Tom Brady's football career is already the stuff of legend.â†µ
In college at Michigan, he fought his way up the depth chart and staved off a challenge from Drew Henson to start every game of his junior and senior season. He still holds school records for most passing attempts and completions in a game, and has the second-highest single-game yardage total.â†µ
Despite those accomplishments, Brady lasted until the sixth round of the 1999 NFL Draft when he was finally selected by the New England Patriots.â†µ
Even after winning three Super Bowls and setting a NFL single-season record with 50 touchdown passes, being the 199th player selected still sticks with him. He showed just how much it bothers him in an interview for an ESPN documentary titled "The Brady 6." The film will be broadcast Tuesday night at 8 p.m. ET.â†µ
The "6" of the title refers to the number of quarterbacks selected before Brady in the draft.â†µ
ESPNBoston.com's Mike Reiss has more on the Brady documentary, including a conversation with former teammate Aaron Shea about the work he put in at Michigan and his determination to beat out Drew Bledsoe for the Patriots' starting QB job. Tim Graham also has a post on ESPN.com's AFC North blog about the only NFL executive who called Lloyd Carr to ask about Brady.â†µ
The video of Brady crying has already led to mash-ups and parodies, as you can see at Shutdown Corner. But I think he's already gotten the last laugh on everyone.