Saturday, June 25

Tom Brady: Inside His Forgotten Rookie Season of 2000

When the fourth-row quarterback took the field, a new rookie buzz cut under his silver helmet, his teammates in the away band prayed that he would put an end to his misery. The Silverdome had been turned into a stadium-sized sauna on an August night in Pontiac, Michigan, which a sweat-soaked reporter later described as “hot, humid, and no air conditioning.” The Patriots and Lions were tied at 10, and with less than a minute left on the game clock looming every NFL veteran’s nightmare: preseason overtime.

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