Brady explains why he opted for Broadway


Brady explains why he opted for Broadway

By Tom E. Curran

Eyebrows rose andtsks were tskedwhen it was learned Tom Brady spent Saturday night watching the play "Lombardi" on Broadway rather than the Jets-Colts Wild Card game. Asked Monday morningon WEEI's Dennis & Callahan Show why he took a pass, Brady explained the tickets were purchased far in advance and thatit was something hehad planned with his wife, Giselle Bundchen. He also added thathis two best friends convinced him to watch the second half of the game after they got out of the play. "I get very anxious watching those games," Brady explained. "I watched the second half and I was kinda pissed I watched it because I didnt fall asleep until 3 a.m.I get all riled up. I start rooting for a team . . . "Brady wasn't asked which side he was rooting for in Colts-Jets. He did say that he checked his Blackberryduring the first half tokeep up on the progress. When it was mentioned to Brady that maybe Jets coach Rex Ryan is right, that maybe Peyton Manning does study harder than the play-watching Brady, Brady laughed and said, "Maybe hes right . . . Ill just . . . hes a good coach."This will be a big week forus media types to keep our collective ear to the ground. You never know when a disrespecting sentence could be dropped that will prop up a day's coverage. Brady - and the rest of the Patriots - continue not to buy into that program. "I dont think anything people say has bothered me good, bad or indifferent over the years," Brady revealed. "Everyone has their opinion . . . I feel really confident with our team and the way our team prepares each week. Im sure well be prepared going into Sunday . . . Ihave a lot of respect for Ryan's ability as a coach and hell do what he needs to do to get his team ready. Were motivated by much more than what someone may say to us or about us . . . There will be a lot of hype and buildup and the reality is, none of it matters."To say, 'Were gonna do this, were gonna do that . . . ' That doesnt mean anything. Its a lot more hype than substance . . . We could sit here and make a bunch of predictions . . . Same thing going into the last game. There's all the hype and talking and then the whistle blows at 4:30 Sunday afternoon. Well see whos ready to play."

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Gronkowski doesn't think Goodell can visit Gillette: 'The fans are nuts'


Gronkowski doesn't think Goodell can visit Gillette: 'The fans are nuts'

At this point, there may be no getting out of it.

Roger Goodell chose to visit Atlanta twice in as many weeks during its run to a Super Bowl, and in the process he opted not to check in at Gillette Stadium for either the Divisional Round or the AFC title game. But once the Patriots won Super Bowl LI, many felt as though Goodell would simply have no choice but to attend the 2017 regular-season opener in Foxboro. 

There are those who are itching to have him visit. There are those who hope he stays away. In an interview with ESPN, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski didn't put himself in either camp, but he seemed to suggest that it might not be the best idea for the commissioner to show his face in New England.

"To tell you the truth, I really don’t think so," Gronkowski said when asked if Goodell could come back to Foxboro any time soon. "The fans are nuts, they’re wild, and they have the Patriots’ back no matter what. They have Tom’s back. I’m telling you, he won’t get through the highway if the fans saw him. I don’t even think he can even land in the airport in Boston because Patriot fans are the best fans, they’re the most loyal fans. I’m telling you, they might just carry out Roger themselves. They couldn’t even get to the stadium in Foxboro if he landed in Boston."

Goodell hasn't been to Gillette Stadium since Deflategate, but he said during Super Bowl week that he'd be happy to visit if he was invited. 

Tom Brady posts skiing video with dated South Park reference

Tom Brady posts skiing video with dated South Park reference

Tom Brady’s annual attempt at making the collective testicles of New England draw up into its stomach has succeeded.

Brady posted on Instagram and Facebook a video (see below) of him skiing somewhere that we aren’t. He approaches a decent-sized jump, hits it, appears to stick the landing, blurts, “Whoa…” and then the camera shows an empty ski and a lifeless body. 

Actually, no lifeless body. Watched it a second time. No lifeless body.

Brady has graduated from sliding down waterslides and cliff-diving to this latest offseason effort to make sure everyone still cares about his safety.  

They do.

Next season, Russian Roulette.

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