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Tom Brady Sr. ‘salivating’ at son’s revenge game against Patriots

Brady Sr. predicted a win for his son's Buccaneers when he called into 98.5 The Sports Hub Thursday morning.

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Tom Brady throws a pass during Super Bowl LV. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

The hype train for the Patriots’ Week 4 clash with Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is already so insane it will be a slight disappointment if it doesn’t shatter all-time ratings for televised sporting events.

Even the legendary quarterback himself is getting in on the action, re-posting the famous photo of his last walk through the Gillette Stadium tunnels with “10.3.2021” — the date of the game — in the picture’s foreground.

He’s not the only Tom Brady looking forward to the date of destiny, either.

Brady’s father, Tom Sr., cold-called the Bertrand and Zolak Show on 98.5 The Sports Hub to share just how excited he is for his son’s impending return to Foxborough.

“I started salivating when I saw that we’re playing the Patriots in the fourth game of the season; and we’re coming up here to make our record 4-0,” the elder Brady said.

Brady Sr. admitted there were “no walkovers” in the early part of the Buccaneers’ schedule, which includes an opening weekend tilt with the Dallas Cowboys, a Week 2 matchup with the Atlanta Falcons, and a West Coast trip on a short week to play the Los Angeles Rams in Week 3.

New England, meanwhile, will face their division rival Miami Dolphins and New York Jets in Weeks 1 and 2 before playing the New Orleans Saints in Week 3.

He also maintains the Patriots are “our second-favorite team” and that his family still roots for their old squad. His son did spend 20 years with New England and won six Super Bowls in Foxborough, after all.

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But he says there will be no divided loyalties when the younger Tom Brady returns to town with the Buccaneers — and no doubt about the result: “We expect to beat the Patriots rather handily, frankly.”

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