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BSJ Daily Briefing 12.07.17: Did you guys know OBJ is just like Tom Brady?

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Good morning!

A few random thoughts while I figure out where the entertained/bored line is with this Celtics team:


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  • Yes, OBJ, the color of your skin is the only difference between you and Brady (if you ignore years of service, on and off-field track records, individual accomplishments, team accomplishments, charity dealings, and a million other things).
  • Oh, right, and this:


  • I'm running out of ways for OBJ to show he's a problem child.
  • BTW, related to this, whoever inherits the Giants has to deal with OBJ and the fact that owner John Mara said in the summer that he anticipated giving OBJ a lucrative contract extension.
  • For the sake of the franchise, Mara has backtracked a little bit in recent days. That's good because if he wants to hire anyone related to the Patriots (Nick Caserio, Scott Pioli, Josh McDaniels) or old-school Dave Gettleman, that OBJ contract extension is absolutely not going to happen. Or I would be completely floored if it did.
  • That Hot Stove is piping hot, huh? At this rate, I'm expecting Matt Stairs to be the new power bat.
  • The Celtics are 22-4. ... 22-4!
  • I'm not sure exactly what's going on in the picture at the top of the page. But Kevin Bacon!
  • The Bruins are healthy. Let's start moving, boys. Watch them lose at home tonight to the Coyotes. That would be typical of this group.

And away we go...



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