Tom Brady’s old resume is fantastic


Before Tom Brady was Tom Brady, he was a sixth-round NFL draft pick that had zero shot of starting for an NFL team or even seeing the field in the regular season. Then Drew Bledsoe got hurt, and the rest was history. But if Bledsoe never went down and Brady’s NFL career didn’t pan out, he had plenty of work experience in other fields.

How do we know this? Because the three-time Super Bowl champion shared a photo of his old resume on Facebook Thursday morning.

“Found my old resume!” Brady (or the person who runs his Facebook account) wrote. “Really thought I was going to need this after the 5th round.”

Thomas E. Brady Jr. took home Academic Achievement honors at the University of Michigan in 1996, 97 and 98. He interned with Merril Lynch as an assistant to a senior sales broker during the summers of 98 and 99 while still in school. If that doesn’t impress you, maybe you’re interested in Brady’s experience as a golf course superintendent and ranger. Or how about that summer he spent helping to build “major commercial and industrial facilities?”

You see, at one point Brady was just another schmuck looking for a job like the rest of us. If you work hard enough, you too can win three Super Bowls and marry the world’s most famous super model.

[Related: Ex-teammate says Peyton Manning is better than Tom Brady]

H/T Jimmy Traina’s Big Buzz

Tom Brady calf injury leads to rampant speculation

Tom-Brady-PatriotsIn just a few short hours on Thursday, Tom Brady went from missing a practice, to having a calf injury, to having a serious injury, to having a torn calf muscle, to having a torn ACL, to being out for the entire 2014 season. This is the world we live in. Thanks a lot, Twitter.

All jokes aside, we have no idea what the extent of Brady’s injury is. What we do know — and have gathered from reputable beat writers and reporters — is that Brady is nursing some sort of calf injury. The New England Patriots quarterback missed Thursday’s practice, which may have been precautionary. That said, any injury that keeps your star quarterback out of practice this close to the season opener is always a bit concerning.

Still, Patriots fans need not panic. Several people who actually know what they’re talking about, the Boston Globe’s Shalise Manza Young and ESPNBoston.com’s Mike Reiss being two of them, are reporting that Brady is not expected to miss Sunday’s game against the Miami Dolphins.

Again, Brady must be hurting if he missed one of New England’s final tuneups before its first game that counts. He’s also 37, so minor injuries might bother him a bit more than they used to. But Patriots fans and fantasy football owners have no need to jump off a cliff until reputable sources start showing concern.

Tom Brady and Gisele’s marriage in trouble?

Tom Brady Gisele

Is the marriage between Tom Brady and wife Gisele Bundchen in trouble? That’s what one tabloid would like to have you believe.

In a story published Monday called “Gisele & Tom: A House Divided!”, Star alleges that Gisele is controlling of Tom’s home life and that he is getting fed up.

Quoting from the article:

According to insiders, Gisele, 34, is supercontrolling with Tom and has final say on everything from how their home is decorated to exactly how and where their children, Benjamin, 4, and Vivian, 19 months, are raised.

The story alleges that despite having tons of housekeepers, Gisele has a list of chores for her husband to complete such as waking up early to clean floors and toilets. They say Tom is getting sick of doing things Gisele’s way.

In the past, Tom, 36, went along with Gisele’s demands in order to keep the peace, but pals insist he’s finally starting to stand his ground. “She throws an insane tantrum when things don’t go her way,” says the source.

“One time, Tom didn’t do one of the chores on his list, and she berated him — even telling him that he’s a terrible role model for their children. But instead of doing what she wanted, he just took the kids and left the house. Gisele was shocked.”

The story also says that a “final straw” was Gisele deciding she didn’t want to live in the LA mansion they built, and instead preferred a quieter environment. You may recall that the couple began construction on the Brentwood mansion back in 2010 after purchasing the plot of land for over $11 million. The entire construction cost was estimated to be around $20 million and the project supposedly took about four years to complete. It’s unclear whether the family ever lived in the mansion, but they listed it this year and sold it to Dr. Dre. They’re now building a huge complex in Brookline, Mass. instead.

And how’s this for a kicker? Star concluded its story with a quote from a friend who says they wouldn’t be surprised if Tom decided he could no longer take the married life.

“She rules Tom’s life,” continues the friend. “Nobody would be surprised if he threw in the towel soon.”

Eh, I think everyone on the outside world would be surprised if that happened. But if they are having problems, nobody should be surprised. First off, all marriages have their problems. Secondly, few things are as perfect as they seem on the outside.

While I can picture Gisele as a controlling type, I just can’t imagine Tom scrubbing toilets around his house. No way that’s possible, right?

Tom Brady not throwing Darrelle Revis’ way in practice

Darrelle-RevisTom Brady is as familiar with Darrelle Revis as any quarterback in the NFL. Prior to joining the New England Patriots, Revis spent several years making life difficult for Brady. And now, the five-time Pro Bowler seems to be giving No. 12 fits on the practice field.

