Bob Kraft answered questions from reporters regarding the departure of Darrelle Revis, Roger Goodell and the Deflategate investigation.

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I post this just to make two points.

The first is obvious: If you’re going to go through the one and only life we’re given on this spinning blue marble, being Tom Brady is not the worst way to spend it.

And secondly, Brady walked away from this to come to Gillette and workout Monday, according to WEEI’s Christopher Price. The official start of the offseason workout program doesn’t even begin for another month or so, and the reigning Super Bowl MVP is tearing himself away from the world’s most beautiful woman, turning his back on paradise in the tail end of the worst winter ever and heading to Foxboro to lift weights and eat avocado ice cream.

If you have any doubts remaining that the Patriots might not be back in the championship hunt in 2015, this should remove it.


Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton
School administrators in Lexington reversed their decision to ban patriotism at a school dance. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

School administrators in Lexington reversed their decision to ban patriotism at a school dance. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Boston.comThe ‘€œAmerican Pride’€ theme of a dance at Lexington High School has been restored after it was dropped out of concern about excluding other nationalities.

Lexington School Superintendent Paul Ash’€™s office told this morning that the original theme of the dance will stand. …

The ‘€œAmerican Pride’€ theme was originally selected by students. Then school officials changed the theme to ‘€œNational Pride’€ so it would be more inclusive and students could represent their different nationalities, Assistant Superintendent Carol Pilarski told WHDH.

Students took issue with the change, telling WHDH the decision was ‘€œridiculous’€ and America is a ‘€œmelting pot.’€

We are living in strange times indeed when the ones making sense are high school kids.

When you’re in those teen years, you are basically, by all clinical definitions, insane. Your hormones are a newly formed force of nature you have not yet learned to control, you’re still forming as a human being and at that point a rapidly growing carbon blob of conflicting impulses. So you shouldn’t really be making any decisions beyond the question of in which order should you sort the songs on your Meghan Trainor playlist.

But there’s one group that even high school kids are better equipped to make, and that group is academicians.

No one in society is more insulated and out of touch than school administrators. On the whole they tend to exist in this little isolated bubble where enjoy the luxury of theory and never have to solve real world problems. As William F. Buckley famously said, he’d rather have the country run by the first 100 names out of the Boston phone book than the faculty at Harvard.

I mean, tell me this harebrained idea to ban “American Pride” as a school dance theme wasn’t a solution in search of a problem. What student would be offended by the idea of being proud of their country? And believe me, I’m not about to go all jingoistic on you, when I’m talking about “American Pride,” I’m not picturing Ted Nugent driving a monster truck over a bunch of  Toyota’s, blasting Lee Greenwood music, spraying assault rifle bullets in the air while a Fox News anchor throws bibles out the window. I’m talking about a simple show of Patriotism, which is a concept that the kids at Lexington High obviously grasp that has somehow managed to confuse and frighten the (alleged) adults in charge.

It’s hard to imagine that a school in say, Lexington, Belgium would have a problem with a “Belgian Pride” dance. That the administrators would be worried about offending non-Belgians with their show of waffles, endive and Kim Clijsters. But do likewise in our own country and there are educators who just assume it’s hate speech.

What those kids understand though is that none of us are non-Americans. That’s the point. And a big stick-tap to the kids who called the idea of that “National Pride” compromise “ridiculous.” Because we are a melting pot. As that great fighting man John Winger put it, “We’re all very different people. We’re not Watusi. We’re not Spartans. We’re Americans, with a capital ‘A’, huh? You know what that means? Do ya? That means that our forefathers were kicked out of every decent country in the world. We are the wretched refuse. We’re the underdog. We’re mutts!”

I love that the kids of Lexington High get that. It gives me hope for the future. And I’m not at all surprised that the administration had to be dragged kicking and screaming to accept the simple concept that appreciating your country is not a hate crime. But I’m glad the smarter people won.

Now I just hope they play this song at the dance:


Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton
Schefter joined us live from the owners meetings.

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The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.

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The guys discussed Seth Davis' mother's fraudulent cancer remedies.

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The guys opened the show discussing Robert Kraft's comments yesterday at the owners meetings.

