One of the stranger aspects of Tom Brady’s recent career in New England has been the ongoing postgame illustrations displayed on his social media known as the “TB Times.” In a recent interview on WEEI’s Kirk & Callahan, Brady offered additional information about the off-beat drawings.
Beginning at the start of the 2016 season, Brady and his social media team began celebrating each Patriots win with a unique illustration called the “TB Times.” The initially simple concepts became increasingly eccentric. Here’s an example from Oct. 2016 involving Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski:
Eventually, the consistent string of “TB Times” editions, plus the lack of a comprehensive explanation for their purpose or design, spawned investigations into the nature of Brady’s posts.
When asked about the “TB Times” on Kirk & Callahan, he explained that the illustrations do, in fact, “all have a little different meaning.” Brady also noted that the story behind the mysterious alligator – a recurring “TB Times” character – will eventually be explained:
Brady via @KirkAndCallahan on TB Times: "They all have a little different meaning and we talk about them — me and the guys that I work with. Hopefully people enjoy them. There’s nothing more than that." Adds there will be a time to reveal what the alligator means.
— Ryan Hannable (@RyanHannable) January 3, 2018
The latest “TB Times,” posted following the Patriots’ regular season finale win over the Jets, was New Years themed: