Why it's better to be Tom Brady than Eli Manning.
Tuesday, February 05, 2008
OK We Lost, but I Still Get to Be Tom Brady
By Tom Brady
I'm guessing you saw the Super Bowl. Yes, we lost. I'm not happy about it, as you can see from this picture taken two minutes after the game. I was really down, then I realized, "Hey - I'm still Tom Brady."
Let's play a little game of "Imagine." Who would you rather be, Eli Manning (gap toothed, googly-eyed, mouth-breather) or me, Tom Brady? He's marching down Broadway today covered in scraps of paper. Right now, I'm covered in supermodel. As I'm typing this, I can see the shadow of my reflection in the monitor, and even the silhouette of me is enough to bring a smile to my eyes, and when I see that smile, how can I be upset? I'm Tom Brady.
So many people are not Tom Brady. There are too many to list them all here, but open a phone book sometime and read every name except "Tom Brady." You'll see for yourself, it's pretty staggering how few people get to experience being me. I can only think of one off the top of my head.
What's so great about being Tom Brady? Here's an example: I'm dating Giselle. I'm in a Stetson ad for Giselle. So not only am I with the world's most beautiful woman, I'm actually making money by being with her. That's just one small example of what I call "The Tom Brady Experience."
So Giants, yes, congratulations. But also me, congratulations.