Tom Says To Foxborough: “So Long, Suckers!”

From the Boston Herald: Anxious to do anything to return to winning ways, George Rubensteinbrenner has found a surpise hire for starting pitcher and Director of Performance Enhancement.

hat tip in every sense: Lar

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33 comments… add one
  • I’m going to kick your ass.
    Right after I go vomit and shoot myself.

    Steve May 3, 2007, 1:03 pm
  • Ha! That’s a great pic. I wonder if Joe Montana had been caught circa 1982 in an LA Dodgers hat what would have come of it.
    Brady has now impregnated Bridget Moynihan and dumped her, possibly impregnated Gisele Bundchen, appeared as a guest of W at the State of the Union, and been caught in a Yankees hat. He’s a playboy, a great quarterback, but nobody, based on these facts, can accuse him of being an off-the-field rocket scientist!

    SF May 3, 2007, 1:11 pm
  • Yeahh, I don’t really like Tom Brady myself. I cheered like hell when Manning showed him what all-time great quarterback could REALLY do. What a great football game.

    Andrew May 3, 2007, 1:16 pm
  • Tom Brady could come pitch for the Yanks, but he’ll totally get injured, probably pulling his hamstring. It ain’t the most dangerous job in the world for nothing!

    Lar May 3, 2007, 1:22 pm
  • SF put up a brave front with that comment, but I just spoke with Mrs. SF and she admits that he’s been locked in the bathroom crying for the last 45 minutes.

    YF May 3, 2007, 1:36 pm
  • Mrs. SF thinks Tom Brady was an architect and the parents of three boys and three adopted girls, so no dice there, YF.

    SF May 3, 2007, 1:38 pm
  • This isn’t the first time Brady’s was wearing a Yankees cap. I read somewhere that he is a Yankee fan.

    fred_Yf May 3, 2007, 1:39 pm
  • You can not be serious Andrew, you don’t think what Tom has done already makes him an all time great?
    This picture annoys the hell out of me, especially considering the amount of times I have seen him in a Red Sox hat. Even if he’s not a serious baseball fan, which is fine, most Yankee hats you see anyway are just fashion accessories, he has to know that the majority of his fan base is NE centric. This is just poor judgment, from a PR perspective.

    LocklandSF May 3, 2007, 1:44 pm
  • Before people jump down my throat for the Yankee hat comment, my exhibits A and B are…
    A. Every rap video
    B. Every pop star

    LocklandSF May 3, 2007, 1:47 pm
  • //Yeahh, I don’t really like Tom Brady myself. I cheered like hell when Manning showed him what all-time great quarterback could REALLY do. What a great football game.//
    What’s that? Beat a gassed defense?
    Call me when Manning’s got three. Compare who Manning has had to throw to, then look at Brady’s receivers over the years. It’s like comparing the win totals of Johan Santana with the Twins or Johan Santana with the Nationals.

    Steve May 3, 2007, 1:47 pm
  • Pats Fans: Get ready for the curse of Drew Henson.

    YF May 3, 2007, 1:48 pm
  • Yeah, the way Manning just cut through that flu-stricken 3rd and 4th string Pats D. Just awe-inspiring. Brady should have been able to do far more with Doug Gabriel and Reche Caldwell as his top two receivers. Reggie Wayne and Marvin Harrison don’t have sh*t on them.
    Manning might be on the same level as Brady. Might. Marvin Harrison and Reggie Wayne make his job a whole lot easier then Troy Brown (no disrespect, I love Brown) and Co. ever did for Tom. This season will be very interesting; NE’s receiving corps still doesn’t approach Indy’s, and it’s O-line probably doesn’t either, but this will be the first time Brady has legit receiver depth with a real big play threat.
    As far as that hat goes…I don’t really care. He’s from California anyway; like Lockland said, it’s probably a fashion statement. I’m under no delusions about Tom Brady; not a doubt in my mind he’s a punk and a pretty boy, and someone I’d irrationally despise the same way Andrew does if he played for another team. And I’m glad wearing a Boston cap isn’t a fashionable; I’d hate to have to wonder if, in some other state or country, the guy with the B on his hat is actually a fan or just spends too much time watching MTV.

    desturbd1 May 3, 2007, 1:58 pm
  • D1, be fair.
    Gabriel got cut halfway into the season. His #2 was Gaffney…a guy that got released by Houston and Philly.

