I don’t want to make this sound like I am over-exaggerating when I say this, but this might be the best show I have ever watched. I haven’t even seen an episode but I already know that this documentary of Tom Brady’s offseason training is the most important thing I am going to watch in 2018 and we are only 9 days in. The New York Times wrote an article today about the Documentary featuring Tom Brady called ‘Tom vs Time’. This is the opening of the article.
Tom Brady was leading a tour through a set of fat binders that he keeps in his den, with each one devoted to one of the 18 seasons he has played in the N.F.L. This one, marked “2016,” began with a particular memento.
“I still keep this,” Brady, the New England Patriots quarterback, said, holding a document up to the camera. “It’s my suspension letter.”
That would be the missive he received from 345 Park Avenue informing him he would be sidelined for the first four games of the 2016 season for his role in the still-hard-to-believe football air-pressure “scandal” known as Deflategate. As the camera focused on Brady, his face became stuck in a smile that could be characterized as something between goofy and satisfied (and with the whiff of a smirk).
“Thank you,” Brady said, to whom it was not clear exactly. He turned the page, and next thing you know he was winning another ring.
And just like that, before I even saw the trailer, I was hooked. Behind the scenes of Brady’s life. We are going to see just how crazy this man is for the love of his life, football.
Later in the fifth episode, Brady and Bündchen sit for a joint interview in which Bündchen, a Brazilian model, describes what it’s like to have to share her husband with his “first love,” football. “It really is his main love,” Bündchen says, going further. “Frankly it’s true.” She mentions that when she and Brady first met, he said he only wanted to play 10 years and would have been happy to win one more Super Bowl. But of course, love dies hard.
Tom and Gisele will have been MARRIED for 10 years on February 26 this year. Tom Brady has won 2 more Super Bowls since then and by the time their anniversary rolls around, it might be 3. This man cares only about one thing and that is to be the best football player of all time and win championships.
“What are you willing to do and what are you willing to give up to be the best you can be? If you’re competing against me, you better be willing to give up your life. Because I am giving up mine.”
– Tom Brady