Friday’s Mashup: O.J. Simpson tries to be relevant by tweeting his take on Tom Brady’s future

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FRIDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:NBA: New Orleans at New York, 7:15 p.m. (ESPN)NBA: LA Lakers at Dallas, 9:45 p.m. (ESPN)NHL: Ottawa at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. (NHL Network)

AROUND THE WEB: 

-- Hey Twitter World, yours truly!!!

O.J. Simpson tweeted out a video of himself explaining his thoughts on Tom Brady’s future on Thursday, saying he thinks the quarterback will return and it will be with the Patriots. 

@TomBrady will be a @Patriots next year!!! pic.twitter.com/bM4gBa3oRn

— O.J. Simpson (@TheRealOJ32) January 9, 2020

Simpson doesn’t think other teams will want to sign Brady because he “doesn’t throw the long ball like used to” and Brady could have a “swan song” season with Rob Gronkowski if he comes out of retirement. 

And by the looks of it Simpson definitely was not at the barbershop. 

-- It turns out Kyle Rudolph’s game-worn gloves will be going to charity after all

When someone in the locker room asked Rudolph for his gloves for charity after the Vikings’ win over the Saints on Sunday, he obliged and signed them but then later saw them turn up on eBay. He tweeted his disappointment that a “member of the media” tricked him. 

I saw this.. it’s disappointing. A member of the media in the locker room after the game asked if he could have my gloves for a charity benefit, so I said of course and I will even sign them for you! Well he got me, sold on eBay 3 days later.. https://t.co/JCTO0OWM5n

— Kyle Rudolph (@KyleRudolph82) January 8, 2020

And to clarify it was not anyone I knew.. so wasn't a local reporter I see daily or national reporter. Locker room was a zoo, he asked for them, I said of course and even offered to sign them... https://t.co/fCdU4RlhnP

— Kyle Rudolph (@KyleRudolph82) January 8, 2020

But luckily, Vikings fan Jason King bought the gloves for $375 and reached out to Rudolph about donating them.

@KyleRudolph82 I’m the guy who bought them. I will gladly donate to a charity of your choice.

— Jason King (@kingy1940) January 8, 2020

Thanks Kyle hopefully I can help turn this into a good situation and help raise some money for the children’s hospital

— Jason King (@kingy1940) January 8, 2020

Rudolph directed him to the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital. 

How great is this???? UPDATE from @UMNChildrens : "We've received $11,000+ in donations for @KyleRudolph82's End Zone, including $2,196 from @kingy1940 and his donors. We the positive momentum that all of you have created for our hospital community." #WPMOYChallenge

— Dawn Mitchell (@DawnAtFOX9) January 9, 2020

Rudolph also said he will send King the gloves he plans to wear during the Vikings' NFC divisional playoff matchup against the 49ers.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “I’m going to be honest with you, the only advice I really sought from (Belichick) in terms of this opportunity — he told me, ‘Just be yourself.’ And that’s all I know how to be.” -- Joe Judge, during his opening press conference as head coach of the Giants