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2014-01-14 03:17:37 PM  

Nana's Vibrator: flak attack: Any hatred I have toward Brady can be summed up with 2 words: Boston fans.

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Not a Falcons fan.  Sorry.
 
2014-01-14 03:18:44 PM  

Henry Holland: My main memory of Joe Namath isn't him winning the Superb Owl, it's him looking like a 97 year old man when I saw him play for the Rams in 1977. Sad, very sad.

As for Brady, I don't get the negativity towards him. He's the classic American story: he's worked really hard to be good at what he does, he's reaped the rewards. Is he a dick in post-game interviews? Sure, but so what, considering the amount of mind-numbingly stupid questions people like him after to answer at those things, it's amazing to me they don't pull out taser guns and fire them at the person who asked the dumb question. Are he and Belichick and the rest of them smug assholes sometimes? Sure, but their time will pass and it'll be back to earth for that franchise. Let's see how many 20-something women show up in Bob Kraft's luxury box then.

I also don't get the whole "Waaah! He's won three Superb Owls! He's dated and then married supermodels!!! Waaah!" nonsense. Yeah, pro athletes are sooooo prone to dating women that look like Melissa McCarthy. Oh wait, they like bleached blonde/fake boobs arm candy.

Plus, the whole "Brady is entitled, Peyton is the salt of the earth" meme is such crap. Peyton has been focused on being what he's become since he was a kid, he's the freakin' son of a former NFL quarterback and the brother of a current NFL quarterback, it's not like his parents were nuclear physicists and he came out of nowhere to be an NFL QB. It's actually a little creepy to me that he seems to have been so maniacally focused on football for so long.

Oh, and Peyton's a die-hard Republican and likes the awful Kenney Chesney, so fark him. [shields up]

/Tase me, bro


I think that actress Kraft was banging was in her 40s, but I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that if you're a billionaire and you own an NFL team, pretty sure that the supply of hot 20 something women in the owner's box is never ending.
 
2014-01-14 03:24:58 PM  

ristst: Orgasmatron138: Still kinda is. The biography that came out a couple years ago got a ton of hate in the media for that rsason. People are flawed. IMO that doesn't change the fact that he's one of the best ever.

Are you referring to his episode of A Football Life? That show does address more than just the football.  They've made it clear that they're not afraid to point out a player's flaws, both on and off the field.  But they did it in a way so as not to tarnish his greatness.  His actions were what they were.

The Derek Thomas episode is a good example.  They certainly didn't gloss over the fact that he had many children by many different women, none of whom he married.  But on the other hand DT gave a great deal back to those less fortunate than him...he gave of himself both personally and financially, and that's a lot more than many can say.


No, it's an actual book.
 
2014-01-14 03:26:31 PM  
I have no hatred for Brady. I dislike him because he plays for a team that's been far more successful than the ones that i root for over the past decade. And QBs are the face and brand of the teams in today's NFL,so he gets to be the face of my dislike of the Patriots.
 
2014-01-14 03:27:30 PM  

Zulu_as_Kono: Transpogue: Zulu_as_Kono: Transpogue: The *charm* of a Bears fan is that we will talk about that game like it happened last year.  We all know- we really do- that it happened almost thirty years ago and also know the many, many flaws of Ditka, but they were exacerbated by how Buddy ran the defense.  But that's a whole other story...

You do remember that the Bears won that game, right? And the defense that year was one of the best ever?

You have the facts correct.  We killed the Pats.  We had a 15-1 record.  Buddy built an incredible, nearly flawless defense.

However, Ditka and Buddy couldn't work together.  You're not going to have a legacy team- year after year- if you build a team based on animosity.  That's why we never won another championship, IMO.  Too much ish behind the scenes, too much distracting drama.

And because of all that you hate the Pats? Ok, I guess.


Noooo I was answering a question about the Bears defense.

Bottom line...
I don't like Brady because a)He's a Patriot and Bears fans don't like the Patriots, and b)Patriots' fans are a bit insufferable.  I'll add to that c) Brady is a bit of a prima donna.
 
2014-01-14 03:39:28 PM  
Fan = fanatic = they're ALL insufferable...............

