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Dan Shaughnessy

Tom Brady’s story reflects a rise like no other

Quarterback has gone from no-name to Super Bowl MVP

NEW ORLEANS - He was on the cover of a Wheaties box before the Patriots’ Super Bowl victory was an hour old. He’s already emerged as every mother’s favorite would-be son-in-law. The man who never throws the bomb now is the bomb.

In Boston professional sports, there never has been anything like The Tom Brady Story. We’ve had our share of Hall of Famers, franchise players, and unwashed phenoms, but Brady takes the cake. He also takes the Cadillac Escalade (Super Bowl MVP car), the trip to the Pro Bowl, and he’ll probably take your kid sister to the prom if you ask him nicely.

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