Friday's Mashup: Overwhelming reaction to Edelman's overture to DeSean Jackson

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Happy Friday! You did it! Another week in the books. Now you've got weekend.

been watching this on repeat pic.twitter.com/Dt9VnlVQtQ

— ruby (@notxruby) July 7, 2020

Maybe a little storm on the overnight, but after the storm comes sun...and sports. Let's grab a drink and party!

no one:bartenders: pic.twitter.com/H49rDpJxyx

— sup (@benedictpolizzi) July 9, 2020

BROADCAST HIGHLIGHT

Greyhound - Apple TV+

This is the new Tom Hanks movie, available as of today on the Apple TV+ service. And while we usually recommend sports here, we too have kind of had enough with old games. How about a new movie? How about a WWII movie described in one review as "dad war porn"? We're in!
EDELMAN-DATE FOR COMPASSION

Compassion, empathy and love.✊--✊--✊--✊--✊--Link to full video: https://t.co/pNkLg9s44V pic.twitter.com/LspyPKzCC3

— Julian Edelman (@Edelman11) July 9, 2020

Julian Edelman stirred the sports world in the right direction Thursday with his compassionate response, and offer to, DeSean Jackson, on the heels of his controversial posts this week. Jackson's posts were anti-Semitic, upsetting people of all faiths nationwide. Athletes, former teammates, politicians, broadcasters...virtually everyone denounced the posts. But instead of shouting down Jackson and his message, Edelman extended an olive branch, offering to accompany Jackson to the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in DC to help give the receiver some perspective. What Jackson chooses to do from here is his choice. But Edelman drew praise universally for his message. With the likes of football voices such as Adam Schefter, NFL Media and his own team saluting the receiver for his understanding, willingness to not overreact and above all leadership. Exactly what we need at a time like this regionally on the Patriots, but as much nationally with the year 2020 has been so far. L'Chaim, Julian!

NFL 2020 NONSENSE

Football fans are waiting on every word, decision, edict and recommendation from the league regarding the 2020 season and how things will proceed in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Most fans and media alike believe the league will err on the side of caution with regards to any activities not related to the game itself. But something about this policy seems...off. 

NFL teams will be forbidden from postgame interactions within 6 feet of each other and jersey exchanges between players will be prohibited during the 2020 season, sources say.Another way the NFL will look different in the COVID-19 world.

— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) July 9, 2020

So...hitting each other, sweating all over and being in the general vicinity of several other sweaty humans for three hours is OK. But giving a fist bump or swapping jerseys with another player postgame is not OK? Umm...yeah. Presented without further comment.

CAM JAM

Because every day you, the Pats fan, want and need some more reasons to get psyched about the new QB1, here's a quick video of how reverent he was when walking the field of Brady and Belichick but a year ago...

This old video of the 2019 preseason with Cam running the Gillette sidelines>>>> pic.twitter.com/WAcEp19nlN

— Ahsoka fan (@TheBG_11) July 9, 2020

BECAUSE WE NEED THIS

Please, help each other out and wear a mask. Here are a few fun and friendly reminders to do as much for your fellow man and fan in the pandemic.

Oakland has fully embraced the "cat tail" beard.

A post shared by CBS Sports (@cbssports) on Jul 8, 2020 at 4:42pm PDT

WHAT WOULD MANDO DO? pic.twitter.com/2noW1v1cR0

— Fitzy (@FitzyGFY) July 9, 2020

#FLASHBACK FRIDAY

All the real ones remember having, or wanting, these sheets back in the day.

Why can’t we still have nice things? pic.twitter.com/uc2Y4qniby

— Super 70s Sports (@Super70sSports) July 9, 2020

And to get you more excited for the return of Red Sox, here's a quick trip to Fenway Feels with an epic playoff comeback.

Big Papi 3 run homer. JD Drew walk off. Red Sox complete one of the biggest comebacks in postseason history in game 5 of the ALCS (2008)

A post shared by @ bostonsportsthrowback on Jul 9, 2020 at 12:48pm PDT