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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The ugliest fact for Patriots fans now is that Manning is 3-2 against Brady in the playoffs. Pats fans like to think Brady is the most clutch NFL player of all-time and Manning is the epitome of a choke artist, but that stat badly burns that argument...Read more
Tom Brady represents the Patriots in style at SB50Patriots.com, February 8th
After much should-he-or-shouldn't-he debate, Tom Brady did indeed take part in the pre-game ceremonies at Super Bowl 50 on Sunday. The Patriots QB joined former teammate Deion Branch and other legends, including childhood hero Joe Montana, as the ...Read more
Super Bowl fans boo Patriots' Tom BradyWMUR Manchester, February 7th
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Heavy boos for Tom Brady as part of pregame Super Bowl MVP ceremonyESPN (blog), February 7th
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was booed heavily when he was introduced as part of the Super Bowl 50 pregame ceremony honoring past Super Bowl MVPs, perhaps as a result of a strong contingent of Denver Broncos fans in attendance for ...Read more
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The New England Patriots are the team America most loves to hate. Thanks, Tom Brady. Public Policy Polling released results of its annual football survey Friday, according to CBS Boston. The poll shows the Patriots have overtaken the Dallas Cowboys as ...Read more
Meet the twins named after Tom BradyPatriots.com, February 5th
So much so that he wasn't kidding even for a second when he announced his sons' Patriots-inspired names at the hospital. Read. “I liked both names,” he admitted. “I have an Uncle Tom and a good friend Brady, so I always liked the names and I thought, ...Read more
QB Option: Tom Brady's decision to attend Super Bowl MVP event smart moveWEEI.com, February 4th
Brady shared the note from the commissioner on Facebook, writing, “What an honor.” Of course, the next month the Wells Report was released, we all fell down the rabbit hole and the latest chapter of the Holy War between the Patriots and the NFL began...Read more
Tom Brady, Patriots left with no answer for Broncos' relentless rushUSA TODAY, January 24th
DENVER – Tom Brady, faced with the reality that his season was over, assessed what he would now do with his time. The New England Patriots had just lost the AFC Championship Game, 20-18, to the Denver Broncos after coming in as the favorites...Read more