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Super Bowl XLIX Open Thread: Tom Brady goes for his fourth Super Bowl ring

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Hmm...I wonder if there's any football on today.

David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

What: Um, just the Super Bowl

When: 6:30 ET

Where to watch: NBC


Tom Brady is many things. He's a three-time Super Bowl champion and two-time Super Bowl MVP. Before all of that, though, he was a Michigan Wolverine. Although his career at Michigan started out under the shadows of Griese and Henson, Brady made a name for himself when he was given the chance. That name was The Comeback Kid.

Tom Brady's ability on the field while at Michigan made him a captain--this is what it meant to him...

Now, we're ready to sit down and watch Brady play in his sixth Super Bowl. Although he's already one of the greatest to have ever played the game (a point that can't even be argued to the contrary), a win tonight would place him in some pretty exclusive company: Joe Montana and Terry Bradshaw. Those are the only two other men to have won four Super Bowls. You can't keep much better company than that. There's one thing he's done that they haven't, though: start in six Super Bowls.

We recently ran a series of posts about the Mount Rushmore of Michigan. There are Mount Rushmores of _______ all over the place. Although it is a great honor to be on the Rushmore of your sport or for your school, there's a place that is better than that. Mount Olympus. It's where the gods live, and a Brady win today would give him a seat on the Olympus of football, to live on forever with no fear of erosion or earthquake to bring him down.

As usual, dear reader, do what you do--comment like this is the most important thread ever, mind the guidelines, and even if you're not a New England Patriots fan...always Go Blue!