It's no secret Tom Brady is one of the least liked athletes in the NFL, especially in the city of Indianapolis. But, here we are in the middle of Super Bowl week and Brady and the Patriots are in the middle of making history.
New England will appear in Super Bowl LI making it a NFL record nine appearances in the biggest single game in American sports. For Brady it will be his seventh., While Colts fans have only seen their team on the biggest stage twice since 2001.
I know your pain Colts fans, we all dislike Brady and sometimes struggle to comprehend why the Patriots always win and the Horseshoe always loses.
At times it's like Brady is more robotic than an actual football player. Touchdown after touchdown, ring after ring, it's like a fantasy for the perfectly groomed man who wears UGGs to press conferences while dancing around difficult questions and drives off in a New England sunset to his supermodel wife in his German-made car.
A perfect life led by a hated man? Or does the greatest quarterback of all time actually have areas of sensitivity?
I bleed blue through and through, but here is why on Sunday I will be rooting for Brady and the New England Patriots.
It was reported that Monday during the Super Bowl opening ceremonies Brady got choked up after answer a question during an interview.
On Tuesday Yahoo Sports staff writer Shalise Manza Young published a story explaining why tears formed in Brady’s eyes after 7-year-old Joseph Perez asked him who his hero was.
“I think my dad is my hero because he’s someone I look up to every day,” Brady said.
Young described that Brady then paused, and tears filled his eyes as he said “My dad.”
Brady has always treated football and the NFL exactly what it is, his job, seldom shedding light on his personal life. However, it has always been widely know him and his family are close, and Young shared why Brady spoke out about it Monday.
“It has been a challenging year for my family for some personal reasons,” Brady said. “It will be nice to have everyone here watching us this weekend. My mom and dad, they have been so supportive my entire life and it is nice to be here to show them and try to make them proud.”
Young noted Tom. E. Curran, Patriots reporter for Comcast SportsNet New England also reported that a Brady family source stated that Brady’s mother Galynn, has been in poor health for the last 18 months.
All of Brady’s family is expected to be together for the Super Bowl in Houston this weekend.
We are always looking for the feel good story, and we shouldn’t ignore this one even if we dislike the person.
Patriots coach Bill Belichick also showed emotion during media day this week. Bleacher Report reported that Jimmy Kimmel Live’s Guillermo Rodriguez tried to lighten the mood by asking off the wall questions. His best feat happened to be making Belichick crack a smile.
Over the past 15 years Brady and Belichick have often made us question the Patriots integrity, but have we ever really given this team the time of day?
These two are very much human. He may hide it, but Brady deeply cares about the people close to him. He may be all about taking care of business on the field, but Belichick likes to have fun just like the next guy. We may not agree with how the Patriots handle each and every situation, but can we really question them? They are going for their fifth Super Bowl in 15 years.
They are the greatest sports franchise on the greatest run in the 21st century. As a sports fan we long to see dominance like the New York Yankees in the 1930s and the 1960s Boston Celtics, when in reality the Patriots are unfolding history right in front of our eyes. I’m not going to miss it, and neither should you.
Dare I say, Go Patriots.
I'm inclined to pick against them, but I don't bet against Nick Saban and Alabama and you shouldn't bet against Belichick and the Patriots.
NE 34, ATL 31
In one of the greatest Super Bowls ever played. Brady's fifth and final Super Bowl triumph. Don't worry Colts fans, Andrew Luck and the Colts are coming, just sit back and admire the greatest sports dynasty in the 21st century, you won't want to miss it.