The curious case of the Tom Brady joke edition

Scores:
Red Sox beat the Rays, 8 to 2.

The morning quote:
“When he was in high school, we hoped he’d get a chance to play in college. When he was in college, we hoped he’d get a chance to get drafted, and we hoped he’d get to carry a clipboard for two or three years (in the pros) and get on with his life.”
Tom Brady, Sr., talking to the sports editor of the Lawrence Eagle-Tribune last night about the GOAT.

The morning quote, II:
“Some of these quarterbacks talked about as supposedly the greatest…they had three, four targets around them that were Hall of Famers, that were the best of the best. They had that. Tom don’t. Tom don’t.”
Vince Wilfork, during his retirement press conference in Foxboro yesterday, on Tom Brady. Greatest. GOAT quote. Ever.

The morning quote, III:
“As good as (Aaron Rodgers) is, I would have thought they would have won more by now.”
Brett Favre, trolling the Packers over the number of Super Bowl victories (one), won by his successor at quarterback. Of course, Favre only won one Super Bowl, himself.

And for your viewing pleasure, the Jacoby Brissett show:
Word has it that the Patriots’ lineup for tonight’s preseason opener will not include anyone on offense worth watching. Brady, Cooks, Edelman, and Gronk are all expected to sit.

Did you hear about this? 
A veteran Los Angeles joke writer is suing Conan O’Brien for $450,000 plus damages in San Diego federal court over an allegedly stolen Tom Brady joke.

So, what’s the joke, you ask? 
Just after the 2015 Super Bowl, the guy tweeted: “Tom Brady said he wants to give his MVP truck to the man who won the game for the Patriots. So enjoy that truck, Pete Carroll.” The next night, Conan said almost the exact same thing in his monologue.

Bad things happening to teams we hate, part 26,385:
Meanwhile in Pittsburgh, disgruntled star running back Le’Veon Bell continues to skip training camp, looking for a richer deal. He’s set to be paid $12.1 million this year under the franchise tag.

What you need to know about last night’s Red Sox game:
Five hits combined by Eduardo Nunez and Andrew Benintendi at the top of the order against Tampa Bay propelled Boston to its eighth straight win. Starter Rick Porcello looked solid, going six innings and giving up two runs (both on homers) while striking out seven.

From August 25 through 27…
Major League Baseball will be running a new, creative scheme to sell merchandise by having all teams wear Little League-inspired uniforms. On the back of each jersey will be the player’s nickname. Here’s what the Red Sox are wearing. We hope Chris Sale approves.

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