New England QB
Tom Brady is the most polarizing player in the NFL, due to the huge controversy over Deflate-Gate and his own immense success as a player.
Most NFL fans hate Tom Brady, especially those who follow the Jets, Steelers, Ravens, Bills, Dolphins, Colts, and Broncos. I suppose the Pats have taken Super Bowls away from the Seahawks, Panthers, Rams, and Eagles, so those fanbases might not like him. Giants fans might not hate him as much, since they’ve won two Super Bowls at his expense. But they would be the rare team not to hate Brady, becasue he’s been so darned good. In a lot of ways, he’s the Christian Laettner of NFL football, except his run of success has been 4 times longer.
It goes without saying: Boston sports fans love the guy. They fawn over him the way Robert Kraft does. Why wouldn’t they, really?
Roger Goodell hates Brady, I imagine. At least he’s tried to undermine the man’s career…or justly punish him for misconduct…depending on your perspective. Obviously, if you live in New England, you are much more likely to think DeflateGate was a Roger Goodell hatchet-job.
There’s a wild card in all of this: Tom Brady’s fantasy owners. If you’re the most rabid Baltimore Ravens fan there is and you drafted Tom Brady onto your fantasy team, your hatred is mitigated for as long as he’s on the roster.
He is an extension of you, and your fortunes are tied together. His TDs are your TDs, and his legal problems are your legal problems.
Which is why the NFL is only served by the passion fantasy football owners bring to the game.
Tom Brady’s Salary, His Alleged Cheating, and His Wife
Over the years, I’ll add to this article as more news happens. For now, I include his stats, bio, and best quotes. Love him or hate him, everyone in the National Football League and everyone who watches the NFL has to account for Tom Brady and his team, the New England Patriots.
And yes, I don’t like to his official Twitter page, because there isn’t one. Since his wife has posted her comments on Tom’s career, I link to the next-best thing: Gisele Bundchen’s page. We could all hope for such a loyal spouse.
It’s going to take some time to list his accomplishments, but this is SportsClash’s definitive page on Tom Brady.
Tom Brady Stats
College: Michigan Wolverines
Years Pro: 15
Team: New England Patriots
Round Drafted: 6th – Pick: 199
Jersey Number: 12
Twitter Page: @giseleofficial
Tom Brady Quotes
Nothing surprises me anymore in the NFL.
I’m never going to be fast, and nobody will ever mistake me for being fast.
The true competitors, though, are the ones who always play to win.
When I’m out on the football field, I have so much confidence in what I’m doing.
I’m a pretty good winner. I’m a terrible loser. And I rub it in pretty good when I win.
I’m not a person who defends myself very often. I kind of let my actions speak for me.
Every quarterback can throw a ball; every running back can run; every receiver is fast; but that mental toughness that you talk about translates into competitiveness.
A lot of times I find that people who are blessed with the most talent don’t ever develop that attitude, and the ones who aren’t blessed in that way are the most competitive and have the biggest heart.
My job is to play quarterback, and I’m going to do that the best way I know how, because I owe that to my teammates regardless of who is out there on the field with me.
On His Philosophy of Life
People want to go out and travel around and meet cool people. I could just go live in Vermont, but is that what I really want?
I’m not really concerned with portraying this tough warrior–I mean, that’s part of my job and I take that very seriously. But I don’t have anything to hide, and I’m not concerned with what people think.
We all have experiences in our lives that change us, and we all learn from people, like my dad, but at the end of the day, it’s only us. And we’re only responsible to make ourselves happy.
I always try to do as much as I can do. I’m never a person that does not enough, because I’d regret not doing enough and think I probably could have done more. I probably go too far and have to reel myself back in, which works in some things, and other things it doesn’t work.
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 Suburbs
Life is not living in the suburbs with a white picket fence. That’s not life. Somehow our American culture has made it out that that’s what life needs to be – and that if it’s not that, it’s all screwed up. It’s not.
So many guys are so conservative with their hair, and I always joke with all my buddies when they mess with me, and I’ll say, ‘That’s right, keep the same haircut for ten years.’ How fun is that?
If I feel anxious every time someone is staring at me, well, I can’t control what they stare at, but my reaction is, I’m just not going to go outside the house. I’m going to stay in and chill. And when I do go out, I understand what comes along with that.
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.
Too often in life, something happens and we blame other people for us not being happy or satisfied or fulfilled. So the point is, we all have choices, and we make the choice to accept people or situations or to not accept situations.
Football is unconditional love.