Patriots Tom Brady Doesn’t Trash Talk, NY Media Makes it Look Like He Does

| by Alex Groberman

New England Patriots passer Tom Brady is probably a really confident guy. He’s married to a supermodel. He’s annoyingly rich. He owns a ridiculous castle in Los Angeles. And of course, he plays quarterback for the most respected NFL franchise in all the land. All of that stuff gives Brady more than enough reason to be confident or, dare I say it, cocky. But he isn’t cocky. Never has been, never will be. At least not in this world.

In the alternate universe that the New York media operates in, though, Brady is the second coming of Chad Ochocinco. He’s a guy who mercilessly taunts his opponents just because he can, and probably has his Twitter handle tattooed on his forehead.

Case in point:

During a pep rally that the Patriots attended at Gillette Stadium prior to heading off to Indianapolis, Brady had some nice words for his local fans. He pledged to give it his all in the championship game, he called his squad’s supporters the best in the nation, and concluded his statements by saying that he hoped to win another Super Bowl.

Here is his exact quote (via Yahoo! Sports):

“We have the greatest fans in America. You guys have proved that year in and year out with your support. I wish I could take all you guys to Indy with us. We're going down there, and we're going down there for one reason. We're going to give it our best and hopefully we have a lot more people at our party next weekend."

Simple enough, right? No harm no foul, it would appear.

Now check out the N.Y. media’s reaction to what Brady said:

(via Boston Herald)

(via NESN)

All is fair in love and ridiculous Super Bowl homerism, apparently.

(Kudos to Yahoo! Sports for the find)

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