Though still an active player, you have to expect that New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is one day going to make it to Canton, Ohio for an induction ceremony into that city’s Hall of Fame.
After warming the bench for most of the 2000 season (he threw three passes for a total of six yards), Brady got his chance in 2001 when starting quarterback Drew Bledsoe was injured in an early-season game against the New York Jets. By the end of that season, Brady had led his team to a Super Bowl victory, which earned him the first of two Super Bowl MVPs.
In 2007, Brady and the Patriots concluded a 16-0 season, a winning streak that was only snapped in a 17-14 loss to the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLII. Brady was injured for all but the first few minutes of the 2008 season, but in 2009 he has made his Patriots a contender once again.
Like Joe Namath, Brady’s exploits off the field have often commanded as much attention as his play. For example, his recent marriage to supermodel Gisele Bündchen kept the tabloids busy for months.
But fans will hang onto his 2000 Upper Deck and Leaf rookie football cards and collect his signed Playoff Contenders card from the same year because of his Sportsman of the Year awards in 2004 and 2007 and his Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year Award in 2007—the last football player to win that honor was Brady’s idol, Joe Montana.
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What will Tom Brady do if Goodell doesn't budge? Perhaps he should retireDorchester Reporter, July 1st
The lead investigator, a lawyer named Ted Wells, went deep on his mission, and had several hours of time with New England quarterback Tom Brady and other Patriots team members along the way. On May 6, Wells reported to Goodell that “It is more ...Read more
Report: Brookline Country Club Might Be Too Exclusive For Tom Brady, GiseleNESN.com, July 1st
Apparently Tom Brady has more than just a battle with the NFL on his hands. The Boston Globe reported Tuesday that the New England Patriots quarterback and his wife have applied for membership at The Country Club in Brookline, regarded as one of the ...Read more
Ex-mates all in Tom Brady's bunkerBoston Herald, June 29th
PLYMOUTH — Matt Chatham didn't dance around the subject when asked what happens next with Tom Brady's appeal of his four-game suspension. “Hopefully (the Patriots) just laugh at the NFL as they kick their (butt),” Chatham said. The Joe Andruzzi ...Read more
Former Patriots stand by their man, Tom BradyBoston Herald, June 29th
PLYMOUTH — Matt Chatham didn't dance around the subject when asked what happens next with Tom Brady's appeal of his four-game suspension. "Hopefully (the Patriots) just laugh at the NFL as they kick their (butt)," Chatham said. The Joe Andruzzi and ...Read more
Mark Wahlberg has a serious man crush on Tom BradyPatriots.com, June 26th
Lifestyle is your destination for Patriots living. Want to share something about your Patriots lifestyle? Follow Lifestyle Editor Briana Palma on Twitter (@brianapalma) or contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org...Read more
Why Tom Brady will play for Patriots in 2015 NFL season openerCBSSports.com, June 25th
Tom Brady is currently suspended four games by the NFL, pending a decision from Roger Goodell on his appeal, which featured testimony under oath and lasted roughly four score and seven years or so. We've waited a lot, and now we get to wait some more ...Read more
MythBusters: Secondary issues, not Brady's absence, could doom PatriotsSI.com, June 25th
On SI Now, Sports Illustrated legal analyst Michael McCann discusses the possible scenarios in which New England Patriots QB Tom Brady might sue the NFL in Federal court. by Doug Farrar · Twitter Email. Posted: Thu Jun. 25, 2015. In our new ...Read more
Patriots' Tom Brady Ends Appeal TalksNew York Times, June 23rd
Brady was suspended by the N.F.L. for his role in the use of deflated footballs in the Patriots' A.F.C. championship game victory over the Colts in January. He arrived at the league's Park Avenue offices Tuesday morning, as did Jeffrey L. Kessler, the...Read more