Tom Brady, Tim Tebow and Bill Belichick tackle the Aaron Hernandez questions

God how I wish the laughs came this easy on this blog with the lot of devil-worshippers that read this section.

Pastor Bob in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., told a doozy of a joke at the height of Tebow Mania that seems quite relevant today, considering the Patriots are about to open a training camp that will have questions centered around hell, heaven, Earth, and how in God’s name are they going to compete with Aaron Dobson as their best receiver?

It begins Wednesday at 1:45 p.m. with Bill Belichick “answering” questions about Aaron Hernandez. While many vehemently disagree on whether or not Belichick owes it to people to discuss Hernandez; already forgotten is Tom Brady’s lack of answers yesterday to Peter King regarding the situation. But Brady will get a pass because people (the media) like Brady. Belichick will not get a pass because people (the media) hate Belichick.

The next go-to-guy on the Hernandez situation is of course Tim Tebow, who is busy trying to save his NFL career. The Patriots will either hide Tebow from the media (which they’ve been known to do quite well with players when they want to) or they will use Tebow as a mouthpiece on the entire situation going forward.

It will certainly be interesting to see how the Patriots handle the dreaded news media (who routinely stumble their way across the sports landscape) in the next few days as well. The Patriots surely don’t want things to get too grim. Brady has already “moved on,” even to the point that a new Funny or Die Dick’s sporting goods commercial popped up.

The laughs won’t come easy in Foxboro this week for certain. Where’s Pastor Bob when you need him?

Follow Metro Boston sports editor and columnist Matt Burke on Twitter @BurkeMetroBOS


News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
Local

Memorial held for Sean Collier, MIT police officer…

More than 1,600 people gathered at MIT on Friday for a memorial service for Sean Collier, the police officer shot to death a year ago in the aftermath of the…

National

Florida man charged with murdering son to play…

A Florida man annoyed that his 16-month-old crying son was preventing him from playing video games suffocated the toddler, police said on Friday.

International

Powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake rattles Mexico

A powerful earthquake struck Mexico Friday, shaking buildings and sending people running into the street, although there were no reports of major damage.

News

OMG! Exercise can make skin (and butt) look…

A moderate exercise regime can turn back time and actually reverse the skin's aging process, according to new research. The study showed that a minimum…

Entertainment

Whoopi Goldberg makes her debut as marijuana columnist

"It helps my head stop hurting, and with glaucoma your eyes ache, and she takes the ache out. It's wonderful," she said.

The Word

Kate Middleton made fun of Prince William's bald…

Kate Middleton and Prince William are in Sydney, Australia, right now, and it sounds like that brash Aussie sense of humor might be rubbing off.

The Word

Is Tom Cruise dating Laura Prepon?

"Mission: Impossible" star Cruise is said to be dating Laura Prepon, star of "Orange is the New Black."

Television

'Scandal' recap: Season 3, Episode 18, 'The Price…

Sally is Jesus, Olivia caused global warming, and Mellie's still drunk. Let's recap the Scandal finale. A church full of Washington insiders is about to…

NHL

NHL video highlights & analysis: Red Wings dump…

NHL video highlights & analysis: Red Wings dump Bruins in Game 1

MLB

MLB video highlights: Orioles top Red Sox, 8-4…

John Lackey roughed up for second straight outing

MLB

MLB video highlights: Red Sox score two in…

Lester shines in Red Sox win over White Sox

Sports

2014 Boston Marathon preview: Elite American, International runners…

2014 Boston Marathon: Elite American, International runners to watch

Tech

VIDEO: 'Vein-scanning' may become the future of paying

Designed to make transactions quicker and easier, the technology works by scanning the unique vein patterns in each person's palm.

Tech

#FollowFriday: 10 of the smartest Twitter accounts

Spending lots of time on Twitter? You might as well learn something. Here are some of the smartest accounts to follow.

Style

Light-up nail art syncs with phone

This Japanese technology syncs light-up nail art with your phone.

Wellbeing

Why is dance cardio taking off in NYC?

Instructors at some of the city's hottest classes explain why.