Here are some photos of Tom Brady during the big Super Bowl parade in Boston on Tuesday. It looked really cold and snowy in Boston yesterday. Meanwhile, it was almost 70 degrees here in Virginia. Just thought I’d throw that around! Anyway, Tom Brady, Super Bowl, greatest quarterback of all time, etc, etc. Tom is 39 years old right now, which is pretty old for football players in general and old for quarterbacks in particular. According to the information I just googled, the average age for QBs is generally “late 20s,” although many believe that the number will go down in the next few years as a new generation starts to take over from the older guys. This victory for the Patriots would be the perfect way for Brady to “go out on top,” before he’s pushed out for being an old man. But Brady says no, he’s not going to retire.
After watching his fifth Super Bowl win on Sunday, Gisele Bündchen is hoping her hubby Tom Brady will put his football days behind him. Yes, the supermodel is asking the New England Patriots quarterback to retire…but what are his thoughts? Brady, 39, joined SiriusXM NFL Radio on Monday and got to talking with host Jim Miller about his future in the sport as well as his plans for retirement.
“If it was up to my wife she would have me retire today,” the football GOAT laughed. “She told me that last night three times.”
“I said, ‘Too bad, babe, I’m having too much fun right now,'” he explained, adding, “You know, I feel like I can still do it, and if you love what you do and you’re capable of doing it then, I mean, I’d be so bored if I wasn’t going out there, knowing that I could still do it. So I’m going to work hard to be ready to go and I still plan on playing for a long time.”
Brady says his age has only helped him on the field.
“In some ways, being more experienced and having your family life settled does allow you to focus a little bit more, too, because there’s less B.S. in your life,” he explains. “You know, you have your family and you can go to work and focus on your job. And you expect your teammates to do the same.”
In 2015, Brady said he could see himself playing for another decade, to which I say… a 48-year-old quarterback??? Probably not. But it’s worth noting that there definitely seems to be a trend amongst elite athletes, in that they’re finding new and improved ways to extend their prime. It seems insane that a 39-year-old quarterback won his fifth Super Bowl ring and cemented his status as the #GOAT. Just as it seemed absurd that Roger Federer, at the age of 35, won his 18th Slam in Australia last month. Just as it seemed absurd that Serena Williams, also 35, has picked up her 23rd Slam, is back to being #1 in the world, and is looking to win another Wimbledon title this year. Trendspotting: older athletes showing the youngsters how it’s done.
Now, all that being said, I wonder why Gisele was so insistent that Tom retire now? Methinks that she’s sort of done with Boston. And she doesn’t want to see Tom hang on to this and overstay his welcome.
Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.
No shade to the Pats and their victory, but GAAAAAHHD I cannot stand his face
Me either. But my shade is intentional 😉
Oh my shade is so totally intentional. But it’s just for Tom Brady and his punchable caveman dudebro face, not the Patriots.
He’s going to need to visit Gi’s plastic surgeon in Paris soon for some upper blephoroplasty.
but will he wear a burka to hide?…
He’s extremely good at what he does. But I’m with you – can’t handle his face/terrible haircuts/the things he says.
Please excuse him. All the concussions can’t do no good to his hairstyle, his face and his verbal ability. Might be what Gisellllleee is worried about 😉
Ditto. You look him in the eye and there is just a big hole where the IQ was supposed to be.
He probably spells IQ- “EyeCue”
LURCH! I used to think he was kind of a “two face”, like that woman on Seinfeld. sometimes I thought he looked hot and other times it was like “total cro-magnon man”.
but now that I know he’s a supporter of a misogynistic bigoted white supremacist (and possibly a bigot himself – see: skipped WH visit when Obama was prez but NOT when Dubya was and seemingly lied about the reasons), I think he’s ugly inside and out.
one of the greatest QBs of all time, sure…but UGLY inside and out.
Yes! Sometimes very cute, sometimes yikes Frankenstein with a dumb haircut! And now…ugh.
Shade: Still Looks like a long dead ancestor to the Homo Sapiens with 90s casual Styles
We’re not worthy!!
You read my mind. I came on here to say exactly that– I hate his face. His vacant, selfish, neanderthal face. Ugh.
Did not know about his visiting Bush, but skipping Obama (with weak excuses). There is no doubt he’ll happily trot out to the WH for his orange buddy. Agree he’s likely a bigot. Lines up.
He’s the missing link. And a giant douche. Of course he’ll be at the WH. The scary black man is gone now.
I actively hate this guy. And I am not even into football
He only has to retire one time for me to be happier.
She’s likely (and legitimately) concerned for his health. He’s reaching the age where you don’t bounce back from injuries as fast as you used to, and I imagine she feels it’s a matter of time before he gets knocked around a little too hard and has to limp his way out of the sport instead of going out in a blaze of glory.
esp with all the new information regarding concussions and CTE. and esp since he got himself knocked around quite a bit in the SB. I don’t blame her a bit.
As a quarterback he has been sacked less a normal player but she should be rightly concerned because of his age. It just takes one hit to begin brain damage, one.
I agree – I think it’s a health thing. Do you see how Brett Favre looks in his commercials? Granted he was sacked about 100 more times than Tom in his career but still. CTE is real and it’s a big problem and if stopping sooner vs later saves him from that suffering then I’m with her.
