Re: I met an ex-NFL player tonight
posted at 12/27/2012 9:27 AM EST
In response to RockScully's comment:
In response to IrishMob7's comment:
In response to ma6dragon9's comment:
I have a story from 2002.
I was working as an office gopher in Boston for a company called First Realty Mangement. I would cover the phones for the receptionist from 12-1 everyday. Screening calls was part of the job before transferring to anyone. Here's what traspired:
Me - "Thank you for calling FRM, how may I help you."
Caller - "Hi, I need to speak to someone about my condo fees."
Me - "Sure, may I ask who is calling?" The woman who ran the condo dept always wanted to know who she was talking to before getting on the phone.
Caller - "Tom Brady"
Yes, THAT Tom Brady. FRM manages the condo complex in Quincy where Brady, Brady's sister, and Milloy all used to live (Brady actually bought Milloy's condo when he got cut).
No conversation beyond that, I just thought, and think it very interesting and telling that this Suber Bowl MVP was taking the time, himself, to call and clear up an issue. Not a manager. Not an agent. Not a 'handler'. Just himself. Very, very cool to me, and not even a hint of "do you know who I am" type of attitude and expectations.
Had I been more established and not in my first month at the company, I would have been less professional and tried to chat him up. That early crossing of paths forever helped mold the impression I have of Brady as a very down to earth, and 'real' person.
Bingo. I never understood the hatred of Tom Brady outside of New England. So many of my buddies (Skins and Stillers fans) always talk crap about Brady claiming he's a 'doosh' and 'arrogant' which are claims that are obviously unfounded. The guy has never said anything negatively about an opponent in his whole career.
Every person that I've talked to that has had an encounter with Brady tells me that he's one of the most down to earth, stand up guys you'll ever meet. I love that about Tom.
Awesome story, though, ma6.
Agree. A buddy of mine a Packers fan called him "arrogant" about 5 years ago. I was stunned. Brady? "Arrogant"? The guy is always putting blame on himself, right or wrong, praising the teammates and opponents and is highly respected by his peers.
Here's what always gave it away to me: The ones who whine about Brady are losers and turds. The Turdell Thuggs, James Harrisons, Antonio Cromartie, etc, etc. They're low character LOSERS who are jealous of Brady's accomplishments and the attention he garners.
Then, I realize the fans out there who don't have Brady as a QB are also jealous. That's all it is.
The media, its coverage, the exposure, etc, sort of perpetuates fans' feelings towards athletes today, good or bad.
Somehow Brady is "arrogant" but Gomer throwing his entire O Line under the bus or calling his kicker "an idiot", is not. Or Roethlisberger or Philip Rivers and his antics. Please. Brady has been as professional and classy as any superstar in any sport the last 30 years.
Well said. It's amazing to me how morons are glued to ESPN and see how they stroke Gomer's wang which somehow makes them believe that Gomer is the Second-Coming of Christ. Goodness, if Brady did the types of commercials Manning did, people would be claiming he's full of himself, attention craving, etc.
Don't even get me started if Brady had sexually assaulted a girl in college like Gomer did. The media, along with the rest of the jealous rats, would have a FIELD DAY.
I would love for the trolls, specifically Underdick6, to find an article that quotes Brady throwing any of his teammates under the bus. Please, do it.
Haters hate contexts and they hate facts. Just like every time I get into it with my Steelers buddy. He, bashing Brady when his QB is Ben Rapistburger, is the definition of irony.