Would you hire Thomas E. Brady?
What if Drew Bledsoe had never gotten hurt? Beyond that, what if the New England Patriots had never spent a sixth-round flyer on a little-known quarterback out of the University of Michigan in the 2000 NFL Draft?
If you were an employer in Ann Arbor, Michigan looking for an entry level worker, you might have seen the resume of one Thomas E. Brady, Jr. float across your desk.
Brady uploaded his old resume to Facebook Thursday morning. His work experience included such college student standards as security for a festival, basic construction, and golf course pro shop manager. So, would you have hired Tom Brady?
Only “-kowskis” allowed to score points
As far as we know, it was not Polish-American Appreciation Day in Foxborough, Massachusetts Sunday.
In a bizarre case of onomastics, the Oakland Raiders and New England Patriots played a game in which every single point was scored by a player with a last name ending in “-kowski.”
First, Oakland kicker Sebastian Janikowski connected on a 49-yard field goal to put the Raiders up, 3-0. In the second quarter, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady connected on a 6-yard touchdown pass to tight end Rob Gronkowski, and New England kicker Stephen Gostkowski added the extra point. Gostkowski also tacked on a field goal of his own at the end of the half to put New England up 10-3.
The second half brought more the same. Janikowski added two more field goals to his ledger in the third quarter, from 37 and 47 yards, trimming the margin to 10-9. But Gotskowski put the game away with two more of his own in the fourth, hitting first from 20, then 36 yards to provide the final margin of 16-9.
In summary: 25 points scored, all by “-koswkis.”
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Kirk Cousins starts over RG3 on ‘South Park’
Whatever your views are regarding the name of the “Washington Football Team” and regardless of whether or not you enjoyed the season premiere of “South Park,” which took on the issue of said name, you have to appreciate the fact that creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone are up to date on their NFL knowledge.
When the preview for the episode first ran during the fourth quarter of last Sunday’s Redskins-Eagles game, it featured Robert Griffin III in uniform over owner Dan Snyder’s right shoulder. But by the time the episode aired Wednesday night, Kirk Cousins had replaced him.
Love it or hate it, agree or disagree, you’ve got to
appreciate the silent nod to the quarterback controversy brewing in Washington.