Alex Rodriguez

Accept it, haters, Tom Brady is an all-time great. Enjoy his genius while it lasts

Accept it, haters, Tom Brady is an all-time great. Enjoy his genius while it lasts

When I was a kid, the best player I never saw, but my father did, was Stan Musial. I’d ask him what it was like to watch an all-time great at the peak of his talent, and he’d tell me about line drives into the right-field corner, or describe that casual, amiable, shambling gait that made my father feel like this superhuman was, in fact, just like everyone else. His eyes would light up. He saw Stan the Man in his prime. He knew how lucky he was.

Someday, our children are going to ask us, “What was it like to watch Tom Brady?” And we’re going to say, “Well, kids, we screamed at our televisions every time he came on screen. Oh, and drew penises on his head in Photoshop and posted it to...

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