Tom Brady cuts his hair; world explodes

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Tom Brady cuts his hair; world explodes

By Justin Aucoin
WickedGoodSports.com

Were sure there were tons of great tidbits of information and sound bites from the Patriots press conference yesterday (Ha! Who are we kidding? Its the Patriots.), but the big story from it all had nothing to do with the upcoming game in Oakland, or the embarrassing loss to Buffalo. In fact, the big story wasnt about anything that was said.

Tom Brady cut his hair.

Cmon, you knew this was coming. Heres the image tweeted by Chris Forsberg, by the way.

Boomsauce.

Not sure if this was a request or a challenge by the WGS Boss, but were pretty sure, if nothing else, BleacherReport will have a slide show of all Toms hairstyles over the past decade by weeks end. This, of course, was the Internets response. It was like Michael Bay decided to write about the Pats for a day.

Almost every major sports-covering website had a story on Bradys new haircut since apparently there were no other stories worth talking about like the lack of a Patriots defense or Bradys horrid week. The Boston Globe even decided to write an obit for Bradys hair.

Listen, fellas. The dude cut his hair. Its not like he went bald or anything. Not like he got a Mohawk, a rattail or anything. His hair is still there. But with the way the media is making a big deal about it youd think it was someone like Fabio who went under the scissors.

Could the new do have to do with throwing four interceptions? Is this the NFLs version of getting a new hairstyle and wardrobe after breaking up with the boyfriend? Maybe he decided to stop his heel turn and go back to being a face. Or maybe Giselle got tired of the Euro-ponytail look. Who knows?

Whatever it is, it seems as if his barber may have taken a little too much off the top.

Reporter: Do you remember your first start?
Brady: I dont remember we beat the Chargers.
Reporter: It was the Colts.
Brady: God, see?

Pretty and dumb. Thats how we like em. Oh, and with three Super Bowl titles. Were not cheap in New England. We love the bling.

And if youre in the pro-long locks crowd and arent happy Bradys back to being clean and proper, just remember: It could be a lot worse, a lot worse. Also, New Englands Super Bowls came during the short-hair Brady era. This is his throwback look.

Tom Brady delivers video message at funeral of Navy SEAL

Tom Brady delivers video message at funeral of Navy SEAL


Tom Brady delivered a video message last week at the funeral of Navy SEAL Kyle Milliken, a Maine native and former UConn track athlete killed in Somalia on May 5.

Bill Speros of The Boston Herald, in a column this Memorial Day weekend, wrote about Milliken and Brady's message.   

Milliken ran track at Cheverus High School in Falmouth, Maine, and at UConn, where he graduated in 2001. Milliken lived in Virginia Beach, Va., with his wife, Erin, and two children.  He other Navy SEALs participated in a training exercise at Gillette Stadium in 2011 where he met and posed for pictures with Brady.

Speros wrote that at Milliken’s funeral in Virginia Beach, Va., Brady's video offered condolences and thanked Milliken’s family for its sacrifice and spoke of how Milliken was considered a “glue guy” by UConn track coach Greg Roy.

Milliken had served in Iraq and Afghanistan, earning four Bronze Star Medals and was based in Virginia since 2004.  He was killed in a nighttime firefight with Al-Shabaab militants near Barij, about 40 miles from the Somali capital of Mogadishu. He was 38.

The Pentagon said Milliken was the first American serviceman killed in combat in Somalia since the "Black Hawk Down" battle that killed 18 Americans in 1993. 

In a statement to the Herald, Patriots owner Robert Kraft said: “It was an honor to host Kyle and his team for an exercise at Gillette Stadium in 2011. It gave new meaning to the stadium being known as home of the Patriots. We were deeply saddened to hear of Kyle’s death earlier this month.

“As Memorial Day weekend approaches, we are reminded of the sacrifices made by patriots like Kyle and so many others who have made the ultimate sacrifice to defend and protect our rights as Americans. Our thoughts, prayers and heartfelt appreciation are extended to the Milliken family and the many families who will be remembering lives lost this Memorial Day weekend.”