Tom Brady won his seventh Super Bowl ring last night by routing the Chiefs

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The Super Bowl and the Australian Open Day 1 were running concurrently so I only saw bits and pieces of the football game. I saw Tampa Bay’s second touchdown, where Tom Brady passed to Rob “Gronk” Gronkowski and I briefly enjoyed the collective tears of Patriots fans. While Brady is MAGA and I’ll never accept him or even like him because of that alone, I was… surprised that Brady managed to bounce back with Tampa Bay so thoroughly, make it to the Super Bowl and f–king win the thing for his seventh Super Bowl ring. Brady has broken all kinds of records and I don’t know anything about football, so I won’t even try to parse it. I do think there’s probably a case to be made that Brady is the GOAT in football. But… it’s not really comparable to other sports. At least not while Simone Biles and Serena Williams exist.

So, yeah, the Tampa Bay (“Tompa Bay”) Buccaneers absolutely routed the Kansas City Chiefs. On my TL, it seemed like people kind of hated the game and found it really dull because it was so lopsided? And because the Chiefs couldn’t get their acts together. And because the refs were apparently making every call to benefit Brady and the Bucs.

Tom’s wife Gisele Bundchen walked onto the field (with her mask pulled down, ugh) and gave her husband a kiss and all of that. I do think Gisele is probably much happier in Florida, don’t you think? And Tom has always been a Florida Man at heart. Some funny tweets:

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  1. Lightpurple says:

    Patriots fans weren’t crying; most of us were happy for them. Tom Brady has never expressed a political opinion in 20 years.

    • Anna says:

      Just came here to say this! We’ve been watching him the whole season and cheering him on. Our baby bird left the nest and is still crushing it!

      • EllieK says:

        Exactly, Brady will always be the Patriots’ staple QB and we’ll always want him to succeed so that we can point out that our QB is/was the damn GOAT. Everyone in New England is super happy for both Brady + Gronk, I loved watching them crush it last night.

      • Lightpurple says:

        Ah, the hat story. Trump sent a carton of the things to Kraft, who placed one in every single locker. Donta Hightower and Devin McCourty had them too. None of them, not even Brady’s, was ever seen again. He’s friendly and golfs with John Kerry too. The guy has made a point of not making political statements.

      • Wiglet Watcher says:

        Brady is at the very least assumed MAGA. He may not shout it, but he never denies it And makes subtle moves and stays close to Trump.

        Seems like we live in a world where you can’t live undeclared. And if you’re accused MAGA you either stay silent (because you are) or you announce you’re not. IMO.

    • Tanguerita says:

      Yeah, no, that’s not true.

    • Jellybean says:

      I have no idea how American Football is played or what the appeal is, but I can still appreicate this man’s sporting achievements. He is very impressive.

      • Chaine says:

        Don’t worry, I’ve lived here my whole life and I still don’t know how it’s played nor understand the appeal 🤣 I just superbowl watch for the halftime show and the commercials.

    • local russian hill says:

      amazing win once again. i grew up with tom brady. his father was my coach while i played fast pitch softball with his sisters. his will to win and dedication was and is just like his sisters’ will to win. they’re a force. knowing that family history, i knew he’d pull it off. i bet on him to beat the spread and everyone i bet with mocked me for going with the older quarterback. he’s in better shape than most 20 year olds and then when you add his leadership, drive and wisdom, forget about it. plus he had amazing help from his defense.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      “expressed a political opinion” is wording that can be hashed…he may not have outright said “I’m a republican”, but he’s made at least a few positive comments about 45.

      he said that 45 send him the hat “through Robert Kraft”. but he didn’t remove it from his locker during the interview with the famous screen-cap, and let all of the press see it there. he also said about the hat “I thought it was a nice keepsake. It could be a nice piece of memorabilia.” (like an old KKK hood, I guess?) we all knew what a POS 45 was from the moment he came down the escalator and spoke of how Mexican’s are drug dealers and rapists. but most of us knew what a pig he was before he ran. the evidence was out there and yet Brady was still friends with him and played golf with him…a LOT. so, while you can say he avoids politics, he has NOT avoided being friendly with 45.

