Over 10 years have passed since that stain on Raiders history, the Tuck Rule game, happened.
Meantime, slightly better fortunes for Tom Brady. Three Super Bowl rings, two MVP trophies and one happy marriage to a supermodel later, and Thomas Edward Patrick Brady is on top of the world.
Charles Woodson, one half of arguably the most infamous officiating call in NFL history, looks at all of Brady’s success and can’t help but feeling at least a teensy-weensy, little bit responsible. Here’s what he said (good-naturedly) on NFL Network with Deion Sanders this morning:
“I’m mad. Let’s just get this out of the way. If they make the correct call, which they did at first, then they overturned it, this 18 game playoff streak that Tom Brady has, it never happened. Tom Brady owes me his house. I’m the reason why he’s married to who he’s married to. I’m the reason for a lot of that. Everything. Because they overturned that call. … Tom, come on now, fess up, fess up, it was a fumble. It’s still a fumble.”
You can watch video of Woodson’s remarks here. It was all clearly done tongue-in-cheek, but we wouldn’t be surprised if Woodson wasn’t at least a little serious. There’s still got to be some resentment still lingering inside.