Is It The Magic Of Tom Brady?

July 8th, 2021

Infectious winning.

Last night, Kenny Albert of NBC Sports, calling Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals, said as time expired giving the Tampa Bay Lighting its second straight Stanley Cup championship, “The Lightning strike twice.”

Was it that rare, or is it the Tom Brady magic?

After Brady and the Belicheats upset the Rams in February 2002 to capture Super Bowl XXXVI, the first title for the Patriots, it began a wild sting of success in Boston sports that few cities have ever experienced. Before Brady was done in Boston, every major sports team won a championship.

For both the Patriots and the Red Sox, it was multiple championships.

Did Brady bring that same magic to Tampa Bay? Noted handicapper Warren Sharp seems to think there is something to it.

The only blemish — so far — is Kevin Cash’s unconscionable decision to pull Blake Snell and go full-blown, blindfolded stat geek because Snell, who would not likely pitch again for another four months, was pulled because he reached a pitch count.

That move allowed the Dodgers to clinch the 2020 World Series.

So now can the Bucs keep the Brady magic alive and repeat as Super Bowl champs this year?

Joe sure would like to see a celebration again this February in Los Angeles like the Lightning had last night.

Kudos, Lightning!

11 Responses to “Is It The Magic Of Tom Brady?”

  1. 1Gr8Buc Says:

    Don’t be dilusional. Winning the Stanley Cup has nothing to with Brady. To think or say otherwise is lazy but hey you got this joker to read and comment on your little story lol.

  2. Medicated Pete Says:

    JPP’s Instagram: He & Jameis are vacation together in Colorado. JPP says “100% My Boy”. And the Paul Stanley Cup stays here!

  3. Colonel Angus Says:

    Title Town! Rays on deck and then you know the Bucs are gonna feel the heat to match the Bolts. Great time to be a Tampa sports fan.

  4. David Says:

    Awesome playoff run!
    VASI!!!!! with the Con Smythe!
    Back to Back Baby!!

    This will motivate Brady even more!

    Break out the BOATS 🛥

  5. frogfromthemud Says:


    “A sports broadcaster put together a spreadsheet which shows that every city Tom Brady has lived in has had successful sports teams, and not just football. So, maybe he’s a good luck charm?

    When Tom was growing up in the Bay Area from 1977 to 1994, the San Francisco 49ers drafted Joe Montana and won five Super Bowls. The Oakland Raiders won one, and the Oakland A’s won a World Series.

    When Tom was at the University of Michigan from 1995 to 1999, the Detroit Red Wings won three Stanley Cups and Brady’s Michigan Wolverines won the National Championship.

    Then from 2001 to 2019, the Patriots won six Super Bowls, the Red Sox won four World Series, the Celtics won an NBA championship, and the Bruins won a Stanley Cup”

  6. August 1976 Buc Says:

    Just like the stat in Hockey (+ or – ) minutes while on ice, Bradys plus or minus while in a city is off the charts.

    Whatever or However, as the Frog man just stated, winning and where brady is located go hand in hand.

    Tom Brady is the goose that lays golden eggs


  7. Evolvingbucsfan Says:

    I’m so tired today lol, but totally worth it.

    Congratulation’s to our Tampa Bay Lightning!!!!!!!!!!


    GO BOLTS!!!!!!!!!

  8. Bird Says:

    Stoked for the lightning.

    Need to make it to a bolts hockey game. Not a huge hockey fan but follow lightning here from orlando.

    And ready for bucs to go for 2…heck make it 3
    Probably more excited for this buc football season then any other year. They have a real shot at 13 …14…15 wins

  9. Vgb1968 Says:

    @1Gr8Buc…all i know there was a chart done that showed any city brady was in since he was a kid ..that city started winning championships in a dominate way…and san fran..michigan… tampa..and when he left the dominate winning stopped..lazy or not …its more than a little intriguing…

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  11. DavidBigBucFan99 Says:

    No magic for the Rays unfortunately. They’ve proven to be pretenders, they can get there but can’t bring it home. When you can’t afford top end hitters great pitching takes you only so far before lack of scoring takes you down. They came so close last year but lack of scoring torpedoed them.