A.J. Bouye reflects on how his father’s tough love molded him into an NFL star More Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback A.J. Bouye took the hard route to the NFL as an undrafted player who has found his way to stardom. However, climbing the ranks of the NFL after going undrafted out of the University of Central Florida was likely made easier by Bouye’s childhood.
Indeed, Brooks Koepka had just won, after out-dueling Johnson throughout Sunday’s final round. The duo entered Sunday tied for the lead at 3-over – along with Tony Finau and Daniel Berger – but Koepka fired up a 2-under 68 to close out the victory, while Johnson managed only an even-par afternoon.
The win makes Koepka the U.S. Open’s first back-to-back champion since 1988 and 1989, when Curtis Strange took the titles at The Country Club and Oak Hill.
Oh, and for those curious: Wayne Gretzky was nowhere to be seen. But we’re guessing he knew the score.
That curious answer clashes somewhat with Brady’s previous assertions that he sees himself playing until he’s 45 years old and Pats owner Robert Kraft’s claim last year that Brady assured he had six, seven years left in him.
As long as I’m still loving it. As long as I’m loving the training and preparation and willing to make the commitment, Brady explained when asked by Oprah if that end could be as far away as his age-43 or age-45 season. But it’s also [that] I think what I’ve alluded to a lot in the [‘Tom vs. Time’] docuseries was there’s other things happening in my life too. I do have [three] kids that I love, and I don’t want to be a dad that’s not there driving my kids to their games. I think my kids have brought a great perspective in my life, because kids just want the attention. You better be there and be available to them, or else they’re going to look back on their life and go, ‘Dad didn’t really care that much.’
As demonstrated by these comments and the end of Tom vs. Time, Brady remains torn between playing as long as his pliable body will allow and being fully there for his family.
His wife, Gisele Bundchen, made headlines when in the finale of the Facebook Watch series, she said, These last two years have been very challenging for him in so many ways. And he tells me, ‘I love it so much and I just want to go to work and feel appreciated and have fun.