Nope. Tom Brady wins no matter what the category.
This is maaaaybe premature there, ESPN. Maryland #1 FWIW.
Nope. Tom Brady wins no matter what the category.
Brady confirmed Da'Shawn Hand's commitment, and maybe even Flourette's.
would kill in getting criminals for Meyer to commit....things.
Barry Sanders, I'm no lions fan but as a California kid he was the man and I grew up watching Montana weekly, Montana just comes off as snobish so I put Barry ahead of him. He's always voted as a cover athlete for videogames whether NCAA 13 or madden 25.
He would be a very close second to Brady given the list of criteria.
Charles Woodson may not be as famous as Brady, but Woodson is a Heisman Trophy winner, National Champion, NFL Defensive POY, Super Bowl champion, and probable Pro Football Hall of Famer. He's won almost every award a defensive player can win. The only thing missing from his resume is Super Bowl MVP.
Other guys I think would be on this list right npw: Peyton Manning, Ray Lewis (despite what many people think of him, a lot of young players admire the way he played on the field), and Drew Brees. If we aren't limited to just active players, then Emmitt Smith, Joe Montana, Deion Sanders would be on the list as well.
Barry Sanders. Great college and pro player.
No supermodel wife.
What's the point if you miss out on that?
Model" wife. Super Model wives are reserved for true Michigan Men (TM).
Mr. Football in the state of Ohio. Another great accomplishment.
It's tough to fault Woodson for not being a Super Bowl MVP.
First, a defensive back winning the Super Bowl MVP is almost as unlikely as, well, a defensive back winning the Heisman. It really comes down to making a spectacular play, as both DB MVPs (Jake Scott and Dexter Jackson) had long interception returns in defensively-dominated games. Even the best DBs only make a couple plays like that per season (quick, how many defensive plays can you remember Woodson making in 1997? For me it's three: the interceptions against Colorado, MSU, and WSU).
Second, Woodson's team was blown out in his first Super Bowl appearance because Rich Gannon forgot which team to throw to, and he was knocked out of the game near halftime of his only Super Bowl win.
Peyton Manning is definitely up there.
Just behind Woodson in my opinion.
Miami (YTM) has had some pretty good speeches by former players...Michael Irvin, Warren Sapp and of course Ray Lewis. Makes me wish more of our famous dedicated and talented alum would come back every year and talk what it's like to be a Michigan Man!!
Not to mention they have Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
What do NCAA sanctions smell like?
Pure speculation but I think this trip also had something to do with Under Armour. Only 4 more years if we fulfill the entire contract with Adidas. It'd be a good idea for Tommy to start getting himself reacquainted with the AD.
This trip was about Tom being in Detroit for a game with the Lions. There is no uniformz conspiracy theory.
It may not have been the proper but Brady is a major spokesman for and part owner of UA. I'm sure he would love to see Michigan in their uniforms.
As would I.
Use the phrase Hang On Sloopy around here, OK?
Good call using the official rock song of Ohio on a Michigan football board
Maybe Charles Woodson.
Little cool story bro for the board, I'm currently texting w Braylon Edwards. Guy I work with met him out in NYC and pinged me b/c he knew I would get all excited.
That's nice of Braylon to be texting a total stranger, especially a non-female.
maybe Braylon just found out on mgoblog that he was sexting a dude last night?
My buddy prob told him im an insane fan, he just sent me a what up through my friend's phone is all.
Cooler story, bro. I was a manager at a nightclub where Josh Cribbs had a birthday party. Got to hang out with him and Braylon quite a bit that night. Both were super nice to everyone. Got to know the entire VIP bar staff by name, tipped well, the whole 9 yards. Braylon's drink of choice - Hurricane, for what that's worth.
Nice. Which club/where?
that made me chuckle!
Lane Kiffin's Wife?
Different time and all, but Joe Namath. He was all about the Super Bowl and had models on each arm.
He doesn't match every accolade but I always think Desmond Howard's T.V presence is great publicity for Michigan and he brings a lot to the table. For those of us at the UTL game part 1 I thought it was pretty powerful when they honored Desmond before the game and he gave a brief speech
I've seen Desmond give a speech in front of a group of about 100 people and briefly met him before hand. He is an amazing man: very humble, very giving, smart and funny. You're right that his NFL accolades don't match Brady's or Woodson's, but his post-NFL career puts him close, IMO, both his work on ESPN and his charity work (he does an awful lot for the Boys' and Girls' Clubs).
American dream incarnate. Not highly recruited, not highly drafted. Had to overcome Drew Henson and Drew Bledsoe and become a three time super bowl mvp. Made the most of each opportunity. Traded in Tara Reid for Bridgette Moynihan (sic), and then traded her in for Gisele. . .
Woodson is excellent of course, but everyone knew he had talent. He wasn't the perpetual underdog that Brady was.
