The Celtics won a back-and-forth matchup with the Clippers on Tuesday night, 117-112. Kemba Walker led Boston with 25 points.
The Bruins face Zdeno Chara and the Capitals today at 7 p.m.
Tom Brady on throwing the Lombardi Trophy: During a Tuesday appearance on “The Late, Late Show with James Corden,” Tom Brady was asked about throwing the Vince Lombardi Trophy from one boat to another during the Buccaneers’ recent Super Bowl celebration.
Corden specifically asked Brady if he thought about the possibility of the prestigious trophy ending up in the water.
“First of all, I was not thinking at that moment,” admitted Brady. “It was not a thought. It was, ‘This seems really fun to do.’
“I found out later, had that been an incomplete pass, that would have went down like 80 feet,” Brady added. “I’m so happy that [tight end] Cam [Brate caught it].”
One of the other aspects of the humorous moment Corden asked Brady about was the voice heard in the video pleading with the seven-time Super Bowl winner to not throw the trophy.
“That’s my little 8-year-old daughter,” said Brady. “Who could imagine that an 8-year-old girl would have the most sense of anybody in that whole area? I mean, she’s the voice of reason. Go figure.”
And near the end of the conversation, Brady still managed to work in a joke about a former AFC East opponent: the Jets. When Corden acknowledged he could’t play in the NFL, he posited that “I could still play for the Jets.”
“You might be able to play for the Jets,” Brady joked. “You’re right about that.”
Trivia: Speaking of notable trophies, gold medals were first given out to first place finishers at the 1904 Olympics. In what U.S. city was it hosted?
(Answer at the bottom).
Hint: The city’s baseball team is 2-2 in World Series against the Red Sox.
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Kike Hernandez hit his first home run in a Red Sox uniform: The 29-year-old went deep in the 9-3 spring training win over the Rays.
— Red Sox (@RedSox) March 2, 2021
A comparison of quarterbacks in the draft:
On this day: In 1990, Nottingham Forest’s Gary Crosby scored a strange and clearly controversial goal in a 1-0 win over Manchester City.
Getting up after a failed cross, Crosby snuck from behind City goalkeeper Andy Dibble and — as Dibble held the ball in his palm of his hand — headed it back in front of goal before passing it into the empty net.
Though it appeared to be a clear violation of the goalkeeper possession rule (more recently defined as when a goalkeeper is “touching [the ball] with any part of the hands or arms except if it rebounds”), the goal was allowed to stand.
Daily highlight: Another day, another Robert Williams alley-oop.
Human highlight reel ⤵️ pic.twitter.com/BG5445yjdT
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) March 3, 2021
Trivia answer: St. Louis
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