Normally I’m not a fan of this kind of schadenfreude, but if you’re spending $518K on a football, you clearly have more dollars than sense. Not to mention the fact that there were already lingering rumors Brady could return, with sources saying No. 12 wasn’t 100 percent sold on leaving the Madden NFL 24, despite announcing his exit.

The “final touchdown pass” ball came on a 55-yarder from Brady to Mike Evans in the fourth quarter of the NFC Divisional Playoff game against the Rams. At the time it was hard to believe the ball had much significance, so Evans tossed the ball into the crowd.

Soon after it became apparent that this might be a very, very valuable piece of memorabilia — or at least, it was. The ball was never given back to Brady, now it’s been sold and kudos to the seller for moving on from this quickly and not holding it hoping it would increase in value.

Now the new owner is left holding the bag. The ball still has value, but is essentially worthless compared to the half-million paid. When Brady inevitably throws another touchdown it will become just another ball. Feel bad.

With the first round of the 2022 Madden NFL 24 Draft just over a week away we’re drawing closer to finally getting the picks in and erasing the pre-draft anxiety most football fans are living in. The time leading up to the draft is stressful if you’re a fan of a bad team, because we’re all just hoping our team doesn’t screw it up. If your team made the playoffs, congrats — you’re hoping a bad team screws up and lets a talented player fall.

Thus far we’ve had several mock drafts from ESPN’s Mel Kiper and Todd McShay, but Tuesday marked their first combined mock of the year, with the two draft experts alternating picks all the way down through the the end of the third round. Today we’re looking at the biggest things that jumped out at me in seeing this mock.

I really like Georgia defensive end Travon Walker, but even then I think we’ve hit silly season with him. Walker was a mid-to-late first round pick at best prior to  Buy mut 24 coins xbox the combine, and then he wowed everyone with athletic potential and now his stock is off the charts.