/it's just a game.....
 
2014-01-14 03:42:02 PM  

Cubicle Jockey: Zulu_as_Kono: obeymatt: I'm sure she understands too.

I think you got lost on your way to people.com.

That's Bridget Moynahan.
Tom Brady had a kid with her before he started dating Gisele.
ZaK was insinuating that Ms. Moynahan does not like Mr. Brady, but there relationship has been friendly or at least cordial since they split up.


by cordial, you mean he is making those payments on time, right?
 
2014-01-14 03:43:44 PM  

Mikey1969: It's because he's a whiny prima donna who gets the satin glove treatment from the refs.


What you just said, I agree with.
 
2014-01-14 03:45:12 PM  
Why is Joe Namath in the Hall of Fame again?

Career TD's 173
Career INT's 220

12 years in the league and finished with a losing record  62-63-4 and a 50.1% completion rate.

Oh 1 SB ring.
 
2014-01-14 03:53:02 PM  
Living in Boston and being a fan of another team, what I hate are bandwagon Patriot fans, not Brady.  People seem to forget that I grew up here and knew them all my life, and know that they paid ZERO attention to football before 2001. Suddenly they all have Brady jerseys and Patriot bumper stickers like they never existed before. Like my idiot ex-sister-in-law who, when asked about her new Welker jersey a couple years back, said she was a fan of his ever since the Patriots drafted him. Now, granted, this isn't a blanket statement. There were plenty of long-suffering Pats fans. I just hate the idea that all these fair-weather fans have basically had, what... almost 14 years of winning seasons? Thanks, Brady.
 
2014-01-14 03:53:44 PM  

JusticeandIndependence: Why is Joe Namath in the Hall of Fame again?


Because just about anyone gets into the football HOF.
 
2014-01-14 03:58:48 PM  

JusticeandIndependence: Why is Joe Namath in the Hall of Fame again?

Career TD's 173
Career INT's 220

12 years in the league and finished with a losing record  62-63-4 and a 50.1% completion rate.

Oh 1 SB ring.


Broadway Joe is credited for 3 things in particular regarding the NFL.

1) First media superstar from the NFL  (movies, commercials, TV)
2) First QB to throw for 4000 yards during 1967 season
3) Credited with the start of a transformation to primarily a passing game.


here's my citation - Namath was the game's first true media superstar, and also the first quarterback to throw for 4,000 yards during the 14-game 1967 season. Nobody achieved this feat again until http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Fouts">Dan Fouts in 1979, a year after the NFL adopted a 16-game season format and enacted new rules that gave more protection to quarterbacks and wide receivers. Namath's style of play in the years before his knees limited his mobility helped evolve the quarterback position in the NFL, and also initiated a gradual change in the typical style of an NFL offense from a run-oriented ball control game to a more open passing style.
 
2014-01-14 03:59:59 PM  

Zulu_as_Kono: Transpogue: The *charm* of a Bears fan is that we will talk about that game like it happened last year.  We all know- we really do- that it happened almost thirty years ago and also know the many, many flaws of Ditka, but they were exacerbated by how Buddy ran the defense.  But that's a whole other story...

You do remember that the Bears won that game, right? And the defense that year was one of the best ever?


If you don't just watch ESPN NFL countdown cuz Ditka will tell you, every week
 
2014-01-14 04:12:51 PM  

Nana's Vibrator: SigmaAlgebra: Unless Namath got coddled by the league and was allowed to play under a different set of rules than 90% of QBs, I don't think he understands the hatred for Brady.

Carson Palmer's knee is shredded. Unfortunate, but that happens sometimes in football.

Brady's knee is shredded. We must change the rules so this never happens again!

Roethlisberger's nose gets broken by a forearm shiver. Great play by Ngata.

Brady's helmet gets the slightest graze. Personal foul, roughing the passer, 15 yard penalty, automatic first down.

You're wrong.  Brady was the beneficiary of 2 roughing the passer calls this year - tied with 5 teams for 16th in the NFL - including Pittsburgh.  The year before he was tied with 8 other teams at 2, making them 15th; Pittsburgh was ahead with 3.
And you'd have to be crazy to think that the "Brady Rule" wasn't the result of an accumulation of injuries.


