Stole this picture from ESPN. After what they did to this man I think that's fair.
Oh Tommy Boy. Even though you ghosted my autograph request 13 years ago you are still one of my favorite people of all time.
In case you didn't know today is Tom Brady's birthday. But it's an extra special one as today TB12 turns TB40 (that was sooo fucking lame). 40 years ago today the world became a better place because Thomas Edward Patrick Brady, Jr. the greatest quarterback who ever lived became a part of it. After the repeal of the 20th Amendment, Treaty of Versailles and advent of television, August 3rd 1977 in probably the most important day of the 20th century. Elvis Presley died less than two weeks after Brady was born, my guess is because he knew there was a new king in town.
Today is Brady's first day of the 40's and he's still the best in the league.
Fun fact: In 12.5% of Brady's 40 years on this planet he has been a Super Bowl champion. After this year it'll be nearly 15%! All the credit to Himalayan pink salt, avocado ice cream, and not eating tomatoes. I saw this stat about Tommy's 30's that is absolutely mind boggling.
The dude didn't lose a regular season home game (that mattered) (also I was there am-i-bad-luck-for-the-patriots.html) to an AFC opponent for his entire 30's. Essentially an entire decade of dominating the AFC. Sure he lost a few playoff games at home, but statistically that's going to probably happen when you're playing home playoff games every single year.
Here's another ridiculous Tom Brady stat. More wins in his 30's than five hall of famers had in their entire careers.
Okay one more crazy stat/fact? You got it.
What I think is the most remarkable thing about Tom is how at 40 years old he doesn't seem to be slowing down, if anything he's only getting better. Last season he went 14-1 as a starter, and in the one loss he drove the Patriots within a yard of tying the game. Since turning 35 before the 2012 season Brady is 59-17 during the regular season with 156 passing TD to only 37 INT. Oh and he's won another two Super Bowls.
To me the only question remaining is what's next?
Is he going to fall off a cliff like Peyton Manning? Can this guy really play another five years? I hate to think this could be Tom Brady's last season with the Patriots but given his age and Bill Belichick being Bill Belichick you never know.
All I know is that I love Tom Brady and so do these people.
Happy Birthday, Tom from your friend Ryan aka Doz aka Dozie aka Dozo aka Ole Dozo aka Dozah Parks aka your biggest fan here at DozOnLife.com if you could tell our friend, Dave Portnoy to give me a look that'd be greatly appreciated.
Can't wait until when you win another Super Bowl this season.