It’s Over: Tom Brady Retires

Tom Brady has retired.

It’s over.

The last time Tom retired, he changed his mind a month and a half later and returned to lead the Buccaneers to the playoffs.  On Twitter, there’s already a lot of people making jokes about him changing his mind a second time but I think everyone knows that this Brady retirement is for real.  He’s 45 years old now, playing a game that many players are forced to quit when they’re only in their early 30s.  This season, there were times when Brady struggled but he still led the Buccaneers to the post season.  A struggling Brady was still better than many quarterbacks at their prime.

Tom Brady was the greatest of all time.  He’s also someone who played for so long that there’s an entire generation that doesn’t know of a time when Brady wasn’t one of the most dominating quarterbacks in the league.  Brady played 23 seasons.  People who were born during his first season with the Patriots have graduated from college.  Famously, Brady was picked in the 6th round of the 2000 NFL Draft but, in the end, he was the last member of the class standing.  Brady dominated like a few others.  It was exciting and fun to watch him play, except for one he was playing against your team.

There are, of course, other great quarterbacks in the NFL.  Two of them are about to meet in the Super Bowl.  But Tom Brady retiring is definitely the end of an era and a reminder that time catches up with all of us eventually.  Brady has been hired by Fox Sports to provide commentary during the 2023 season.  I could see Tom Brady doing anything he wants during his retirement.

Let’s not get crazy now.

Personally, I think Tom Brady would make a hell of a coach.  But, whatever he does from this point forward, he’ll always be remembered as one of the greatest of all time.

The Astros Take Game 4

Yesterday, I was happy for the fans of the Phillies because their excitement reminded me of how excited I was when my team, the Rangers, made it to the World Series.  But, as someone who is cheering for the Astros in the World Series, I was not happy that they got blown out in Game 3.  They lost 0-7 and, last night, it looked like the Phillies might be unstoppable.

Tonight, though, the Astros proved that this World Series is nowhere close to being over.  Even with Jill Biden sitting in the stands and trying to turn the country against them, the Astros shut out the Phillies.  The Astros not only won, 5-0, but tonight’s game was also the first combined no-hitter (and the third no-hitter overall) in baseball post-season history.  Tonight, the Astros looked as strong as the Phillies looked last night.

You can hear the Philadelphia crowd booing in the video but I don’t care.  The Astros made history and this World Series isn’t ending anytime soon.  The World Series is now tied 2-2.  Game 5 is tomorrow night.

Go Astros!

The Phillies Win Game 3

After being canceled due to yesterday’s weather, Game 3 of the World Series was played in Philadelphia tonight.  As I’ve said since the post-season began, I’m a Texan.  I wish the Rangers were in the World Series but they’re not.  The Astros are the Texas team in the World Series and that’s who I’m cheering for.  I wasn’t happy to watch the Astros lose tonight.  I especially wasn’t happy to see them lose by 0 runs to 7.

I’m happy for all the Phillies fans, though.  Whenever I would start to get upset about the score, the broadcast would show the fans reacting in the stands and they were so happy that I couldn’t help but be happy for them.  It reminded me of how excited I was when the Rangers made it to the World Series and how excited I’ll be when they make it their again.

So, congratulations, Phillies!  I’m still cheering for the Astros but the Phillies played a good game and they made their fans happy.

The Phillies Win Game One

Congrats to the Phillies who, last night, won Game One of the 2022 World Series!  By a score of 6-5, the Phillies handed the Astos their first loss of the post-season.  I’m cheering for the Astros but I am also happy that the Phillies’s amazing season will not end with them going 0-4 in the World Series.

The Phillies earned their win.  And now, it’s time to GO ASTROS!