      What else has he said…he said, when 45 was running, that he thought it would be “great” if 45 won. he called 45 “a good friend”. and that he was “a hell of a lot of fun to play golf with”…that must have been a lot of “locker room talk”, eh? as for his quotes about how he hasn’t paid attention to politics in a long time, well…that REEKS of privilege. when asked why he was standing up for 45, “He’s a friend! That why. Because friends are important in life and I’ve known him for a very long time”. Again, no “politics”, but he states, clearly, that 45 is a friend.

      when asked if he was supporting 45 in his election in 2016: “Can I just stay out of this debate? Donald is a good friend of mine. I have known him for a long time. I support all my friends. That is what I have to say.”

      A GOOD FRIEND. that HE SUPPORTS.

      so, the claim of not saying anything “political” may be somewhat true. but he clearly considers 45 a GOOD FRIEND THAT HE SUPPORTS. says a lot about him.

      FYI all of these quotes were taken from an article on Boston.com

      • Traveler says:

        A person who can be a friend of drumpf is not someone I will ever admire, I don’t care how much talent he has manipulating a ball.

      • Tanguerita says:

        yes, thanks for summing it up. It will never cease to amaze me how much of their integrity and decency people are willing to compromise in order to support their favorite athlete.

      • Elizabeth says:

        Supporting Trump and / or passively pretending to be “neutral” IS a political statement. You can’t be “neutral” or apolitical when we literally have children in cages and anti-abortion extremists on the Supreme Court because of “polite” people like Susan Collins who are too timid or too in love with their privilege to confront monsters like Trump, Barr, and Kushner.

      • Wiglet Watcher says:

        Collins doesn’t care either way imo. She enjoys the power of office and committees. In Maine it’s no secret she’s a corrupt senator that takes money from whomever is giving.

      • whatWHAT? says:

        “It will never cease to amaze me how much of their integrity and decency people are willing to compromise in order to support their favorite athlete.”

        esp hypocritical as so many of them ALSO denounce anyone who is still friends with Pitt, or Depp, or Manson, or any other known abuser. THOSE people are canceled. But Tommy Boy? “nothing to see here, folks”

        and Elizabeth – ABSO – FRIGGIN’-LUTELY!!!

    • Miss V says:

      This is true! Most Pats fans I know we’re cheering for him. We will always love him here in New England. He’s the GOAT after all…..

      • Tanguerita says:

        Sure, Jan.

      • Wiglet Watcher says:

        New Englander here… I don’t know a single pats fan that still supports Brady in terms of cheering for him that isn’t still flying a trump flag off their truck.

        We wish him well like a blocked ex.

        And no. He’s not the GOAT. Lebron and Serena gave new meaning to that term. To be good at a sport and then go above and beyond as a role model makes you GOAT.

    • Sandra says:

      He didn’t go to the White House with the rest of the team in 2015 because of a “previous engagement.” Sure, Jan. And that’s completely fine if he didn’t agree with Obama’s politics and he has every right to express it in that manner. So saying that he hasn’t expressed a political opinion isn’t true. I guess you could say he showed it instead of expressed it.

    • Chanteloup says:

      Please have your own take on this but I heard Brady’s political opinion LOUD AND CLEAR! for the past 5 years
      Not having any of what he’s having

  2. Noki says:

    I think at this point Tom Brady is just continuing to play to make sure its damn near impossible atleast in this life time for anyone to break his records.

  3. Ana Maria says:

    am I the only one that imagined Ben Affleck’s ex-nanny modeling all 7 rings?😁

  4. Becks1 says:

    It was a boring game. I was expecting Brady to win, so while I was disappointed in that I wasn’t surprised – but damn it was boring. (Well I guess not if you’re a Bucs fan lol but as an outsider). I lost track of where we were in the game and I kept thinking the Chiefs could come back but then I realized there were 4 minutes left and they were down by 20 soooo that was when I went to bed lol.

    • Lightpurple says:

      The whole second half was pretty much unnecessary.

