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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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
HOF voters: Deflategate won't affect Tom Brady's legacyCBSSports.com, June 29th
Tom Brady being tarnished. "Brady's legacy" is a phrase used far too often these past few months. Could sitting out games for knowledge of Deflategate hurt the public perception of Brady over the long haul? Doesn't seem likely. Maybe non-Patriots...Read more
Mark Wahlberg has a serious man crush on Tom BradyPatriots.com, June 26th
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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
Panthers QB Cam Newton makes Tom Brady Deflategate jokeBoston.com, June 22nd
The Carolina Panthers QB took a dig at Patriots signal caller Tom Brady and his alleged involvement in the intentional deflation of footballs in last season's AFC Championship Game. Newton threw some passes before the 7v7 National Championship, but ...Read more
New England Patriots Rumors: Is Opinion Favoring Tom Brady As He Faces ...The Inquisitr, June 21st
As New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady gets ready to face National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell at his Deflategate appeal hearing Tuesday, a wave of opinion once sharply against Brady in the alleged scandal appears to show ...Read more