By Adam Hart
I have two rules when it comes to poking fun at athletes:
1) Not if it's in the name charity.
2) Not if they're doing it as a parent.
Lucky for Darius Butler, he was covered by both when he won -- is it really winning? -- this signed Justin Bieber photo for his daughter. Bieber is clearly looking on the horizon for some Canadian moose or fountains of maple syrup.
@DariusButler28 In a fierce bidding battle for this Justin Bieber signed picture at Dan's event. I'm glad this lockout is abt to end
@DariusButler28 651 well spent! Lol
The auction was part of The Dan Orvlosky Foundation Gala and Golf Outing. Orvlosky quarterbacked at Butler's alma mater, UConn.
Photo posted on lockerz.com.
Notes from the Patriots' 33-8 victory over the Raiders in Mexico City . . .
-- New England is now 8-2 and is guaranteed to have a .500 or better record for the 17th consecutive season, tying the 1957-73 Browns for the second-longest streak in NFL history. The record is 21, held by the 1965-85 Cowboys. The Pats last had a losing season in 2000, when they were 5-11 in Bill Belichick's first season in New England.
PATRIOTS 33, RAIDERS 8
-- The Patriots have now won 13 straight road games, setting a franchise record. They remain in second place on the NFL all-time list, behind the 18 straight road games won by the 1988-90 49ers.
-- Tom Brady completed 30 of 37 passes (81.1 percent) for 339 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions for a 131.9 passer rating. Brady has 82 career games with at least 300 passing yards and is the only player in NFL history to record a 300-yard passing game in three different countries (United States, United Kingdom and Mexico). Brady is also the first player to have a game with at least three passing touchdowns in three different countries.
-- The Pats are now 3-0 in international games, and have outscored their opponents by a combined 113-22 score in those games.
-- Stephen Gostkowski scored 15 points on four field goals and three PATs and moved into the top 20 on the all-time NFL scoring list.
-- Gostkowski set a franchise record for longest field goal, 62 yards, in the light air of Mexico City.
Charlie Weis shares the text he sent to Tom Brady during the middle of the third quarter of today's game.