Tom Brady Says “It Was Hard” When His Son Didn’t Want To Play Sports Like Him

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New England Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady recently told Men’s Health Magazine that it was “hard” for him when he discovered one of his sons didn’t want to play sports or do all the things Brady likes to do.

“Jack loves sports. He wants to try hard, and he never wants to disappoint his dad. That was me. I’d wake up early on weekends to do stuff with my dad. That’s why I didn’t party a lot. If Dad wanted to golf, I wanted to be there with him. And if I ever missed those things, it would crush me.

“When Benny came along, I thought he would be just like Jack. So I was like, ‘C’mon, let’s do this.’ And he was like, ‘Nope.’ And I was like, ‘What? No, do this!’ And Gisele kept saying to me, ‘Would you effing understand that your son is different?’ It was hard for me. I was like, ‘What do you mean? He’s a boy; he should just do all these things that I do.’ The reality is that Benny just likes different things. And it’s great because now I just have to go do what he wants to do. When we do that, we have the best time. He’s like, ‘OMG, Dad, you’re so funny.’ He loves joking, and I joke back.”

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Kiss Between Tom Brady & Son Left Some Viewers “Uncomfortable”

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A brief moment between New England Patriots QB Tom Brady and his 11-year-old son included in a Facebook docu-series has folks questioning an expression of affection between father and son.

People have lost their minds, folks.

From CBS New York:

In the documentary, called “Tom vs. Time,” there is a scene showing the five-time Super Bowl winner getting a massage, CBS2’s Elise Finch reported. Afterward, his 11-year-old son comes into the room and asks him if he can check his fantasy football standings.

“Oh, hello. I was wondering if I could check my fantasy team,” son Jack Brady says.

“What do I get?” his father replies. Jack leans over and kisses his father and is about to leave the room, while the massage therapist working on Tom Brady’s shoulder says, “You know Jack, everything comes with a cost, bud.”

“That was like a peck,” Tom Brady says.

Jack returns, leans over again and kisses his father on the mouth a second time. And the second kiss shared by father and son prompted tweets from viewers using words like “very disturbing” and “uncomfortably long.”

CBS2 asked New Yorkers what they thought.

“I’m a little uncomfortable with that,” one passerby said.

“I think at a certain age it’s like OK you can kiss them on the cheek; you can give ‘em a hug,” said Emily Hernandez, a mother of two from Harlem. “But not in the mouth and not for that long.”

“Too long, like romantic long,” said Parrish Watson of Parkchester.

“I kiss my son on his lips. I have since day one,” said Kurt Czaplinski of Hempstead. “I would have no problem with my son kissing me like that.”

Lifestyle and parenting expert Lyss Stern says she does not see anything wrong.

“If you kiss your kids too much, it’s the wrong thing. If you kiss your kids too little, it’s the wrong thing. If you hug too much — people need to back off and stop parent shaming,” said Stern, chief executive officer of

While no one is accusing Tom of anything untoward, some say what bothered them was affection being tied to a favor.

I think this is all really over the top. I come from a family not afraid to show affection. I don’t think there’s the slightest sexual context here.

Brady has not commented on the issue.

News Round-Up: September 25, 2017

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Some news items you might have missed:

• Rugby champ and LGBT ally Ben Cohen is more than enough woofy goodness for my Monday 😉

• Two male-identifying transgender students were kicked off a school bus in upstate New York after choosing to sit with other male students.

• Anti-same-sex marriage folks tried to hold a “Straight Lives Matter” rally down under in Sydney, Australia, as the country is currently in the middle of a vote-by-mail on marriage equality. A whopping 20 people showed up. #Fail

• Donald Trump’s nominee for a federal district judgeship says transgender folks are proof “Satan’s plan is working” and that he doesn’t see “anything right about same-sex marriage rights.”

• Former Congressman Anthony Weiner sentenced to 21 months in prison for sexting a 15 year-old girl.

• Among the many NFL players who spoke out against Donald Trump’s Twitter rant on those “taking a knee” during the national anthem football games was Trump pal and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who called Trump’s attacks “divisive.”

• Check out indie singer/songwriter Sara Phillips’ latest, “Rich and Famous.” Phillips wrote the hypnotic track as an homage to her journey through the music industry – “about trying to navigate the music industry, the loneliness of it all, and the hope that all the sacrifices you make will one day be worth it.” I find the song sexy and ethereal.

Trump Bestie Tom Brady Bails On Patriots’ White House Visit

Today, New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady issued a statement announcing that “In light of recent developments,” he will not be able to attend the White House visit with teammates today.

“I am so happy and excited that our team is being honored at the White House today. Our team has accomplished something very special that we are all proud of and will be for years to come. Thank you to the President for hosting this honorary celebration and for supporting our team for as long as I can remember. In light of some recent developments, I am unable to attend today’s celebration, as I am attending to some personal family matters. Hopefully, if we accomplish the goal of winning a championship in the future years, we will back on the South Lawn soon. Have a great day!”

Brady’s wife, Gisele Bündchen, has denied the Donald’s repeated statements that she and hubby are Trump supporters.

Six other Patriots players have announced they will be skipping the White House visit.

New England Patriots’ Tom Brady Suspended For 4 Games Over “Deflate-Gate”

From CNN:

The NFL has suspended New England Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady for four games without pay in relation to the “Deflategate” incident in which the team was found to have used deflated footballs for an advantage in the playoffs. The team has been fined $1 million and will forfeit its first-round selection in the 2016 NFL Draft and fourth-round pick in the 2017 draft.

The investigation was initiated to determine what was behind the Patriots’ use of underinflated footballs during January’s AFC championship game against the Indianapolis Colts. The Patriots beat the Colts en route to a Super Bowl l XLIX victory.

The investigation, led by attorney Ted Wells, found that “it is more probable than not” that Brady was “at least generally aware of the inappropriate activities” of locker room attendant Jim McNally and equipment assistant John Jastremski.