Ruthless Patriots fan won’t let ESPN use his photo of Bill Belichick on boat

Bill Belichick must not have known it’s bad luck to be on a boat before a playoff game. Patriots fan Adam Markopoulos tweeted a photo of New England’s coach and his girlfriend Linda Holliday sleeping on the Nantucket Ferry on Sunday afternoon.

No wonder there was a tough 2015 transition to the complexities and versatility of Kyle Shanahan’s offense, especially while breaking in key new personnel among his line, running game and receivers. The 2016 season has been a tribute to Ryan’s dedication to absorbing something so intricate and making it thrive with everyone younger around him.

It was much different from what I had done in the past, Ryan said. Play calls are a lot longer. Being on top of the details and making sure everything is just right is really important. I just felt that we could do some really good things when we all got comfortable together.

So what’s changed about Ryan Nothing, except that other elements of the Falcons have caught up to him.

It’s no different than Brady hitting his sweet spot with Josh McDaniels through two stints. Or Ben Roethlisberger settling into a groove with Todd Haley. Or Alex Smith finding his comfort zone with Andy Reid after being put through the coordinators wringer in San Francisco. Or, more recently, Matthew Stafford Cheap Jerseys Baseball with Jim Bob Cooter, or Eli Manning, to a degree, with Ben McAdoo.

Rodgers and Drew Brees are the rare, lucky QBs in that sense, having Cheap Jerseys Bike their steady mindmelds with Mike McCarthy and Sean Payton, respectively. We’ve also see plenty of partnerships not bring out the best in a QB, such as the Peyton Manning misfit with Gary Kubiak and Flacco hitting a wall post-Kubiak with Marc Trestman.

MLB, HBO enter cross-promotion deal around Game of Thrones

If you go to a baseball game this summer, you may come away with some Game of Thrones merchandise.

That’s because MLB and HBO have entered into an agreement whereby the hit show will be promoted at ballparks. Nineteen MLB teams are participating with more expected to sign on, SportsBusiness Daily reports.

Details in terms of what fans will find at which games are still being worked out and will vary by team, Deadline.com notes. The cross-promotion will include special collectibles and co-branded merchandise, ticket packages, giveaways, theme nights and social media events.

He’ll have to prove it to the Rangers, whose roster is sufficiently stocked that anything they get from Hamilton in 2017 would be a bonus. He’s in camp on a minor league contract and the Angels are paying the vast majority of the $28.4 million Hamilton is owed in the final year of a deal he signed entering the 2013 season.

It’s up to Hamilton, then, to demonstrate that he’s worth a spot on the 25-man roster as a part-time first baseman, outfielder, DH, or bat off the bench. He last played in a major league game in October 2015, and turns 36 in May, but he’s confident his head and body are right after undergoing reconstructive knee surgery last summer.

“I am getting older but at the same time I can still Cheap Jerseys Bike do the things I used to do and I’ve seen glimpses,” he said. “It’s about getting there on a more consistent basis. Overall health is great. Most important thing is mental health and peace is good.”