Re: Has Brady become too corporate or elitist?
posted at 10/29/2009 4:19 AM EDT
This thread is so ridiculous.
First of all, I'm not sure why you're making up a nickname for Tom Brady's wife and insinuating that you know about what influence she has had over his personality/ego. But okay, if sharing "insights" from his personal life floats your boat, go ahead. I would like to point out, however, that he has been dressing well since at least the time period when he was dating Bridget Moynahan, so I'm not sure why you're acting like this is a recent occurence.
Secondly, why is everyone reading into this so much? If the guy feels like wearing a suit, why shouldn't he wear one? It isn't a crime to want to look good. I actually think it was a good idea for him to wear it, because like it or not, to people who aren't hardcore Patriots fans, it is "Tom Brady and the Pats." He's the face of the franchise, and was going overseas, where the NFL is trying to market their brand. It really doesn't matter if Adalius Thomas gets off the plane in a Snuggie with a burger in one hand and a churro in the other, because he isn't going to be interviewed and photographed to within an inch of his life by the press.
Now, if Brady's teammates ever start feeling uncomfortable around him, I'll take notice. But they seem to get along fine, and from all accounts, he's one of the hardest workers on the team. If his ego affects his play, that would make me take notice, too. But that hasn't happened either. He's paid to play quarterback for the Patriots, and I'm not going to start judging his fashion choices like I work for OK! Magazine. The photo of him in line to board the plane? Don't care. Here are the photos I cared about from the England trip:
He doesn't look too corporate/elitist to me.