What the world looked like the first time Tom Brady won a Super Bowl
- Legendary NFL quarterback Tom Brady has officially retired againhe announced on Wednesday.
- A lot has changed since Brady’s first Super Bowl appearance – and first win – in 2002.
- The #1 song on the charts was “X,” “A Beautiful Mind” won the Best Picture Oscar, and the iPhone had yet to be invented.
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No quarterback in NFL history has been more dominant than Tom Brady.
Brady officially retired (again) from professional football on Wednesday after 23 seasons in the NFL. His announcement comes nearly 21 years after his first Super Bowl appearance as a sophomore quarterback in 2002.
Brady led the New England Patriots 14 points to a stunning win over the St. Louis Rams en route to earning Super Bowl XXXVI MVP honors. Since then, the 15-time Pro Bowler has played in nine more Super Bowl games and added six more Super Bowl rings.
And while Brady’s dominance has remained constant for two decades, almost everything else has changed.
Check out what the world was like when Brady won his first Super Bowl in 2002: