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Devin McCourty bought billboards across Mass. to thank Patriots fans

The three-time Super Bowl champion paid for 37 billboards in total.

Devin McCourty
Devin McCourty in Dec. 2022. AP Photo/Steven Senne

The Celtics lost to the Rockets 111-109 on Monday night. Jaylen Brown led Boston with 43.

The Bruins are back in action tonight in Chicago against the Blackhawks at 8:30 p.m.

Devin McCourty’s thank-you message(s): After announcing his retirement from a 13-year NFL playing career earlier in March, Devin McCourty is now taking time to thank Patriots fans across the region.

The 35-year-old three-time Super Bowl champion unveiled a series of billboards (37 in total) across eastern Massachusetts with the message “Thank you NE!”

“You helped a young kid become a man, father, husband and a 3X champ,” McCourty’s billboards read.

While McCourty’s Hall of Fame candidacy might not be a guarantee among regular voters, his popularity among residents of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is likely to remain high.


Trivia: Speaking of Pro Football Hall of Fame safeties, can you name the former strong safety who was among the Class of 2022 inductees?

(Answer at the bottom.)

Hint: He played for the Packers, and helped Green Bay beat the Patriots in Super Bowl XXXI.

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A good night for Great Britain, aside from the kit: Though the “T” in Ian Gibaut’s jersey had some struggles, Great Britain upset Colombia 7-5 to earn its first-ever win in the World Baseball Classic.

On this day: In 1998, No. 16-seeded Harvard women’s basketball stunned No. 1-seeded Stanford 71-67 in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament. It was the first 16-1 upset in tournament history.

Daily highlight: Jaylen Brown threw it down.

Trivia answer: LeRoy Butler


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