    • L84Tea says:

      We were literally dozing off. It was that boring.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      yeah, I hate it when the SB is boring.

      and all those advertisers who paid big $$$ for ads during the 4th quarter were probably p*ssed off.

    • Sandra says:

      The last Super Bowl that Brady played in (2019) was also a snooze fest. I promise I’m not just saying that to snark on Brady. It truly was a very dull game.

  5. Aang says:

    Blah. I dislike Brady so much. But the Chiefs fans are racists, at least many are, so I’m glad they didn’t win. I wish the Bills had made it just because the fans are absolutely insane. Also, there really shouldn’t have been any fans at all.

    • M says:

      Why are most Chiefs fans racist? That’s a pretty broad characterization. Bc of the name which we have no control over? I am a lifelong fan but think it should be changed. Or is there some other reason? I don’t think it’s fair to accuse people you don’t know of being racist without basis

    • Bren says:

      I was genuinely happy for the Chiefs and their fans when they won last year but the fans became annoying as hell after the SB. That said, I’m not disappointed the Bucs won.

    • Escondista says:

      Oh man… bills and packers. I might’ve actually watched!

      • paranormalgirl says:

        That’s a game I would have watched. Instead I watched the puppy bowl and then a shock doc on the story behind “The Exorcist”

      • Wiglet Watcher says:

        The Puppy Bowl is still imo, extremely underrated!
        So adorable!

    • M says:

      I agree the chop is racist AF. I will tell you that many people in KC agree and our local newspaper even published an editorial calling on the team to change. It acknowledged most fans cringe along with the rest of the country when they see spectators participating in it

    • Renee says:

      I’m a Chiefs fan and am not racist so stop generalizing. I have never done the chop once in my life. Doesn’t mean I can’t like my hometown team….

    • Sandra says:

      I had no interest in rooting for the Chiefs after I learned about how they have harbored some very violent domestic abusers. Namely Tyreek Hill who choked and beat his pregnant girlfriend. And he’s still on the team.*
      *I’m aware that the NFL as a whole has a major problem with covering up violence against women among its players. *ahem Roethlisberger*
      And I wish my Bills had made it too! But I didn’t want to see them lose a Super Bowl to Tom effing Brady. Wish it had been Bills vs. Packers. Allen and Rodgers are fun QB’s to watch. I think Allen models a lot of what he does after Rodgers. Mahomes is usually fun to watch too but yesterday was not his day.

  6. Swack says:

    It takes a whole team to win or lose the game. Praising or blaming just one person is ridiculous.

    • harperc says:

      Normally, yes, but Tom Brady played a *huge* role in getting the Bucs to where they are.

      The Bucs were a good team, but they were making a lot of mistakes. Here comes Brady, and the team is still making mistakes (see their first couple of games), so Brady basically says “THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE”.

      And Brady, being Tom Brady, had the clout to pull it off. He was winning Super Bowls when most of the rest of them were in elementary and middle school, so he had their respect and the team started playing better.

      • Swack says:

        Without his team protecting him, he doesn’t make the plays. Without his team catching his passes, he doesn’t make the plays. Without his defense, the opponents score more.

  7. Lucy2 says:

    I didn’t watch any of it, just catching up on the performances here. My family usually has a little party, but not this year. And I dislike Brady so much I had no interest in watching him win again.

  8. Jilly. says:

    Huge Patriots fan here. Once he made it to the Super Bowl I accepted it and was rooting for him. He works his ass off and screw his age. It shows we all can do better. He’s not MAGA. One hat in his locker doesn’t make him a racist. Especially when you see who his friends really are. He’s not a very exciting guy. Football and family. He has no time or interest in politics. And he took a nothing team to win the SB! He actually is the GOAT!

    • Lightpurple says:

      That pretty much seemed the general attitude of all the Patriots fans I know.

    • Anna says:

      Football, family, and HIS DIET! HE definitely seems like the type of guy who can’t be bothered to pay attention to things like politics because they distract from his winning.

      And don’t forget he got Gronk to un-retire! YO SOY FIESTA!

