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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Tom Brady's dog took an adorable 'selfie'Boston.com, October 13th
Tom Brady and wife Gisele Bundchen welcomed him into the family via Instagram in May 2015. According to Brady's Facebook account, the dog has “discovered the selfie.” And that selfie has inspired Facebook users to share pictures of their own (very cute...Read more
Five reasons Patriots' Tom Brady is the leading MVP candidateESPN (blog), October 13th
Makes everyone around him better, and here's how: This is the prerequisite for every MVP candidate, and 2015 offers a shining example of Brady's work in this area. As a result of injuries, the Patriots have had undrafted rookie David Andrews play every...Read more
What are the lasting impressions of Deflategate?USA TODAY, October 12th
The NFL, Patriots and Tom Brady all want us to believe in their transparency and accountability, but it sure doesn't feel like we've gotten it from any party given the willingness of all involved to hide behind process, press releases, spokesmen or...Read more
Tom Brady Calls Coca-Cola 'Poison for Kids'Wall Street Journal, October 12th
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has endorsed Movado watches and Ugg boots, but don't expect him to hawk junk food anytime soon. In an interview on Boston sports radio station WEEI, Mr. Brady called Coca-Cola KO -0.90 % “poison” and said ...Read more
Tom Brady, Patriots outclass Cowboys in Greg Hardy's returnNFL.com, October 12th
It has taken Hardy's return from suspension following a domestic violence-related conviction and a subsequent dismissal of charges and settlement to make the Patriots and Tom Brady the national sympathetic figures they have been to New England fans all ...Read more
Tom Brady, Patriots leave Cowboys with QB question after 30-6 winBoston Herald, October 12th
New England Patriots' Tom Brady celebrates after scoring on a 1-yard run against the Dallas Cowboys during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade) ...Read more
Bill Belichick, Julian Edelman Praise Tom Brady's Toughness In Patriots WinNESN.com, October 11th
ARLINGTON, Texas — Tom Brady took a rare beating early in the New England Patriots' Week 5 matchup with the Dallas Cowboys. The Patriots quarterback was sacked five times in the first half of the 30-6 win after his offensive line had allowed just six...Read more
Tom Brady Shakes Off Pressure, Leads Patriots to VictoryNew York Times, October 11th
The story of the first-half was the Dallas Cowboys sacking Tom Brady 5 times and limiting the high-powered New England Patriots offense to 13 points. In the second-half, Brady stayed on his feet and led his team to an easy 30-6 victory. Under pressure...Read more