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Sources on Yahoo report Tom Brady is out all year

I can’t think of anything that would make me happier except Brett Favre retiring for real.

A more robust post later tonight about all the games.

DW

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  • http://riggosrag.com/ Redskins Guy

    We should never celebrate injuries like that.  Shame on you. What are you, an Eagles fan?

    That said, it couldn’t happen to a nicer team.  And it’s nice to know that someone else’s season started off worse than ours.

  • dwagner

    Injuries are a part of the game.  I don’t want anyone to be hurt, but since people do get hurt, I’m happy it it happened to Brady. Seven years in Boston was enough to know how insufferable Pats fans are.  I just wish I was there on Monday morning to hear the moaning and see their rending of the flesh.

    -DW

  • Josh

    I can go with you as far as appreciating the Patriot’s severe cutback, but I still think it’s a shame that Brady got hurt. Regardless of team, there’s something awesome about watching a truly stellar athlete excel, seeing his story unfold, and appreciating what he brought to the game.

  • theMBIIIeffect

    I’m kind of with DW on this one. I don’t like to see people getting hurt, but if I had to pick one to go down with injury, Tom Brady would be in the top 3 easily.

  • http://riggosrag.com/ Redskins Guy

    I just worry about karma backlash from overexcessive celebration.

    I guess the distinction I’d make is this:
    I’m thrilled that the Patriot’s season seems to be circling the toilet.  I’m not thrilled that somebody had to get a serious injury in order for that to happen.

  • dwagner

    Well, yeah.  I don’t want an injury to occur either.  But at least one ACL is going to tear every week out there.  Isn’t it refreshing to see it happen to an obnoxious team and an obnoxious fan base?

    For instance, last year, you never heard me get excited that the entire Rams offensive live tore a collective ACL.  The Rams don’t do anything to hurt anybody and their fans are nice enough.  But I’ll admit, if you haven’t lived in Boston (without growing up there and being a Pats fan) this might not make sense.  But two minutes in an elevator with a couple of Pats/Red Sox fans will make you hate them for life.

    And yes, some of my best friends are Pats and Red Sox fans. :)

    -DW

  • TDCowboys

    I Dont Feel Sorry for Brady At All. Here’s why!

    I lost all respect for Brady last year when he did not show up for the Pro Bowl. I thought this guy was “a team player”
    He has a legendary season and the NFL and his Fans vote him to play in the Pro Bowl and he doest even have enough decency to represent his team or fans. He’s to busy pouting about how he did’nt win another Super Bowl. He basically said Im to good for the pro-bowl and screw representing the Patriots “I” lost a super bowl. 
     Tough shit, I know they worked hard(filming teams) I know it was a dissapointment but he has an obligation to his team, fans and himself. And to skip out on a privlege like the Pro-Bowl, which most players dream to attend, tells me he’s all about himself.  
      I mean how about the Browns who went 10-6 and didnt even make the playoffs, or Cowboys who were upset in the first round or L.T etc.. A lot of teams and players had their dreams shattered. So I guess nobody should have showed up to the Pro-Bowl.  
      Im not glad he’s in pain but I am glad that he will have to sit on the sidelines and watch his TEAM.

  • Josh

    Come on, out of all the things to judge a publc person on, refusing to play in the Pro Bowl is pretty low. And I can’t blame him for not wanting to go. The Pro Bowl is just a notch above required preseason games as NFL stupidest ideas. And last time he refused to play because of a mild injury. I don’t think it means any disrespect to the fans who voted him in. Imagine that the NFL decided to include an option on the ballot, under the QB selection, to indicate that (injury permitting) your selection should be obligated by the NFL to perform in the Pro Bowl. I’m sure no one select it.

  • Josh

    And I disagree with the idea that better Brady get injured than anyone else. Like I said, it’s great to see great players shine. Sports in general is the only part of the news that celebrates human accomplishment, equally or more so than failure. If I had to chose someone to get injured, it would be a no-namer with a mediocre limited career.

  • TDCowboys

    And yes I know Brady’s reason for not showing was because of injury. It was I lostasuperbowl tear to the heart.

  • TDCowboys

    Josh what about players who play on teams that have no chance to win a superbowl. The probowl is all they got and what they work for, its also a bar owners set to entice players to get to to make more money for themselves. Because we both know money is a big factor for these guys. I disagree the probowl is on of the stupidest ideas. How many hall of famers skipped out on thier probowl games?

  • http://riggosrag.com/ Redskins Guy

    If anything, more people will get to play if a player decides not to go. I really don’t think there’s anything wrong with declining the invitation.  I’d rather they decline it than accept and then become a last minute scratch or whatever.  And at least you can step aside to let someone else go in your place.  Let the people who actually want to be there go. 
    I agree that Brady’s reason for not going was pretty lame, but I don’t think we should force people to go to something that’s supposed to be an honor and a reward.  If Brady wants to be an asshole and let down his fans, he should have that right.   

  • TDCowboys

    “If Brady wants to be an asshole and let down his fans, he should have that right.”
    I rest my case!

    This just in: Bill Belechick has just enrolled Tom Brady into a Filming Arts school in N.Y. 

  • bz

    Have the fans of this once proud franchise become so disenchanted with the game of football and their own teams performance of said sport that they have to revel in injuries?  Wow, it’s going to be a long season for you guys.

  • Staubach

    Injuries like this are never good. Why? If you do win it all, then people will say your Super Bowl was tainted as you did not play the best team. The winner of the AFC will hear that over and over. Leave no questions…

  • Staubach

    Another thing, can you even imagine how much that hurt? I have banged my knee before and it kills. But he tore the whole damn thing up!!  Would not wish that on anyone (well mostly nobody ;-) )

    Well Diron Talbert, Jack Lambert, and some bald guy i cannot remember who slammed Roger to the ground on his head and that guy who separated his shoulder. Other than that… ;-)