The Bruins are at house tonight in opposition to the Hurricanes at 7 p.m.
The Celtics are house tomorrow in opposition to the Warmth at 7:30 p.m.
And the Patriots put together to host the Chiefs this Sunday at four:25 p.m.
Elsewhere, the Seahawks had simply sufficient to beat the Vikings on Monday Night time Soccer, 37-30.
Tom Brady on his sideline speak: In the course of the Sunday loss to the Texans, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady could possibly be seen on the sideline attempting to encourage the offense.
On Monday night time, Brady was requested about his speak throughout his weekly interview on Westwood One Sports radio with Jim Gray.
“Nicely I try this fairly a bit in apply,” Brady defined. “I do know they don’t all the time decide it up after I do communicate, however I do communicate loads in conferences and [on] the apply area, and positively within the huddle. I’m simply attempting to speak what I see. A whole lot of different guys are doing the identical issues.”
“It was a tricky recreation night time,” Brady continued. “[The Texans] got here out and performed very well, and so they performed very aggressively. When that occurs, you’ve acquired to go on the market and also you’ve acquired to attempt to match it. They acquired off to a fantastic begin, and we tried to battle again and simply got here up brief ultimately.”
Requested about how the staff is reacting to the loss, Brady defined that the staff must hold issues in perspective.
“I don’t assume anybody’s completely satisfied once we lose, aside from the individuals which might be rooting in opposition to us,” Brady added. “I’m positive there’s fairly a number of of these. We’ve misplaced video games prior to now, I’ve misplaced video games prior to now, and as a lot because it hurts to lose, it’s important to hold it in perspective and understand the place we’re on the within the season. You possibly can’t let it discourage you from waking up the following day and dealing laborious, and hopefully it refocuses us and makes us work even tougher.
Trivia: Former linebacker and NFL analyst Bart Scott erroneously claimed on Monday the Patriots haven’t gained the Tremendous Bowl through the Invoice Belichick period when the staff has needed to play a street playoff recreation. After all, the Patriots have gained street playoffs video games in that point (three of them), all of which preceded Tremendous Bowl wins. The primary got here within the AFC Championship Recreation through the 2001 season in opposition to the Steelers (the Patriots gained, 24-17). Which Patriots receiver caught a landing go in that recreation from Drew Bledsoe, who stepped in for an injured Tom Brady?
(Reply on the backside).
Trace: Earlier that season, he’d thrown, caught, and rushed for a landing all in the identical recreation.
Extra from Boston.com:
Tom Brady’s Instagram quote has an fascinating backstory: On Monday, Tom Brady posted an inspirational message on Instagram, including that the Patriots “won’t ever stop!”
“A person is just not completed when he’s defeated,” reads the quote Brady included. “He’s completed when he quits.”
It’s from one thing that was as soon as stated by former U.S. President Richard Nixon. In line with Nixon speechwriter Williams Safire — writing in his e-book, “Earlier than the Fall,” printed in 1975 — then-presidential candidate Nixon wrote down a note about Senator Ted Kennedy in 1968 following the loss of life of Mary Jo Kopechne. It was the identical quote Brady used.
Nixon, famously a powerful political opponent of Kennedy (having misplaced a detailed presidential election to his brother in 1960), broke together with his traditional stance to provide the Massachusetts senator a “pep speak” following Chappaquiddick, according to Safire’s account. This got here earlier than a press convention that included the 2 political rivals, from which Nixon’s word was derived.
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Gary Sheffield can nonetheless swing the bat together with his trademark stance:
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On this present day: In 1988, operating again Barry Sanders was awarded the Heisman Trophy. The 5-foot-Eight-inch Sanders produced arguably the best season in faculty soccer historical past, dashing for two,628 yards and scoring 37 touchdowns.
Beating quarterbacks Rodney Peete of USC and Troy Aikman of UCLA, Sanders accepted his award from Tokyo, the place Oklahoma State was getting ready to play Texas Tech later that day within the Coca-Cola Basic (a now defunct annual recreation performed in Japan).
Sanders woke up to accept his award at 5 a.m. native time (given the 13-hour time distinction to New York Metropolis), and later rushed for 332 yards within the recreation, which Oklahoma State gained 45-42.
Each day spotlight: Giannis Antetokounmpo with the spin and dunk:
😱 Giannis spins and ELEVATES! #FearTheDeerAdvertisement
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Trivia reply: David Patten