Brady not planning on retirement any time soon

Brady not planning on retirement any time soon
June 21, 2012, 4:51 pm
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Tom Brady continues to be asked when he might retire. And he continues to shoot back with the same answer: Not any time soon.

The Patriots quarterback did an interview with Sports Illustrated's Extra Mustard recently and said that he doesn't pine for life after football.

"Well, I love doing it," Brady said. "I don't want to wake up and be bored. That's probably my greatest fear is to have nothing to do. What better job is there than to play quarterback for an NFL team, and certainly one that I've been on for a long time and had success with? I don't plan on giving it up any time soon."

Brady didn't talk much about football with SI. He did however hit on Twitter (why he doesn't have an account), the rumors about an impending third child (not happening . . . yet), and Gronk's party habits.

Here are the highlights:

On his starring role in the Funny or Die Underarmour commercial:
It was a lot of fun. I'm much more comfortable and confident running out on the field in front of 70,000 people instead of standing in front of a camera trying to say some lines. The people who do that as a profession are very talented because it's certainly not easy. It's something I do maybe once a year, and when I do it there are no expectations. I just have fun with it. I was just being an a--hole like my normal self. My teammates see that all the time. For me, it was easy to do that.

On if Gisele makes the calls on his haircuts:
She likes pretty much what I like. She leaves it to me. Every man should know, if you're comfortable and you like it, you should do it. Everyone always worries about what the girls think, what the guys think. If you like it, do it. To me, if you're trying to impress a girl, get a date, they're gonna like that more because you're a confident guy. That's what it comes down to.

On the rumors of a third kid:
I like working on it.

On joining Twitter:
My fear with joining is that I bore people. And I don't want to do that. If I have something to say, I want it to be meaningful. I think that's what's kept me away from it. And I'd feel pressure to tweet.

On the post-Super Bowl loss party pics that leaked:
Everyone's blowing off steam. It was unfortunate we were in a public place. I wish we, as players, had a private place to go. He's a great guy. He loves football. What he's accomplished over two years has been remarkable.

On if he thought someone might catch the Hail Mary at the end of Super Bowl XLVI:
You know, it's interesting because this is the first time someone's asked me that question. I threw it and when I let it go, I knew we were gonna have a chance. The ball got batted up in the air and I saw it tip 60 yards away from me, but then I got knocked down, so I fell to the ground and I saw the ball get deflected. Unfortunately, though, I looked over and saw the bad guys running on the field.

On if there's a rivalry with the Giants:
We play them every year in the preseason. Geographically, we're very close, so yeah, there's something to losing to them twice in the Super Bowl in the most meaningful game of the year and the most meaningful game of our lives. You think about some bad memories from games you lose and there's that blue uniform with white numbers. That's what you think about it.