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Welcome to Tuesday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

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NHL: Kings at Rangers, 7 p.m. (NBCSN)
NBA: Spurs at Mavericks, 8 p.m. (TNT)
NBA: Warriors at Trail Blazers, 10:30 p.m. (TNT)
College basketball: NIT, Miami at Richmond, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: NIT, Vanderbilt at Stanford, 9 p.m. (ESPN)
MLB exhibition: Phillies at Braves, 1 p.m. (ESPN)
MLB exhibition: Angels at Rangers, 4 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB exhibition: Tigers at Yankees, 7 p.m. (MLB Network)


Mo'ne Davis

Mo’ne Davis

Little League World Series star Mo’ne Davis showed remarkable class in responding to a college baseball player’s dismissal from his team due to his insult of Davis in a tweet.

Bloomsburg (Pa.) University junior first baseman Joey Casselberry was booted from the team Sunday after he complained about Davis getting a movie made about her, tweeting: Disney is making a movie about Mo’ne Davis? WHAT A JOKE. That slut got rocked by Nevada.

Davis said Monday that she emailed the school to ask that Casselberry, who apologized for his tweet, be reinstated.

“Everyone makes mistakes,” Davis told ESPN. “Everyone deserves a second chance. I know he didn’t mean it that type of way. I know people get tired of seeing me on TV. But sometimes you’ve got to think about what you’re doing before you do it.

“It hurt on my part, but he hurt even more. If it was me, I would want to take that back. I know how hard he’s worked. Why not give him a second chance?”

The school acknowledged receiving Davis’ email but did not give any indication that it would reverse its decision.

“Her request demonstrates the type of person she is, her level of maturity and the empathy that her family and coach teach her,” the school said in a statement. “Bloomsburg University stands firm on our decision; however, his consequences will be reviewed as is common in disciplinary actions like this.”

— The Princeton women’s basketball team’s previously undefeated season came to an end Monday with a loss to host Maryland in the NCAA Tournament’s second round, and there was increased security at the arena following a threat made against a Princeton player who is the niece of President Barack Obama.

According to media reports, a phone message threatening Princeton freshman Leslie Robinson — whose father, Craig Robinson, is Michelle Obama’s brother — was left at Maryland.

Barack and Michelle Obama attended Saturday’s opening-round game but were not in attendance for Monday’s contest, which the Terrapins won 85-70.

— It’s appearing less likely that Adrian Peterson will return to the Vikings, at least if you believe his agent.

Ben Dogra, speaking to reporters Monday at the NFL owners meetings, suggested his client would be better off resuming his career elsewhere after being suspended for most of the 2014 season due to his child-abuse issue.

“I don’t think it’s in Adrian’s best interest to play in Minnesota,” Dogra said. “Why would it be?”

The Vikings, however, continue to say they expect Peterson in uniform for the 2015 season.

“The bottom line is Adrian is an important part of the Minnesota Vikings,” co-owner and president Mark Wilf said. “He’s represented us on and off the field. We’re getting ready for the 2015 season and we fully expect him to join his teammates and be a part of what we feel is going to be a great season ahead.”

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On March 24, 1973, which guard who would go on to play for the Celtics finished the season as the only player to lead the NBA in both scoring (34.0 ppg) and assists (11.4 apg)?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “We thought we made a very competitive offer. I speak as a fan of the New England Patriots — we wanted to keep him. We wanted him in our system, and we have certain disciplines. We had hoped it worked out. It didn’€™t.” – Patriots owner Robert Kraft, speaking at the NFL owners meetings, discussing the loss of Darrelle Revis to the Jets

STAT OF THE DAY: 1-for-17 – The Nets‘ shooting results from 3-point range in Monday’s 110-91 loss to the Celtics

‘NET RESULTS (mobile users, check the website to see the videos): Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier reacts quickly to make a pad save on Wild forward Mikko Koivu, who plays the puck off the boards and fires a quick shot.

Sharks goalie Antti Niemi makes a difficult save against Senators forward Alex Chiasson, with some help from defenseman Tommy Wingels.

Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic slams one down on Charlotte’s Jason Maxiell.

The Villanova band member who became an Internet sensation after being shown crying while playing the piccolo following the Wildcats’ loss to N.C. State makes an appearance on “The Tonight Show” with Jimmy Fallon.

TRIVIA ANSWER: Nate “Tiny” Archibald of the Kansas City-Omaha Kings

SOOTHING SOUNDS: Billy Stewart, who died in 1970, was born on this day in 1937.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Spar
Dale, Michael and Jerry discuss a rough weekend for the Bruins, and how there are 9 games remaining for them to make the case for this team to show some fight, or there may be drastic changes this off-season.

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[0:24:03] ... fans and it probably likely will cost somebody their job I heard Jeremy Roenick talking about that. On middays with MFV and he said if the Bruins don't make playoffs probably somebody will will pay furthered ...