Thursday, September 3, 2015

Troy Brown Talks Brady, DeflateGate and the Snazzy New Comcast Sports App

By Joe Parello (@HerewegoJoe)

New England Patriots Hall of Famer and three-time Super Bowl champion Troy Brown was at the Xfinity store in Newton Wednesday, talking up a new Comcast sports app, and giving his thoughts on Tom Brady and the Patriots' upcoming season.

First, the reason Brown was there- The new sports app available to Comcast's X1 customers.

The app basically does all your in-game research for you, pulling up relevant stats in real time on your television next to the game. You can check out an image of the app below.
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“X1 sports app is great for me – especially as I’m going into the season as an analyst and getting ready to learn more about the teams around the league," Brown said. "No need to dig around the device.  I can look right at the screen. It’s easy and convenient.”

As a side note, this is not a paid advertisement or anything, though I wish it was (holla at me if you want to sponsor Central Mass Lacrosse Power Rankings Comcast!). The Comcast store was just nice enough to ask Troy about DeflateGate for me, and the app looked cool, so I'll definitely give it some love. Unfortunately, I live in Northborough, so it's all Charter for me…

But, if you are a Comcast customer, you can find more information on the new app (and how it will affect your viewing of the MLB playoffs) here.

Anyways, onto DeflateGate, an issue Brown feels has been blown a bit out of proportion, but also one that has become harder and harder to predict.

"Don’t be surprised by any outcome," Brown said. "We’re all hoping for the best, that he’ll be playing for next week. That’s really what should happen based on the case.”

Finally, Brown shared his thoughts on his former team. While the beloved wideout (and defensive back!) sees the Patriots getting back to the playoffs and contending for another ring, he is calling for an end to their five-year streak of 12 wins or more.

“May be a little rough in the beginning as they figure things out and evaluate the talent," Brown said. "But I suspect it will be much like last year, and they’ll turn on it on strong after a couple games. I believe they’ll go 11-5.”

You heard it here first, folks. The Pats are going 11-5, and you can do all your research on their opponents as you watch their games live.

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