The only thing worse than the awful hotels in Buffalo is the band of overly-sensitive Buffalo residents who don’t realize that their hotels do in fact suck. During Wednesday’s Super Bowl media session, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady recounted the depths to which his family would go to in order to support him early in his NFL career. In passing, mostly just to illustrate his point, he said this:
"Even when I started my pro career, [my father] traveled to Buffalo. I don't know if you guys have ever been to the hotels in Buffalo, they're not the nicest places in the world, but he would still travel to those." Brady said.
"It was just great to grow up in a house like that and feel so supported by your mom and dad."
No harm no foul, right? Saying the hotels in Buffalo aren’t that great is like saying pizza in Los Angeles is awful compared to pizza in New York. It’s like saying the weather in Chicago is terrible compared to the weather in San Diego. It’s a fact.
Here is how Buffalo reacted (via WIVBTV):
Realizing that Buffalo had enough problems (their hotels, football team and economy) already, Brady didn’t bother pushing the issue. When confronted with the fact that some babies took offense at his earlier comments, he issued this sort-of apology:
"Is that right? I appreciate that. I apologize for saying that.
"Buffalo was tough on us this year at Buffalo. I should have picked a non-NFL city for that."
So there you go. Tune in next week when Buffalo decides to get up in arms over someone pointing out that the unemployment rate is high down there.