New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s trophy case is already legendary: the 41-year-old already owns five (soon-to-be six) Super Bowl championship rings, four Super Bowl MVP trophies, three league MVP awards, fourteen Pro Bowl nominations, two NFL Offensive Player of the Year honors, and a Comeback Player of the Year award, among countless other honors bestowed upon him. Now, he can add another one — at least indirectly.
The documentary series Tom vs. Time, which chronicled Brady’s preparation for and during the Patriots’ 2017 season, has won the Sports Emmy for ‘Outstanding Serialized Sports Documentary’ on Monday night:
The series premiered on Facebook Watch in January of last year, midway during the Patriots’ playoff run, and followed Brady over six episodes and an epilogue: it captured his balance between getting ready for the season and his family commitments, and followed him through the highs and lows of what ultimately turned out to be a year ending in a Super Bowl loss. At least the series, however, came away victoriously in the end.
Tom vs. Time, which was produced by Religion of Sports’ Gotham Chopra, was picked over two installments of Amazon Prime’s All or Nothing — featuring Manchester City soccer club and the Dallas Cowboys — as well as HBO’s Being Serena, and ESPN+’s Quest for the Stanley Cup. Chopra accepted the award on behalf of his team, and mentioned Brady quite a lot in his acceptance speech.
“I got a text from Tom about half an hour ago, it was like ‘did we win?’ So, a lot of pressure — I feel very relieved,” said Chopra. “I want to thank Tom for being a great subject and letting us into his home, his whole family. He had never done anything remotely close to this. As everyone here knows: you need a willing subject, and we had that.”
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