Wednesday's Mashup: Brady pays tribute to Devin McCourty

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Happy Humpday! Hope those of you who've gone out for a bite and beverage with outdoor dining back in The Bay State have kept it under control.

These kids were recording skateboard tricks when these two hammered guys were walking home from the bar. Wait for it... pic.twitter.com/CZvNqA1E1a

— Funny Vines (@FunnyVines) June 1, 2020

BROADCAST HIGHLIGHT

2019: Houston Texans @ Kansas City Chiefs - 8 p.m., NFL Network

Before the Chiefs lead an epic comeback vs the Texans in the AFC Divisional Round last January there was another wild showdown between two of the AFC's best young QBs at Arrowhead last season. Absolutely worth a rewatch.

BRADY LEADS PATS ONCE AGAIN

Devin McCourty was honored Tuesday evening for the charitable work he does with Boston Uncornered, an organization that is "a Boston nonprofit poised to be a national model for using education to end systemic generational urban poverty and violence through its Uncornered solution." It's no surprise to see McCourty, a leader in his locker room for a decade, involved in his commuity as well. The surprises came Tuesday night in the form of special guests to the virtual fundraiser hosted by Andrea Kramer. Like when D-Mac received a heaping load of praise from a former teammate who he practiced against and learned from for years ...

"I learned more from you than you ever learned from me." - @TomBrady pic.twitter.com/wTCbwvOvb9

— Boston Uncornered (@CollegeBoundDot) June 10, 2020

Brady was rather complimentary in his words for McCourty, who also received visits, shoutouts, praise and donations from former teammates like James White, Matthew SLater and Kyle Van Noy. Plus a sizeable donation of $100,000 from Patriots owner Robert Kraft. And a speech from his coach, who we've learned has been rather active in recent day in terms of racial sensitivity, understanding, education and compassion with his team.

Devin @McCourtyTwins getting honored by @CollegeBoundDot tonight. Big Belichick congratulates McCourty for being a leader in the community and raising awareness of social injustice. "I look forward to increasing my role in this process," Belichick said. pic.twitter.com/gac1Ll9GwK

— Ben Volin (@BenVolin) June 10, 2020

D-Mac continues to be the leader the Patriots need now more than ever. To read more about Boston Uncornered and what they do, click HERE. Or watch a feature on them from CBS This Morning HERE.

BUBBA IN THE PACE CAR

Popular NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace will debut a special paint scheme on his car Wednesday night at Martinsville Speedway to honor Black Livees Mastters, which drew raves from one of professional sports' most vocal protestors.

I respect it. This is change. This fan base isn’t the most diverse or inclusive and takes a lot of courage to take this stand in this sport. https://t.co/hCceVjWl7F

— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) June 10, 2020

BECAUSE WE NEED THIS

With many businesses and recreational outlets opening up locally in Phase 2, and across the country, a gentle reminder that some places are even more...well, they are what they are. And this could be the most surreal tourism board ad of all-time.

No @RexChapman no. pic.twitter.com/FbfYVGI9Bq

— GreG GrunberG (@greggrunberg) June 9, 2020

Hardly what Mikey and the gang had in mind 23 years ago.

DID YOU REALIZE ...

There are three quarterbacks from the 2007 Michigan State class IN the NFL, let alone competing for a starting job this fall. Including one right here in New England. Mind BLOWN. Now, wait until you read how much they'll have made by the time their current contracts expire. Go Sparty!

When all of their current contracts are finished, the 2007 Michigan State QB room will have earned $288,955,735 in NFL salary.I'm not going to look it up, but I have to imagine that's the richest position room in college football history. https://t.co/n8bpThAEb4

— sarge (@Sarge_MSU) June 8, 2020