My vote is for Peyton or Ely.
Kurt Warner. Grocery store bag boy to NFL MVP to Super Bowl champ to Dancing with the Stars. Need I say more.
According to a 2012 Nielsen survey, Charles Woodson is among the ten most liked players in the league. Also, five of the ten most liked players in the league are QBs, but Tom Brady is not among them.
I don't mean to be annoyingly contrarian, but I am also quite serious. Brady leaving Moynahan just as she became pregnant and beginning to date Bundchen the same month is a significant minus as far as his accolades are concerned. Sure, currently a variety of "family models" are tolerated, but leaving his baby like that is a detraction to his credibility of being an all-around potential Leader Of Men.
And you likely don't either, but I have learned that judging other people's relationships is not a good idea.
Anyway, I assume he didn't leave the baby high and dry and is taking care of his fatherly duties. Is that not the case?
How do you know he isn't still helping to raise the kid? How do you know what their relationship was like and is like now? How do you know that he knew she was pregnant when he left her? How do you go on like you know anything about a celebrity relationship gleamed from the gossip rags and TV shows like "The Insider" and TMZ?
Also, do you know that Tom is very active in his kid's life, and that the kid spends a ton of time with Tom and Gisele.
Another also - how do you know that the break-up was Tom's doing, or even if it was, that it was not the result of something that his then girlfriend did? Perhaps she cheated? Perhaps she is not a very nice person? Perhaps she roots for Ohio? Who knows, but there are tons of reasons that Tom and his then girlfried could have broken up. Also, assuming that he knew she was pregnant and that he did the breaking up, would it be better for him to stay with someone he does not have feelings for out of obligation? That's not doing him, the girlfriend or the kid any favors.
A picture of Tom with both of his sons. It's well known that he's been a part of his first son's life since the beginning, and both sons are raised as true brothers, the first being an integral part of his family with Giselle.
from an article about Brady & fatherhood in BostonHerald.com:
Jack is Brady’s son with actress Bridget Moynahan, while Bundchen and Brady produced Benjamin. The three-time Super Bowl winner paused when asked if either kid was like the old man. “Hmm, they’re very different boys,” Brady said, “but they’re both very loving, and fun to be around. And stubborn. That’s probably what they get from me.”
And to give Bridget equal time (from People, of course):
... she adds that the blended family is going well. "My son has two loving parents and an extended family, whether it's cousins or stepmothers or boyfriends. My son is surrounded by love."
She also says that she didn't find out she was pregnant until after she and Brady broke up. So it seems they're both being mature adults and thinking first of the welfare of their unexpected son.
I have a child born out of wedlock and can attest to the complexity. There is a kid here in the middle.
Get back on base. You are going to get thrown out.
Good points by all regarding the complexity of this sort of stuff being so huge that one truly can't condemn Brady just based on the bits of his personal life that seep into the news. However, my original comment did not claim he could never coach or be a role model, nor that he is a worthless scumbag. I loved his speech, loved the Brady 6 documentary, loved the Moving the Chains book on his success. To interrupt a bit of hagiography with a criticism certainly should not rustle feathers so greatly. Without touching politics/religion/other items that are rightly separated from this discussion board, I stand by my assertion that family and romantic situations do not simply happen to one, and are part of one's overall merits and demerits. Brady has obviously made the best of the whole thing anyway. Just some food for thought!
Was great and all but he retired 15 years ago. Players won't connect as much with someone who hasn't played since they were 4-5 years old. They see Brady every week on TV. Chances are they've seen compete in Super Bowls, seen his hot wife and know about his uggs.
Besides Madden, has Sanders don't anything relevant in the past 10 years?
reason I watched the nfl growing up. Football would not be football without him imo
Gerald R. Ford. Michigan legend and former United States of America President.
Leon Hall, Marlin Jackson and a long list of great DB's came to Michigan because of Charles. And he's done far more for the program in his time and effort. Brady has more star power but Woodson is the ultimate Michigan Man!
Manning, Ray or Ed Reed or Charles Woodson or Desmond.
All of those guys are top notch as far as kids loving them.
I would think Drew Brees would be up there.
Woodson, Peyton, Montana, Steve Young, Elway, Ray Lewis, Aaron Rogers would also be good choices.
A lot of great names have been mentioned but Brady's in a class by himself as an ambassador for the program. Desmond and Charles are close when it comes to Michigan icons but neither has the global notoriety or non-football cachet that Brady has.
When considering non-Michigan athletes, I was surprised how little competition there actually was... I think you have to combine hall of fame talent, good off-field reputation, non-football fan name recognition and having played at one of the iconic college programs to qualify and there's not many who check all the boxes. Joe Montana (and possibly Peyton, depending on how you view the Tennessess program) are the only ones I can think of.