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He won't be replacing Tom Brady(notes) as the actual captain of the New England Patriots, but Elton John will be the team's honorary captain when the Patriots play the Bucs in Tampa Bay in the regular season.

From the Boston Herald's "Tracked Down" feature:

Sir Elton John schmoozing a posse of New England Patriots and his BFs Robert & Myra Kraft in the Gillette Stadium  owner’s box before his sold-out show with Billy Joel. (Elton let it slip that he’ll be the Pats’ honorary captain when Tom Brady & Co. take on Tampa Bay at London’s Wembley Stadium  Oct. 25) . . .

What does it mean to be an honorary captain? I'm not sure. I think it means that Elton John will be calling all of the offensive plays for the Patriots in the first half. I think he also has to serenade Tom Brady with a special rendition of "Tiny Dancer" just before kickoff. Hold him closer, Elton.

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