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The Drive for 5 crew is surprised with a phone call from actor/producer, and Patriots fan, Mark Wahlberg.

Would you rather have Boston Celtics 17 titles vacated or have Tom Brady been drafted by the New York Jets?

Mark Wahlberg is on the hot seat.

“So many reasons to love this video – but to be a performer standing next to another performer, as gracious and cool as Jon Bon Jovi is, and to be up close to see how humbled he was by the fans/the song/the moment – made this experience all that much better. So many successful artists lose a little bit of their humility – Jon BonJovi clearly has not. Great artist, but a better guy! That’s what truly makes someone a #Legend in my book.” – Donnie Wahlberg

When it comes to the pinnacle of football, there’s the Super Bowl, the Rose Bowl and now the Wahlbowl. Yes, the Wahlbowl.

Mark Wahlberg was in town last weekend to show the Patriots a screening of his new movie, but as it turns out, that wasn’t the only Foxborough-based filming he had going on. The whole Wahlberg clan hit the field at Gillette Stadium in the season finale of “Wahlburgers,” which aired Wednesday on A&E.

In the episode, Mark, his brothers, and their families played a game of touch football at the Patriots practice facility, the Empower Field House. The teams were split up by Mark’s children, Brendan and Mikey, and there were even some Patriot cameos.

Broadcaster and former quarterback Scott Zolak did what he does best and called play-by-play for the game, alongside the Wahlberg matriarch Alma. Patriots owner Robert Kraft also stopped by to watch the game and even stepped up big time for the team anchored by Bob Wahlberg.

“It was a little trick play I pulled out of the bag, and he caught it,” Bob said.

Robert tied the game with his touchdown, even though he “lost it in the lights” for a few seconds.

With Robert as a spectator for most of the Wahlbowl, Paul Wahlberg felt the pressure.

“I don’t know if he’s looking at future picks,” he said. “I don’t know what the deal is.”

Mark settled in as quarterback for his team, launching left-handed passes downfield for his nephew, Brandon, and at least one Wahlberg made an impression on Robert.

“You’ve got a good arm, tight spiral,” Robert told Mark. “I’m going to tell Tommy [Brady] he’s got to be careful.”

“Brendan’s Bad Boys” ultimately defeated “Mikey’s Ducks, but both teams were able to bolster their highlight reels and get some reps. And now the Wahlbergs need only wait until the 2017 NFL Draft to see if their hard work on the practice field paid off.  [patriots.com]

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Patriots training camp isn’t all about snap counts and blocking schemes. After practice Sunday, the team gathered at Showcase Cinemas Patriot Place to watch a screening of “Deepwater Horizon,” Mark Wahlberg’s new movie about the massive oil-rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. (The movie arrives in theaters next month.) Addressing Pats players beforehand, Wahlberg, who was accompanied by his mom, Alma, said: “I know the work you guys put in, the effort, and the commitment it takes to do what you do and what you risk going out there on a daily basis.” A big Pats fan who played improbable Philadelphia Eagle Vincent Papale in the 2006 film “Invincible,” Wahlberg said the character he plays in “Deepwater Horizon,” an electrician named Mike Williams, is a Pats fan in real life. Patriots owner Robert Kraft said he thought the movie might resonate with players. “It’s about mental toughness, persevering, knowing how the guys around you are doing,” he said. The crowd, which included coach Bill Belichick and players Rob Gronkowski, Julian Edelman, Jimmy Garoppolo, Danny Amendola, Malcolm Butler, and Malcolm Mitchell, applauded when the credits rolled.  [bostonglobe.com]

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Mark Wahlberg with his mother, Alma, and team owner Robert Kraft before the screening of his new film, “Deepwater Horizon,” for the Patriots.