This past spring, Gisele Bundchen tried to have Tom Brady's college friend, former kicker Jay Feely, convince the Patriots quarterback to retire, according to a Sports Illustrated story.
Here's that anecdote from Greg Bishop's profile of Brady in this week's SI:
Last spring Brady and his family vacationed with retired kicker Jay Feely, a close friend from their college days at Michigan. This being Brady, Feely prefers not to disclose the locale, but he does share that Brady’s wife, the supermodel Gisele Bündchen, spent time on that trip “trying to get me to convince [Tom] to stop playing.” And, Feely adds, “‘she was dead serious.’”
Feely says he looked at his friend and told him, “Play as long as you can.” Brady smiled back and winked.
Brady has been pretty adamant about wanting to play until he's 45. At about the same time as the story Feely told SI, Bundchen spoke about a concussion she said Brady suffered last season. And Brady tried to clarify that in training camp this past summer by basically saying it was nobody's business. Expect plenty more of the how-long-will-you-keep-playing questions next week at the Super Bowl in Minneapolis.
Tom Brady was back at practice Thanksgiving morning despite an Achilles' injury that kept him out of Wednesday session.
TB12 was also playing hurt in the kitchen later Thursday as he posted a photo of him preparing Thanksgiving biscuits for his holiday feast.
Happy Thanksgiving to you all! I wanted to say how much I love and appreciate you all for the support you have given me....Posted by Tom Brady on Thursday, November 23, 2017
Brady's wife, supermodel Gisele Bundchen, also took to social media to post photos of the biscuit master and family jumping for joy to celebrate Turkey Day. Tom's rocking the Uggs of course, but watch that sore Achilles'!
Judging by what Tom Brady said on Monday morning, his Halloween costume this year will be something that yuppies everywhere can appreciate.
"I think we’re some kind of avocado and toast," Brady admitted in his weekly interview with WEEI's Kirk and Callahan Show.
The "we," of course, means that his wife Gisele Bundchen will be included. The couple have donned themed costumes in the past, and this year's will seem to be a play off of one of Brady's favorite foods.
Brady probably meant to say "avocado toast" not "avocado and toast," but it's hard to blame him for screwing that up. First of all, toast doesn't seem like it has the requisite properties to be a TB12-Method staple any time soon. Makes sense that he wouldn't be all that familiar with toast-related items. Second, avocado toast is something that became en vogue thanks to the generation of late-20 and early-30 millennial hipsters Brady preceded.
Credit to the 40-year-old quarterback for keeping up with what's trendy, though. Or maybe that credit should go to his partner in plant-based snacking crime.
"I think my wife picked something out, so I don’t want to give it away," Brady said following Sunday's win over the Chargers. "They’ll find me in my neighborhood. It will be a nice costume. People won’t know who I am, but it will be fun."