Plus – I don’t want a Peyton Manning-esq last season. I want him to go out on top – not riding the bench.
I’m not a sports fan or a fan of Brady, but if a person, any person, is still in good physics shape and committed to remaining so then I think they should continue to do the sport they love.
Martial arts practitioners continue into what we would consider old age, becoming more proficient each year! As long as the body is well cared for, why not?
Gisele has been asking him to retire since they met.
Just the shots of Brady? In that boat with him were his adorable kid Ben, who seemed to be having the best time of anyone, and our other two quarterbacks Jimmy Garoppolo and Jacoby Brissett, both of whom are nice to look at.
Gronk was pretty nice to look at too!
Did you see the videos of Gronk catching beers? they’re hilarious. as much of a dudebro/fratboy that he is, I can’t help but like him.
He’s sooo hot! Such a hunk. My nephews call him “Uncle Gronk.” Lol. Looks like he’s always having fun
Love the Gronk!
I think Gisele doesn’t want to see her husband decline, she has to be the wife of a winner.
+1 image seems to be her main concern.
I agree with Gisele. He’s not a tennis player. Every year new injuries and traumas pile up for a football player. Not to mention increasing CTE risk. What for?
I don’t like either one at all but I have sympathy with her on this one- football is incredibly physical. I burned through a couple lives watching my boys play in the field and will be happy when they’re done. It must be really hard watching your husband take such physical risks and I don’t blame her at all for wanting him to retire. Even this cynic thinks that is a sign of love.
My husband is one of those “athlete” people (whereas I struggle with scissors, much less hand eye ball crap) and his opinion is that in sports they are much more knowledgeable now on how to train, how to recover, how to workout properly vs improperly etc., which makes for stronger, better athletes with longer shelf lives. He said another way to view it is look at the physique of pro golfers these days vs those of the 80s and earlier. They’re buff, they work out, it’s a total body (and mind) thing and that leads to stronger, older athletes as compared to the days of yore. He said it used to just be focus on your one thing and drink, party, ignore everything else. Now it’s an holistic approach.
Cold and snowy is just winter weather. It’s in the 80’s here in Kissimmee florida today and that’s not the way winter should be! I miss Boston winter! A true fan will go out in any weather to celebrate our team. That’s because Boston is proud no matter how our teams do. Fortunately our teams are wicked awesome
I don’t like the guy but why push him to stay home if he’s not ready to retire? If he can still physically play the game and wants to, then leave him be.
I imagine she’s probably worried about him getting hurt and also just wants him with the family more.
Who knows? Maybe she’s tired of the uber restrictive diet and would like to have a tomato and some eggplant once in a while? I’m no fan of either, but I’d be worried about my 40yo husband still playing football too. It’s pretty stressful for the body and you don’t snap back from injuries as easily. She might wonder if he’ll be in a wheelchair by the time he’s 50.
haha that was my thought too – bring on the mushrooms!
Fugly. And that sketch was dead on! Shows who he really is, inside and out.
Which sketch? Is it online?
it was the court sketch of him during (I think?) the whole “deflategate” thing.
I believe it’s posted on here…
yup, it’s in this post.
Unpopular opinion: I love him, think he’s incredible, and wish him much continued success.
As far as writing him off on being a QB for another decade or whatever, I’m not saying anything. He’s practically bionic. Sports experts regularly say that he shows zero signs of slowing down and still performs like he’s much younger than his actual age. I recently read an article that said his ridiculously restrictive diet that is based around avoiding inflammation is BS, but who knows? Whatever he’s doing, it seems to be working.
I’m no fan of Gisele and her endless well of stupid comments, but they seem to be a very happy, sweet family. I’ve seen pictures of Tom with his children and with his nieces that melted my heart. He’s definitely a man who loves family and is very good with kids.
I have no reason to, but I cannot abide Gisele.
What about Julian Edelman??
I have no opinion of the Pats since I don’t follow football and I don’t like or dislike Tom Brady. But ever since I read that New York Times magazine article on him a few years ago, I realized there isn’t much depth to him and he is a bit of a dunce. As a human he is not that interesting. It’s basically football all the time with no retirement in sight in his mind. He will be forced out of the Pats at some point for a younger guy, probably in his early 40s and it won’t be pretty. And he really doesn’t know what to with himself without football. That’s his life and when it’s taken away from him it will be pretty depressing for him.
I know he’s not the brightest bulb, but he’s still the undeniable GOAT of NFL QBs. And he’s still pretty good-looking as it goes, there’s nothing wrong with that face come on 🙂 Many would pay to look like him.
As far as CTE fears, as QB he hasn’t been taken down or hit head on like other players in other positions. He’s taken some tough sacks, but otherwise been pretty careful about not getting hit so as to stay uninjured. I don’t believe he’s ever had a head or neck injury during his pro career, which is why he’s still playing at this level at 39.
Barring injury, he’ll likely be playing as lead QB for another 2-3 years at least.
If an athlete is not ready to retire that should be their own personal choice.
He can’t ever retire, he’s nothing without his balls… His firm, untouched balls.