers D will approach the Pats - zone or man, and more.

[0:03:56] ... off a fourteen into the season due out. And had to beat. Steve McNair and that I've yet uptight steam young able four. It's an aide forgot that they were a theme they was they looked ...
[0:05:21] ... who's about to see it every rock looking get beat like that Jake Plummer tragic Arctic Arctic Nokia. But what a disgrace. And I kicked writer Ira I remember regret we are you wanted that people ...
[0:06:31] ... horrible quarterback play just figured out a way to you know minimize. Rex Grossman at least up until the point when you step on the field miserable. So look at Peyton didn't play that well in ...
[0:07:37] ... AT&T hotline once again. As check in with another guest yes it's Christian Fauria words when goes into the game segment brought you by Wilmington builders supply a Christian peek Chris and Jerry in the house ...






The boys chat about the importance of the versatility of Dont'a Hightower and his impact on the Pats D throughout his career but especially this season.

[0:02:22] ... has taken on their role. The same role in some ways the Vince Wilfork had. When he was here where he would Tiki series off you would get fundamentally one series off purging. And even if ...
[0:03:49] ... I under appreciated. How difficult the move that is and there was Tedy Bruschi sort of set the world straightened said I made that move and I was lost. Ends. He not only has figured out ...
[0:04:30] ... backed up by the loss like three got up the middle guys Tommy Kelly Tommy Kelly and still lost somebody else through all the mail that las mail. So now high towers forced to do everything. He really ...
[0:09:33] ... doubt was that hit of the year that was in talking to Charlie Weis after that intro Lewis was very clear in the fact that that. Really set the tone for the all my god are ...






The boys chat about the importance of the versatility of Dont'a Hightower and his impact on the Pats D throughout his career but especially this season.

[0:02:22] ... has taken on their role. The same role in some ways the Vince Wilfork had. When he was here where he would Tiki series off you would get fundamentally one series off purging. And even if ...
[0:03:49] ... I under appreciated. How difficult the move that is and there was Tedy Bruschi sort of set the world straightened said I made that move and I was lost. Ends. He not only has figured out ...
[0:04:30] ... backed up by the loss like three got up the middle guys Tommy Kelly Tommy Kelly and still lost somebody else through all the mail that las mail. So now high towers forced to do everything. He really ...
[0:09:33] ... doubt was that hit of the year that was in talking to Charlie Weis after that intro Lewis was very clear in the fact that that. Really set the tone for the all my god are ...






Pete, Price and Jerry continue breaking down the AFC Championship and give their thoughts and analysis on Pats/Steelers.

[0:08:15] ... coffins. We will see who flashed back to 2004. And set a Deion Branch and around is going to be Julian Edelman and around there's going to be tool from in the game and the score ...
[0:08:48] ... self of the Kampala that played gaelic what's collected could it would Deion Branch the first place in 2004. Pete you're gentlemen it's laid down a wager too lenient time regular job gentlemen. Sometimes that yet ...
[0:13:27] ... I doubt that. You know I can't get past this number for Tom Brady's won't buy back the football and guided through vs Pittsburgh with 26 touchdowns and three interceptions that you know what the 2000. ...
[0:14:04] ... like that. Well someone tweeted to me that they broke that that Ryan Clark was villain and with Greenberg and they were asked the following question. Which of the fort offenses. Left in this the playoffs ...






Pete, Price and Jerry continue breaking down the AFC Championship and give their thoughts and analysis on Pats/Steelers.

[0:08:15] ... coffins. We will see who flashed back to 2004. And set a Deion Branch and around is going to be Julian Edelman and around there's going to be tool from in the game and the score ...
[0:08:48] ... self of the Kampala that played gaelic what's collected could it would Deion Branch the first place in 2004. Pete you're gentlemen it's laid down a wager too lenient time regular job gentlemen. Sometimes that yet ...
[0:13:27] ... I doubt that. You know I can't get past this number for Tom Brady's won't buy back the football and guided through vs Pittsburgh with 26 touchdowns and three interceptions that you know what the 2000. ...
[0:14:04] ... like that. Well someone tweeted to me that they broke that that Ryan Clark was villain and with Greenberg and they were asked the following question. Which of the fort offenses. Left in this the playoffs ...