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Kyle Van Noy hilariously photobombs ESPN reporters as 'dude in the blue jacket'

Kyle Van Noy hilariously photobombs ESPN reporters as 'dude in the blue jacket'

Even after winning a couple Super Bowls, Kyle Van Noy still can go unrecognized in a crowd.

The New England Patriots linebacker was minding his own business on the ESPYs red carpet Wednesday night in Los Angeles when he unwittingly wandered into a photo with prominent ESPN reporters/analysts Ramona Shelburne, Jackie MacMullan and Michelle Beadle.

So, Shelburne called out the photobomb on Twitter, but little did she know...

In Shelburne's defense, all three women are NBA reporters, and Van Noy isn't exactly a household name outside New England.

But that didn't stop Patriots fans from informing Shelburne just who that "dude in the blue jacket" was.

Fortunately, both Van Noy and Shelburne were good sports about the whole situation.

When he wasn't sneaking into random photos, Van Noy yukked it up with Patriots teammates Deatrich Wise Jr., Stephon Gilmore, David Andrews and retired tight end Rob Gronkowski, although the defending Super Bowl champs lost out on the "Best Team" ESPY to the U.S. women's national soccer team.

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Cordarrelle Patterson bluntly downplays Super Bowl win with Patriots

Cordarrelle Patterson bluntly downplays Super Bowl win with Patriots

After six seasons on three different NFL teams, Cordarrelle Patterson finally earned a Super Bowl ring with the New England Patriots in February.

And he could care less.

The veteran wide receiver, who signed with the Chicago Bears in March, was asked at a recent Massachusetts Pirates (Arena League) game how it felt to be a Super Bowl champion ... and gave a surprisingly blunt answer.

"Honestly, that Super Bowl don't mean s--- to me, because I'm in a new role right now," Patterson told Justin Turpin of Redline Media. 

Patriots fans may balk at Patterson's response -- how can he devalue reaching the NFL's mountaintop? -- but it appears he's simply committed to turning the page with his new squad.

"I'm on a new team, so it's a new opportunity for me to bring my legacy and live on to another team," Patterson said. "So, whatever happened last year in the past, that's in the past. I'm trying to just move forward."

Patterson's Instagram activity from immediately after New England's Super Bowl LIII win over the Los Angeles Rams also suggests he fully enjoyed the experience.

The 28-year-old clearly isn't the sentimental type, though, so don't expect him to rave about the "Patriot Way" as he prepares for training camp with his fourth team in four years.

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Tom Brady hilariously left hanging (again) in 'Madden NFL 20' teaser

Tom Brady hilariously left hanging (again) in 'Madden NFL 20' teaser

The geniuses at EA Sports have found yet another way to make Madden more realistic. 

In a teaser video for the upcoming release of "Madden NFL 20" (in stores August 2), Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is seen on the sidelines getting left hanging. In the video, a player wearing no. 80 (not Danny Amendola ... Tight end Stephen Anderson is No. 80 on the current roster) shuns Brady's high-five attempt. Of course, Brady's favorite target, Julian Edelman, is by his side to make up for it.

Brady — who earned the second-highest rating for a quarterback in the video game — is known for getting left hanging. As Deadspin pointed out, teammates missed his high-five attempts at least three times in the 2013 season alone.

But high-fives on the sideline, whether reciprocated or not, mean touchdowns for New England, so hopefully we see plenty of those in the upcoming season — in real life and in Madden.

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