At the end of the day, Brady is a company man and the NFL is in a massive campaign to salvage the season that Commissioner Roger Goodell has already ruined through his failure to deal with those who are disrespecting the flag.
Brady parroted the league public relations propaganda that football brings us all together. This may have been true as recently as 2015, but thanks to the league’s botching of the Colin Kaepernick situation which has now turned into an open revolt, the NFL under Goodell has managed to alienate millions of loyal fans.
Not even Tom Terrific can save it either.
— The Hill (@thehill) September 25, 2017
Via The Hill “Brady: Trump’s comments ‘just divisive’”:
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said early Monday that he doesn’t agree with President Trump’s comments attacking NFL players who refuse to stand during the national anthem.
“Yeah, I certainly disagree with what he said. I thought it was just divisive,” Brady said during a radio interview in Boston.
“Like I said, I just want to support my teammates.”
Brady, who has described Trump as a friend, said he is never one to say whether something is right or wrong.
“I do believe in what I believe in. I believe in bringing people together and respect and love and trust,” he said. “Those are the values that my parents instilled in me. That is how I try and live every day.”
Football is something that brings people together from all across the country, he added.
“The one thing about football is it brings so many guys together — guys you would never have the opportunity to be around,” Brady said.
“Whether it was in college, and all the way into the pros. We’re all different, we’re all unique. That is what makes us all special.”
Brady may be able to perform miracles on the field and bring a team back from a nearly insurmountable deficit in the Super Bowl but he is wading into foreign waters here and the journey is one of great peril.
Millions of Americans are fed up with the politicization of sports thanks to the NFL’s coddling of the malcontents who spit on the flag, not to mention the lousy quality of the game which has become unwatchable under Goodell’s tenure.
Trump just gave them a voice and judging by the fierce reaction of NFL owners, their mouthpieces in the media and high-profile players like Tom Brady, the league knows that it has an existential crisis on its hands now.
To quote the poet Victor Hugo “nothing is more powerful as an idea whose time has come” and that is exactly why the NFL is terrified, people are increasingly finding that they have better things to do with their time.
All of that money that has sluiced into the tax-exempt league’s coffers over the years is about to take a serious hit and will have a ripple effect that will eventually cut into player salaries.
Brady will likely be retired by that point having already made bank, but the goose that laid the golden egg now has its head firmly on the chopping block and the league itself is swinging the ax.