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FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS - SEPTEMBER 10: Former New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady speaks during a ceremony honoring him at halftime of New England's game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Gillette Stadium on September 10, 2023 in Foxborough, Massachusetts.

Good morning, Sports fans!  Davey Mac here with the final Sports Report of the week before we get to an action-packed weekend!  We’ve got football news…baseball, basketball, and hockey scores and matchups…O.J. Simpson dies…and The Masters is here!  But first…we start with a headline-grabbing story from the NFL…

NBC is reporting that legendary NFL quarterback Tom Brady just said in an interview that he would be open to returning to the National Football League under the right circumstances.  While he has no interest in returning in a full-time capacity…Brady says if a starting quarterback went down with an injury, he wouldn’t be opposed to filling in.  Brady last played with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers where he won a Super Bowl.

NFC Wild Card Playoffs - Dallas Cowboys v Tampa Bay Buccaneers

TAMPA, FLORIDA – JANUARY 16: Tom Brady #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers throws a pass against the Dallas Cowboys during the second half in the NFC Wild Card playoff game at Raymond James Stadium on January 16, 2023 in Tampa, Florida.


And get this…Brady stated the two teams he’s consider above all others…the Las Vegas Raiders (a team he is currently trying to be an owner of)…and the New England Patriots!  That’s right!  Brady wants to go back to Boston now that Belichick is gone!  WOW!

Divisional Round - Kansas City Chiefs v New England Patriots

FOXBORO, MA – JANUARY 16: Tom Brady #12 and head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots shake hands at the start of the AFC Divisional Playoff Game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Gillette Stadium on January 16, 2016 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.


Now, one question I have is: did the Jets actually ever call Tom Brady last season after Aaron Rodgers went down just four plays into Game 1?  There were so many people…myself included…who thought the Jets should reach out to Brady since they had a Super Bowl-caliber defense and some great offensive weapons.  But alas…I guess Gang Green never called Brady!  DOH!

New York Jets v New York Giants

EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY – AUGUST 26: Aaron Rodgers #8 of the New York Jets reacts after throwing a first quarter touchdown pass to Garrett Wilson #17 in a preseason game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on August 26, 2023 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.


In any event…this is crazy.  Can you imagine if Tom Brady came back to the Patriots and the AFC East had Josh Allen (Bills), Tua Tagovailoa (Dolphins), Rodgers (Jets) and Brady (Pats) all in the same division?  That would be INSANE!  I’m Davey Mac…now on to the rest of the Sports Report!

Super Bowl LI - New England Patriots v Atlanta Falcons

HOUSTON, TX – FEBRUARY 05: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots celebrates after the Patriots celebrates after the Patriots defeat the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 during Super Bowl 51 at NRG Stadium on February 5, 2017 in Houston, Texas.


  • O.J. Simpson Dead At 76

    Staying with football for a second…as I’m sure you’ve seen already…O.J. Simpson died Wednesday from cancer.  He was 76 years old.  See our coverage on O.J. Simpson’s death with this article.

    O J Simpson Road Rage Trial

    Former NFL star and actor O.J. Simpson takes the stand and answers questions in the second day of his “road rage” trial before the Miami-Dade County Courtroom October 22, 2001 in Miami, FL. Simpson is on trial for allegedly attacking a Miami motorist in December 2000. If found guilty, Simpson faces up to 16 years in prison.

  • Knicks Take Down Celtics

    Basketball…where the Knicks looked extremely impressive as the Knicks beat the best team in the NBA, the Boston Celtics…118 to 109…and have officially clinched a spot in the playoffs.  Knicks superstar Jalen Brunson makes another case for MVP…Brunson had 39 points…the 5th straight game that Jalen has scored at least 35 points.  The Knicks improve to 48 and 32.

    New York Knicks v Chicago Bulls

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – APRIL 09: Jalen Brunson #11 of the New York Knicks high fives fans as he leaves the court after the game against the Chicago Bulls at the United Center on April 09, 2024 in Chicago, Illinois.

    The Nets and 76’ers were off yesterday.  Tonight the Nets play the Knicks at Madison Square Garden.  The Nets have been eliminated from the playoffs.  The Knicks looking to stay at the 3-spot in the Eastern Conference or even make their way to number 2.

    And the 76’ers take on the Magic in Philly.  The Sixers are 45 and 35 (7th in the East).

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Philadelphia 76ers

    PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – APRIL 02: Joel Embiid #21 of the Philadelphia 76ers looks on before playing against the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Wells Fargo Center on April 02, 2024 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.

  • Devils Defeat Toronto

    Hockey.  The Devils beat the Maple Leafs last night…6 to 5.  Jesper Bratt and Timo Meier each had two goals and an assist for the Devils in the victory.

    Toronto Maple Leafs v New Jersey Devils

    NEWARK, NEW JERSEY – APRIL 09: Nico Hischier #13 of the New Jersey Devils heads out to the ice for warmups before the game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Prudential Center on April 09, 2024 in Newark, New Jersey.

    The Rangers lost to the Flyers…4 to 1.  Noah Cates scored a goal for Philly in the win.

    Philadelphia Flyers v New York Rangers

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK – APRIL 11: Noah Cates #27 of the Philadelphia Flyers celebrates his goal during the third period against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on April 11, 2024 in New York City.

  • Mets Destroy Atlanta

    Baseball.  The Mets dominated the Braves…16 to 4.  Met outfielder Tyrone Taylor had a grand slam in the game for the Mets…who improve to 5 and 7.

    New York Mets v Atlanta Braves

    ATLANTA, GEORGIA – APRIL 11: Tyrone Taylor #15 of the New York Mets reacts as he rounds third base after hitting a grand slam in the ninth inning against the Atlanta Braves at Truist Park on April 11, 2024 in Atlanta, Georgia.

    The Phillies beat the Pirates…5 to 1.

    The Yankees were off.  They play tonight when they go against the Guardians in Cleveland.  At 10 and 3, the Yankees have the best record in baseball.

    New York Yankees v Arizona Diamondbacks

    PHOENIX, ARIZONA – APRIL 02: Anthony Volpe #11 of the New York Yankees bats against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the fifth inning of the MLB game at Chase Field on April 02, 2024 in Phoenix, Arizona.

  • The Masters Is Underway

    Golf.  The Masters is underway!  Right now…Bryson DeChambeau is atop the leaderboard at 7 under.  Scottie Scheffler is right behind him at 6 under.  Tiger Woods, who says his main goal is simply to make the cut and play on the weekend, is at one under and in good shape (for now).

    The Masters - Round One

    AUGUSTA, GEORGIA – APRIL 12: Tiger Woods of the United States plays his second shot on the 15th hole during the continuation of the first round of the 2024 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 12, 2024 in Augusta, Georgia.

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