Tarnished: Tom Brady's Quest for a Legitimate Super Bowl Title (Hardcover)

Tarnished: Tom Brady's Quest for a Legitimate Super Bowl Title By Michael Dow, Forrest Hanson (Illustrator) Cover Image

Tarnished: Tom Brady's Quest for a Legitimate Super Bowl Title (Hardcover)

By Michael Dow, Forrest Hanson (Illustrator)


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A first-of-its-kind, illustrated and meticulously researched look into Tom Brady's seven NFL Super Bowl titles. Do they all deserve an asterisk?

Let's start with the obvious. Only a candidate for the Greatest of All Time like Tom Brady could inspire a book that puts a Hubble telescope-grade magnifying glass to his entire NFL career. But make no mistake, this laugh-out-loud look at the incredibly peculiar patterns, questionable calls, and beyond-belief bounces over Brady's seven Super Bowl "victories" (we use that term loosely) should give more than a moment's pause to even the most obsessed of Brady fanatics. Is Brady's success purely a result of his legendary work ethic, laser focus, natural talent, and unwillingness to accept anything less than the best from himself and everyone else around him? Are the rest of us just a bunch of of jealous haters with nothing to do but rant about the unfairness of it all? Or have there been others hard at work behind the scene, fiddling with fate? Journey with us from the incredible what-ifs and career-making gifts of the tuck rule moment to the storybook-ending-that-wasn't-quite-an-ending in Tampa Bay. Along the way, enjoy over 100 full-color photos and one-of-a-kind custom illustrations that are sure to put a smile on (nearly) everyone's face.

The plot includes a familiar cast of heroes and villains, rivaling the best of any Tom Clancy thriller - from Robert Kraft and Bill Belichick to Russell Wilson, Kurt Warner, the Manning brothers, Jim McNally and Ernie Adams (wait, who?). And don't forget the New England Patriots organization itself - a team whose creative approach to winning dates back to at least 1961, when a fan ran into the end zone to defend a game-tying pass by the Dallas Texans (and yes, of course the play was allowed to stand).

PLUS bonus content Tarnished Nation reveals its definitive list of the Top 10 GOATs in sports history.

What (we imagine) people are saying:

  • WHAT? Belichick and Brady are the GOATs I refuse to listen to any facts that prove otherwise. LA LA LA LA LA... (fingers in ears)" - Patriots Fans
  • "FINALLY Someone crazy enough to spill the Boston baked beans on the Brady and Belichick legacy." - Fans of Every Other NFL Team
  • "HEY Stop laughing at your own dumb jokes and take the dog out." - The Author's Wife

Don't miss your chance to own the First Edition of this hilarious collector's item. It's the perfect addition to a man cave, she shed, or the mailbox of your favorite NFL fan.

--Michael Dow.
Product Details ISBN: 9798987822609
Publisher: 128 Publishing
Publication Date: September 5th, 2023
Pages: 140
Language: English