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BOSTON SPORTS BREAKFAST PODCAST: Full attendance at Pats camp

BOSTON SPORTS BREAKFAST PODCAST: Full attendance at Pats camp

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1:22 - First, we hear from Bill Belichick and his reaction to Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski attending the 1st day of mini-camp. Then, Tom Curran and Phil Perry break down Belichick's comments and discuss what they saw at practice.

6:29 - Evan Drellich joins Boston Sports Tonight to talk about Steven Wright’s great start against the Tigers, and gives us the latest on the injuries to Pedroia and Pomeranz.

10:23 - Troy Brown, along with Gary Tanguay and Trenni Kusnierek, give their opinion on President Trump uninviting the Eagles to the White House to celebrate their Super Bowl win.

How's that Tom Brady/Deflategate science fair project working out now for young Buccaneers fan?

How's that Tom Brady/Deflategate science fair project working out now for young Buccaneers fan?

Remember the kid who did his science fair project on Tom Brady and the New England Patriots' Deflategate scandal? Well, he's a Buccaneers fan, and as you can imagine, he's as shocked as anyone that the six-time Super Bowl champion decided to sign with Tampa Bay. 

In that project, Ace Davis "proved" Brady was a cheater and used deflated footballs against the Indianapolis Colts in the 2015 AFC Championship game. Now that Brady is a Buccaneer, Davis is placing more of the blame on Patriots coach Bill Belichick. 

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"I don't think that Tom Brady was all in it," Ace said, according to ESPN's Jenna Laine.

"But Bill Belichick, I think he made up the plan, and then Tom Brady went through with it, Ace said. "I think it was more on Bill Belichick than Tom Brady. But Tom Brady, he has a bigger name."

Although Ace, now 11, hasn't been too fond of Brady in the past, he's willing to give him a shot at the helm of the Bucs offense. 

"I'll give him a shot all right. And if he starts winning games? Woooooo! I'm gonna be bragggginnnnng," Ace said. "People at school, they're all like, 'Your team sucks' and all that stuff. Ima come back at 'em, 'Now what team sucks?' Well, they don't really make fun of me. It's just kind of like a joke.

"But I'm pretty sure my cousins [who are Patriots fans] are gonna make fun of me about it."

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The young Bucs fan added that he thinks Brady will be outstanding in Tampa Bay, especially since he'll be playing alongside receivers Mike Evans, Chris Godwin and tight end O.J. Howard, who Ace compared to Rob Gronkowski. ("They're both big, they're both strong.")

Ace's mother Jennie Davis admitted that her son and husband will have a little explaining to do once Brady finally makes his way down to Tampa for the 2020 season. "Now they're just trying to work on their apology," she said. 

Rob Gronkowski, Camille Kostek donate 20,000 masks to Boston, New Jersey hospitals

Rob Gronkowski, Camille Kostek donate 20,000 masks to Boston, New Jersey hospitals

Former New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski and his girlfriend Camille Kostek are doing their part to help the community amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The pair have donated 10,000 medical-grade KN95 masks to Boston Medical Center and another 10,000 to St. Joseph's University Medical Center in New Jersey.

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Sports Illustrated swimsuit editor-in-chief MJ Day, whose husband is a physician at St. Joseph's, shared the note Gronkowski and Kostek included in their donation and thanked them for being so generous. 

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So when we all say we are a FAMILY at @si_swimsuit I mean it in the truest sense of the word. @camillekostek is a former #siswimsearch winner, SI Rookie and 2019 Cover Model. @gronk is her partner in life and @patriots legend and friend and supporter of this brand. They just donated 10,000 KN95 masks to both @sjhnj and @bostonmedicalcenter. And I am moved beyond words. But this type of generosity deserves words. On a personal note, I have been appealing to people to #stayinandsew #flattenthecurve and support their local hospitals and caregivers in need. My husband is a physician at @sjhnj and many of our friends and colleagues are on the front lines there fighting this pandemic. Like many of the hospitals in the epicenter of this war, they are critically short on supplies. Especially masks. What Camille and Rob have done for this hospital, the caregivers, the patients, and the community made me cry tears of joy. It’s been restorative to my faith that we can make a difference no matter how big or small. It shows me that the type of people that I get to work with care about me and you just as much as we care about them. And no matter what team they played for, we are all on the same team now. There is no way to quantify the gratitude I have for you both. Let’s motivate others to do the same, or what they can to help our hospitals and caregivers battle for us. Make a mask, stay home, donate, use your platform. Do what you can, because it all matters. These masks equate to lives saved. Period. Thank you. ❤️

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 “Rob and I doing everything we could to figure out how to source these masks properly and get them in the hands of people that need them was not an easy task,” Kostek, a model who was on the cover of the SI swimsuit issue last year, said Monday on her Instagram story, according to WEEI's Ryan Hannable. “Thank you to the heroes of this crisis for putting yourselves and your family — and everything that you do — on the line to help the wellbeing of the people in our nation. I have cried a lot today.”

Gronkowski and Kostek join the many celebrities who have tried to help during the crisis, and it won't be surprising if more follow in their footsteps.