Tom Brady has quieted his detractors over and over, the latest being last nights Super Bowl. The debate of “Greatest of All Time” has been going on for longer than a decade at this point.
It’s great to celebrate achievement, but I always get a kick out of looking back on how it all started…
Every pro player was once a high school player, and one of the most fascinating seasons is NCAA recruitment.
You might be surprised that Tom Brady was hardly even catching any of the college coaches eyes.
In fact, his father had to take matters into his own hands. . .
Tom’s dad decided he would do a little ‘marketing scheme’.
“We had some game tapes and collated them to his abilities” the elder Brady told Bleacher Report.
“Then we sat down and decided what schools he would even consider. We sent the tapes out to those schools… around 54 schools.”
Brady’s father knew that in order to give him the best shot at a great school – he’d have to promote him a little bit.
This eventually led to Michigan’s assistant Bill Harris and head coach Gary Moeller making a bet on who would eventually become the greatest of all time. . .
Long story short – don’t be afraid to promote yourself!
If you’re not on the radar, get on the radar!