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Is Tom Brady shilling Uggs for hands? And other thoughts on his injury

On Friday afternoon, half of New England was hanging on Tom Brady’s every finger.
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On Friday afternoon, half of New England was hanging on Tom Brady’s every finger.

On Friday afternoon, half of New England was hanging on Tom Brady’s every finger. But the Patriots quarterback with the mysterious injured throwing paw declined to discuss what’s going on under the gloves.

How effective will he be Sunday against the Jaguars? Can he even grip a football? Is it all a clever marketing scheme to sell new Uggs gloves called Gluggs? Did he have an unfortunate run-in with his mysterious father somewhere in the bowels of the Cloud City?

Brady isn’t saying. But it’s far from the first time in history we’ve all been fixated on a particularly notable set of digits:

Nestor Ramos can be reached at nestor.ramos@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @NestorARamos.