I have never understood the hatred for Tom Brady. I hear the arguments.
None of which hold much weight or water when at all looked at objectively, to me.
In one of my favorite responses of all time, when asked by a reporter why people hated him, he said (with a sarcastic smile) "Because I'm good looking, I'm successful and I have a hot wife."
Hilarious and also much of the reason.
To me Tom Brady is THE interesting figure in football. And the one I root for more than any other, save maybe Tim Tebow.
Tebow is famous for his "pose" of praying during a game. Something some people never seemed to get and made into a sort of joke.
This picture from the last Super Bowl is also getting attention. It is Brady just after a heart breaking moment. And again, people don't get it. They seem to revel in it. They even are now calling this pose Bradying as opposed to Tebowing to have some more fun with their most hated QB in defeat.
It is a picture that makes me like the guy even more.
The man cares. A LOT. How would you not want that in an athlete? Think about it. Brady has multiple MVP awards, multiple Super Bowl MVPS, records, (he set one even this last game)
Only 4 quarterbacks have 3 super bowl titles or more. He is one. He has made it to 5 Super Bowls, tied for the most ever. But its a case of what have you done for me lately. Well lately he just took a not very strong team all the way to the Super bowl and came within a whisker of beating a superior team.
Not a bad year really.
I don't care their regular season records. I have eyes. They won games with mirrors all year long. And that biggest magician was their quarterback.
If he had never gotten to the game, his reputation would be more intact in many peoples eyes. This is media stupidity at its highest level.
Brady makes a lot of money. He has accomplished about all there is to accomplish in his profession. And he still wants more. His drive and desire to win is more than most people can understand. And that's why this picture of a man defeated to me shows strong character. Character I would want on my team.
The true greats that possess this drive are almost OCD with their goals. Maybe they are exactly OCD.
This is some kind of Greek Warrior character worthy of great literature. He fascinates me. I hope he finds or has now found what was missing. There is only one player I'd want to build my team around in the NFL. And he just lost the Super Bowl. And to me his legend grew larger.