Tom Brady takes a load off — instant meme! (Elise Amendola / AP)

If Bradying meant marrying a filthy-rich supermodel and getting all the super-warm Uggs a person could want, that would be pretty sweet.

But Bradying became something else Sunday night, as the New England Patriots fell to the Baltimore Ravens with a trip to Super Bowl XLVII on the line. The loss was Brady’s first in six trips to the AFC championship game and, after a 10-0 start in the playoffs, Brady is now 7-7.

It’s enough to leave a guy sitting along in the middle of the field thinking about a few things. Like how he can end up in the middle of the field thinking about a few things after winning all those Super Bowls.

Brady was playing for the chance to try to match Terry Bradshaw and Joe Montana as the only quarterbacks to win four Super Bowls. He has been stopped in his last two attempts by the New York Giants.

“Yeah, it always comes to a screeching halt,” Brady said. “That’s just the way it is. Only two teams advance, and those two teams deserve it. We’ve lost before. It takes a while to get over.”

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