Shh, that doesn't fit the narrative.
 
2014-01-14 04:24:57 PM  
count_chimpula: I think that actress Kraft was banging was in her 40s, but I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that if you're a billionaire and you own an NFL team, pretty sure that the supply of hot 20 something women in the owner's box is never ending.

Oh, no doubt, but it appears that "actress" (my favorite role: Cult Member) was a mere 32 when Kraft started banging dating her.

Just for the record, as it were.

/NTTAWWT as long as its consensual
 
2014-01-14 04:28:37 PM  
Why is Joe Namath in the Hall of Fame again?

Career TD's 173
Career INT's 220

12 years in the league and finished with a losing record  62-63-4 and a 50.1% completion rate.

Oh 1 SB ring.


Because,everything in sports cannot be gauged solely by numbers. i know this is a ludicrous idea for most Fark sports geeks
 
2014-01-14 04:34:22 PM  

Mikey1969: Pants_Optional: Mikey1969: It's because he's a whiny prima donna who gets the satin glove treatment from the refs.

As a non-Pats fan from/living in New England, this is pretty much it.  Well that and Pats fans are the worst.

Luckily, I looked at my post before adding it... I had him down as getting "satin LOVE" treatment.



Still applicable.
 
2014-01-14 04:42:16 PM  
Transpogue:However, Ditka and Buddy couldn't work together.  You're not going to have a legacy team- year after year- if you build a team based on animosity.  That's why we never won another championship, IMO.  Too much ish behind the scenes, too much distracting drama.

Apparently Buddy had problems working with pretty much everyone.  If you get the chance, watch the episode of A Football Life on the Houston '93 team.  Buddy was the D-coordinator for that team, and he was full-on insane...and not in a good way.  Despite their success, he bashed the O-coordinator's Run & Shoot offense openly (in an extremely nasty way), drove a huge wedge between the offense and defense on the team (every practice literally became a war), and even took a swing at the OC during one game.

I watched that episode in pure disbelief. It was one of the most interesting episodes of the entire series...and they've had some good ones.
 
2014-01-14 04:48:38 PM  
ristst:
Apparently Buddy had problems working with pretty much everyone.  If you get the chance, watch the episode of A Football Life on the Houston '93 team.  Buddy was the D-coordinator for that team, and he was full-on insane...and not in a good way.  Despite their success, he bashed the O-coordinator's Run & Shoot offense openly (in an extremely nasty way), drove a huge wedge between the offense and defense on the team (every practice literally became a war), and even took a swing at the OC during one game.

I watched that episode in pure disbelief. It was one of the most interesting episodes of the entire series...and they've had some good ones.


That sounds like something to look for.   Rex Ryan did the same crap in Baltimore (probably not as badly, but he did drive a 'us against them' mentality with the Ravens offense).    Thanks for the suggestion.
 
2014-01-14 04:49:35 PM  

you are a puppet: Because he's a good looking millionaire married to a supermodel who happens to win a lot of football games


I keep thinking there's a joke in here that will be funny without getting me turned out of my house.
 
2014-01-14 04:57:13 PM  

Starshines: You're wrong.  Brady was the beneficiary of 2 roughing the passer calls this year - tied with 5 teams for 16th in the NFL - including Pittsburgh.  The year before he was tied with 8 other teams at 2, making them 15th; Pittsburgh was ahead with 3.
And you'd have to be crazy to think that the "Brady Rule" wasn't the result of an accumulation of injuries.

Shh, that doesn't fit the narrative.


It's classic.  He benefits from 5 roughing the passer calls in 48 regular season games - lower than the league average.  But he's some prima donna who gets all the calls.
Hey guys!  Where's the outrage over Tennessee and Chicago?  Oh...their babied QB's are pedestrian and their coaches get fired.  No need to look at what's going on there.
 
2014-01-14 05:08:26 PM  

Transpogue: Bottom line...
I don't like Brady because a)He's a Patriot and Bears fans don't like the Patriots, and b)Patriots' fans are a bit insufferable. I'll add to that c) Brady is a bit of a prima donna.


