Hart: Tom Brady vs. Patrick Mahomes: age, cunning and healthy eating beat youth and attitude
It was exciting for us older kids to watch Tom Brady school the Kansas City Chiefs in the Super Bowl. By the end of the game, Tampa Bay had won 31-9.
It was a victory for the ages – or the elderly. Tom Brady is the oldest quarterback to be this good. He holds many records. For example, he’s the only type written both by the NFL and for the Vietnam War in the same year.
It was the best of all time (GOAT), 43, against Patrick Mahomes, 25, and Brady Mahome schooled him. KC was so bad that the pitcher who ran off the field actually had more rushing yards than the Chiefs.
I also admire that Brady had the courage to speak out in favor of Trump early on. It took Brady inflated balloons to do it. The media retreat was predictable and petty. For these and other reasons (like maybe he doesn’t want it), Brady doesn’t get the business endorsement money the likable Peyton Manning gets. Male football watchers between the ages of 18 and 34 love Peyton so much it makes Mike Pence uncomfortable.
Brady’s wife Giselle is a supermodel, which is like two regular models. She was making $ 40 million a year. But, like most models, she retired to spend more time with her food. Wondering how Brady sleeps at night? Just like Trump, with a supermodel and on a bed of money. So don’t worry too much about them.
It so dismayed PC libraries like NFL Commissioner Roger “The Dodger” Goodell that they said it triggered the concussion protocol. Goodell is the only one running a monopoly that gets paid $ 44 million a year, if you don’t count the CEOs of Twitter, Facebook, and Amazon.
We have to give it to Brady. He runs a great company with his stellar GOAT football efforts. Brady even asked for the government’s COVID help for business, called the PPP loan, and received a check for $ 1 million. The Falcons’ Matt Ryan also threw up an app, but that was towards the end of the game, so he was taken out and pushed back for a touchdown.
Brady broke nearly every NFL quarterback record. With the win, he adds to his lead over Terry Bradshaw for the NFL quarterback with the most Super Bowl wins. But to do commercials like Bradshaw, Brady will need at least seven more concussions to be this funny.
Brady likely signed with Tampa Bay to take advantage of Florida’s zero tax rate. Massachusetts, where he played for the Patriots (if I can even say that longer and not get banned from Twitter), has high tax rates. Brady makes smart financial decisions; I admire it.
In fact, what’s going on in Washington, DC right now is a lot like the NFL; the game appears to be Patriots vs. Stealers. It’s good that Brady and, tacitly, Peyton Manning, came out Republicans. They will not be intimidated by the media and the left. It shows strength!
But they’re different guys. Peyton is a guy. He advertises Michelob Ultra. Brady looks like a girl guy, that girl being Giselle. She got him on a diet and is an inspiration. I’ve heard that Brady even celebrated his seventh Super Bowl victory by letting go after the game and enjoying goat’s milk, curd and blueberry smoothie. Then he returned to work. That’s what grown-ups do.
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