Tag: Brady, Tom

N.F.L. Week 1 Predictions: Our Picks Against the Spread

The calm before Week 1 of the N.F.L. season is always something to behold. Every team has several breakout candidates. Every coach is either new blood or somehow reinvigorated. Every fan believes his or her team has a lot more winnable games on the schedule than other people might think. A lot of that enthusiasm […]

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Why Andrew Luck’s Retirement Was So Shocking

Athletes’ retirements are fundamentally unusual. The delusions of invincibility that help players climb to spectacular sporting heights are often the same delusions that find them hanging around for too long. Few of them ever actually choose to walk away. More often, a livelihood is cut short, unceremoniously, by injury or by the posting of a […]

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Tom Brady Is No ‘Tom Terrific.’ Any New Yorker Can Tell You That.

Tom Brady is very, very good at his job. But, according to New Yorkers, Boston-haters and one crucial federal agency, he is decidedly not terrific. Indeed, on Thursday, no less an adversary than the United States Patent and Trademark Office pinned a big L on Mr. Brady, the superstar quarterback of the New England Patriots, […]

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With Time Running Short, Patriots Unlikely to Make White House Visit

The New England Patriots won the Super Bowl on Feb. 3. Yet, as the new N.F.L. season approaches in two weeks, it is all but certain they will not have the customary congratulatory ceremony at the White House, an event that has often been tense or divisive under President Trump. The lack of a ceremony, […]

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