I'm a Bears fan, and I don't know where you get the idea that Bears fans don't like Patriots. Hell, we clobbered them once thirty years ago and it's still our favorite memory. We only play them every few years; I don't think the Patriots are even on most fan's radars. There are a lot of teams that have beaten us badly since 1985 that deserve far more "hate".

/I don't hate any NFL franchise; I only really hate when the Packers beat the Bears. It made me sick a few weeks ago when we lost, even though I didn't expect much in the postseason.
/still respect GB, and have a number of friends and relatives in or from WI.
 
2014-01-14 05:20:08 PM  

Cubicle Jockey: Zulu_as_Kono: obeymatt: I'm sure she understands too.

I think you got lost on your way to people.com.

That's Bridget Moynahan.
Tom Brady had a kid with her before he started dating Gisele.
ZaK was insinuating that Ms. Moynahan does not like Mr. Brady, but there relationship has been friendly or at least cordial since they split up.


I heard that she went off the pill when the relationship was getting rocky to get pregnant and force Brady to stay with her. Didn't work.
 
2014-01-14 06:23:27 PM  

Nana's Vibrator: Oh...their babied QB's are pedestrian and their coaches get fired.


Well, they get injured every year, so there is that to consider. All RTPs are not created equal.
 
2014-01-14 06:32:01 PM  

skrame: Transpogue: Bottom line...
I don't like Brady because a)He's a Patriot and Bears fans don't like the Patriots, and b)Patriots' fans are a bit insufferable. I'll add to that c) Brady is a bit of a prima donna.

I'm a Bears fan, and I don't know where you get the idea that Bears fans don't like Patriots. Hell, we clobbered them once thirty years ago and it's still our favorite memory. We only play them every few years; I don't think the Patriots are even on most fan's radars. There are a lot of teams that have beaten us badly since 1985 that deserve far more "hate".

/I don't hate any NFL franchise; I only really hate when the Packers beat the Bears. It made me sick a few weeks ago when we lost, even though I didn't expect much in the postseason.
/still respect GB, and have a number of friends and relatives in or from WI.


Different side of town? Run with a more civilized Bears fan set? All I know is that if you mention the Patriots around any Bears fan I know they all roll their eyes and launch into a version of, "Those cheaters/assholes/dirty assholes/etc..." and sooner or later one of them will bring up SBXX.

Regardless, yes, Packers are- and will always be- the top of the rivalry rage list.  Can't escape that.  Rodgers has been a great gift to Chicago in helping increase the rage.  Vikings we pity, and Detroit we just put up with... and yes, I know they beat us twice this season... ugh.
 
2014-01-14 06:44:13 PM  
As much as I think Brady is the luckiest guy in the NFL, given the situation he's been put in over the years, he's a f*cking good quarterback (which is something Joe Namath WAS NOT).
 
2014-01-14 07:32:17 PM  
I don't think that it is Brady that is hated as much as those in the media who make it their life's work to keep him fully fellated.
 
2014-01-14 07:35:29 PM  
The old "you're just jealous" argument. Works every time.

Is it ok not to like Brady because he's a whiny biatch? I also don't like Manning because he's a derpy mook. Or Rivers because he's a mouthy hick.

I don't much like any of them. I'm sure they're quite disappointed to hear it, too.
 
2014-01-14 08:20:46 PM  

Nana's Vibrator: flak attack: Any hatred I have toward Brady can be summed up with 2 words: Boston fans.

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 HAH!!!
 
2014-01-14 08:38:54 PM  
I dislike him for a few basic reasons ...

1)  Boston fans.

and

2)  He Trent Dilfered his way to 3 Super Bowl titles.  He really was a mediocre quarterback on a seriously good team.

Since then, Brady has become a really damn good quarterback.  He's grown and developed into one of the best of all time -- but he hasn't won a Super Bowl since he got great.  Reason?  His teams.

So I dislike him based on the fact that his "greatness" is defined by his mediocrity -- not by him actually being great.  I realize this isn't really his fault -- but the media keeps bringing it up, so I'll dislike Brady until they get a clue.
 
