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Quick Slants the Podcast: The importance of the 2019 NFL Draft for the Patriots

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Quick Slants the Podcast: The importance of the 2019 NFL Draft for the Patriots

Tom E. Curran is joined by Phil Perry for the final episode of "Quick Slants The Podcast" before the 2019 NFL Draft begins Thursday. 

They debate how important it is for New England to come away with players that will make an impact in the coming years with the 12 picks it carries into this year's draft.

1:10 - Tom and Phil discuss the importance of this year's draft for filling particular areas of need, especially wide receiver and quarterback.

11:00 - Phil talks about receivers that are fits in the Patriots' system, and which prospects will be able to pick up the more complex NFL playbook.

20:00 - Could the Patriots find an heir apparent to Tom Brady on Day 3? Phil talks about the intangibles for Brett Rypien and Ryan Finley, and how he would steer clear of West Virginia's Will Grier.

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"Tom vs Time" receives Emmy nomination for Outstanding Serialized Sports Documentary

"Tom vs Time" receives Emmy nomination for Outstanding Serialized Sports Documentary

The start of football season is no longer the only reason Tom Brady will look forward to this fall. 

On Sunday, Brady announced on Twitter that his Facebook series "Tom vs Time" received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Serialized Sports Documentary. 

Coming off his sixth Super Bowl championship, Brady can't seem to lose anymore. Of course, we'll see if he takes home the award on September 17, where he'll have to take a break preparing for the Jets to attend the award show. 

As Brady nears the end of his playing career, this most likely won't be the last time we see him up for awards in entertainment. Couple that with his TB12 brand, and the greatest quarterback of all time seems to have a nice retirement plan set up for himself. 

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Take a look at this cool photo of Bill Belichick at the Preakness Stakes

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Take a look at this cool photo of Bill Belichick at the Preakness Stakes

While there won't be a Triple Crown winner this year, Bill Belichick is 2-for-2 in attending the legendary races. 

After spending some downtime with his girlfriend Linda Holliday and Tom Brady two weeks ago at the Kentucky Derby, the future Hall of Fame head coach was spotted at the Preakness Stakes, staring down the eventual winner War of Will before the horse secured its victory. 

You can spot Belichick to the left of the jockey right above War of Will's tail. 

War of Will rebounded from a controversial loss at the Derby, where the original winner Maximum Security appeared to impede War of Will and Country House. The race went under objection review, and Country House was declared the winner while War of Will dropped to seventh. 

With the win, War of Will may have solidified itself as the rightful contender for the Triple Crown even though it will not get the chance to capture the sport's highest achievement. 

And as Field Yates alluded to in his tweet, game recognizes game. 

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