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  1. Report: Trump Had a ‘Long’ Call With Bill Belichick About Tom Brady Last WeekExecutive time well spent.
  2. A Super Bowl LII Glossary for the UninitiatedWhy are people wearing dog masks? Who punched a horse? And what’s a Gronk?
  3. Angry at the NFL, Some GOP Candidates Say They Won’t Watch the Super Bowl“The overpaid crybabies kneeling during our national anthem no longer deserve my patronage,” one candidate said.
  4. ESPN: The Patriots Dynasty Is On the Verge of DeflatingTom Brady, Bill Belichick and Bob Kraft are denying the bombshell report and insisting they “stand united.”
  5. Trump Goes After the Times for Its Attempt to Mock Him Over Patriots Crowd SizeWe’re going to be comparing crowd sizes for the next four years, aren’t we?
  6. Trump Snubs Brady After Brady Snubs Trump at Patriots White House CelebrationThe quarterback, a “good friend” of Trump and the Super Bowl MVP, was not mentioned at the ceremony.
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    Sports May Never Be a Politics-Free Zone AgainPatriots shun the White House. Sports stars turn ESPN into MSNBC. And brands smell the commercial potential in political rage.
  8. At Least 6 Patriots Plan to Skip White HouseMaybe Tom Brady will have to go alone.
  9. Fear and Choking at the Super BowlAn Atlanta super-fan watches his team go down.
  10. Two New England Patriots Say They’ll Skip White House VisitMartellus Bennett and Devin McCourty are protesting Trump.
  11. All the Ways Politics Are Invading the Super BowlPresident Trump’s friendship with Tom Brady is only the beginning.
  12. There Are So Many Reasons to Root Against ‘Trump’s Team’ in the Super BowlLike it or not, the game has political undertones. Big league.
  13. the sports section
    Appeals Court Rules That Tom Brady’s Deflategate Suspension Is Back OnFifteen months later, Deflategate is still happening.
  14. the sports section
    10 Things to Know About Sunday’s Tom Brady–Peyton Manning ShowdownIt’s the 17th, and possibly last, time they’ll meet.
  15. the sports section
    With Victories by Carolina and Denver, the NFL’s Conference Title Games Are SetIt’ll be Arizona versus Carolina, and New England versus Denver.
  16. the sports section
    Tom Brady Still Supports His Friend Donald TrumpSo he told a Boston radio station.
  17. modern art
    Courtroom Sketch Artist Somewhat Terrified of Having to Draw Tom Brady AgainThe New England Patriots quarterback will be in New York City court again on Monday.
  18. the sports section
    5 Key Passages From Tom Brady’s Newly Released Deflategate TestimonyUnder oath, the quarterback denied any wrongdoing.
  19. the sports section
    Tom Brady: ‘I Did Nothing Wrong’In a Facebook post, he writes that “I, nor any equipment person, did anything of which we have been accused.”
  20. the sports section
    NFL Upholds Tom Brady’s 4-Game Deflategate SuspensionBrady loses his appeal.
  21. the sports section
    Tom Brady Will Reportedly Sue the NFL If His Suspension Isn’t Fully OverturnedRoger Goodell’s decision on his appeal could come soon.
  22. the sports section
    Why Tom Brady’s Agent’s Suggestion of an NFL Sting Doesn’t Add UpThe Wells Report doesn’t prove that the NFL and the Colts conspired to catch New England in the act.
  23. the sports section
    GIF Recap: The Patriots Rally to Win a Wild Super Bowl XLIXTom Brady is a champion again.
  24. the sports section
    What to Watch for in Super Bowl XLIXThe keys to the game.
  25. the sports section
    A Guide to the Controversies of Super Bowl XLIXMore than just deflategate.
  26. the sports section
    The 5 Ballsiest Cheaters in Team-Sports HistoryWhere does the Patriots’ ball-deflation scandal rank?
  27. the sports section
    The Jets Were Awful and Somehow Still Overcame ExpectationsGeno Smith threw three fourth-quarter interceptions. 
