Excellent piece of satire this morning over at Blogging The Boys — and God, I hope it's satire — in which they write that the remainder of the 2008 NFL season will be officially played in honor of Tom Brady. I have to admit that I read half of it, then raced over to NFL.com to make sure it wasn't true. And in looking at BTB's comments section, half of them still aren't sure. Blogging The Boys:
The most noticeable measure will come in the form of a uniform patch, similar to the "GU 63" patch on all teams’ jerseys this year. The Brady patch will be a simple "-12" on the left shoulder. Indianapolis Colts president Bill Polian acknowledged that this is an appropriate symbol of honor for a fallen rival. "With the loss of Gene and now Tom, this has been a bleak year for the NFL. Of course we have to move forward, but we can still let them know that we feel their loss." Brett Favre wasn’t impressed by the news. "I was retired for almost two months. Where’s my patch?" he said.
Well played, sirs. NFL To Play Season In Brady's Honor [Blogging The Boys}