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Monday, December 05, 2005

Tom Brady: SI's 2005 Sportsman of the Year

Sports Illustrated named its 2005 Sportsman of the Year Monday and it is Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady. It is the 7th time Tom has made the SI cover, you can see the previous issues here. It is the first time a member of the New England Patriots has won the honor, making Boston the only 4 pro-sports town to have at least 1 winner in all 4 pro-sports. It is also the 7th time Boston has been honored with the award, here are the previous winners with New England ties:

1967: Red Sox legend Carl Yastrzemski is named after the Impossible Dream team goes from last place in 1966 to AL Champions in 1967.

1968: Celtics legend Bill Russel's off the court activities combined with becoming the 1st black head coach in professional sports makes him the Man of the Year.

1970: After leading the Boston Bruins to their 1st Stanley Cup since 1941, and redefining the role of the defenseman in the NHL, Bruins legend Bobby Orr receives the honor.

1980: With many of the players, including Captain Mike Eruzione, Goalie Jim Craig and Defenseman Jack O'Callahan, coming from Massachusetts, New Englanders consider the 1980 Olympic gold medal winning hockey team their own.

1999: (Ugh, UB hates soccer) Many of the Women's World Cup Champions had New England ties.

2004: Just last year, after the Red Sox won their first title in 86 years, your Uncle Buck and the rest of Red Sox Nation were given the nod. (Now where did UB leave that trophy...ah yes, UB put it next to his 2004 Toilet Bowl MVP trophy and his trophy for town Basketball shooting champion when he was 13.)

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