  28. the sports section
    Columnist: Aaron Hernandez’s Arrest Is ‘a Win’ for Tim Tebow“Aaron Hernandez, Biggest Loser. Tim Tebow, Big Winner.”
  29. the sports section
    Aaron Hernandez Charged With Killing a Guy for Talking to People He Didn’t LikeGood day for the NFL, then, yeah?
  30. crimes and misdemeanors
    Aaron Hernandez Warrant Issued in Shooting DeathHe’ll be charged with obstructing justice, at least.
  31. other countries’ embarrassments
    Vladimir Putin Actually Did Steal New England Patriots Owner’s Super Bowl Ring“He put it in his pocket, and three KGB guys got around him and walked out.”
  32. the sports section
    Tim Tebow to Sign With the PatriotsYou might want to avoid ESPN for the next 24 hours, just to be safe.
  33. mr. bundchen
    Did Gisele Send Tom Brady to See a Hair-Transplant Specialist?This would explain some things.
  34. sophisticated modern cities and the people who live in them
    Residents of Seoul Only Mildly Concerned About North Korean Attack“I was thinking that if a war started I would have to go back into military service.”
  35. the sports section
    Jets Finally Beat the Patriots, and Answer a Lot of QuestionsBeing in first place is nice, but not really what’s important.
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    Leitch: Just What’s at Stake As the Jets Meet the PatriotsIt’s the most important Jets game in about two years, and will shape the rest of the season. Before you tune in to WB-11, here’s a primer on the top story lines.
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    Pats Matchup Confirms That the Jets Are Already in TroubleThe Jets’ 19–10 loss to the Patriots, which wasn’t actually as close as the score suggests, pretty much secures that the Jets are never, ever gonna beat those guys.
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    Manning vs. Brady: Battle of the September Magazine CoversGiants QB Eli Manning is looking stylish on the cover of ‘Men’s Vogue,’ but can he match up to Tom Brady, who’s on the cover of ‘Esquire’?
  39. the sports section
    We Cannot Thank Eli Manning EnoughAs we face a Celtics championship, we look fondly toward Eli Manning — do you realize what sort of three-sport Masshole championship insanity he saved us from?
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    Happy Giant Monday Last night, only moments after the Patriots stuttered out their last plays in Super Bowl XLII, the shouts began. From our window facing East 14th Street, we started to hear chants of “Eli! Eli! Eli!” A communal roar echoed out of bars like the Blarney Cove, Otto’s Shrunken Head, and Mona’s. A few minutes later crowds poured out of Stuyvesant Town and Alphabet City, walking down the street towards the First Avenue L stop. They whooped, they chanted — we even saw one guy dive tackle a friend into the (hard-looking) sidewalk, screaming “PLAXICO!” This morning, when we woke up, we picked up the Daily News. Not being from New York originally, we’ve never really understood the rationale behind the “commemorative covers” that the tabloids put out sometimes. Do people in the city really have walls covered with Daily News and Post covers? But when we unfolded the paper to check out the giant photo of Eli Manning clutching the trophy, with a yell of triumph on his face, we thought to ourselves: “Huh. We’d better save this one.” Anyway, if tomorrow is Super Tuesday, today has definitely got to be Giant Monday. Leave us some comments! We want to hear where you were last night when Plaxico Burress caught the touchdown pass with 35 seconds to go, and what you did when Manning escaped from the Patriots’ clutches to make that longshot pass to David Tyree. Oh, and which Super Bowl ad was your favorite, because ours was totally that Coke one with the Macy’s parade balloons… Related: Underdog: The Rise of Eli Manning
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    Giants Win!In one of the biggest upsets in Super Bowl history, the New York Giants just toppled the undefeated New England Patriots, 17-14. The turning point of the low-scoring game was a set of dramatic moves by Giants quarterback Eli Manning in the late fourth quarter, culminating in a comeback touchdown pass to receiver Plaxico Burress with 35 seconds to go. In the closing ceremony, Manning was just named MVP. If you’re still watching TV to get your post game recap, for the love of Eli, turn it off and go outside right now. That’s where the fun is! Click here to read all of our in-love-from-afar Manning coverage.
