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A Farewell to Tom Brady from a Patriots Fan

FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS - JANUARY 04: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots reacts during the the AFC Wild Card Playoff game against the Tennessee Titans at Gillette Stadium on January 04, 2020 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

There is no arguing that Tom Brady had the greatest career in the history of the league: 7 Super Bowl wins, 10 Super Bowl appearances, a 0.754 all time game winning percentage, and a grocery list of other stats. Without a doubt, he is the greatest of all time; the GOAT. Brady’s impact wasn’t just measurable on the field, though. A household name, Tommy’s significance impacted millions, especially during his time in New England.

You’ll probably hear from a lot of younger NFL fans that Tom Brady’s career has spanned longer than they’ve been alive (a category I also fall into). Being from a small New England town, community is something that we value, and in a way, Brady helped facilitate that. Cold, boring winters were made better on Sunday, and we were all praising TB12 like Jesus. He was always a talking point at school or at the office, a symbol and hero for New Englanders.

I will always have great memories of being with my Dad over the weekend, turning on the game, and counting down the minutes until kickoff. Our audible commentary and cheering wasn’t just aimed at the whole team, though. There was one thing we’d always say, and that was “c’mon, Brady!” A phrase that since 2019 I have not uttered, but it’ll always be a phrase that is a core memory of my childhood. He was the focal point of the not just the offense, but the entire game.

Before my writing gets too soppy, despite his Michael Jordan-like unretirement last year that didn’t see much success, Tom Brady’s legacy will forever go down in NFL and sports history as nothing short of legendary. So thanks, Tom, thanks for being an entertainer, a miracle maker, and a role model. Enjoy your FINAL retirement.

Written by Matty Ice

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