According to Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald, Brady avoided throwing toward Revis during 11-on-11 and 7-on-7 drills at practice on Friday. In fact, Guregian said Brady “didn’t throw a single pass” to any receiver Revis was covering and neither did backup quarterback Ryan Mallett.

Yesterday, Brady and Mallett constantly threw to the left, instead of right, where Revis was marking the receiver lined up wide. And the minute Revis was replaced, usually by either Logan Ryan or Daxton Swanson, Brady would go right at Ryan or Swanson. It was almost automatic. At one point after Revis switched out, Mallett hit three straight passes, the last of which was to Julian Edelman, all against Swanson on the right side.

Revis was asked after practice if he gets bored when quarterbacks don’t throw his way.

“I love competition,” he said with a laugh. “I think that’s why we play this game, is to compete every Sunday and to go out there and execute your job and try to win games. I love competition. I never back down from any challenge. It’s just going out there competing, and doing your job and trying to help your team win.”

Most people expect Revis to be even better this season than he was last. He’ll have a full post-ACL surgery season under his belt, and Bill Belichick has a reputation for getting the most out of his players and utilizing all of their talent.

Brady’s as competitive as they come — even in practice. If he’s not throwing toward Revis, there’s a good reason for that.

Aqib Talib: Peyton Manning is better than Tom Brady

Aqib Talib chillin

Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib made the NFL Network’s list of the 100 Top Players of 2014. Talib landed at No. 79 on the annual player power rankings, and he recently joined NFL Network to discuss his place on the list and a variety of other topics. Naturally, he was asked for his thoughts on the Tom Brady vs. Peyton Manning debate.

“You gotta go Peyton Manning,” Talib said, as transcribed by Tom E. Curran of CSNNE.com. “Tom is a good friend of mine, what’s up Tom, baby. (Manning) had an awesome year. He tore it up. He like set the record for touchdowns. He beat Tom in the AFC Championship. You gotta give it to Peyton. Tom know that’s my dog man, he know.”

What else can he say? Talib and Manning are teammates now, and Manning is coming off the best season of his career. In reality, Brady and Manning are 1A and 1B at the moment. Manning lights up the stat board and has most of the records, but the blowout loss to the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl stings badly. His playoff record of 11-12 hurts his legacy.

While Talib said he is friends with Brady, he did not seem to be all that fond of Bill Belichick.

“Bill sure didn’t want to give me that money so hey man, he gave it to Revis,” Talib said when asked about his contract. “It is what it is.”

Most feel that Revis is a better cornerback than Talib, and Talib himself even agreed. The Patriots invested more money over a shorter deal for Revis, so in a way there is less risk involved. Plus, Talib has a history of off-field issues and Revis does not.

Bottom line — Talib has jumped right into the rivalry. The Broncos and Patriots could very well meet again in the AFC Championship next year. Talib’s former team is now public enemy No. 1.

Patriots rookie Jimmy Garoppolo voted better looking than Tom Brady

Jimmy Garoppolo

It’s going to be a while before the New England Patriots find a quarterback who can replace Tom Brady on the field, but they already have found a quarterback who can replace him in the looks department: Jimmy Garoppolo.

Garopollo played college ball at Eastern Illinois and was voted the Ohio Valley Conference’s Offensive Player of the Year after throwing for 5,050 yards and 53 touchdowns last season. The man broke Tony Romo’s school records for career passing yards and touchdowns. His body of work was enough to convince the Patriots to draft him in the second round on Friday, 62nd overall, and he’s already quite popular among some NFL fans.

Outsports.com, which is the leading sports site covering gay athletes, ran a poll Friday after Garoppolo was picked and asked their readers who is hotter: Jimmy or Tommy?

As of Monday, dimple cheeks had a commanding lead over dimple chin on OutSports’ poll:

Jimmy Garoppolo Tom Brady poll

There’s no denying that Garoppolo is a very handsome man and capable of snagging a supermodel wife. But the real question is will he be able to play like dreamboat Tommy?

Dr. Dre reportedly closing on Tom Brady and Gisele’s mansion

Dr Dre BeatsTom Brady and Gisele are selling the impressive mansion they constructed in Brentwood, Calif., and it looks like another celebrity will be purchasing it.

The Real Estalker reported last month that rapper-turned-business mogul Dr. Dre agreed to buy the place. Page Six reported Saturday night that the music mogul is closing in on the 14,000 square foot mansion custom designed by the power couple.

Dre has been in the news all week because his “Beats” headphone company is reportedly being acquired by Apple for a rumored price of over $3 billion. Clearly the guy will have the cash to purchase such a place.

Brady and Gisele reportedly were asking $50 million for the mansion, but Dre supposedly will be paying around $48 or even $40 million for the pile of bricks.

That pad is worth it just for the sick moat alone. I wonder if Dre asked Tommy to throw in some gators in the moat and fire-breathing dragons around the castle just to seal the deal. That’s what I would have asked for.