Tom Brady doesn't give a shit what anyone says about him
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The final episode of Tom vs. Time dropped this afternoon and while it's not long, it's basically a giant middle finger to everyone from the media to fans who love to throw shit at the wall and hope it sticks.
In the episode, Brady continues to tell us that the noise doesn't bother him and that he's starting to focus more on his family now than he has before. He also reiterates his desire to play into his mid 40s.
This means he isn't retiring after this season, as much as people outside of New England want it to happen. You can watch the full episode below, but I've picked out a couple quotes that I think really hammer things home for everyone watching.
"The last couple years, a lot of parts about football weren't enjoyable when they should've been. Some of it was my approach." "I think any time you're together with people for a long period of time, relationships ebb and flow. And I think people are looking for something to write and talk about." "I'm sure a lot of teams have things like that (drama) but ours is just to the tenth degree. I'm learning to deal with it better." "Nothing is that big a deal to me anymore ... to worry about a lot of bullshit that people may say or think or feel, I really don't care anymore."
Brady basically admits to there being drama within the Patriots organization, which isn't exactly news. But when he says theirs is to the "tenth degree," that had me scratching my head. Did he mean the drama itself is that high, or does he know its perceived that way in the public eye because of how despised the Patriots are?
He'll surely be asked about this, but it'd be really surprising if he elaborated on it further.
I'd love to see more of Tom vs. Time. I think it's been a fun and enjoyable mini series. But I can't stop thinking about Sunday, and I'm sure Brady can't either. I think we're all ready.