    Steve May 3, 2007, 2:11 pm
  • Sh*t, you’re right. That changes everything! ;-)

    desturbd1 May 3, 2007, 2:17 pm
  • But can’t you say that the NE defense obviously tilts it in Brady’s favor? (Wins anyhow..)
    Tom Brady is a very good player, but he’s no Manning..

    Lar May 3, 2007, 2:17 pm
  • MIGHT be? Have you even looked at the two players’ careers? Peyton Manning is, without argument, one of the top 3 quarterbacks EVER. And his career isn’t even done. I’ll say this: Tom Brady is to Peyton Manning as Derek Jeter is to Alex Rodriguez. If Alex was still in Texas and playing shortstop.
    Interestingly it looks to be one of the best parallels between the sports. Tom has the trophies, but Peyton has, by far and away, the numbers.
    And as Sox Fans, are you REALLY ones to be talking about ‘show me multiple championships’? Sheesh.

    Andrew May 3, 2007, 2:48 pm
  • J-E-T-S!! JETS JETS JETS!!!
    :-)

    LocklandSF May 3, 2007, 2:54 pm
  • Haha – and for the record, I tried being a Patriot’s fan, I really did. But seeing Peyton Manning play is a real treat, and I had to root for him over the entire Patriot’s team. If only because he mirrors A-Rod so much, and since he got the monkey off his back, maybe that means A-Rod will, too. I’m superstitious like that.

    Andrew May 3, 2007, 2:56 pm
  • “Interestingly it looks to be one of the best parallels between the sports. Tom has the trophies, but Peyton has, by far and away, the numbers.”
    Yawn. He also has the offensive line / offensive weapons. I’m not saying he’s bad or anything less then one of the best ever…but I think Brady’s going to finish up there, too. Raw stats probably won’t compare, but there has to be some accounting for the team on the field; Brady’s got the better D, which helps in the win column, and a much, much worse O which hurts his numbers.

    desturbd1 May 3, 2007, 2:59 pm
  • //MIGHT be? Have you even looked at the two players’ careers? Peyton Manning is, without argument, one of the top 3 quarterbacks EVER. And his career isn’t even done. I’ll say this: Tom Brady is to Peyton Manning as Derek Jeter is to Alex Rodriguez. If Alex was still in Texas and playing shortstop.//
    Thanks for COMPLETELY IGNORING the point that D1 and I brought up about the receivers Manning has always had to throw to. Go back to 2001 and give Brady Harrison and Wayne with a good slot guy and see what he puts up, give Manning nobodies like Givens and Patten, who mysteriously, haven’t done all that much since they left NE. Funny how that works, isn’t it?
    Also funny how Brady can make Caldwell and Gaffney, castoffs who couldn’t land work, look damn good.
    The A-Rod/Jeter comparison would only make sense if Jeter had Pedro in his prime pitching to him and A-Rod got gopherballs all day from Jose Lima.

    Steve May 3, 2007, 3:19 pm
  • To his credit, I didn’t think Gaffney was too terrible a #2 down the stretch. Certainly would’ve liked to have seen him get a couple of the chances they tried to give to Caldwell in the AFC Championship.
    As for NE’s new depth at the receiver position: Donte Stallworth and Kelley Washington were at UTK at the same time, and about the same time as Gaffney and Caldwell were at Florida. My roommate went to UT at the time, and said that behind the scenes (not sure how public it all was), but apparently there wasn’t just animosity between the UT receivers and the Florida receivers…but amongst the two from UT as well.
    I still don’t entirely get the crazy devotion to college football here, but living in the south the last 10 years…seeing some animosity among those 4 players completely unrelated to who’s getting the most opportunities with the football seems entirely possible.

