Millions? Check. 2007 NFL MVP? Check. A ridiculous number of records? Check. Hot, millionaire girlfriend? Check. Hot millionaire girlfriend says, "Try this" while poolside in Mexico. Thinking about Tom's possible responses, "No" seems way down the list, if it makes it at all.
After reading Shaughnessy's article, I'm somewhat convinced he was being tongue-and-cheek. At least, I hope he was, but you never know with Mr. Negative. I call him "Mr. Negative" because Dan is infamous for skewering local Boston sports to appear smarter than the rest. You know, like he knows something we don't. That and stuff like this generates mega hits to his articles and the boston.com.
Brady has not gone soft and if Chris Gasper and Shira Springer are right, he's on track for 2009. I'll be honest - Brady has a crapload to prove to me. Sure, I should give the guy a break and take into account he needs to rehab and rest his knee, but I want to see him come out blazin'. He's jumping into a Patriots team that's had more rest than any other team in a gazillion years. Forget about the myriad of departures from key front office personnel, I want Brady at the helm and I want him wreaking havoc. Brady-Welker, Brady-Moss * 1,000,000. Bang, bang, bang, bang... and on it goes.
Don't get me wrong, I love Matt Cassel. What he did for this team in 2008 was nothing short of astounding. But even Matt admits it's Tom's team:
"This is Tom's team. The Patriots have been Tom's team. He's built that franchise up with his own two hands. He's the guy, and he was the MVP the year before. I realize that. He's been such a mentor for me that I would say 'No, there is no quarterback competition.' But I've learned so many things from Tom, and hopefully it'll help me in my career."
Come springtime, it's all "Biddness", know what I mean? Get that MVP butt down to Foxborough and sling some pigskin, my friend. Let's have us a replay of 2007 except with a different ending. K?