I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
So Tom Brady is close to breaking the NFL all time single game touchdown record. Are you watching?!
Yes, I apologize that this is written by the infamous Michael Rosenberg, but this week's Sports Illustrated features a pretty good piece on Tom Brady's time in Ann Arbor and his competition with Drew Henson, back when the expectations for him were sky high at the turn of the millenium. At the very least, an interesting retrospective into the minds of Lloyd Carr, the Brady family and the Michigan fanbase. I'm curious what others think about it.
edit: I follow this blog daily and read Three and Out as well, I understand and sympathize with the strong feelings many of you have toward MR, just thought this article may be interesting to some...
While we all wait to hear about the results of this exciting recruiting weekend, most of you are probably bored at work. I know I am.
Something fun to do is voting for the ESPYs, which are always fun to watch (last year, Will Ferrel being Jeff Vuvuzela was hilarious). Seth Meyers is hosting this year on July 13th, at 9PM est.
Some nominees of note are Terrific and Beautiful Tom for NFL player of the year, and Fennville HS for Best Moment. I usually don't ask people to vote for something, but Fennville really deserves this.
This is also your reminder to vote for Michigan over Clemson in the Pregame traditions poll if you haven't already.
Pregame Traditions - http://espn.go.com/sportsnation/post/_/id/6686472/3-clemson-vs-11-michigan
[Edit: As first noted by M-Wolverine here,] ESPN is airing a new documentary on Tom Brady and the six quarterbacks selected ahead of him in the 2000 draft on Tuesday, 12 April at 8 pm ET. The Year of the QB: "The Brady 6"
...refers to the six quarterbacks selected before Brady in 2000. So in addition to chronicling Brady's football journey from San Mateo, Calif., to the NFL's quarterback peak, the lives and careers of Chad Pennington (No. 18, Jets), Giovanni Carmazzi (65, 49ers), Chris Redman (75, Ravens), Tee Martin (163, Steelers), Marc Bulger (168, Saints) and Spergon Wynn (183, Browns) are also highlighted.
They could have even called it "The Brady 7," as the highly touted Drew Henson -- the quarterback Brady rotated with during parts of his senior year at Michigan -- is a big part of the story as well. [Aaron] Shea reflected on that up-and-down chapter of Brady's career and how Brady handled the competition with Henson with class, and said, "I think it's a big part of why he is who he is today."
The camera zooms in on the Patriots quarterback, who attempts to speak only nothing comes out. For 11 agonizing seconds, the vocal leader cannot say anything. Finally, Brady gathers himself and describes his 2000 draft day experience, a brutally painful snub that ended with him being selected 199th by the Patriots and forever gave him a feeling that he has to prove he belongs. He fights back tears to do it.
It was the most poignant moment of the insightful hour-long documentary... The goal was to explain how Brady was so badly misjudged during the draft, and it’s clear the reality of his plight still hits hard.
Must see TV moves to Tuesday night on ESPN.
Well it looks like Brady had a significant enough foot injury in which he may even need a screw inserted into his foot. Makes his accomplishment with regards to interceptions all the more impressive.
Just how in the heck are we, as Michigan fans, supposed to type Brady in a post on this forum and think of that as a FIRST name? Clearly, either Hoke or Tom Brady are going to have to change their names.