    QuoSF May 3, 2007, 3:19 pm
  • I liked Steinberg’s quote. He basically said “OF COURSE he’s wearing a Yanks hat – he’s walking around downtown Manhattan and the only thing preventing some deranged Jets fan from pulling a knife on him is the hope and prayer that he can convince them he’s a Yanks fan.” Crazy New Yorkers.

    Tyrel SF May 3, 2007, 3:23 pm
  • First Papi and now the Dreamboat?
    You all better hope Wally doesn’t see that photo.
    It might be enough to turn Wally plaid. Or worse, exile him to the NHL.

    I'm Bill McNeal May 3, 2007, 3:38 pm
  • Oh, and the Colts are a douchebag organization. The only reason they’ve been able to beat NE in the Dreamboat era is because Bill Polian has been whining to the NFL to change the rules so Manning can have a chance against NE.
    Screw Manning, screw the Colts and double screw Bill Polian.

    I'm Bill McNeal May 3, 2007, 3:41 pm
  • Heh, interesting, Quo. It’d be kinda funny if Moss turned out to be the model citizen, while the turmoil that threatens to tear the lockerroom apart comes from that group.
    Course, any problem with any of them and someone gets cut.

    Anonymous May 3, 2007, 3:47 pm
  • “Bill Polian has been whining to the NFL to change the rules so Manning can have a chance against NE.”
    This is the second time I’ve heard about this rule change – what was it?

    Tyrel SF May 3, 2007, 3:49 pm
  • I can’t completely explain it, but it relates to coverage and contact. It’s a different rule now than it was in 2004.
    And don’t forget that the refs blew two calls on the Pats coverage that resulted in Indy TDs in the AFC title game. One was on Ellis Hobbs and I can’t remember the other alleged offender.
    The one on Hobbs was face-guarding. There’s not a penalty for that anymore. It was a horrible, horrible call. He looked, he jumped, the ball hit him in the back, penalty flag. Horrible.
    (Yes, I know I should let it go. And I will. Someday.)

    I'm Bill McNeal May 3, 2007, 3:57 pm
  • Basically Polian threw a holy fit because Law and the rest of the NE corners were beating up on the Indy receivers (it’s not like they’re FOOTBALL PLAYERS or anything,) especially off the line.

    Steve May 3, 2007, 4:08 pm
  • Course, any problem with any of them and someone gets cut.
    Absolutely. The only issue there, is that my guess would be that Gaffney and Caldwell would be the ones to survive the cut, and while Caldwell wasn’t bad, and neither was Gaffney, Washington and Stallworth have both been good enough in some area(s) (speed, hands, etc., not sure if either of those apply specifically, but you get my point) to have the “potential” tag placed on them at some point.

    QuoSF May 3, 2007, 4:10 pm
  • Oh yes, the cornerback/wideout contact rule. I knew it had changed, and I don’t like it as it makes it less of a contact sport. But I was unaware that the Colts were behind it. What a bunch of whiners. It’d be like if the Yanks had argued to the commish that slapping should be legal…
    [ducking]

    Tyrel SF May 3, 2007, 5:37 pm
  • Oh yes, the cornerback/wideout contact rule. I knew it had changed, and I don’t like it as it makes it less of a contact sport. But I was unaware that the Colts were behind it. What a bunch of babies. It’d be like if the Yanks had argued to the commish that slapping should be legal…
    [ducking]

    Tyrel SF May 3, 2007, 5:44 pm
  • so nice i had to say it twice…
    grrrr… typekey…

    Tyrel SF May 3, 2007, 5:45 pm
  • Didn’t Brady take batting practice with Papa Jack?

    Kazz May 4, 2007, 2:23 am

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