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01/30/2012 - 7:38pm
Belichick on Big Show: No red hoodie

Patriots coach Bill Belichick appeared as a guest on The Big Show on Monday and answered the question everyone has been worried about: Will he wear the red hoodie like he did in Super Bowl XLII?

"By popular demand we definitely won't be seeing the red one," Belichick said. "In all honesty I really don't may that much attention to it, I swear I don't. People ask me after the game why did you wear the blue one, why did you wear the gray one? I just put on whatever is there. There was a red one in my locker at the Super Bowl, I put it on, we lost the game. All right, so we're not going to wear that one again. I kind of think there was more to it than that, but anyway, it's honestly not something I give a lot of thought to, but I won't wear red one this year."

Moving on to more pressing topics, Belichick was asked about the comparisons between that game and this year's matchup with the Giants. Even though more than 75 percent of the...

01/30/2012 - 6:43pm
Gronk misses Pats practice in full pads

INDIANAPOLIS -- On their first full day in Indianapolis for Super Bowl XLVI, the Patriots practiced in full pads, however ailing tight end Rob Gronkowski was not among them. Gronkowski has missed all three practices with the team since injuring his left ankle against the Ravens in the AFC championship. 

"It was a good, crisp practice," Belichick said Monday afternoon of the team's first session at the Colts practice facility. 

Meanwhile, Belichick indicated that offensive tackle Sebastian Vollmer is "making progress" and is "definitely possible" for Sunday. Vollmer practiced prior to the AFC championship but was scratched. Vollmer hasn't played due to a injury on his right foot on Nov. 27, an injury that required a cast for several weeks. 

The team will have Tuesday off to fulfill Media Day obligations and then return to practice on Wednesday. 

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01/30/2012 - 5:18pm
Horton not close to returning for B's
By: DJ Bean

Bruins forward Nathan Horton was not on the ice as the team returned from the All-Star break Monday. Horton has been dealing with his second concussion since June after taking a hit to the head from Flyers' forward Tom Sestito on Jan. 22. 

Coach Claude Julien said that Horton is still experiencing symptoms, and that the team doesn't expect the symptoms to subside for at least three days, meaning he will not play Tuesday against the Senators, and could also miss Thursday's game against the Hurricanes. 

"He is getting better, but so we can save you guys a lot of trouble of asking every day, at least not for three days. … He's still at the point where he hasn't ridden the bike yet, but he is getting better."

With Horton not practicing, forward Rich Peverley took his place on the team's top line with David Krejci and Milan Lucic Monday. 

In 46 games played this season, Horton has 17 goals and 15 assists for...

01/30/2012 - 5:10pm
Wilfork: Eli Manning 'a top NFL quarterback'

Patriots defensive lineman Vince Wilfork, in his weekly appearance on The Big Show, praised the development of Giants quarterback Eli Manning. Wilfork noted that Manning has become an elite quarterback in the two-minute offense, suggesting that the Patriots can't afford any lapses or else they will be at risk of suffering a defeat along the lines of their 24-20 regular season loss to the Giants.

"Eli’s done a great job," said Wilfork. "He’s grown into a top NFL quarterback. I can honestly sit back and say that, just seeing his play, seeing how his team rallies around him. That 49ers game, being hit and being sacked, that guy kept his poise, stayed even-keeled and he delivered for those guys. That’s what you need from a quarterback. You need someone who’s going to deliver when the time is hardest, and he did that and he’s done it throughout the year.

"They’re probably one of the best two-...

01/30/2012 - 4:21pm
Chiarelli says he's not trading Thomas

Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli told TSN that he has no plans to trade Tim Thomas in the aftermath of the goaltender's decision to skip the team's White House visit.

"Not trading him," Chiarelli said in an e-mail to TSN. "I have not talked to anyone and I don't plan to."

Thomas, coming off a 2010-11 season in which he won his second Vezina Trophy, is 20-9-0 with a 2.12 goals against average and a .933 save percentage. Backup Tuukka Rask is 11-5-0 with a 1.82 goals against average and a .938 save percentage.

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