Tom Brady has never been an “activist athlete,” and he’s certainly not going to start being one now….for Joe Biden, of all people…
Tom Brady has never been an “activist athlete,” and he’s certainly not going to start being one now….for Joe Biden, of all people.
He’s not going to get overly political, especially after the “MAGA hat in his locker” moment that made headlines for 5 years, for crying out loud.
Which I think is one reason why he didn’t go to the WH when the Patriots won while Trump was in office – he had a “friendship” with Trump and it would have placed Brady under a political microscope that he didn’t want to deal with.
Going to the WH under Joe Biden is not controversial at all – nobody takes this guy seriously – and I personally don’t see anything wrong with it. I don’t see it as a “traitor” move by Brady, at all.
Maybe I’m looking at it from a PR standpoint, and not an emotional place, but it just didn’t rile me up.
But I can tell you this much, Brady’s trip to the WH with the Buccaneers caused a real sh*storm from a PR perspective – it was messy.
Bizpacreview reported that Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady appeared to swing political while making a joke about the election results with President Biden during a White House visit for the team on Tuesday.
The team was at the White House to celebrate their 2020 Super Bowl championship against the Kansas City Chiefs. Everyone was all smiles as Brady took the podium on the South Lawn to thank Biden for his hospitality.
“These guys are an amazing group of men,” Brady said. “It didn’t look great there at one point. We were 7-5, struggling a little bit, as the president alluded to. But we found a rhythm, we got on a roll,” Brady remarked. “Not a lot of people, you know, think we could’ve won, and in fact, I think about 40% of the people still don’t think we won,” he cracked. “You understand that, Mr. President?”
In character, Biden took a moment to reply while the crowd laughed at Brady’s joke. Finally, the president replied, “I understand that!” Brady cracked. “You understand that, Mr. President?” Biden then interjected: “I understand that.”
Brady continued by quipping that people started to call him “Sleepy Tom” after he forgot which down it was during a game in Chicago. The joke was in reference to Trump’s “Sleepy Joe” nickname for Biden during the 2020 campaign. At 43, Brady is the NFL’s oldest playing quarterback.
“Personally, it’s nice for me to be back here,” Brady noted. “We had a game in Chicago where I forgot what down it was. I lost track of one down in 21 years of playing, and they started calling me ‘Sleepy Tom.’ Why would they do that to me?”
The situation is confusing because the left thinks Brady was trashing Trump with what he said, and showing support for Biden, while some on the right think Brady was trolling Biden, and the other half think he’s a traitor who slapped MAGA in the face.
I didn’t really see what Brady did as a “slap in the face to MAGA.”
But others did and they’ve already “canceled” him.
If anything, I thought it was amusing that he even addressed the controversial election in a “late-night talk show” kinda way. Let’s face it, a lot of people don’t believe Biden won and I don’t mind when that’s pointed out, ever – and neither should you.
And I was amused by the “Sleepy Joe” stuff, Brady mentioned because it’s actually truer – and far more apparent today than it was back when Trump first said it.
I just thought it was kind of funny jokes about a poignant moment in time – and was neither good nor bad. Just observational and kinda tongue-n-cheek.
Breitbart saw it a different way. They reported that Super Bowl-winning quarterback Tom Brady stabbed Donald Trump in the back and mocked MAGA voters during a visit to Joe Biden’s White House. This is quite an about-face from Brady’s years of pretending to be Trump’s friend.
During his visit to Biden’s White House to celebrate the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ 2021 Super Bowl win, Brady engaged in some back and forth with Biden to mock those who believe that Biden’s election was rife with fraud.
I guess you should watch and judge for yourself.
You can watch the video below:
The whole situation was awkward and probably got more attention than Tom thought it would.
Maybe he shouldn’t quit his day job – perhaps “comedy” isn’t Tom’s “thing” after all.