Can’t get enough of Tom Brady? ESPN is airing a seven-hour special today, Sunday, March 22 highlighting the New England Patriot’s 20-year career with the team, just in case you need a little more Brady in your life.
The marathon will be a combo of NFL’s Greatest Games and Super Bowl Highlights specials and include condensed versions of all six of Brady’s Superbowl championship games. This marathon comes after the recent news of Brady walking away from the New England Patriots after 20 seasons on the team. The quarterback left to join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a free agent for the upcoming season.
The marathon will air starting at noon today on ESPN, and on ESPN 2 The “Ocho” which begins that same day. Here’s the full schedule for the Tom Brady marathon on Sunday, March 22, 2020:
|12 p.m.||NFL’s Greatest Games: 2001 AFC Divisional Round|
(New England Patriots vs Oakland Raiders)
Tom Brady’s first playoff game – a 16-13 overtime win against the Raiders in a snowstorm at Foxboro Stadium (Tuck Rule Game).
|1:30 p.m.||NFL’s Greatest Games: Super Bowl XXXVI|
(Patriots vs St. Louis Rams)
Brady and the Patriots’ first Super Bowl Championship, a 20-17 upset victory over the St. Louis Rams and their “Greatest Show on Turf” offense.
|3 p.m.||Super Bowl XXXVIII Highlights|
(Patriots vs Carolina Panthers)
Brady leads the Patriots to their second Super Bowl victory in three seasons, beating the Panthers 32-29 to launch the team’s dynastic run.
|3:30 p.m.||Super Bowl XXXIX Highlights|
(Patriots vs Philadelphia Eagles)
The Patriots win back-to-back Super Bowl titles with a 24-21 victory over the Eagles, culminating a run of three championships in four seasons.
|4 p.m.||NFL’s Greatest Games: 2014 AFC Divisional Round|
(Patriots vs Baltimore Ravens)
Patriots overcame two 14-point deficits against Baltimore, and Brady threw his 46th career playoff TD pass, surpassing Joe Montana for most in NFL history.
|4:30 p.m.||NFL’s Greatest Games: Super Bowl XLIX|
(Patriots vs Seattle Seahawks)
In the final seconds, the Patriots defense intercepted the ball in the end zone to secure a 28-24 win over the Seahawks. Brady and the Patriots offense scored 14 unanswered points in the fourth quarter.
|5:30 p.m.||NFL’s Greatest Games: Super Bowl LI|
(Patriots vs Atlanta Falcons)
Trailing 28-3 in the third quarter, Brady engineers the largest comeback in Super Bowl history en-route to a 34-28 overtime win over the Falcons.
|6 p.m.||NFL’s Greatest Games: 2018 AFC Championship Game|
(Patriots vs Kansas City Chiefs)
After winning the overtime coin-toss, Brady led the Patriots 75 yards in 13 plays for a game-winning TD against KC to advance to Super Bowl LIII.
|6:30 p.m.||NFL’s Greatest Games: Super Bowl LIII|
(Patriots vs Los Angeles Rams)
In his last Super Bowl appearance with the Patriots, Brady led the team to two scores in the fourth quarter for a 13-3 win over the Rams.
With live sports canceled over the COVID-19 pandemic, ESPN has been looking for programming to fill the void left by live games. Recently, the network has been working on getting the rights to rebroadcast classic games in hopes to fill up some empty slots. It’s likely we can expect to see more programming like this Tom Brady marathon as ESPN scrambles to fill the dead air left by the void of March Madness, MLB spring training, and basically all other live sporting events.
ESPN is currently in talks with various leagues to make it easier to show encore presentations of past sports moments. The network will also focus on upcoming original content, including the anticipated miniseries documentary The Last Dance, which chronicles Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls during their 1997-’98 season, aka the second threepeat.
Cord cutters can watch ESPN live on Sling TV, Hulu, AT&T TV NOW, YouTube TV, or Vidgo and can subscribe to ESPN+ for $4.99 a month or $49.99 per year for more content, including Best of Tom Brady highlights.
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