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Posts Tagged ‘Tom Brady’

Tom Brady’s Ex Talks Brady, Bündchen, and Baby

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I still get a little ticked at Tom Brady, who left then girlfriend Bridget Moynahan when he found out she was pregnant. Yeah, sure, he went to the arms of Gisele Bündchen (because you know he just has to date supermodels) and they are happy, but I get a little irritated on Moynahan’s behalf. I mean, seriously, he leaves her when she’s pregnant?

Besides all that, Bündchen said a few ooops about Moynahan and Brady’s kid, namely that he was “100 percent her child” regardless of the fact that Moynahan’s the one that actually gave birth to him. I don’t think the comment itself is that bad (because she probably just meant she really loves the kid) but yakking about her step-child to Vanity Fair? Bad form.

Moynahan has remained mum on the subject of Brady and Bündchen, but does reveal now that it was really difficult when she was giving birth, knowing that Brady wasn’t going to stick around and see her through the whole thing. She said he was there at the birth but “certainly wasn’t holding my hand while I pushed.”

Still, she’s remained classy about this whole relationship mess, saying she’s glad her son is loved by so many people. She says, “My son has two loving parents and an extended family, whether it’s cousins or stepmothers or boyfriends. My son is surrounded by love.”

One thing that amazes me is that Brady hasn’t let any of it affect his game. Either he’s managed to block it out or he’s just that good.

Tom Brady’s Post Season Success is a Mirage

For those who don’t believe that being the pretty-boy all-star quarterback can create reality out of that which is fiction, look no further than Tom Brady and the mirage that is his post-season greatness.

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Before anyone starts bellyaching about Tom Brady being a terrible quarterback, that’s not the case.  He’s an outstanding quarterback.  He’s the offensive leader of a team that has won 3 Superbowls in the last 10-years.   He was (ridiculously) awarded the Most Valuable Player in two of them when other people were probably far more deserving.  Further, the New England Patriots Superbowl wins had less to do with his performances as they did with defense and clutch field goal kicking.  Lately, Tom Brady has been a choke artist.

Superbowl XXXVI vs. St. Louis Rams (20-17 win)

Tom Brady was awarded the most valuable player award for his 16-for-27-145 yards, 1 touchdown performance. This is probably the game where the MVP award in the Superbowl was rendered a joke (the first that allowed fan voting to influence the outcome). While Brady certainly took the team into field goal range on the final drive, it was the real MVP of that game, Adam Vinateri, whose clutch kick won the game for the team on the final play of the game. Combine that with an outstanding performance by the Patriots defense, which forced then super-QB, Kurt Warner into two interceptions and numerous fumbles. Tom Brady was barely a game manager in his first Superbowl and walked away with an MVP over a few other deserving players – namely Adam Vinateri and Ty Law.

More history of Tom Brady choking on everything after the jump >>

Bart Scott’s Parting Shot

After the New York Jets surprising upset of the New England Patriots was complete, Bart Scott offered some final thoughts about a game that had little-to-no build up, a game where both teams were clearly best of friends, with absolutely zero animosity towards each other. After such a contentious build to the game, it’s not surprising Scott didn’t run after Tom Brady and scream the message he had for Sal Paolantonio directly in Brady’s face.

As it stands, Scott’s parting shot wasn’t the end of his post-game yapping, either:

More of Scott’s post-game musings after the jump >>

Seattle Will Continue to Soar – Patriots Cure “The Headache”

Last weekend, we went undefeated in our Wild Card Weekend picks. The chance of that happening again is unlikely.

Maybe it’s because I lived in Chicago too long. I’ve been around Cubs fans and Bear fans enough to know they hedge their hearts with a lot of “they’ll find a way to lose” thoughts.  Maybe it’s so they won’t be so disappointed at the end result – but they usually are just that – disappointed.  This weekend will be no different.

Pittsburgh Bests Baltimore
Maybe I’m hedging my heart here, I’m sure Pittsburgh will find a way to … wait a minute, I don’t live in Chicago anymore!  Pittsburgh will win this slugfest. I love these games.  In the last three years, they’ve met eight times (Steelers on top 5-2). The average margin of victory in these contests? 3.5 points.

For me to say whoever can turn over the ball less wins, well – that’s pretty simple. Talk is that Joe Flacco has more freedoms in this year’s offense. For the Ravens, they’ll need him to be fantastic to get his first win against a Big Ben-led Steelers team.

More NFL Divisional Playoff predictions after the jump >>

Tom Brady’s Hair Gets Us Ready for Football

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Are the New England Patriots positioning themselves for another Super Bowl run? If Tom Brady’s hair has anything to say about it, yes, they are. And hey, Justin Bieber likes it (via):

“Nice haircut, Brady. Dude’s got some golden locks. Haha.”

As if you needed another reason to root for Tom Brady. He quarterbacks the team you hate, his women are hotter than yours and now his hair makes Justin Bieber envious. Sounds like all you need to further focus your ire at TB12.

Ray Lewis Isn’t A Fan of the Tom Brady Rule

Ole Ray-Ray was in a mood after his Baltimore Ravens lost to the New England Patriots, so much, in fact, he threw down is best Krazee-Eyes Killah impersonation to make his point about the level of over-protection afforded to NFL quarterbacks, namely, Tom Brady. Lewis’ ire comes from two personal foul calls made against Ravens defenders for apparently getting too close to Brady. Shutdown Corner has the description:

After the jump >>

Tom Brady Goes Under the Knife

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The knee injury heard around the football world has been . While none of the medical staff would confirm it, reports are the surgery on Tom Brady’s knee went well.

Brady had chosen Neal S. ElAttrache, a well-known orthopedist specializing in sports medicine, shoulders, elbows, and knees, to perform the surgery. ElAttrache, through an assistant in his office, said yesterday that he could not comment on the procedure.

While not aware of the specifics of Brady’s procedure, Michael Gordon, team orthopedic physician for the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks and Marquette University, estimated that the quarterback should expect a recovery time of about 6-8 months, assuming there were no other injuries.

With that, we can expect to see Brady back on the field next season, but will the Patriots window of Super Bowl opportunity still be open?

Brady Done For The Year

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As expected, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s year has come to an abrupt end after suffering a knee injury against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. New England coach Bill Belichick addressed the media this afternoon and while he didn’t go into details about Brady’s injury, he did say his quarterback would be undergoing surgery and will be out for the rest of the season.

Amid reports of the Patriots contacting available quarterbacks, it was indicated to the media Matt Cassel would remain the New England starter.