So at what time this afternoon does Michael Felger proclaim that Tom Brady was distracted by his contract situation and that was a factor in his car accident this morning?
WEEI was the first with the news, showing that breaking news on the radio might not be a dead art just yet.
Local and national media were tripping over themselves trying to rush out the details, getting several early ones wrong. He wasn’t in a Bentley, and he wasn’t brought to the hospital. The jaws of life were used on the other vehicle in the accident, not Brady’s.
This might be a good example of the flaws of the “new” news cycle, where the rush is on to get stuff out there, whereas in the past, the facts would be well established before you read them in the newspaper the next day.
Score one for the old-timers. With situations like this, I can wait 10 minutes for the correct information to be reported.
You can get the latest reports on the Patriots and Brady at PatriotsLinks.com.
The NFL season kicks off tonight, and there are plenty of season preview articles in the papers this morning.
If you’re a Patriots fan, be aware that (predictably) the columns in the Globe are going to tick you off. Bob Ryan spends half of his saying how Bill Belichick’s legacy is tainted by Spygate, and that he needs another title to get re-validated. Chris Gasper falls back on the tried and true the “mere idea of questioning Belichick’s coaching capacity borders on heresy” approach, while making the case that Belichick is too old to lead the Patriots to another Super Bowl.
Head coordinator – We’ll give Monique Walker a link, as she plays it straight in her story.
Developing situation – Albert Breer is good today too, as he looks at the challenge the Patriots have in developing so many young players.
CBS’s No. 1 team still playing favorites – Chad Finn has a Thursday media column, looking at the NFL broadcast teams.
Patriots wipe their slate clean for 2010 season – Ian Rapoport looks at the Patriots starting fresh in many ways this season.
Rapoport gets an important detail right about the pictures being removed at Gillette. The previous impression that was given was that it was just the Super Bowl teams that had pictures removed, but that’s not the case. Pictures from any win from the past decade, including those in the last few years were removed.
When FOX broadcasted the Patriots second preseason game, sideline reporter Pam Oliver made the statement about “memorabilia” being removed, which wasn’t true at all. It was only pictures. Rapoport gets it right.
Trying to separate the triple terrors of the AFC East – Jonathan Comey looks at the three-headed monster in the AFC East.
Previewing the 2010 season – Mike Reiss and Tedy Bruschi preview the new season for the Patriots.
Not looking good for Wheatley – Tom E Curran’s notebook has the cornerback in a walking cast.
‘Hard Knocks’ diary: No cliffhanger on Revis Island – Kirk Minihane recaps the season finale of Hard Knocks.
Gifted Lars Anderson collects first hit – Dan Duggan has the slugging prospect getting his first Major League hit.
Tim Wakefield is aware of his Red Sox legacy – Mike Fine has the knuckleballer aware of where he stands in Red Sox history.
Tim Wakefield inches closer to mark – Joe McDonald has more on Wakefield.
Sox offer Martinez 2-year contract; agent says catcher wants long-term deal – Daniel Barbarisi has the Red Sox looking to start talks with Victor Martinez.
Francona fields questions on bad throws – Peter Abraham’s notebook has the skipper talking about his clubs issues throwing the ball.
For Coleman, a long journey to BC – Eric Avidon has a look at the redshirt wide receiver for the Eagles.
Milan Lucic not 100 percent – Stephen Harris says that the LW is still recovering from his ankle injury.