Glenn, Lou and Christian talk about how the Celtics look heading into their opening game tonight. With the addition of Al Horford, the Celtics look to improve in a weak East.

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As you’ve probably surmised by now, I’m too pretty to do math. When it comes to analytics, I leave the numbers-crunching to other, less aesthetically-pleasing creatures.  Fortunately, my pal Kerry Byrne of Football Nation is a genius for such things when it comes to NFL stats. And he just put together a compilation of Patriots stats from this season as it stands now after seven games that absolutely broke my brain.

Here are just a few:

  • Tom Brady in his first three games this year has completed 75.2 percent of his passes (76 of 101), which puts him on pace to shatter the all-time NFL record for accuracy of 71.2 percent set by Drew Brees in 2011 (468 of 657).
  • Rob Gronkowski is the greatest TD catching machine the NFL has produced in more than 70 years. He has caught 67 touchdown passes in 85 career games, an average of 0.79 TDs per game. … Hall of Fame wide receiver Don Hutston … is the only player ahead of Gronk on the [all time] list.
  • Tony Gonzalez holds the all-time tight end record of 111 TD receptions, a feat accomplished over 270 games. Gronk is on pace to surpass that tight end record touchdown total in just 142 career games.
  • The two highest-rated quarterbacks in the NFL season are Patriots starter Tom Brady (132.6) and Patriots back-up Jimmy Garoppolo (117.1).
  • The Patriots are poised to post the best record in the division for the 16th consecutive season – every year since Brady became quarterback.
  • With four more victories, [Brady will] be the first QB in history to win more than 200 games.
  • Brady’s win loss differential of +137 (197-60) is easily the greatest in history and nobody is close. Peyton Manning is No. 2 (+108) and Joe Montana is a distant No. 3 (+79).

The truly mind-melting part of these numbers is that the Patriots have not even been at their best. Not by a damned sight. The team numbers include four games with quarterbacks starting for the first time. Garoppolo’s passer rating reflects games played without Gronk and behind an offensive line cobbled together out of spare parts from the “Star Wars” droid factory. And Brady was forcibly removed from the premises for four weeks, so he couldn’t practice with anyone.

Most of all, Brady is doing what he’s doing without the all-important benefit of his career of cheating. Let us not forget that all his success as a quarterback depended on the special advantage of having super squishy footballs that were secretly doctored. And yet somehow, with the NFL finally cracking down on illegal practices like that, he’s managing to find a way to play at a level never before achieved by anyone.

Sure, we’re not even halfway through the season. So maybe it’s a little early to be bringing this up. But I will anyway because if the Pats’ offense had dropped off even an infinitesimal amount, the haters would be raining “Aha!”s down from the sky like Hellfire missiles and calling it proof the Patriots have been frauds all along. Math is hard. Pointing out true greatness is easy.

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The ballot question talk continued with callers and Peter King continues to embarrass himself.
Amani Toomer tried his best to weigh in on the Josh Brown scandal.
Heath Evans called in to defend himself and Megyn Kelly fought with Newt Gingrich.
Gerry, Kirk and Trenni talked about Heath Evans comments regarding Josh Brown's domestic abuse and Trenni defended Jess Mendoza.
Heath Evans called in to set the record straight on his comments regarding Josh Brown's domestic abuse.


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Lord knows all Patriots fans take issue with Chad Ochoc Johnson and his career in New England. His utter lack of preparedness, dedication or production. But you have to appreciate him giving us a peek behind the Foxboro Iron Curtain like this.

It’s common knowledge that Bill Belichick has never been shy about laying into his franchise quarterback. He’s such an Equal Opportunity ripper that he probably qualifies for some window stickers from the EEOC. But coming into the first meeting of the season and laying Tom Brady out the way Johnson describes is cold blooded.

The thing is, I’m not sure who it says more about, Belichick or Brady. The coach who refuses to shy away from tearing into anyone or the superstar who’s willing to take what he dishes out. So I’ll just say it reflects on both of them. Two professional but fierce competitors who won’t egos or hurt feelings get in the way of the ultimate goal.

And we can only imagine what witnessing that does for everyone else in the locker room. From the second best player on the squad down to the undrafted free agent trying to dig his fingernails into the last roster spot, seeing the legend get treated like everyone else has to send the message that this team is all about winning. And there can be no better motivation. For anyone besides Chad Johnson, apparently.

“As a coach, you don’t chastise your quarterback, and you definitely don’t do it in front of the whole team”? Belichick and Brady don’t believe in sacred cows. And that’s why they’re the both the G.O.A.T.

[h/t OTM Sports]

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WPRI, ProvidenceSpectators watching the Buccaneers team compete Sunday during a Rhode Island Preteen Football League game may have noticed a bizarre play on the field.

Spotted among the 13- and 14-year-old players was a 19-year-old man who suited up to compete against players six years his junior. The man is reportedly the older brother of one of the team members. …

“I’m embarrassed, I feel disrespected,” said Alexandra Diaz, the team’s founder. …

According to Diaz, the coach responsible has been fired and the varsity team has been banned for the remainder of its season. …

That means no more games for 60 players and cheerleaders ranging in ages from 9 to 14. …

The coach apologized for what he described as letting his ego get in the way, saying he saw the older teen suited up to play and sent him out to the field. Both the coach and the 19-year-old also said they are remorseful.

Sure, we can all agree this coach did something wrong. But at the same time, I think he deserves a little slack from all of us.

I mean, put yourself in his cleats for a second. He’s tired of losing. He’s got a potential superstar standing right there, fully suited up.Who among us wouldn’t be tempted to put the guy in the game? I’m sure this kind of thing happens all the time. A guy who desperately wants to win looks up and there just happens to be a grown man old enough to command a platoon in Iraq wearing a preteen football uniform. Something like that has to get your competitive juices flowing and, in the heat of battle, make you make a poor decision.

If anything, this coach is guilty of one thing: Caring too much. (Well, that and letting a grownass man with facial hair walk around on the sidelines with his helmet off while trying to pass as a 9 to 14-year-old.) Those 60 families whose kids won’t get to play or cheer the rest of the season might resent him right now, but all he was trying to do was what’s best for Buccaneers football. Would they rather just keep on losing, or miss games because the coach tried to make them great?

This anonymous coach calls it “ego,” I call it “pride.” And if Alexandra Diaz and the Rhode Island Preteen Football League have any pride themselves, they’ll reinstate this good man immediately.

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