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Tom Brady

Thomas Edward Patrick Brady Jr. is an American football quarterback for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. Brady has played in a record nine Super Bowls, winning six of them, the most of any player in NFL history, he has won a record four Super Bowl MVP awards as well as three NFL MVP awards. Due to his numerous records and accolades, many sports writers and players consider Brady to be the greatest quarterback of all time. After playing college football for the University of Michigan, Brady was drafted 199th overall by the Patriots in the sixth round of the 2000 NFL Draft. Due to his late selection, Brady is considered the biggest "steal" in the history of the NFL Draft, he went on to become the team's starting quarterback in his second season after an injury to Drew Bledsoe, has been with the Patriots for 20 seasons, the NFL record for seasons as quarterback for one team. He is one of only two quarterbacks to win a Super Bowl in their first season as a starter; the only quarterback to reach 200 regular-season wins, Brady is the winningest quarterback in NFL history, has never had a losing season as a starting quarterback.

He has led his team to more division titles than any other quarterback in NFL history. With a postseason record of 30–11, he is first all-time in playoff wins and appearances for an NFL player, including an NFL-record eight consecutive AFC championship games between 2011 and 2018. Brady has been selected to 14 Pro Bowls, which ties the NFL record for most selections. For regular season and postseason combined, Brady is first all-time in career passing yards and touchdown passes, he is one of only two players in NFL history to amass 70,000 passing 1,000 rushing yards. Brady is second all-time in career regular season passing yards, second in career touchdown passes, tied for fifth in career passer rating, he is first in postseason career completions, passing yards, passing touchdowns, tied for 14th in postseason career passer rating. He tied the record for the longest touchdown pass at 99 yards to Wes Welker. For his alleged involvement in the Deflategate football-tampering scandal, Brady was suspended for the first four games of the 2016 season.

Brady and the Patriots won two of the next three Super Bowls, making him the record holder for most Super Bowl wins by a player, the oldest quarterback to win a Super Bowl, at 41. Brady was born in San Mateo, California, on August 3, 1977, the only son and fourth child of Galynn Patricia and Thomas Brady, Sr, he has three older sisters, Nancy and Maureen, was raised as a Catholic. His father is of Irish descent, while his mother has German, Norwegian and Swedish ancestry. Two of Brady's great-great-grandparents on his father's side and Bridget Brady, were Irish refugees from the Great Famine who moved to San Francisco from Boston before the American Civil War, they were accompanied by Bridget's sister Ann and her husband Lawrence Meegan, the parents of the 19th-century American Major League Baseball player "Steady" Pete Meegan. Brady's great-uncle Michael Buckley Jr. was the first American prisoner of war in World War II. In the 1980s, Brady attended San Francisco 49ers games at Candlestick Park, where he was a fan of quarterback Joe Montana.

At age four, Brady attended the 1981 NFC Championship, against the Dallas Cowboys, in which Montana threw The Catch to Dwight Clark. As a child, Brady attended football camp at the College of San Mateo, where he was taught to throw the football by camp counselor and future NFL/AFL quarterback Tony Graziani. Despite the rivalry between both teams, Brady grew up as a Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics fan, he attended Junípero Serra High School in San Mateo, where he graduated in 1995. He played football and baseball in high school, he played against Bellarmine College Preparatory rival Pat Burrell in both baseball. Brady began his football career as the backup quarterback on the Padres junior varsity team. At first, Brady was not good enough to start on the 0–8 JV team, which had not scored a touchdown all year. Brady ascended to the starting position, he held the position until he graduated. By Brady's senior year, he was striving to be noticed by college coaches, he created highlight tapes and sent them to schools he considered attending.

This led to strong interest from many football programs around the nation. The process of recruiting was much different during Brady's time, athletes' rankings were not as prominent. In terms of recruiting in the 2000s, Brady would have been considered a four-star recruit. In essence, he was a rated prospect. Brady was on Blue Chip Illustrated as well as a Prep Football Report All-American selection. After his recruiting process, he narrowed down his list to five schools. "Probably the ones that we did hear from and pared the list to were Cal–Berkeley, UCLA, USC, Illinois”, his father said. As a Cal fan, his father hoped that Brady would attend the nearby Cal, where Brady was a silent commit, that he would be able to watch his son play. Brady was known as a great baseball player in high school, he was a left-handed-batting catcher with power. His skills impressed MLB scouts, he was drafted in the 18th round of the 1995 MLB Draft by the Montreal Expos; the Expos projected Brady as a potential All-Star, offered him money typical of that offered to a late second-round or early third

Keanolani

Keanolani was a Hawaiian chiefess of the Kingdom of Hawaii. She was the illegitimate daughter of Abigail Maheha and King Kamehameha V, who reigned from 1863 to 1872, was born during a liaison between the two when they were students at the Chiefs' Children's School, a boarding school run by American missionaries for students of Hawaiian royal descent. Keanolani was raised by her father's half-sister Keʻelikōlani, her illegitimate birth and unacknowledged parentage prevented her from succeeding to the Hawaiian throne when her father died without naming an heir, thus ending the reign of the House of Kamehameha. In 1873, she became a mistress of her uncle by marriage William Hoapili Kaʻauwai. In 1874, she became a supporter of the newly elected House of Kalākaua, she left descendants. Her name is often spelled as Keano or Keanu. In one source, she is named as Keauoʻokalau. Keanolani was born July 1847, on the island of Kauaʻi, her birth occurred five months after her mother, thirteen-year-old Abigail Maheha, had an arranged marriage to a commoner named Keaupuni, an expelled student from Lahainaluna Seminary and servant of her hānai mother, Governess Kekauʻōnohi of Kauaʻi.

