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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Former NFL coach under fire for his ranking of 10 best quarterbacks since 1978

In the history of professional quarterbacks, Peyton Manning has the most touchdown passes. Aaron Rodgers has the highest passer rating. Tom Brady has the most Super Bowl rings.

But who’s the best player overall?

There’s a lot to consider when making your pick for Greatest Of All Time — GOAT, for short. Lucky for us, ESPN put together an all-star panel of NFL icons to decide once and for all: Who is the best quarterback of the modern era?

A group of 10 NFL coaches and executives all submitted their votes for their top quarterbacks since 1978 — but the selection process was not as unanimous as you’d believe.

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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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ESPN reveals ranking of the 100 most famous athletes of 2017

Stars like Tom Brady and Ryan Lochte may be household names in the United States, but that doesn’t necessarily hold true throughout the rest of the world.

ESPN revealed the 2017 edition of its annual World Fame 100 ranking on Tuesday, listing the top 100 most famous active athletes on the planet.

For the second year in a row, soccer asserted its place as the most popular sport on Earth, with 3 of the top 10 most famous athletes being footballers. Tennis, golf and basketball were close behind with 2 stars each.

Usain Bolt, the fastest man on Earth, also landed a spot in the top 10.

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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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The best of the best: Super Bowl Most Valuable Players through the years

The score is final. There’s confetti floating through the air and covering the field. Two weeks of preparation and 60 minutes of intense action later, the Super Bowl is over and the NFL has crowned a new champion.

Don’t turn off the television too fast, though! There’s still one major decision to be made — who of the nearly 100 players on the field was the most valuable of the night?

The Super Bowl Most Valuable Player Award is one of the most coveted trophies a player can receive, if only because it means he made it to (and likely was an integral part of winning) the big game.

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The Patriots’ Super Bowl LI roster bears an uncanny resemblance to an earlier championship team

The New England Patriots are in the Super Bowl. At this point, no one should really be shocked by that anymore.

Super Bowl LI will mark the ninth time the Patriots play in the big game, which is a new NFL record. Seven out of those nine appearances have come under the tutelage of head coach Bill Belichick and were started by his golden quarterback, Tom Brady.

The team suiting up in white this Sunday bears some understandable similarities to the Patriots’ last championship roster, since their most recent Super Bowl victory came just two years ago at Super Bowl XLIX in Arizona. However, these Patriots also bear an uncanny resemblance to a much earlier squad — the Patriots of Super Bowl XXXVIII in 2004.

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