Even when Tom Brady was watching “Lombardi,” his mind was off-Broadway.
That’s what the Patriots quarterback said this morning, addressing the minor controversy (if that’s even the right word) over he and his wife seeing the play in New York on Saturday night instead of watching the Jets-Colts game. To be fair, Brady and whoever his wife is had no way of knowing that the winner of that game would be playing against the Patriots this weekend. Had the Colts won, then the Patriots would be prepping for the Ravens this week.
Anyway, Brady, on his weekly WEEI radio appearance in Boston, said he purchased the tickets in advance and had been planning on attending the show for some time. He also said that he was able to keep up with the game, monitoring the score on his cell phone. And because the show is only about 90 minutes long with no intermissions, he actually saw the most important parts of the game.
“I got home and watched the second half,” he said, explaining that his two best friends “suckered” him into watching football. “You know what happens to me is I get very anxious watching those games. I was watching the second half and I was actually kind of pissed that I watched it because I didn’t go to sleep ’til 3 in the morning. You just get riled up as I watch them, and then I start rooting for a team to win, and that’s not really what I want to be doing. I figure I’ll get enough, I’ll see the game. I’ve seen that game (on tape).”
Brady wasn’t asked which team he was rooting for. But it's fun to wonder about it.