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    That was a fun read, thanks!
     
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    People forget about all the good Brady does behind the scenes, the man is larger than life. Voted 3rd most hated NFL player last year:cool:
     
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    Favorite part. :D
     
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    I don't like Rick Reilly, but that article was amusing.

    One thing I'll argue is at the end when he says: "If the Fifth Son wins this Super Bowl, he goes down as one of the five greatest quarterbacks in history." I'd say Brady is already there, and a win Sunday would put him, at the very least, side-by-side with Joe Montana for the greatest ever IMO.
     
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    Good article DI,thanks for the link.
     
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    I thought the colander line was pretty good...
     
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    Agreed. Good column with some good actual writing. Thanks for the link.
     
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    Nice story on a Friday evening after being bombarded with everything anti-New England for the last 19+ weeks!
     
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    Rather than start another thread I'll piggy-back on this thread.

    How to Cheer for the Patriots (Even If You Have No Business Doing So) - The Triangle Blog - Grantland

     
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    In all objectivity and seriousness ... I completely agree.

    A lot of people bring up the fact that Montana was 4-0 in Super Bowls while Brady is 3-1 (and obviously could be 4-1 after Sunday).

    The undefeated in Super Bowls thing is great - and Montana very well might always be the greatest QB performer in Super Bowl history. But just by sheer logic, winning four Super Bowls and getting to another is better than just winning four Super Bowls. Furthermore, Brady's got plenty left in the tank. He might get to or win another Super Bowl next year, the year after that, or the year after that.
    People also forget that Montana wasn't always perfect. He had some blunders in the playoffs as well (notably against Minnesota after the '87 season).

    And finally, in Montana's day, the NFC title game was for all real intents and purposes the de facto Super Bowl - the game where the two best teams in the league played (with the dominance of the 49ers, Giants, Redskins, and Cowboys of that era). In should be noted that Montana did start and ultimately lose one of those (while getting knocked out of the game) against the Giants and just missed out at a shot at something pretty much every bit as hard as going 19-0 (three-peat).

    Top 5? Is the guy kidding us? Let's put it this way: Brady could throw 64 straight interceptions and zero TDs on his next 64 passes, and he'd STILL have 3 more Super Bowls and a better TD-INT ratio than Dan frickin' Marino (the guy some still think was the greatest pure passer of all time).
     
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    bump for those who missed the article yesterday
     
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    I can say, unequivocally, that gaining that knowledge did not improve the quality of my life.
     
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    No offense to Rick Reilly, but I cannot stand his writing, including this schlocky article.
     
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    That article made me hate Rick Reilly slightly less.
     
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