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New England Patriots Links 4/24/15 - Patriots Receive Presidential Seal of Approval

Daily news and links for 4/24/15

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  • Mike Reiss details the Patriots trip to the White House, as President Obama lauded the team and got in a deflategate joke.
  • Jeff Pini points out that, in President Obama's words, the Patriot are "as good an organization as there's been" in sports.
  • Karen Guregian wonders if Roger Goodell tuned in to watch President Barack Obama cracking jokes about Deflategate.
  • Tom E. Curran was a bit surprised President Obama went with the deflategate joke, and gives his take on Tom Brady's absence.
  • Shalise Manza Young reports on the Patriots presidential visit, and on the joke that fell flat.
  • Mike Reiss notes Rob Gronkowski's answer to a question provided a bit of an awkward moment at Thursday's ceremony honoring the team.
  • Ben Volin writes the visit to the military hospital gives Patriots perspective.
  • Ben Volin reports Nick Caserio is the Patriots’ crucial link between football and business.
  • CBS Boston posts a video clip of Rob Gronkowski being himself at the microphone, with coach Belichick and Julian Edelman laughing, cringing behind him. (32 seconds)
  • Karen Guregian sees the rest of the AFC East gaining on the Patriots.
  • Christopher Price identifies five late-round developmental quarterback targets for the Patriots.
  • Mike Reiss reviews the Kiper-McShay mock draft for the Patriots.
  • Jeff Howe Patriots Notebook: Tom Brady's absence from the White House was not a political message; Bill Belichick wore an Armenian flag pin on his lapel during the visit, as today marks the 100-year anniversary of the Armenian genocide; Belichick took a busload of Patriots to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center before arriving at the White House; Chandler Jones was very shocked by how many Patriots fans were in there.