Tom Brady jokes about retirement after rushing milestone: ‘Time to ride off into the sunset’

During Sunday’s 24-10 win over the Minnesota Vikings, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady reached a milestone he’s been working towards for nearly two decades — 1,000 total rushing yards. 

As is tradition with Brady, he took to Instagram after the victory to celebrate. 

“The only reason I’ve been playing 19 years is to get to that 1,000 yards,” he said in a clip posted to his account Monday afternoon. 

And then, as he climbed into his car, Brady uttered the words that will send chills down the spines of Patriots fans everywhere: “That’s it. I’m out. Time to ride off into the sunset.”

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Martellus Bennett facing backlash after playing with Patriots days after being cut by Packers

New England Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett was the subject of severe backlash this weekend as questions continue to swirl around his reported shoulder injury.

Bennett, who played with the Patriots last season and was a part of their historic Super Bowl LI win, signed with the Green Bay Packers over the offseason. He started in seven games through the first nine weeks for Green Bay, but the team ultimately cut him on November 8, citing a failure to disclose a medical condition.

The tight end had previously revealed that he was considering retirement and surgery on his injured shoulder. However, those options seemed to be swept off the table when Bill Belichick and the Patriots came calling late last week.

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Patriots linebacker Harvey Langi reunited with wife in hospital after car accident

New England Patriots rookie linebacker Harvey Langi had an emotional reunion with his wife in the hospital three days after the two were in a serious car accident.

According to Langi’s wife, Cassidy, the couple was out for a date last Friday and were nearly home when their car was rear-ended by an SUV at a stop light.

Both Harvey and Cassidy were hospitalized after the incident, but their injuries were not considered to be life-threatening.

The two reportedly did not see each other for three days following the crash — and Cassidy posted the footage of their touching reunion to her Instagram.

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Eye-opening dating habits of die-hard NFL fans revealed in study

Relationships are a serious commitment — but, so is football.

From September all the way to February, avid football fans dedicate every Sunday (and often even Thursdays and Mondays) to their sport and team of choice. That can get on the nerves of a significant other if they don’t understand or care for the game.

Why not just date someone who loves football as much as you? Well, that’s easier said than done, especially when you realize how picky some NFL fans are.

study done by Fanatics delves deep into the dating preferences of each team’s fanbase — and it revealed some interesting trends.

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Exclusive country club finally allows membership to neighbors Tom Brady, Gisele Bundchen

You can’t always get what you want — even if you’re Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen.

The famous couple reside in Brookline, Massachusetts, right next door to an exclusive country club (actually called The Country Club), to which they applied for membership in 2015.

The club, however, denied Brady and Bundchen entry. According to The Boston Globe, The Country Club is “famous for understatement and insularity,” and a pair as high-profile as the quarterback and supermodel could cause a problem.

It was suggested that Brady reapply after his retirement from the NFL — which we all know probably isn’t happening any time soon.

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Tom Brady voted as top NFL player of 2017 in annual ranking

Tom Brady’s place in history has long been discussed by fans and analysts, but it seems he’s officially won over his peers.

The Super Bowl LI MVP was voted No. 1 overall on NFL Network’s annual Top 100 Players list, which is chosen by the athletes themselves.

Brady’s opponent in the Super Bowl and league MVP Matt Ryan came in at a surprisingly low No. 10 on the list.

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Tom Brady, Patriots players team up with Guy Fieri for a good cause — and plenty of food and football

The clouds over Boston couldn’t dampen the spirits of Tom Brady, Guy Fieri or any of the guests at the Cooking with Best Buddies Food and Wine Festival and accompanying football game at Harvard University.

Best Buddies International, a nonprofit organization benefiting those with intellectual and developmental disabilities, kicked off a weekend’s worth of festivities in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Friday evening.

Popular celebrity chef and TV personality Guy Fieri hosted the second annual Guy Cooking with Best Buddies event while New England Patriots quarterback and Super Bowl LI MVP Tom Brady held the Best Buddies Football Challenge flag football game at Harvard Stadium.

The game featured Brady quarterbacking for both teams alongside some of his famous friends, including Massachusetts Congressman Joe Kennedy and Patriots teammates Julian Edelman, Danny Amendola, James White and Dion Lewis.

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Several former teammates attend funeral services for Aaron Hernandez

At least three of Aaron Hernandez’s former teammates were in attendance at his funeral services in Bristol, Connecticut, on Monday.

Brothers Mike and Maurkice Pouncey, as well as current NFL free agent Brandon Spikes, were reportedly on hand for the proceedings. All three men played college football with Hernandez at the University of Florida, and Spikes was a teammate of Hernandez’s again with the New England Patriots from 2010 to 2013.

Another former Gator, Riley Cooper, is said to have been on the guest list but it’s unclear if he was actually present.

The Pouncey brothers both shared tributes to Hernandez on Instagram shortly after his suicide last week.

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The Patriots are no longer holding back their feelings on Roger Goodell

It’s no secret that New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick doesn’t like distractions in his locker room.

Over the past two years, as the shadow of Deflategate and Tom Brady’s four-game suspension hung over both his team and the league, Belichick remained as stoic as ever. His players followed suit, staying as quiet as possible about their newly-strained relationship with Commissioner of the NFL Roger Goodell, all the while keeping their eyes on the prize of getting to and winning Super Bowl LI.

Many speculated about what would happen if the Patriots were to win the Super Bowl in the 2016-17 season. How would Goodell deal with handing the Lombardi Trophy to team owner Robert Kraft — or even to Brady?

In the days leading up to the big game, Goodell insisted he would not feel awkward up on that stage with the Patriots, going so far as to say it would be “an honor” to award Brady his fifth trophy. He also addressed his notable absence from Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, throughout the 2016 season and playoffs, saying that he would gladly attend a Patriots home game if the team were to invite him.

Other than a few thinly veiled shots at the commissioner from Robert Kraft, the Patriots, still, kept their feelings to themselves.

Until now.

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Baseball team promises to help Tom Brady find his missing Super Bowl jersey

On Sunday, Tom Brady became the most decorated quarterback of all time. He won his fifth Super Bowl championship and fourth Super Bowl MVP award (both NFL records) after engineering an improbable comeback against the Atlanta Falcons, all but cementing his G.O.A.T. status.

Unfortunately, what should have been a perfect night ended disappointingly for Brady when the jersey he wore during the game went missing minutes after he removed it.

Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick understands the gravity of this memorabilia being missing — a priceless jersey that should end up in the Hall of Fame — and has called upon the Texas Rangers to help.

But there’s one problem that’s causing some confusion… the Texas Rangers are also a baseball team.

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