Today is the 11 month anniversary of Tom Brady announcing he's leaving the New England Patriots. While processing and accepting that new reality has been an added layer to the "everything about 2020 fucking sucks" casserole, part of me can't help but be happy for him to prove all the doubters wrong...again; even if I was actively rooting against his success for the lion-share of the season.
At the end of the day, I love Tom Brady, I just think Patriot fans who adopted the Buccaneers are super lame and a bad look. Images like these offend me like respecting pronouns offends the right.
It's one thing if you want to watch him still play, especially when he's throwing to Gronk...but buying Bucs gear and jumping ship rubs me the wrong way. It's not to say I'm right, I just fucking hate it lol.
Even though Brady's gone and it fucking kills me to see him not be a career-long Patriot, this dude has done nothing but win, put up monster numbers and be the ultimate team guy by taking team friendly deals to build the best roster possible. He's the GOAT for a reason (even if he hates that term).
There's been people trying to say he's done since Bernard Pollard blew up his knee, but much more frequently since 2013-14. I'm pretty sure Max Kellerman gave the cliff speech before Obama was elected. Countless talking heads have tried to make a career of discounting Brady's accomplishments because they hate him for being successful and handsome. Many people said that all his success was because of Belichick or the AFC East, so what does Brady do? Sign with a team in one of the most competitive divisions in the NFL to get coached by a Kangol wearing, human Bloody Mary and wins his 7th ring year one.
Sure, I'm dying inside knowing this is happening outside of New England, but for Tom to get the last laugh, again is objectively pretty sweet. He deserves it after all the sacrifices he's made with the TB12 method. Plus wanting to prove someone who doesn't believe in you wrong is one of the most human things anybody can do. Anybody can get behind that. It doesn't matter if you're a little leaguer, 29 year old blogger or future Hall of Famer, 7 time Super Bowl champion. Everybody wants to be respected and prove to those who didn't believe in them that they were more than capable. And it's not just him, he gives love to fellow teammates Gronk, Antonio Brown and Playoff Lenny for proving their doubters wrong as well. #TeamGuy. Good for 12. This video is awesome even though it's also sort of gross. What's your next move, BB?
Whomstever edited the video to go from Kellerman saying "coyote style (in reference to falling off the cliff) meep, meep" to Brady hoisting the Lombardi deserves a social media Oscar.