2014-01-14 08:42:57 PM  
The  reason why Brady is the most hated QB in a nation wide pole is quite simple. The populations of NY, Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, Oakland, St. Louis, Miami, Philadelphia, Baltimore, The Carolina's, Buffalo, Denver, San Diego, and Tennessee, outnumber the population of New England. The Pats have either knocked everyone of those cities teams out of the playoffs (Sometimes championship games) over the last decade, or it's a city that's a division rival. Napoleon was unpopular to outside of France. As a Pats fan I'll take it as a compliment.
 
2014-01-14 08:58:55 PM  

Blink: I dislike him for a few basic reasons ...

1)  Boston fans.

and

2)  He Trent Dilfered his way to 3 Super Bowl titles.  He really was a mediocre quarterback on a seriously good team.

Since then, Brady has become a really damn good quarterback.  He's grown and developed into one of the best of all time -- but he hasn't won a Super Bowl since he got great.  Reason?  His teams.

So I dislike him based on the fact that his "greatness" is defined by his mediocrity -- not by him actually being great.  I realize this isn't really his fault -- but the media keeps bringing it up, so I'll dislike Brady until they get a clue.


You state that he's developed into "one of the best of all time" and then go on to say his greatness is defined by mediocrity. How could one of the greatest seem mediocre. You appear convoluted.  You also use the term "Dilfered" in regards to 3 SB Wins,  which makes no sense because if Dilfer won more superbowls no one would use the term "Dilfered" or in today's speak "Flacco'ed. Again convoluted.
 
2014-01-14 09:15:16 PM  

Blink: He really was a mediocre quarterback on a seriously good team.
Since then, Brady has become a really damn good quarterback. He's grown and developed into one of the best of all time -- but he hasn't won a Super Bowl since he got great. Reason? His teams.


I think we're seeing the same thing happen right now with Russell Wilson. I don't think he's a great quarterback, but he is a good quarterback and he knows not to make mistakes. He may grow into a legendary quarterback someday, but right now his success is largely due to the stacked team in front of him.
 
2014-01-14 09:15:54 PM  

Blink: I dislike him for a few basic reasons ...

1)  Boston fans.

and

2)  He Trent Dilfered his way to 3 Super Bowl titles.  He really was a mediocre quarterback on a seriously good team.

Since then, Brady has become a really damn good quarterback.  He's grown and developed into one of the best of all time -- but he hasn't won a Super Bowl since he got great.  Reason?  His teams.

So I dislike him based on the fact that his "greatness" is defined by his mediocrity -- not by him actually being great.  I realize this isn't really his fault -- but the media keeps bringing it up, so I'll dislike Brady until they get a clue.


Where I give Brieber all the credit in the world is HOW much better he's gotten, and how hard he had to work to do it.

Watch tape of him in his first season, then put in a recent game. Any game.

He's been one of the most mechanically sound quarterbacks in football for *years* now. And he got that way though thousands and thousands of hours really, really PITA work. Off-season, through vacations, you name it. I can't take that away from him regardless of how much I hate him. Those parts of his game I greatly admire and don't mind admitting.

Greatest ever? Not even close.  Top 10 of the modern era? Maybe...we'll talk. On an individual level he's up there now, but his teams have been shiatty and he's starting to show his age. If he don't get it this year or maybe next, it's over.
 
2014-01-14 09:18:39 PM  

Ishkur: Blink: He really was a mediocre quarterback on a seriously good team.
Since then, Brady has become a really damn good quarterback. He's grown and developed into one of the best of all time -- but he hasn't won a Super Bowl since he got great. Reason? His teams.

I think we're seeing the same thing happen right now with Russell Wilson. I don't think he's a great quarterback, but he is a good quarterback and he knows not to make mistakes. He may grow into a legendary quarterback someday, but right now his success is largely due to the stacked team in front of him.


The good news is, he's smart enough to know how good he ISN'T and, more importantly, has the work ethic and brains to know he can get better. From what I hear, he's the closest to Peyton is sheer addiction to getting better at his craft about 26 hours a day.

I'm not saying he's the next Peyton or Brady. But he's got an awful lot of potential and enough brains to give it one hell of a shot if'n he can stay healthy.
 
