Tom Brady has made it to the Superbowl 7 times in 16 years. There is a lot of vitriol for him and the coach and organization, but no one can deny their accomplishments. This is the 9th time the franchise has been to the title game. 8th time under owner Robert Kraft.
The first appearance for the team was in Super Bowl XX when the team was dismantled by the legendary ’85 Bears Defense.
The second appearance for the franchise was Super Bowl XXXI when Drew Bledsoe’s chances to win a ring were dashed by some historically good special teams play by the Packers, and historically bad special teams plays by a Bill Parcells’ coached team. Parcells would not make another Super Bowl for his betrayal.
Then we enter the Brady era, which I will revisit in about 8 hours.
Update: 10 30 PM Greatest of all time.