Now, about that dancing
Why Tom Brady is no crying shame: Patriots QB deserves praise not ridicule
To start, I think Tom Brady's hair looks as ridiculous as anyone, but it's time we gave the man a break.
A few weeks ago, Brady let loose for a brief moment during Carnival and released his white-man moves to the immediate and widespread chagrin of the Interwebs. Now, the web is abuzz over a video of Brady tearing up and breaking down as he remembers the 2000 NFL Draft, in which he was picked 199th overall.
In the clip, the three-time Super Bowl winner talks to ESPN about the tension of waiting for his name to be called, during which he circled the block with his parents in nervous anticipation. The clip is from a documentary that aired Tuesday called "The Brady 6," which traces the careers of the six quarterbacks who were drafted before Brady, who went in the sixth round.
Although Brady is catching flack for his temporary display of vulnerability, we think the reaction is endearing. Apparently deeply touched by the unwavering support of his parents, Brady tells the interviewer, "Finally, when the Patriots called, I was so excited — I was like, I don't have to be an insurance salesman! Thank God I got picked."
Say what you will about a 6-foot 4-inch, 200-pound quarterback tearing up on TV, but we'll take a crybaby Brady over a macho, unapologetic Ben Roethlisberger any day.