Tom Brady has it all.
Model wife? Check.
More than $130 million in career earnings? Check.
Three Super Bowls? Check.
Oh, and he’s quarterbacking my fantasy football team.
Yep, the New England Patriots pivot has everything. But he hasn’t forgotten the journey.
The 37-year-old posted a picture of his old resume to Facebook Thursday morning along with a joke: “Really thought I was going to need this”.
Brady’s story is well-known.
The Michigan product was selected in the sixth round of the 2000 draft by the Patriots, who drafted him in to play behind Pro Bowl quarterback Drew Bledsoe.
But when Bledsoe sustained an injury in 2001, Brady took the reins. He hasn’t relinquished them since.
Furthermore, next to nobody thought he’d amount to anything following a comical NFL Combine.
Now, he’s among the best to ever play the game.
It’s almost time for October baseball, which means TV stations are getting ready to amp up their coverage ahead of the Fall Classic.
Breaking the seal is TBS, which recently brought Bryan Cranston back to the small screen to put on a five-minute, one-man show depicting some of the most memorable post-season moments in MLB history. (Plus a cameo by Pedro Martinez!)
Too bad it’s just a tease. The former Breaking Bad star does some great impressions.
Like a spot-on Kirk Gibson, who hit a walk-off home run with both legs injured in Game 1 of the 1988 World Series …
Derek Jeter’s flip play to home plate in Game 3 of the 2001 American League Division Series …
Carlton Fisk’s walk-off home run in Game 6 of the 1975 World Series …
Too bad “Touch ‘em all Joe” Carter didn’t make the cut.
Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton is coming along after suffering multiple facial fractures and dental damage as a result of taking a pitch to the face last week against the Milwaukee Brewers.
The reason we know this is because Tuesday he decided to post a gory before-and-after photo to Instagram.
On the left is moments after he was hit, on the right is a recent picture.
Obligatory warning, because it’s kind of disgusting.
At least it’s progress.
An NCAA football player faked his own death over the weekend in Miami.
During a game between Arkansas State and Miami on Saturday, an ASU player lined up in the slot prior to what ended up being a blown fake punt.
When the ball was snapped, the player put his feet together before falling over while clutching his chest in what appeared to be an attempt to fake a heart attack.
As you can see, the fake punt turned into an interception and the Miami Hurricanes cruised to a 41-20 win in South Florida.
Oh, and the player in question lost his dignity.
And for all of you anti-soccer folks out there who think diving and acting doesn’t happen in every sport, guess again.
It’s prevalent. It happens in every sport.
You just have to be willing to look for it.
According to NHL.com, Teuvo Teravainen is 5-foot-11, 169 pounds. (Which seems generous on the height scale.)
There’s no doubt the Finnish forward is undersized. He could add a few pounds to his frame and is still developing in certain facets of the game.
Those are the main reasons the Chicago Blackhawks haven’t given Teravainen more than three games of action since drafting the highly-touted prospect 18th overall at the 2012 draft.
But, man, does the dude have serious superstar potential as a playmaker.
Here’s Teravainen on Monday, showing off his special talents in an all-rookie game against the Ottawa Senators:
For those interested, Teravainen’s stats via EliteProspects.com: