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There's a lot of negativity crackling through the New England sports atmosphere today.

Of course, the Orioles made their contribution with last night's 5-4 win over the Red Sox but the big story up is the remnants from Spygate.  After the Matt Walsh-Roger Goodell sit-down produced no new news, at least relative to espionage, Patriots' quarterback Tom Brady did a radio interview where he praised the Super Bowl victors, the Giants, but was disdainful of divisional rival, the Jets.  And while giving the it-was-wrong, we-paid-the-price and we've-moved-on speech on Spygate, Brady ripped ESPN analysts, including former players, for stoking the story.

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Brady: "It's just kind of the environment right now, though. I think that's the way that guys make it. They just say the craziest things."

And finally (if there is a finally to Spygate), the Boston Herald made an unusual mea culpa for it's Super Bowl-eve report that laid the groundwork for months of speculation about the supposed taping of the Rams walk-though prior to the Super Bowl back in 2002.

The paper apologized to the everyone connected with the Patriots from Bob Kraft to the folks sitting at home watching on TV. In part, in read:

The Boston Herald regrets the damage done to the team by publication of the allegation, and sincerely apologizes to its readers and to the New England Patriots' owners, players, employees and fans for our error.

And one more thing, Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter still hasn't held his press briefing as a result of his talk with Walsh yesterday.  So it's not exactly all over quite yet.

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