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Jay Feely describes competitive relationship with close friend Tom Brady

Jay Feely describes competitive relationship with close friend Tom Brady

Tom Brady's competitive spirit extends far beyond the football field.

On the latest edition of The Michael Holley Podcast presented by Night Shift Brewing, former NFL kicker Jay Feely told a couple of hilarious stories about Brady -- his close friend and former teammate at Michigan -- and his competitiveness. The first story highlighted what happened one day when Feely and Brady went golfing.

"We were playing golf at the Boston Golf Club, and he was used to beating me all the time in college," Feely said. "And then now he says he doesn't get to practice enough. So now when he gets beat, he's not happy. There may have been a club broken, you know, along the way in there when he wasn't happy that he was getting beat by his old college friend. You know, the short stocky guy is beating this big, tall, awesome athlete and a quarterback."

Feely also reminisced on a time he and Brady played a game of backgammon.

"We were playing backgammon one time. I mean, he loves to play backgammon, and I started beating him. And the backgammon board and all the pieces went flying. Like, he just threw the whole board and I said, 'ok I think the game's over with."

"Everybody wonders how he's played into his 40s and continued to play at such a high level," Feely added. "It's because he has such inner drive. You know, and he has a competitiveness that doesn't come from wanting money or fame or fortune or any of these things. He just wants to be the best at everything that he does."

Listen to the full episode of The Michael Holley Podcast below, where Feely also talks about Brady's rise to stardom and the relationship between Brady and Belichick:

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Breakfast Pod: The Patriots defense has been awfully impressive

Breakfast Pod: The Patriots defense has been awfully impressive

Some takeaways from the Patriots' first three preseason games: a dominant defense, an up-and-coming rookie backup QB and Tom Brady's reluctance to go to young receivers.

1:11 - Tom Curran joins BST to discuss the success of the Patriots defense over these first three preseason games. The crew also gets into if we're starting to see some pieces being put into place for the next phase of the dynasty - specifically if Jarrett Stidham will in fact be the Tom Brady's successor.

8:31 - Andy Hart and Curran discuss the chemistry issues Brady and Jakobi Meyers seemed to be having Thursday night and if this is going to be a continuing problem for TB12 with young receivers.

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DEBUT OF THAT 617 LIFE POD: The Pats, Patrick Chung, and the Jay-Z/NFL partnership

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DEBUT OF THAT 617 LIFE POD: The Pats, Patrick Chung, and the Jay-Z/NFL partnership

In the premiere episode of "That 617 Life" podcast with Shanda Foster, Cerrone Battle, and Leroy Irvin, man do we have a lot to get through!

Off the top, we discuss the Patriots third preseason game against Carolina, including how Tom Brady looked, Jakobi Meyers with an uneven game, plus what to expect from Josh Gordon this season.

15:31: Shanda sounds off on the tattooed Larry Bird mural, Carmelo Anthony and the Lakers, and James Harden's magical beard powers.

21:51: Patrick Chung got in some hot water over a possible cocaine charge...lots to unpack of what happened at his New Hampshire house.

28:25: Cerrone's "Cold Cuts and Hot Takes" calls out Carmelo Anthony for not taking the hint and going away.

32:34: Jay-Z and the NFL announced a partnership this week, and there's been a lot of chatter on social media relating to Colin Kaepernick. A great discussion from the crew on this topic.

46:11: We finish out the show with "Playa's Call", including an unlikely choice from Shanda.

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