Who would've guessed one of the biggest story lines of Super Bowl week would be the acceptance of father-son on the lips kisses?
Yet here we are.
After the fbook documentary Tom vs. Time (a true must watch) showed Tom Brady and his son Jack locking lips multiple times just so he'd be allowed to check his fantasy team the hot button issue of whether or not the father-son mouth kiss is acceptable or not came to the forefront. It has caused quite the debate on social media.
I'm torn af here.
I get it that I'm not a parent so I don't "understand the bond between parent and child" but then again I am two different people's child so I do feel like I have a basic understand on the relationship.
After my dad there is no man on this planet I love more than Tom Brady. Despite famously denying me an autograph from mere inches away when I was a child, in my eyes Tom Brady can do no wrong.
I defended him to the death after Deflategate, I don't care that he's a crazy person who thinks tomatoes are too unhealthy, or that if you drink enough water you can't get a sunburn, but if we're being honest this might be where I draw the line with TB12.
I'm not about to abandon ship and write off Brady altogether, that would be lunacy. We've been through so much together. He could be diddling kids and I'd probably make an excuse or two for his actions. I'm just saying this is a bizarre move.
I'm not some hardo anti-affection guy either, I'm just not about kissing my dad on the lips. Especially not for an hour like Tom and Jack did. I'd say I have a better than average relationship with my father, if we weren't both two of the most awkward people on earth and could conversate I'd call it fantastic. We say I love you regularly unlike your classic 1940's father-son relationship were you wait until your dad is on his deathbed then you both finally admit that you love each other just moments before he flat lines.
I'm all for showing love. Ole Dozo is affectionate AF. I'm all for showing your family that you love them, I'm not a monster. You wanna hug? Let's hug it out bitch. Cheek kiss greeting? Why I'd be offended if we didn't. You'll think we're two Italians back in the old country meeting for ravioli. Cheek kiss goodbye? Of course. Sure one more hug too for good measure.
But father-son lip on lip? No sir! Strong pass. Honestly I'm anti any lip on lip contact between family members after a certain age. Idk what that age is but 11 is pretty close to it, if not passed it.
I'm just being honest, I am weirded out by the father-son on the lips kiss. It just makes me uneasy. IMO the straight up, no tongue, lip kiss is reserved for like maybe babies, and your significant other. People will say don't sexualize it, but I'm just being honest, to me that's a move between people in love. I don't have a ton of experience with the lady folk, but in the handful of tinder nightmare meet ups I've had the straight up peck doesn't ever go down. I've broken beds, and been unable to perform, but never the straight up peck. It's make-out or gtfo (nbd).
Like to me the Brady and son kiss is the kiss you give your wife goodbye before you go to work. "Love ya honey, **kiss**, walk out the door". It's not supposed to be used as payment to your dad to be able to check your fantasy team. I think the low key craziest part of the whole ordeal is how his dad isn't even his fantasy QB but he'll kiss his lips! How does that compute? Close enough to smooch but not draft your daddy? That ain't right. But I guess in his defense, if you watch the video, little Jack Brady almost immediately wipes his lips, so it's not like he wants to be there, it's all Tommy.
Plus the whole "that was barely a peck" then having him comeback and kiss him on the lips for what felt like a full minute made my skin crawl. I've seen wedding kisses less passionate than that.
All that being said, it's Tom Brady we're talking about. I'd do literally anything for the man. He's responsible for some of the happiest moments of my life. There's a great chance he's going to add to that legacy in a few days. If Cady Heron wearing Army Pants and Flip Flops can start a school wide trend then why can't Tom Brady make the father-son lip kiss normal again?
I'm not going to just flip from thinking it's weird to being a daddy-kisser over night, but if there was one person who could convince me either wise, it'd be Tom Brady. He's already done the impossible going from 199th overall draft pick to the greatest quarterback of all time, but if he can universalize the father-son lip on lip kiss well then my friend, that might just be the biggest accomplishment of Tom Brady's life.
What do you think on the matter?