FOXBORO -- Tom Brady was back in the building on Friday, ready for a second straight day of practice after battling the effects of a mild flu bug. He was also in the Christmas spirit when asked about his reaction to Baltimore linebacker Terrell Suggs leaving him off his Pro Bowl ballot earlier this week.
"No reaction," Brady said. "I think he is a great player, he really is. I didn't get to vote, actually. I left everybody off my Pro Bowl roster this year because I was sick. I would've voted for Terrell. He gets my vote, such a nice guy."
Brady said the flu also didn't affect his planning for the upcoming game on Sunday against the Bills in Orchard Park, NY. Brady is currently riding one of the best streaks in the history of NFL quarterbacks, having not thrown an interception in 292 attempts, third-best of all-time behind Bernie Kosar (308) and Bart Starr (294).
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The Celtics remained atop the WEEI.com NBA Power Rankings this week, edging out two Western Conference contenders (not even named the Lakers), the Mavericks and Spurs. The list's author, Ben Rohrbach, has the Heat slipping by the Lakers into the fourth spot with the once-feared Thunder dropping to No. 7. Sacramento (with it's five wins) sits at the bottom at No. 30. For Rohrbach's complete list, click here.
Jets owner Woody Johnson threw his support behind coach Rex Ryan in the wake of the foot-fetish video that was made public this week, insisting his "respect has not diminished one iota." Said Johnson: "We're going to make mistakes. We're not perfect. But once we've made a mistake, I think we're pretty good at trying to make remedies and trying to cure and trying to correct what we're doing. ... We're going to work on trying to make ourselves an organization that doesn't have, preferably, any incidents." Johnson also called Patriots owner Robert Kraft and Dolphins owner Stephen Ross to apologize for comments by his special teams coach following the incident on the sideline two weeks ago.
For the final 10 days of the year, WEEI.com takes a look at the top stories in Boston sports from 2010. Friday brings No. 8: The Marc Savard-Matt Cooke incident and aftermath. Check back each day for the next story in our countdown. And make sure to vote in our poll for the 2010 Boston Athlete of the Year.
Milan Lucic and Claude Julien were both upset over Thrashers defenseman Freddy Meyer's hit on the Bruins forward that led to the all-out brawl that took place with 4:06 remaining in the B's 4-1 victory at the Garden Thursday night.
"It was a high hit, for sure. I was bleeding from the lip. After a hit like that -- that was the second time he's hit me cheap," Lucic said. "That's the second time. You can't give a guy a free pass too many times."
Lucic was given a match penalty for attempt to injure when he punched a helmet-less Meyer in the temple, knocking him to the ground. He now faces a suspension, pending review. Claude Julien said the fight -- which also featured Nathan Horton, Marc Savard, and Andrew Ference -- could have been avoided were it not for the hit, which he deemed unequivocally cheap.
"Nobody saw that coming until that dirty hit....
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