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End of an Era

Want to hear a wild stat? Tom Brady is multiple games under .500 for the first time since his junior season at Michigan

October 28, 2022

It’s been a tough week for ol’ Tom Brady. On Thursday night, the Buccaneers lost at home to the Baltimore Ravens, their third defeat on the spin, dropping them to 3-5 on the season. Then on Friday morning, with the loss still stinging, news broke that Brady was now minus-one in wife differential as well.

That’s a one-two punch to plant any heavyweight on their ass, but don’t feel too bad for the guy. Brady has piled up his fair share of Ws over the years, as evidenced by this truly absurd stat shared by Amazon in the waning moments of Thursday’s loss. Read it and weep (especially if you’re a Wolverines fan).

How is that even possible? Brady has spent longer at the pinnacle of his given sport than anyone not named Kareem and yet somehow he's never been more than one game in the hole. That’s 23 NFL seasons and one additional year of FBS college ball. It defies belief, and yet here we are, forced to confront its cold, hard actuality. If that doesn’t sum up the career of Tom Brady, nothing does.

With all that established, it may also be time pour some out for the head coaching career of Todd Bowles. Lloyd Carr, Bill Belichick, Bruce Arians—Brady played with the lead under all of them, a frontrunner to the end. But no sooner did he oust Arians and install Bowles as his personal sock puppet, it all came crumbling down. We would say we hate to see it, but how could we? History is unfolding before our very eyes. The Roman Empire has fallen. This is a remember-where-you-were sports moment … as if you could ever forget it.