Your life didn’t have to turn out this way. You could have been the fourth son of Mike Brady on that killer 1970s TV show, “The Brady Bunch.” You could have been the lone athlete among Mike’s sons because
we learned by watching the show that the other sons, Greg, Peter and Bobby, were not good athletes.
You could have been the Alpha male in that famous family, the one people would talk about fondly to this day. “The Brady Bunch” turned into one of the hottest TV shows in the history of TV shows. People
would remember you as Tom Brady, the lone athlete among the Brady Bunch boys.
Behind the scenes, you could have dated your oldest half-sister, Marcia Brady, who was just an actress like you so would not have really been your half-sister. You and Marcia could have double-dated with your cool brother Greg and his mother, Mrs. Brady. Greg wrote about their dating escapades in a best-seller he penned a few years ago titled Growing Up Brady.
You could have also dated the fourth Brady sister, Giselle Bundchen, who became a super model.
Yes, you could have grown up as a marquee member of the Brady Bunch clan. You could have been famous, a star of the screen.
Instead your life veered sideways. You lost your way as some people do, often for inexplicable reasons. You ended up being the quarterback of the New England Patriots, an NFL team.
You had a pedestrian career: five Super Bowl championships, a gaggle of Super Bowl MVPs, a collection of NFL MVPs and numerous NFL all-time quarterback passing records. Soon you will snag your sixth Super Bowl ring making you the greatest Super Bowl champion who has ever lived.
But you could have done better, Tom. You sold out for something beneath you. Regrets about this will haunt you well past your playing days.
Just think, you could have been on “The Brady Bunch” TV show. That could have been you, Tommy Boy.
— Sammy Sportface
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