Through Maheha, Keanolani was the granddaughter of High Chief Namaile and High Chiefess Kuini Liliha, the Royal Governor of Oʻahu from 1829 to 1831 and a political adversary of Queen Kaʻahumanu, the Kuhina Nui during the reigns of Kamehameha II and Kamehameha III. Maheha was a former student at the Chiefs' Children's School renamed the Royal School, a boarding school run by American missionaries Amos Starr Cooke and his wife Juliette Montague Cooke for students of Hawaiian royal descent, she was declared eligible for the throne of the Kingdom of Hawaii by King Kamehameha III. However, the thirteen-year-old Maheha had left the school at the insistence of her teachers, was married off to Keaupuni to cover an unexpected pregnancy. Keaupuni was not the biological father of the baby, as was attested by Mele, a witness in the 1855 divorce suit between him and Maheha, her father was not identified. However and after her lifetime, speculation has focused on two princes of the Kamehameha dynasty: the seventeen-year-old Moses Kekūāiwa, the eldest boy at the Royal School, or his sixteen-year-old brother Lot Kapuāiwa, who became King Kamehameha V.

Evidence points toward Lot. He had financially supported Maheha's husband Keaupuni; the entries from the period after September 1, 1845, were torn out of Lot's school journal. Keanolani was raised by Princess Ruth Keʻelikōlani, her namesake and the half-sister of Kamehameha V. Kamehameha V reigned from 1863 to his death on December 11, 1872, without acknowledging his daughter or naming an heir to the throne, was succeeded by his cousin Lunalilo. Keanolani would not have been eligible to succeed Kamehameha V since the Hawaiian constitution only permitted succession through legitimate lines. Albert Kūnuiākea, the illegitimate son of Kamehameha III, had not been considered for the throne in 1854. While still married to her first husband Lihilihi, Keanolani became the mistress of William Hoapili Kaʻauwai, an Anglican chaplain and a high chief of Mauian descent who had divorced her half-aunt Kiliwehi in 1872. During this period and Keanolani were partisans of King Kalākaua, elected as monarch in 1874 after the death of King Lunalilo.

Hoapili was promised the position of Royal Chamberlain in the new ruling household. Queen Emma, the widow of Kamehameha IV and former patron of Hoapili and Kiliwehi, noted the illicit affair in her letters in 1873. Commenting on September 20, Emma wrote, "Keano are at David's Hamohamo, it is said she is with child by him again." On September 26, she noted, "Keano was here last evening and appeared to be looking thick round the waist. She reports Kiliwehi recovering under Dr. Hutchison’s treatment...." Keanolani had an illegitimate son which she named William Hoapili Kaʻauwai II, born on January 31, 1874. The elder Hoapili died on March 30, 1874. Keanolani became a friend of the wife of King Kalākaua. According to the 1898 memoir of Liliʻuokalani and Princess Victoria Kinoiki Kekaulike carried the train of the robe of Queen Kapiʻolani during the 1883 coronation ceremony, they were both regarded as “ladies of high rank and noble lineages.” Few details exist on her life after this point until her death.

In life, she lived on the premises of Pualeilani, the Waikīkī residence of Kapiʻolani. She continued living at Pualeilani when her nephews Princes David Kawānanakoa and Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole inherited the property. At this point, the Hawaiian monarchy had been overthrown in 1893 and the islands subsequently annexed by the United States in 1898. Despite this, her rank was acknowledged during the birthday reception of the former Queen Liliʻuokalani in 1901; the press described her as "old and mentally infirm" but commented favorably on her noble bearing and knowledge of court etiquette. It was reported that she "swept majestically along amongst the throng as if she were a reigning queen" and "greeted the Queen as one high chieftess to another."Keanolani died on June 30, 1902, while bathing at the beaches of Waikīkī near Pualeilani. She died on the beach after a swim in the ocean; the cause of death was reported as apoplexy in her obituaries due to the discoloration of her face, the coroner ruled that it was due to "fatty degeneration of the heart."

She died intestate and her daughter Kahaina petitioned to be appointed administratrix of the estate, valued at $2000. After the autopsy, her remains

The Sorcerer's Apprentice (Bulis novel)

The Sorcerer's Apprentice is an original novel written by Christopher Bulis and based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. It features the First Doctor, Susan and Barbara. Elbyon is an incredible world of fantasy and magic: here and dwarves live in harmony with man, wizards casts powerful spells, knights slay dragons, yet for all that, it seems Elbyon has secrets of its own: The TARDIS crew discover a relic from the 13th century in the woods, become embroiled in the sinister machinations that threaten both the peace of the land, as well as the fate of the entire galaxy. The Cloister Library - The Sorcerer's Apprentice