After Wednesday’s media session in Indianapolis for Super Bowl XLVI, fans of the Buffalo Bills now have a reason to hate Patriots quarterback Tom Brady even more.
The media asked Brady to describe the commitment that was made by his father Tom Sr. during the early days of his career.
“My dad was always there to support me,” Brady said. “He’s been there every step of the way. Then I went to school a long ways from home (University of Michigan) and he and my mom were there at every home football game that they could possibly be at and a lot of road games, too.
“And even when I started my pro career, he traveled to Buffalo. I don’t know if you guys have ever been to the hotels in Buffalo — they’re not the nicest places in the world — but he would still travel to those. It was just great to grow up in a house like that and feel so supported by your mom and dad.”
After realizing that he basically said all Buffalo hotels are trash, he attempted to back track.
“No, they’re fine. Don’t go writing that and getting me in trouble.”
Ah, too late Tom.
It didn’t take long for Bills fans to react to Brady’s comments.
“A lot of people are up in arms about it,” said Ted Shredd of the ‘Shredd and Ragan Show’ on Buffalo radio station ‘The Edge.’ “People are saying that here is a pompous, overpaid athlete on a national stage, taking shots at Buffalo. And for what? Sure there are bad hotels everywhere but there are good ones too. Is the Hyatt not good enough for you? The Marriott not good enough?”
Co-host Tom Ragan gave his thoughts on Brady’s comments: “We think he is being cheap,” he said. “At this point he should be paying for his parents to come to games. If he is not putting them in nice places, it means Gisele (Bundchen, Brady’s wife) is controlling the purse strings a little too tightly. Maybe he is bitter too, after the game earlier in the season.”
New York Senator Senator Charles E. Schumer was insulted as well.
“Hey, Tom, why not ask Rob Gronkowski how great Buffalo is? Good luck getting him to catch your passes,” Schumer wrote on Twitter.
Gronkowski didn’t pay any attention to the whole ordeal, he just gave the media a wink and a smile.
Brady did attempt to apologize.
“I apologize for saying that,” he said. “Buffalo was tough on us this year at Buffalo. I should have picked on a non-NFL city for that.”Follow PFZ on Twitter @ProFootballZone