There's a Patriots Game at the Same Time as Ortiz's Final Game at Fenway

(April 12, 2015 - Source: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images North America) 
Evan Marinofsky
Contributing Writer

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past two to three hours, had your phone off, or just lost touch with the outside world, you probably already know that Tom Brady's 4-game suspension was reinstated.

It's blasphemous that this is still even a thing and the fact that Brady, an incredible ambassador of the league, is still getting a 4-game suspension handed to him, just goes to show how backwards the NFL is.

But, I digress.

With the New England Patriots dominating news headlines today, it got me thinking about another interesting, and much less controversial subject that could pose as a problem down the road.

The other day while reading Nick Cafardo's article in the Boston Globe on John Farrell, there was a concern stated after it that had been spoken by everyone's favorite studio host: NESN's own Tom Caron.

He raised an incredibly valid point: Why on Earth would the NFL schedule a Patriots-Bills game at 1 p.m. at Gillette Stadium on October 2nd -- the same day as David Ortiz's final game at Fenway Park?

Another stupid move by the NFL: surprise, surprise.

No, but really, this one's a head-scratcher.

Hopefully the Kraft family honors the great Boston hero by somehow rescheduling the game since Ortiz's last game with the Red Sox (unless they make the playoffs) will be played at 3:05 p.m. that day.

But if for some reason the Patriots don't change the time of their tilt with the Bills, you gotta go with the Sox game on this one. Watch the Patriots up until the start of the Red Sox, and then switch over if that so pleases you.

David Ortiz deserves this more than anyone.

He's not a clutch hitter: he's the clutch hitter, and he has more than earned his sendoff.

Being great people, the Krafts will most-likely change the start-time or the date of the game. I know the schedules have already been made, but it's David Ortiz's farewell we're talking about here.

You change the start-time of your game for David Ortiz: it's what you do.

If you want to make all of New England happy and give Ortiz his well-earned farewell, you switch the start-time of the game.

It's what you do.

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