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    Anderson Cooper and Ryan Seacrest: Messaging Buddies In the above video, found for us so cleverly by Soup Cans, you can watch a (shakily filmed) segment of Kathy Griffin’s latest comedy routine. In this portion (click above to view), she reveals that while she was co-hosting a New Year’s Eve Times Square special with Cooper, he spent some time sending gossipy texts about her to none other than one of her favorite targets of ridicule, Ryan Seacrest. Apparently they are text buddies. Which means, and we’re just guessing here, that they’re probably IM buddies, too! So, because it’s Friday, we’ve gone and imagined up what we think is probably an extremely accurate imaginary IM conversation between CNN anchor Anderson Cooper and American Idol (and Super Bowl) host Ryan Seacrest: OhSayCanYouSeacrest: Whazzzzzzzzzzzzzup HanginWithMrAnderson: DOoooooooood whasssup OhSayCanYouSeacrest: whatchoo up to HanginWithMrAnderson: nothin man getting psyched for the superbowl OhSayCanYouSeacrest: hell yeah you watchin me? HanginWithMrAnderson: don’t tell the old ball and chain but I laid $500 on the g-men OhSayCanYouSeacrest: word go jints OhSayCanYouSeacrest: tough to stop brady and moss tho HanginWithMrAnderson: stopping moss won’t be a problem with that pass rush
  43. new york fugging city
    The Fug Girls: But Who Do You Take Home to Mama AFTER the Super Bowl?With Super Bowl Sunday looming, football pundits worldwide are typing their fingers to the bone predicting who will step up, who will choke, and which commercials will be the most buzz-worthy. Sure, football is a group sport and there’s no “I” — or “Eli” — in “team,” but we can’t help boiling down the big game to its most fascinating matchup: the budding legend versus the legacy kid. How do Tom Brady and Eli Manning stack up, and more important, which one looks better in spandex? Let us be your guides. TABLOID APPEAL: Tom Brady has been all over the rags this year, thanks to his baby-mama drama with Bridget Moynahan and his ensuing photo-friendly relationship with Gisele. Whereas we only know from Wikipedia that Eli Manning is engaged; “Giants QB Really Digs College Sweetheart” probably won’t move any magazines unless he knocks her up with some baby joy. At Tom Brady’s house. Advantage: Tom. Unless you prefer keeping your private life private, but where’s the fun there?
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    So What Have Tom and Eli Been Up to Lately?So the week is drawing to a close, and we’re just beginning the ten-day countdown to the Super Bowl. Sports fans are stocking up on beer and flat-screen TVs. Spouses and roommates of sports fans are watching Rachael Ray to see what they should cook next Sunday. And gay people, well, they’re starting to finally pick up on the fact that there’s something going on. But what have Giants quarterback Eli Manning and Patriots quarterback Tom Brady been doing? It would be a great insight into the interior mental workings of those two pivotal players to see how they are spending their final days before the contest. If only we knew. Oh, just kidding. As if the press would let either of them out of their sight for a minute this time of year. We know exactly what they’ve been doing, and, indeed, it does tell us something about the two athletes. • Tom Brady got rid of that scary orthopedic boot he was wearing earlier in the week, just in time to stay out late at downtown hot spot Butter and hang out with Gisele and her ex-boyfriend Leonardo DiCaprio. [Boston Herald]
  45. gossipmonger
    Chris Rock Has a Good Question About Giuliani“Everyone says Giuliani was great on 9/11,” said Chris Rock during his show at MSG on New Year’s Eve. “What about on 9/10?” Joshua Jackson refused to let anyone sit with him and girlfriend Diane Kruger at the Soho Grand’s New Year’s Eve party. ABC anchor Bob Woodruff has made a full recovery from his Iraq injuries and recently went skiing. Eddie Murphy’s ex-wife Nicole Murphy hung out at the Plumm with New York Giant Michael Strahan while Murphy was getting ready to marry Tracey Edmonds on an island in the South Pacific. Britney Spears’s latest team of lawyers dumped her after a “breakdown in communication.”