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Salary Cap? Yawn! Big House? Tell Me More!

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The Tom Brady statistic that interests me the most these days is 22,000 square feet. I suppose I should be paying more attention to that three-year, $27 million contract extension that the 35-year-old star quarterback signed this week that "frees up cap space" for the New England Patriots for the coming seasons -- important stuff, no doubt, but the more I look at those numbers the more they read like something included in the fine print of the warrantee for my flat-screen television set. The 22,000-square-feet number is far more compelling.

 

 

That is the size of Tom Brady's new house in Brentwood, Calif. You know, the one that is surrounded by a moat.

 

"Gisele," Tom says into his walkie-talkie. "I'm in the gym, where are...

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