2014-01-14 09:22:59 PM  

obeymatt: I'm sure she understands too.

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I actually thinks she's hotter than Giselle.
 
2014-01-14 09:38:52 PM  

Blink: So I dislike him based on the fact that his "greatness" is defined by his mediocrity


I'd criticize this rambling mess of a post, but you have a known bias against the Pats so we'll just forget it ever happened.
 
2014-01-14 09:54:43 PM  

JusticeandIndependence: Why is Joe Namath in the Hall of Fame again?

Career TD's 173
Career INT's 220

12 years in the league and finished with a losing record  62-63-4 and a 50.1% completion rate.

Oh 1 SB ring.


And without that SB you'd still have the AFL and the NFL butting heads. That game literally changed the direction that professional football took as well as the fortunes of thousands and thousands of people, both in the league and networks. THAT'S why he's in the HOF.
 
2014-01-14 09:59:48 PM  

Blink: I dislike him for a few basic reasons ...

1)  Boston fans.

and

2)  He Trent Dilfered his way to 3 Super Bowl titles.  He really was a mediocre quarterback on a seriously good team.


Hmm. Forget about that final drive against the Rams, when that idiot John Madden said they should just take a knee? Or that 2nd half against Carolina?

Selective memory is a wonderful thing, ain't it?
 
2014-01-14 10:00:45 PM  

xaks: The good news is, he's smart enough to know how good he ISN'T and, more importantly, has the work ethic and brains to know he can get better. From what I hear, he's the closest to Peyton is sheer addiction to getting better at his craft about 26 hours a day


There was a good anecdote a few weeks ago after the Seahawks lost to the Cardinals -- their first home loss in two years. The game bothered Pete Carroll so much that he couldn't sleep. He couldn't get it out of his head -- all the preparation and doubt and things swimming through his mind. So finally, around 2am he said "fark it" to sleep, got out of bed and went down to the Seahawks clubhouse to watch some game footage.

When he got there, he found one other person already there: Russell Wilson.


Wilson is a preeminent student of the game. I love how after every drive, when the camera focuses on the Seahawks bench to find Wilson, he always has his head buried in a clipboard, making notes. He has a work ethic and a drive rivaled by few in this league, and he's intelligent enough to know how to work on his deficiencies and improve, and I think that's what gives him better upside than some other upstarts doing it on raw skill (Kaepernick, RG3, etc.). But we shall see. A lot can happen in a career.
 
2014-01-15 09:00:54 AM  

John Buck 41: Blink: I dislike him for a few basic reasons ...

1)  Boston fans.

and

2)  He Trent Dilfered his way to 3 Super Bowl titles.  He really was a mediocre quarterback on a seriously good team.

Hmm. Forget about that final drive against the Rams, when that idiot John Madden said they should just take a knee? Or that 2nd half against Carolina?

Selective memory is a wonderful thing, ain't it?


I am not a Boston fan but damn the dude is winning with a bunch of no-name receivers. Gronk is out, Hernandez is in jail, Welker is gone and Brady seems to have shown he can throw to anyone Bellichek can dig up.
 
2014-01-15 10:51:15 AM  

ununcle: The  reason why Brady is the most hated QB in a nation wide pole is quite simple. The populations of NY, Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, Oakland, St. Louis, Miami, Philadelphia, Baltimore, The Carolina's, Buffalo, Denver, San Diego, and Tennessee, outnumber the population of New England. The Pats have either knocked everyone of those cities teams out of the playoffs (Sometimes championship games) over the last decade, or it's a city that's a division rival. Napoleon was unpopular to outside of France. As a Pats fan I'll take it as a compliment.


I think this post goes a long way toward proving my point about Boston fans.  I don't hate David Gerrard, Aaron Rodgers or John Elway, despite all of them having quarterbacked a team that eliminated mine.  There's a reason I hate New England and Brady and it doesn't have much to do with the team's performance.
 
