Brady has even acknowledged this possibility: He knows the Patriots are the most cold-blooded organization in sports. They’re not going to risk losing Jimmy Garoppolo, potentially their next franchise quarterback, just to save their current — but not forever — king.

In short: The slow and cruel march of time implies that the story of the next few years probably won’t end with Brady still at the top of his game in a Patriots jersey (although I would love to be proved wrong about that). So no matter the outcome, people can point to the plastic box and exclaim — it was the Madden curse!
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As the Vikings begin OTA practices, coach Zimmer will be taking time away from the team to dedicate to recovering from eye surgery and restoring his health, general manager Rick Spielman said in a statement. We all agree Mike’s health is the priority and we believe rest and recovery are in his best interest for the long term. We anticipate Mike back on the field in a few weeks.

Zimmer, who’ll turn 61 next month, had surgery Nov. 1 to repair a torn retina in his right eye that was scratched during Minnesota’s 20-10 loss to the Bears on Halloween last season. He was told by doctors to take care of the eye quickly and had a follow-up procedure a week later. But instead of taking time off, Zimmer was back at the team facility the next day and was squinting while facing bright lights during a press conference.

Game Youth Kevin Pierre-Louis Jersey Things got worse and he missed the team’s 17-15 loss to the Cowboys on Dec. 1 after needing emergency surgery on the eye.