by Scott Benson
scott@patriotsdaily.com

I probably should have mentioned this earlier, but tonight’s opening pre-season game with the Bucs in Tampa will, of course, be televised live across New England.

The broadcast will originate, as pre-season tilts typically do, with Boston’s WCVB Channel 5, but fear not, the following affiliates have also got your back:

Providence, R.I. (WNAC-TV Ch. 64)
Manchester, N.H. (WMUR-TV Ch. 9)
Portland, Maine (WMTW-TV Ch. 08)
Springfield, Mass. (WWLP-TV Ch. 22)

Of course, tonight’s game (and Pats legends Gil Santos and Gino Cappelletti) can also be heard on the Patriots Rock Radio Network and it’s flagship station WBCN 104.1 FM.

If you’re one of the poor souls who isn’t within range of any of these fine establishments, you can tune in to the NFL Network tomorrow afternoon at 1:00 for a replay.

Enjoy.

In other late afternoon developments, I’m hearing that Butch Stearns is telling WEEI listeners this afternoon that Bill Belichick isn’t using Adalius Thomas correctly.

Well, at least Butch isn’t telling them that Adalius is dead.

How does he know this, by the way? Have the Patriots been playing pre-season games behind my back? Or can Butch see into the future? I suppose its possible – he nailed that Dale Earnhardt Jr. story, after all.

See you after the game.