Super Bowl media week has always been a huge staple leading up to the big game. The best part about media week is that the players and coaches are willing to answer most, if not all, questions being thrown at them by various press members and reporters. This is contrary to something such as a locker room postgame interview, when a player or coach may not be in the best mood. The thought of playing on sports’ biggest stage this Sunday is more than enough to keep the players engaged with the media even if the questions get out of hand.
Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are no strangers to media week. We’ve seen the famous quarterback partake in a variety of interviews over the last 16 years and I’ve always had to fight the urge to cringe while he speaks. I understand how great Brady is. When it comes to Peyton vs. Brady, there isn’t even a debate in my mind. Give me TB12 over NationWide every single time. But if there’s one thing Peyton can do better, it’s speak to the people. Peyton has that same deep-voiced, goofball personality of any idiot from down South. He’s like Forrest Gump. When Brady speaks, he just sounds like a prissy, rich white guy from the suburbs who has the perfect life.
The most notable moment from media week so far has come from none other than Brady himself. If you have no idea what I’m referring to, then you need to crawl out from the rock you live under and start using this cool new thing called the Internet. Basically, some little kid got up on his dad’s shoulders and asked Brady who his hero is. He said his dad is his hero, and attempted to explain why until he got too choked up to finish his sentence. That’s when Brady stole the hearts of media members everywhere by simply stating, “my dad,” with a heartfelt smile running across his face.
When I first saw the video, I wasn’t amused. I tried to brush it off because it was just Tom Brady, the guy who’s life is so perfect that he doesn’t deserve to have real emotions. But after watching it again, and again, and again, I cracked. You got me Brady. What a fucking moment. Such a pure, real reaction. That was the type of moment that would even bring a tear to Bill Belichick’s evil face. That moment is what sports is all about.
Brady wins again, proving his haters wrong while making them look like a bunch of asshole losers in the process as usual. If you can’t respect that clip then you’re probably a terrorist. Brady definitely earned back some of the respect that he lost from me when he ruined my team’s chance at being the first back to back champions since the motherfucker did it himself in 2004-2005. What can I say, I’m a sucker for some genuine emotion which is something we don’t see very often in the sports world today.