20 years in New England and yet it still looks so wrong.

You'd think after seeing forty years of sports and the wild twists and turns that careers take, I'd be able to be content that both Brady and The Pats are thrilled with their respective futures without each other.

Alas, I am not.

You'd think that NINE Superbowl appearances out of 18 seasons would be enough.

One man wins more Superbowl games than any other FRANCHISE in the league (tied with Pittsburgh) and I'd be able to come to grips with the fact that I should be happy with the jackpot that was the 199th pick in the draft, 20 years ago.

Nope.

I guess I was naive in thinking that the Brady/Belichick combo would last as long as the QB was still competitive and that's the part that is so tough to accept.

To put a positive spin on things, I think next season will be incredible to watch as both The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and The New England Patriots will be broadcast at offset times in the majority of match ups and many times the games will be nationally televised.

Though I'll always be a Pats fan first, it's going to be impossible for me to root against Brady and I will not apologize for that.