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BSJ Daily Briefing 02.11.20: Red Sox finally talk, Kraft’s Brady reasoning, Northeastern rules Beanpot

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Good afternoon!

A few random thoughts while I wonder if Tom Brady got a hall pass from Robert Kraft...

  • What is this, a high school relationship? Let me get this straight. Basically, Brady and the Patriots have been in a long-term relationship but they're going to see other people over spring break and if they still want to be together after that, it was meant to be (heart emoji).
  • That's fine and all, in theory, but what if Bill Belichick is a total stud and while Brady's gone, he has a date every night and forgets Brady's name?
  • I'm telling you, if you think Brady is just going to go to free agency — past the tampering period — and Belichick is just going to wait around for an answer before doing anything (if he ends up making the ultimate call), Brady could be in for a rude awakening.
  • Sounds like the Patriots are setting Brady up. It sounds like they're hoping he finds another suitor, which would allow them to say, "We didn't break up with him, it's not our fault." This is getting weird and we're still over a month out.
  • Not sure we're going to get much work out of Conor today ... he's probably still drowning his Beanpot sorrows somewhere in Southie

Time to hit the links...

PATRIOTS

Grading the 2019 Patriots VI: Gilmore, Van Noy, Guy, McCourty & Jones gave standout Patriots defense elite play
The Quest for 7: Patriots’ final report card, Brady taker out? Draft re-do, Links 2.11.20

RED SOX

McAdam: Red Sox cite sustainability – and not luxury tax – as prime motive for blockbuster deal
Red Sox Notebook: Sox insist they’ve done their homework on Alex Verdugo’s past
McAdam: On first day of spring training, Red Sox players react to changing landscape
BSJ Live Q&A: Sean McAdam on Red Sox spring training/MLB, 5 p.m. Tuesday

CELTICS

Celtics Notebook: Five C’s named to USA Olympic preliminary roster, Jayson Tatum wins East player of the week

BRUINS

Why a couple Mondays in February have now become appointment viewing for Charlie McAvoy & Matt Grzelcyk

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ON TAP

5 p.m.BSJ Live Q&A — Sean McAdam on Red Sox/MLB
7 p.m.: NHL — Philadelphia at NY Islanders (NBCSN)
7:30 p.m.: MCBK — Rhode Island at Dayton (CBSSN)
7:30 p.m.: Women's Beanpot final — Northeastern vs. BU (NESN Plus)
8 p.m.: 
NBA — LA Clippers at Philadelphia (TNT)
9:30 p.m.: NBA — Celtics at Houston (NBCSB/TNT)

Daily national college basketball TV schedule

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PARTING THOUGHT(S)

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