Brady’s Injury is Already the Worst in Boston History

September 10, 2008 – 2:00 pm by TheRiot

Just when you think it’s impossible for those people up in New England to be anymore negative, you run across something like this in the Boston Globe. Everybody is such a downer.

The Boston Globe has compiled a list of the most significant sports injuries in Beantown athletics history. Fantastic. We love lists. Especially when they come with photos. Hooray!

Irony: No. 1 on the list is Tom Brady’s season-ending knee injury. Second on the list? The chest injury that sidelined Drew Bledsoe in 2001 that led to Brady’s first start and, eventually, a Super Bowl.

The last person on the list, you ask? It’s Jim Rice’s broken hand in 1975 that caused him to miss both the ALCS and the World Series after being hit by a pitch from Tigers right hander Vern Ruhle.

There’s some pretty significant injuries on the list. We’re just not ready to call Brady’s the most significant EVAR just yet. We don’t even know how the season will play out. If Matt Cassel steps in and takes the Patriots to the playoffs or even the Super Bowl it’s not so significant, now is it?

But to digress, our own Hickey offered this analysis of the situation:

“So let me get this straight… former Patriots WR Darryl Stingley is paralyzed by Jack Tatum, and these assholes have the gall to call Tom Pussy’s knee injury more significant? Stingley was turned into a fucking quadriplegic! Or what about Travis Roy, the BU kid who was paralyzed on the first shift of his hockey career? I’d say it’s a little early to put the jury out on this one, especially since he won’t be in a wheelchair the rest of his life. What over-hyped nonsense.”

Then again, any time an injury forces you to re-sign a third string quarterback out of Idaho State to back up your rookie back up, you’ve got problems.

So, here’s the question. What happens if (GASP) Matt Cassel breaks his leg this week? I’m not saying it’s going to happen. Nor do I want it to happen (ESPN would go into an armageddon frenzy). But what if it did?

PANDEMONIUM.

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  1. 11 Responses to “Brady’s Injury is Already the Worst in Boston History”

  2. Well said, Hickey. Well said.

    By Jason@IIATMS on Sep 11, 2008

  3. does len bias count as an injury?

    By Brian on Sep 11, 2008

  4. In case no one else noticed, this list is in no particular order (as in no where does it say one is more significant than another). It’s not a “countdown” or “rankings.” Tom Brady is listed first because his injury is an introduction as to why they’re showing us all the rest.

    By Doyle on Sep 11, 2008

  5. Where is Paul Pierce’s knee injury in the 2008 NBA Finals. I was devastated for about 5 minutes.

    -Posting from the home of the 2007 World Champion Boston Red Sox and the 2008 World Champion Boston Celtics (I hate the Patriots, so no one feel the need to go there).

    By Monkeydriven on Sep 11, 2008

  6. Yeah but even if they aren’t in any order, comparing Brady to those injuries is a joke.

    By Phillips on Sep 11, 2008

  7. Brady’s injury has nothin’ on Crispus Atticus.

    By queefersutherland on Sep 11, 2008

  8. Sure, this does not officially count as an injury but no mention of Len Bias???

    By Tailgating Dave on Sep 11, 2008

  9. LaDainian Tomlinson’s injury in the playoffs last winter should count as a big Boston injury.

    By McD on Sep 11, 2008

  10. Well, I mean Len Bias could have easily been mentioned of course, but again, not really an injury. I have a feeling most of these were to be considered on-field/court type things.

    By Phillips on Sep 11, 2008

  11. If you’re counting Len Bias, you have to count Reggie Lewis. He did actually die during an off-season practice.

    By Hickey on Sep 11, 2008

  12. Good calls on Bias and Reggie Lewis and Stingley (is Jack Tatum burning in hell yet?), but…have any of you ever heard of TONY CONIGLIARO? And if slugger Jim Rice stays healthy, don’t the Sox beat the Reds in ’75, and break the curse–30 years earlier??

    By chris YAZman on Sep 12, 2008

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