By Jimmy Toscano
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady makes headlines for numerous reasons -- most of them good, and about football.
But, Brady is also a celebrity, having married supermodel Gisele Bundchen, and he's watched by far too many people around the world -- and not just when he's on the football field.
For those reasons, unfortunately, there are a few headlines that Patriots fans would like to forget. Like the time(s) he wore Uggs. Or, the time he danced at that Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. Ugh...
Or (yes, there's more) that time he slid down the water slide like a young child.
Brady was reminded of one of those moments by CSNNE's Tom E. Curran Wednesday afternoon, when Curran asked him if, like Chad Ochocinco, Brady would require a few necessary things if he were to stay with somebody as a house guest.
"That's pretty good," Brady said with a laugh, when Curran asked if a water slide would be a requirement. "I'm pretty easy to satisfy. I don't think Chad is quite as easy to satisfy as I'd be. Those beds they have in the locker room over here, those would work for me. It wouldn't take much. No water slides."
Oh, Tom . . . why'd you have to go out that day?! Why couldn't you have stayed inside and played Xbox with your future teammate?
Football is coming.
The Patriots announced on Thursday that veterans will report to training camp on Wednesday, July 26 and that the first public practice will take place the following day.
Each of the team's first four practices -- from July 27-30 -- are scheduled to take place on the practice fields behind Gillette Stadium "in the nine o'clock hour," according to the Patriots. Updates to the training camp schedule, including more specific start times for practices, can be found at patriots.com/trainingcamp.
The Patriots Hall of Fame will hold its induction ceremony for former corner Raymond Clayborn on Saturday, July 29 around midday following that morning's training camp practice. Held on the plaza outside the Hall at Patriot Place, the ceremony will be free and open to the public.
The Patriots will host the Jaguars for two days of joint practices open to the public on Monday, Aug. 7 and Tuesday, Aug. 8. The preseason opener for both clubs will take place at Gillette Stadium on Aug. 10.
Tom Brady's off-the-field workout habits are the subject of serious curiosity for those in New England and beyond. Thanks to Under Armour's Instagram account, followers got a brief glimpse of what Brady does to stay in shape.
OK. It was more like a glimpse at what he did one day in Tokyo.
The video of Brady in the dohyo ring was shot at the Sakaigawa sumo stable in Tokyo on Thursday. According to Kyodo News, leading the training session was ozeki Goeido, who won last year's Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament.
"For them to welcome me means very much to me. It's hard to describe in words how special that was," Brady said.
Brady bounced around China before heading to Japan to continue to help promote Under Armour and in particular its "recovery sleepwear" line. He threw a pass on the Great Wall, and he explained that it was his "dream" to play a game on the continent.