And there you have it. This is the world Roger Goodell created when he decided to go after the biggest star in his game and a man who’s conducted himself with class and dignity. Cities that have never known what it feels like to win are empowered to bathe in Tom Brady‘s blood.
And that’s fine. I get it. It comes with the territory. When you’re the Patriots, history is on the line every time you take the field, and there are no small losses. And when you win as much as Boston does, you learn how it works. Win with class, lose with class. Ignore the haters from little jerkwater towns that never know what it’s like to be relevant.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
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TUESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS: NHL: Ducks at Bruins, 7 p.m. (NESN) NHL: Blackhawks at Hurricanes, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN) NHL: Avalanche at Sharks, 10 p.m. (NBCSN)
NBA: Thunder at Knicks, 7:30 p.m. (NBA TV)
NBA: Mavericks at Lakers, 10:30 p.m. (NBA TV) College basketball: Florida State at Boston College, 7 p.m. (ESPNU) College basketball: Xavier at Providence, 8:30 p.m. (FS1) College basketball: Creighton at Georgetown, 6:30 p.m. (FS1)
College basketball: Indiana at Wisconsin, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: Texas Tech at Oklahoma, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: Kansas State at West Virginia, 7 p.m. (ESPNews)
College basketball: Memphis at UCF, 7 p.m. (CBSSN)
College basketball: Southeast Louisiana at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, 8 p.m. (CBSSN)
College basketball: Florida at Vanderbilt, 9 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Georgia at LSU, 9 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: San Diego State at Nevada, 11 p.m. (ESPNU)
Tennis: Australian Open, 9 p.m. (ESPN2)
— As the Broncos turn their attention to the NFC champion Panthers and Super Bowl 50, they are hoping to carry the momentum from Sunday’s victory over the favored Patriots in the AFC championship game.
The Broncos again are the underdogs, and that’s just fine with players such as defensive end DeMarcus Ware.
“Let’s bring the Orange Crush back. That’s the way we played [against New England],” Ware said (via the Denver Post). “We played even beyond our own standards. It was the type of game that’s going to carry over and motivate us in the Super Bowl.”
Ware is being credited with inspiring the Broncos for Sunday’s game, as he gave an impassioned speech to the team Saturday night, using the image in the team’s weight room of “Iron Sharpens Iron” as inspiration.
“Coach [Gary] Kubiak knows I will speak from what’s on my heart,” Ware said Monday. “I saw the image and went from there.”
According to the Denver Post, Ware, who had never played in a conference championship game, reminded his teammates of the importance of playing for one another.
“That was probably one of the best pregame speeches I’ve heard,” cornerback Aqib Talib said. “Right afterward, I said, ‘We need to do that right before we get dressed for the game. … It touched everybody. It was goose bumps.”
The next challenge for the Broncos is trying to contain the high-scoring Panthers offense, led by MVP favorite Cam Newton.
“He’s probably the most dangerous player in the NFL right now,” Talib said. “He’s the best of both worlds.”
Added Kubiak after watching film of Carolina’s dominance of the Cardinals: “They’ve been dominant in all phases.”
— One day before the accuser in the Jameis Winston rape case was to give a deposition, Florida State announced it has settled with the woman. The school will pay $950,000 — $250,000 to Erica Kinsman and $700,000 to her attorneys — and make a five-year commitment to sexual assault awareness and prevention.
Kinsman said she was drinking at a Tallahassee bar in December 2012 when Winston and some other men took her to an apartment and Winston raped her. One of her attorneys said FSU wanted Kinsman to withdraw her complaint, and the school was criticized for allegedly giving special treatment to football players.
“Although we regret we will never be able to tell our full story in court, it is apparent that a trial many months from now would have left FSU fighting over the past rather than looking toward its very bright future,” FSU president John Thrasher said in a release.
Kinsman still has a suit pending against Winston, and the now-Buccaneers quarterback has a countersuit accusing her of trying to take advantage of his newfound wealth.
Sho Darvish was arrested in October after reportedly taking illegal bets on about 1,850 MLB games as well as Japanese games. The Japan Times reported that police in Osaka have not accused Yu Darvish of any wrongdoing.
Darvish, who missed all of last season following ligament replacement surgery during spring training, released a statement last week indicating he had “no involvement in this matter whatsoever.”
ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On Jan. 26, 1997, the Patriots lost to the Packers in Super Bowl XXXI, 35-21. Who was the Patriots’ leading receiver, with six catches for 67 yards and one touchdown?
Patriots center Bryan Stork took a page out of Bill Belichick's media-handbook and gave the same "We've onto next year" answer to the media after the Denver loss. This got Christian's blood boiling, and he goes off on Stork.
Mikey and Mut are of course talking about the Patriots loss to the Broncos that ended their season.
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We check in with the best NFL analyst on Boston radio as Tedy Bruschi breaks down the Patriots loss in the AFC Championship vs Denver
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