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Old 07-04-2004   #1
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Default I can now dislike Tom Brady...

Quietly, I've grown tired of hearing about his "6th rounder to hero" story. It's almost reached Kurt Warner's status.

But now I have this...Tom Terrific is upset...

Guy has pretty much everything you can want in life but damn GM if they're going to be late delivering my free, new $76,000 car simply because I changed my mind after asking for a free, new Escalade.

I now officially do not like Tom Brady...and it's justifiable.
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The guy has the money to drive whatever kind of car he wants.
You know how many cars Jay Leno has?
Or Shaq? and You think they drive them all? Maybe 5 times a year, so does it really matter to you? It's not even a character flaw its a matter of what he likes and doesn't. Brady is a leader, on the field and off.
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The guy has the money to drive whatever kind of car he wants.
You know how many cars Jay Leno has?
Or Shaq? and You think they drive them all? Maybe 5 times a year, so does it really matter to you? It's not even a character flaw its a matter of what he likes and doesn't. Brady is a leader, on the field and off.
Here's a recap of what the article says...

1. As Super Bowl MVP, Tom Brady is allowed to pick whatever Cadillac he wants (he originally wanted a tricked out Escalade)...free of charge (giving "free" anything to millionaires is in itself a joke).

2. Cadillac informs him that since the vehicle he requested was not yet in production it would take a little longer to deliver (you would think a millionaire wouldn't be put off by the fact he's going to have to wait for his "free" $70,000 vehicle).

3. In April, Brady changes his order for an XLR Roadster - retail $76,200 (none of these were available as GM sold all 5,000 that they made). So GM obliges the millionaire by making another specifically for Brady. Again...free of charge.

4. Lastly, a quote from Brady summarizing his entire horrific ordeal - "I'm not driving [the] car, that's for sure," Brady said. "It's the damndest thing I ever heard. It's ridiculous."

Nah...not a character flaw at all.
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Tom Brady can stick the MVP football where the sun don't shine. His hat munching fan sealed that deal with me. I hope the patriots get dismantled this season.
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I agree with Huge. I have lost some respect for Brady because of this for sure. I think the whole deal with MVP's and such getting cars and other extravagant gifts in exchange for advertising and sponsorships is a scandle in itself, much less how Brady has handled it. If they want to donate a car in return for some air time, I have no problem with that. If they want to call it the "Cadallic MVP", I have no problem with that either. Now, what I DO have a problem with is giving that car/cash to a guy who makes more in a year that the GNP of most small countries. That car or cash equilvent should have been donated by GM to a homeless or abused woman's shelter, maybe an underprivleged youth sports program, et al. If it were me, and I was the MVP, I would raffle it off, donate it, or sell it and donate the cash to a needy cause. There are only about 25 billion more deserving and needy people and/or programs than Tom Brady or any other spoiled athlete. Pathetic.
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TB sure came off as spoiled and bratty in that piece.
I've seen Tom Brady come of as spoiled and bratty on many an occasion. He's always seemed rather immature to me. I don't question his playing ability but I definitely don't care for him personally.

If he decides that it's just taking too long to get his car and he doesn't want to wait... they can call me when it comes available (for free) and I'll take it.
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Yeah, not coming across very well TB.
There are people with real problems .. and then there are RICH athletes with problems. Myself, if I had their $$$$$$.. I would have a chauffeur & limo 24/7!
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Why cant Brady just buy the car he wants instead of ordering it
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Now that is a car worth whining about
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after rereading the article i keep thinking we took brady's quote out of context.

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Brady, who as Super Bowl MVP in 2002 received his Cadillac Escalade within weeks of leading the Patriots to victory over the St. Louis Rams, told ESPN's Chris Mortensen on Tuesday that he was upset that he had not yet received his order for this year's car.


"I'm not driving [the] car, that's for sure," Brady said. "It's the damndest thing I ever heard. It's ridiculous."


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how did you read that?

a. i refuse to drive this vehicle.

b. im not driving the car because i STILL dont have it. ( it didnt take nearly this long last time ).

just a thought. if you apply the quote to what the author refered to directly before the quote...brady's comment dosen't sound nearly as asinine.

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You mean he is stuck driving a 2 year old Escalade that he didn't have to pay for either? HORROR!!!! SHOCK!!! DISMAY!!!!! He is a victim, lets have a telethon so we can cure this terrible problem.
Sure, he should be able to gripe about waiting, but in the long run he looks like a jerk. In the list of tragedies in the world "Rich Athelete Has to Wait on Free Car" isn't high on most people's priority list of things to worry about.
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ohhh, the travesty of wealth. people care so much less about your problems.


gm is still a buisness. in buisness you either render a service or a product (as was promised by gm's own free will in the intrest of getting attention). gm HAD delivered neither.

are there more pressing matters in the world? yup. and i didnt start this thread.

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i dunno vin. we have no indication as to wether or not he knew the vehicle was out of production when he made the order. undoubtedly that would probably change my opinion a lot either way.

im just not ready to change my view of someone's character because some pissed off espn writer says i should. i think theres more to this then we can know. obviously im in the minority here ,and i'm willing to think gm played a part in this "debacle" we havent been told about. plus i enjoy rooting for the underdog i guess.

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after rereading the article i keep thinking we took brady's quote out of context.

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Brady, who as Super Bowl MVP in 2002 received his Cadillac Escalade within weeks of leading the Patriots to victory over the St. Louis Rams, told ESPN's Chris Mortensen on Tuesday that he was upset that he had not yet received his order for this year's car.


"I'm not driving [the] car, that's for sure," Brady said. "It's the damndest thing I ever heard. It's ridiculous."


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how did you read that?

a. i refuse to drive this vehicle.

b. im not driving the car because i STILL dont have it. ( it didnt take nearly this long last time ).

just a thought. if you apply the quote to what the author refered to directly before the quote...brady's comment dosen't sound nearly as asinine.

I think both of those reads shed a bad light on Brady:

A. He rufuses to drive the vehicle = Spoiled Brat because he's not getting what he wants, when he wants.

B. He's not driving the vehicle because he doesn't have it = Spoiled Brat because he's already a millionaire who's upset over not having his new toy.

And his quote "It's the damndest thing I ever heard. It's ridiculous." illustrates his frustration...no matter how it's spun. Either way, he's behavior is still asinine.
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You evil people. Where's your simpathy. I am starting a Caddys-for-rich as hell-athletes-who-need more free stuff-ordinary joes-like us have to work our *****es off to get fund. Please find it in your hearts to send all checks or money orders to me, ChicagoTexan. I'll see to it that this kind of injustice never happens again. I'll take cash if writing checks or money orders is too much trouble. Lucky, Vinny - your job is to set up an account for me, preferably Swiss. Thank you, god will remember your kind gesture, and so will I.
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Wow, If that is all you guys on here can come up with on Brady. How can you get upset over this! Who cares what car he gets, how he gets it or if he changes his mind! It is trivial. You should be bring up discussions for players who get DUI'S ( not going to say any names)Drug Possession etc.

Thank God he doesn't get confused reading defenses like he does ordering Cars. Maybe he should have just stuck with going to Disney World


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