    • whatWHAT? says:

      “who his friends really are”

      he himself has claimed 45 as a “good friend”. that’s who his friends really are. he was claiming this as late as April of last year during an interview on Howard Stern. said that he doesn’t want to “undo” their friendship.

      he’s trying to distance himself from 45′s politics while outright stating that 45 is still a friend. sorry, TB, being his “friend” doesn’t make your association with him any more palatable than saying you voted for him.

      • Elizabeth says:

        What kind of man would be friends with Trump? Someone we all know has been friends with Jeffrey freakin Epstein, has sexually harassed women and bragged about it, defended police brutality and even verbally encouraged it, ordered peaceful protesters to be gassed for a Bible photo op, supported ending women’s reproductive rights and with the ascension of Amy Coney Barrett pretty much guaranteed the wreck of our legal rights, enacted racist laws like the Muslim ban, demonized BLM — need I go on?! What kind of lowlife won’t distance himself from THAT? Supporting Trump IS racist. I’m disgusted we have Trump apologists here.

      • whatWHAT? says:

        yup, if you support 45, in ANY way, you support, or are at least OK with, white supremacy. that goes for TB, too.

        if you can “look the other way” on his politics, because he’s your friend, it means you’re privileged and that white supremacy, misogyny and fascism are not deal-breakers for you. and that goes for TB, too.

  9. cocoa princess says:

    I didn’t watch the Super Bowl and I wasn’t planning. I am still in protest with the NFL of the treatment of Black players, especially Colin Kaepernick. #treatplayerswithrespect #ColinKaepernick

    • paranormalgirl says:

      I find the NFL loathsome with their racist practices. Look into the whole concussion medical coverage story.

  10. Veronica S. says:

    I could care less about the Super Bowl, but I do want to know everyone’s opinion – do we think Tom is botoxing along with his wife? Every time I see him, his smile gets weirder and less natural, like he can’t move his entire face. My suspicions are he’s dipping into the aesthetics along with the wife.

    • Southern Fried says:

      Absolutely. Rubber face.

    • WTF says:

      Thank you for bringing the petty! I had to google, but yes! He’s definitely doing some injections. Funny how when a woman looks “younger” the talk is immediately of surgery. But when a man looks younger, gotta be his crazy diet. Lol

    • cc says:

      Silly comment. He can move his face. There’s nothing wrong with his face. I can’t believe you are attacking him because he looks young. I always see women attacking women. Women are always attacking women, but now you are attacking a man who looks good.

  11. Southern Fried says:

    Saw lots of pictures with Brady not masked up. Nice example to set during pandemic, jerkoff. And getting nearly a million dollars in PPE knowing full well how many small businesses didn’t, and how many families are suffering, when he’s worth up to $600 mil already. Sounds pretty trumpian to me.

    • Traveler says:

      I couldn’t agree more.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      and he bought a multi-million dollar yacht like RIGHT after he got the loan that he didn’t need. dude’s a jerk.

      “but but but he doesn’t make statements on politics!!!!1!!!1!!”

      his ACTIONS make statements. and his actual statements may not be political but anything he’s said about 45 has been positive along the lines of “he’s a good friend and I support my friends”.

    • kelsey says:

      Thank you!!

      Why is no one talking about the fact that Brady took a million dollars in PPP money when he is insanely wealthy. He then went on to buy a nearly $1 million dollar boat yet he needs taxpayer money for his business. I know other celebs took PPP money too (Kanye, Reese Witherspoon, etc.) and they shouldn’t be off the hook either but when so many non-celebrity minority and women-owned businesses got shut out of PPP money, giving money to millionaire celebrities and athletes pisses me off.

      And Brady’s parents (allegedly) had COVID back in September and here he is walking around with no mask on.

  12. paranormalgirl says:

    I think Brady is a good quarterback. One of the best, in fact. But he is just a giant void of charisma, in my opinion. But then again, he doesn’t have to be interesting or charismatic.

    • Becks1 says:

      A giant void of charisma is a perfect way to put it. I was saying to my husband this weekend that it’s just kind of odd how disliked Brady is. And it’s not because he wins a lot. I remember people hating him 10-13 years ago, when he “only” had three rings and couldn’t seem to get past Eli Manning and Big bLue in Super Bowls. When Peyton won his second ring I feel like people were genuinely happy for him. People wanted to see Mahomes win again. But with Brady there’s always been this void where the only people who like him are people from
      New England and now Tampa apparently lol. Something about him is just very off putting and I can’t put my finger on it.