2014-01-15 12:03:31 PM  

coolio mack: Dr Dreidel: No Soap Radio: People hate him, at least in part, because he is not the stereotypical aggressive "tough guy" football player, though it certainly seems he's as tough and competitive as anyone else. The incongruity gives people fits. Not to mention he's playing in the same era as Peyton Manning, who at least maintains a somewhat hokey everyman doofus-y persona.

Last night, my roommate and I were discussing Philip Rivers. I FARKING HATE PHILIP RIVERS WITH A WHITE-HOT PASSION, but with Brady it's just sort of "Eh. Haters gonna hate."

Because Brady is hyper-competitive, but it shows mostly when he talks to teammates. Rivers is also hyper-competitive, but it shows in his jawing at the opposite sideline. I don't recall much of Brady shiat-talking the other squad.

He's had his moments when he's been prodded. Both him and Belichick clowned Anthony Smith of the Steelers a few years back when he guaranteed a win against them.  He also went in on Suggs a few years back.

Brady is one of my favorite athletes of all time. His competitiveness and the way he strives to get better is at a Michael Jordan/Kobe Bryant type level.


I don't think MJ ever had the league invent a rule invented specifically to help him.
 
2014-01-15 02:18:25 PM  

flak attack: ununcle: The  reason why Brady is the most hated QB in a nation wide pole is quite simple. The populations of NY, Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, Oakland, St. Louis, Miami, Philadelphia, Baltimore, The Carolina's, Buffalo, Denver, San Diego, and Tennessee, outnumber the population of New England. The Pats have either knocked everyone of those cities teams out of the playoffs (Sometimes championship games) over the last decade, or it's a city that's a division rival. Napoleon was unpopular to outside of France. As a Pats fan I'll take it as a compliment.

I think this post goes a long way toward proving my point about Boston fans.  I don't hate David Gerrard, Aaron Rodgers or John Elway, despite all of them having quarterbacked a team that eliminated mine.  There's a reason I hate New England and Brady and it doesn't have much to do with the team's performance.


Well, why would you? You seldom have the chance to get eliminated. Many of the teams I mentioned have been eliminated many times over to the point where many teams that make it to the playoffs consistently form a rivalry. Indy, Pittsburg and San Diego have had several AFC Championships and they usually have to face the Pats.  The Falcons don't have such rivalries because there not consistently in the playoffs. Sorry if it gets you all hurtful in your tum tum when you see Pats fans notice how consistently relevant the Pats  are year in year out.
 
2014-01-15 03:46:33 PM  

RINO: .

Brady is one of my favorite athletes of all time. His competitiveness and the way he strives to get better is at a Michael Jordan/Kobe Bryant type level.

I don't think MJ ever had the league invent a rule invented specifically to help him.


Really ???  ROFL......    You really think TB "had the league invent [this] rule to help him". You really think that, don't ya......

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2014-01-15 04:06:04 PM  

Dr Dreidel: Because Brady is hyper-competitive, but it shows mostly when he talks to teammates.


i've said this before and it bears repeating....perhaps because he's Hunky Tom Brady, the telecasts love, farking LOVVVVE to show the shot of Hunky Tom Brady yelling at his teammates, and then you hear the Bill Simmons, Jon Grudens, Cris Collinsworth and oh yeah, Peter "Hunky Tom Brady" Kings of the world jizzing their pants over his "fire", "leadership", "hypercompetitive, 'win at all costs'" mentality, etc.  Thing is, that happens all the godamn time on NFL sidelines.  Except when some shiatass 7-9 QB does it, it isn't FOR SOME REASON indicative of how firey / leadershipy that QB is. But when Hunky Tom Brady  does it, jesus chirst, that's all you hear.

the ARizona Super Bowl year, I think it was the NFC championship game when Anquan Boldin (admittedly, a bad example to use in light of his dumbassery Sunday) was caught jawing with both Kurt Warner and then-OC  Todd Haley.  When Boldin did what Brady does all the time, it was 'bad teammate', 'you can't criticize your own teammates', "bush league", and so on.  That was one of the story lines going into the super bowl.  settle down.  players yelling at their own teammates is not anything new.
 
2014-01-15 06:35:07 PM  
Since 2004, he's lost in the playoffs 9 years in a row. Can't win the big one anymore. He's a choker
 
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