INDIANAPOLIS -- Some in the New York media are taking quarterback Tom Brady’s remarks at the team’s send-off rally Sunday as a slight against the Giants.
"We're going down there, and we're going down there for one reason," Brady said at the rally. "We're going to give it our best and hopefully we have a lot more people at our party next weekend."
The remark sparked the following headline from ESPNNewYork.com: "Brady planning victory party
." The front page of ESPNNewYork also reads, "Not so fast, Tommy." (See above)
Later in the day, after arriving in Indianapolis, Brady was asked if he was hoping to project a confidence to the 25,000 fans in attendance.
“Well, it was a pep rally,” he said, drawing laughter from reporters. “People were pretty excited. Certainly players were excited. I know 25,000 fans who were there were excited as well. It was great to see the support. We get great support, home and away, and hopefully we have some Patriots jerseys in the stands next Sunday night.”
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