Winning a sixth Super Bowl is enough cause for celebration to give even the strictest of dietary regimen a short break.
For Tom Brady, the “TB12 Method” was put on pause in the aftermath of Super Bowl LIII. The Patriots’ quarterback explained how he celebrated in his final appearance of the season on WEEI’s “Mut & Callahan,” which aired shortly before the team’s victory parade.
“I had a great time. I definitely didn’t get to sleep,” Brady admitted. “It was a great party. It was right at the hotel.”
The 41-year-old’s normal postgame routine was substituted for a party atmosphere.
“Got back, just changed and went down,” Brady described of the hotel party. “I had a lot of friends there, and everyone got to celebrate together. And then we went and watched the concert, a bunch of the performances. We certainly had more drinks than I’ve had probably in a whole year combined in one night. So it was a lot of fun.”
The latest championship win was the culmination of an unexpected run, according to Brady.
“I feel like we did and I think our fans have enjoyed this one as much as any,” the quarterback said. “This is one that in many ways people never expected. I said earlier in the playoffs, ‘Look, no one expected this.’ I’d say seven weeks ago, nobody expected this. And I think that’s what makes it so sweet. It’s been a long time since the Patriots were underdogs, and you know we really relished that, because that feeling is in us. We all have overcome a lot of obstacles. This year just kind of felt like that’s what we needed to do. Guys took it to heart, and I think our fans took it to heart. Even just leaving for Atlanta, leaving from Gillette Stadium, seeing that type of crowd send us off.”
One topic of discussion that Brady sidestepped was the future of tight end Rob Gronkowski. Whether the 29-year-old Gronkowski will retire from playing football remains a question.
“Nobody’s focused on that right now,” said Brady. “We’re just excited, Gronk’s excited. Everyone’s looking forward to today and what this day’s all about.”
And Brady had no time for trying to rank where the latest Super Bowl win sits in Bill Belichick’s all-time coaching performances.
“I feel like it’s always that way,” said Brady when asked if the latest win was Belichick’s best. “Why rank them? Coach Belichick’s the greatest coach of all time. Everyone knows that.”