      • Chanteloup says:

        @ Becks1 It’s that smug face and ‘I’m so much better than you, and EVERYONE’ condescension oozing out of his pores mixed with a healthy dose of affluenza and white privilege … for a start

    • Chicken Tetrazzini! says:

      Dude lacks charisma in so many ways. Just look up his diet and you’ll know you don’t want to get to know him any better.

  13. A Guest says:

    The Bucs coaches looked at the film from the previous game this season where KC handed them their ass and made changes. The defense double-teamed Hill (who is problematic on his own) and took away the deep ball. They were able to run on KC’s defense and were after Mahomes on every play.

    Offense sells tickets, defense wins championships.

  14. Tashiro says:

    I don’t follow football at all but why did he leave New England?

    • LightPurple says:

      He was underpaid by NFL standards for many years, particularly for someone of his caliber. Several years, he even agreed to defer his salary so the team could sign other players. When his contract ended, he asked for what he’s worth and a multi-year deal and the team refused to take the chance on a 43 year old quarterback. So, he moved on.

    • Bren says:

      Tom wanted to get paid and go to a team that would help put the offensive pieces around him to win. He was done taking team-friendly deals while Belicheck kept missing in the draft. The real MVP of the SB was Todd Bowles and the defense. They held Patrick Mahomes to no TDs and they contained the offense. The defense should have won the SB MVP, not Tom Brady.

      • LightPurple says:

        In other years when he has won Super Bowl MVP, Brady has given the prize to other teammates that he thinks are more deserving so I wouldn’t be surprised if he does that again.

  15. Watson says:

    I’m just glad both teams had fun

  16. Chip says:

    And the Bucs hired Antonio Brown, who is a truly awful person. Brady even let him stay at his house with his wife and children! Gross!
    Ef Tom Brady, the Bucs, and the refs. What a terrible ending to a great season of football.
    Pack v Bills would have been fun!

  17. Trillian says:

    I don’t know or care the first thing about football, but I deeply detest people wearing their masks on their chin. Like if it’s loose enough not to rip off your ears when you do that it’s too loose when you put it back up again.

  18. Renee says:

    Chiefs fan here still depressed over last night’s game. Mahomes tried but our offensive line was trash. Not too mention the ridiculous penalties they kept calling on us. Oh well…there’s always next year.

  19. Mia says:

    I used to work in Tom Brady/Gisele’s neighborhood and the locals hated them. I worked in a shop and I met lots of people and I love to chat – I heard over and over again from groundskeeper type people that their house was a rough gig. Snow plow guy said they are really particular.

  20. bobdegroot says:

    I used to dislike Brady but it’s impossible to deny how big of an accomplishment this is. You have to admire that kind of talent and drive. I find his wife annoying too, but whatever. I’d be super proud too if I were her. And I straight up fan girl the friendship between Brady and Gronk. As a person in my 40s, I think its really great that they are at this level of athletic performance and I admire it.

    • Sandra says:

      Gronk is only 31 years old. A fact I was actually shocked to learn considering he’d already retired.

    • Fabiola says:

      As someone in their 40s I’m very proud of Tom Brady still being on top. Definitely shows what work and dedication can achieve. He only cares about football and his dedication to the game. I don’t see him having any interests in politics or anything outside of football. He breaths and lives football. The little time he does have left is for his family.

  21. Brubs says:

    here in Brazil we refer to Tom Brady as “Gisele’s husband” or “Giselo” and it’s very funny to see the american football fans get pissed

  22. mlouise says:

    side note but a team player who was with the Chiefs last year (won the SB) and is also a doctor did not join the team this year to instead join the force against coronavirus : Laurent Duvernay-Tardif. He is also carves wood bowls as a hobby. A real heros as I tell my son. This is inspiration I want him to look up to. And charisma (comes from a compassionate hearth).