I would be stunned if he back tracked again on a retirement announcement. I suspect he is done for real this time.
I hated that he went to Tampa in the first place and it was salt in the wound that he won a super bowl there. But as a Pat's fan, we got 20 years of winning football from him. No other franchise has had a comparable run. No other athlete in any sport has had a comparable run with 1 team.
Also, I bought my wife a top end Brady jersey several years back ($150!). I have to say she looks pretty hot in it. But it has been in the attic since Brady went to Tampa. I think she will take the jersey back out now.
I salute Tom Brady and hope for him all the best.
I'm baffled when fans have this mindset about a player when they leave, especially one who helped the team to inconceivable success. I rooted for Pierce and KG as much as a I rooted for the Celtics when they left just out of appreciation for what they did for the city.
I understand. VG isn't saying that he hates Tom Brady, just his departure.
In the case of KG and PP, the Celtics asked them to accept a trade and they did. In Brady's case, he left voluntarily, although one could make the argument that he was pushed out.
Either way, it hurts to see a player leave (especially after spending that much on a shirt) voluntarily.
Exactly, I didn't blame Tom Brady for it. But I was also not going to root for him while he was a Buccaneer. I didn't want the Buccaneers to do well.
Other prominent players leave, Johnny Damon to the Yankees for example. He basically left, not traded. That one I did blame Damon for to some extent. Then there are other ones like Xander Bogaerts, where it is not really his fault at all. I am not going to hope the Padres do well though. Certainly didn't want to see Damon do well on the Yankees.
Brady is more like Xander in my mind, but somewhere in the middle.