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A preview on the amazing article featured on and will be in the ESPN The Magazine’s 15th anniversary coming out May 13th:

Football is pretty random. Parenthood is pretty random. We like to pretend otherwise, but it’s true. Brady has never pretended, but damned if he won’t strive to conquer them both. Brady’s genius lies in his striving — Lloyd Carr, his coach at Michigan, always said that nobody relished the struggle as much as Brady — and it allows him to grow not only as a quarterback but also, as his dad says, into “a mature man who can balance all of his responsibilities.” He strives even as his responsibilities extend beyond reading the defense, even as he tries to transcend the stereotypes of a celebrity parent and an older quarterback the way he transcended the stereotype of a younger one, no longer playing within his limits but redefining them with each pass and passing year.


But years of coming up just short have worn on Brady, the frustration seeping out like a slow leak. He’s more “ornery” than he used to be, more prone to flashing anger on the sideline. He doesn’t sleep the night after the season ends. His emails are terse: “Bad day at the office.” But when his kids wake up eager to play, regardless of who wins a football game, he forces himself to put on a happy face. “It’s impossible,” he says, “but I try.”


The day after the Patriots lost to the Ravens, Brady received this text from Kurt Warner: Being the best doesn’t mean you always win. It just means you win more than anybody else. It touched Brady not because Warner called him the best. No, it meant a lot because in a bottom-line profession someone recognized the virtue in striving, even if it’s a consolation prize.

Just click the link to read the rest of it on ESPN by Seth Wickersham:

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