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Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski says President beats Tom Brady at golf

Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski says President beats Tom Brady at golf

Tom Brady and President Donald Trump sound like fierce competitors on the golf course.

Corey Lewandowski, who managed the president’s campaign, provided some insight into the relationship between Brady and Trump.

“Well, they’re friends,” Lewandowski told CSNNE’s Gary Tanguay during 'Tanguay Takes America.' “They’ve had a long relationship, a long friendship. I know that the president respects Tom and his competitive nature, and how good he is, because Trump loves winners, and Tom’s one of the greatest winners ever. But what I think the president also likes more than anything is that he can beat Tom at golf.”

Tanguay had a hard time believing Trump can actually beat Brady.

“Oh he does,” Lewandowski said. “He’s an excellent golfer.”

When together, Brady and Trump don’t talk politics, Lewandowski said. But Trump has dropped Brady’s name on a few different occasions during political events. Most notably, the president mentioned Brady on the eve of the election at a New Hampshire rally by announcing Brady had voted for him. Trump also read a letter penned by Bill Belichick at that same rally.

“Tom and Coach Belichick came out at the very end of the campaign, and endorsed Mr. Trump, which I thought was very nice. Bill wrote a beautiful letter,” Lewandowski said.

Brady has otherwise strayed away from politics, and avoids saying anything controversial. Tanguay pointed out that Belichick came out and supported Trump in a stronger way than Brady.

“He did, but it doesn’t matter,” Lewandowski said. “It doesn’t matter, because he’s won President of the United States.”

Brady’s got a big competition of his own to win — he’s preparing for Super Bowl LI. Lewandowski is a New Hampshire-native, and a big Patriots fan. But it sounds like he and Trump will be rooting from D.C. — Lewandowski said he didn’t think Trump would be in Houston for the Super Bowl.

“I want to see Tom Brady and the Patriots win the Super Bowl coming up,” Lewandowski said. “And I think the President might have an affinity that way, too.”

Shawne Merriman's hilarious Father's Day tweet will make Patriots fans smile

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Shawne Merriman's hilarious Father's Day tweet will make Patriots fans smile

Shawne Merriman is no fan of the New England Patriots, but his son's allegiances seems to differ a bit.

The former Los Angeles Chargers star posted a Father's Day tweet Sunday with a photo of his son getting ready to buy a Tom Brady Patriots jersey with a Super Bowl LI patch, and the three-time Pro Bowler's reaction is priceless. 

A Brady jersey probably is the last piece of NFL apparel that Merriman would want his son to buy, given his history with the Patriots.

Merriman still hasn't forgotten about the Patriots coming into San Diego and defeating the 14-2 Chargers in the 2006 AFC Divisional Round. It was the Chargers' best team in a long time, and after the Patriots won in dramatic fashion, some New England players mocked Merriman's sack dance during the on-field celebrations. Chargers players weren't happy at all.

But hey, props to Merriman's son, he knows greatness when he sees it. And he's not alone, evidenced by Brady once again leading all NFL players in royalties from sales of items including jerseys.

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Tom Brady is taking notes from Raptors' massive championship parade

Tom Brady is taking notes from Raptors' massive championship parade

The Raptors saw an estimated 1.5 million people flood the streets of Toronto on Wednesday for the team's first NBA championship parade.

Tom Brady's reaction? Challenge accepted.

Here's the New England Patriots quarterback's simple yet effective tweet upon seeing the massive turnout in Toronto:

Brady knows a thing or two about highly-attended championship parades: Roughly 1.5 million people came out in Boston just four months ago to watch the Patriots celebrate their sixth Super Bowl title.

That attendance number was a record for the city's many Patriots title parades, but it appears the Raptors matched that Monday.

So, Brady and Co. will just have to win a seventh championship to raise the bar yet again next February.

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