Tom Brady offered some background on his selfie with Alex Cora

"I'll do anything for Alex."

Alex Cora at a Patriots game
Red Sox manager Alex Cora with the World Series trophy at a Patriots game on Nov. 4, 2018. –Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

Before the Patriots defeated the Packers on Sunday night, two New England sports heroes gathered for a selfie.

Though it was getting close to kickoff, neither seemed to mind stopping for a photo.

Tom Brady took a moment with a newcomer to the region’s list of sports icons: Red Sox manager Alex Cora. Members of Boston’s baseball team were on hand at Gillette Stadium to show off the recently won World Series trophy.

Brady noted after the game that he enjoyed the moment, even if Cora doesn’t send him the photo.

“I got a selfie with Alex Cora,” he said. “That was nice, but he probably didn’t send it to me.”


And in his weekly interview on WEEI’s “Kirk & Callahan,” Brady was asked if Cora asked him for the photo too close to kickoff time.

“No, I was good with that,” Brady explained. “He should get whatever he wants. You get the World Championship like that, I’ll do anything for Alex.”

Cora said that the selfie with Brady “topped it all.”

“I know how locked in [Brady] gets, but the fact that he came up to me and said ‘congratulations’ to everybody — I’m like, you know what, might as well,” Cora said of his selfie. “And he didn’t hesitate, so it was awesome. It’s great.”