Tom Brady’s Monday morning was more eventful than some people’s entire year.
The New England Patriots quarterback is devoting most of his waking hours to preparing for Super Bowl LII. But he took some time out of that preparation to fulfill a weekly obligation to Boston sports radio network WEEI, where he appears every Monday on the “Kirk & Callahan” show.
However, Brady cut his appearance short Monday over recent comments made by WEEI host Alex Reimer. Reimer’s comments came last Thursday night, when he and WEEI’s Mike Mutnansky reviewed the first episode of Brady’s new Facebook Watch series, “Tom Vs. Time.”
The series’ opening scene shows Brady interacting with his 5-year-old daughter, Vivian Lake Brady. For whatever reason, Reimer referred to the young girl as “an annoying little pissant” in his conversation with Mutnansky.
Here’s how the conversation went down:
Reimer: It was Patriots porn!
Mutnansky: I did not use that phrase.
Reimer: I know. I was hoping you did, though.
Mutnansky: So you could mock me for it?
Mutnansky: Sorry I didn’t do it. Um, what’d you think (about the show)?
Reimer: I thought it was fine.
Reimer: (Laughing.) It was OK.
Mutnansky: Just fine? Come on.
Reimer: I thought the first scene was so staged. Where Brady’s, like, in the kitchen, his kid’s being an annoying little pissant, like …
The audio can be heard below.
Brady was respectful in his response Monday before quickly shutting down the interview, which might be not only his final chat of the season but the final interview he gives WEEI for a long time.
If Reimer’s comments still are bothering the 40-year-old QB, he didn’t let it show later Monday morning. A fired-up Brady revved up the crowd at Patriot Place in Foxboro, Mass., where he literally dropped the mic during a pep rally before the Patriots departed for Minnesota, where they’ll face the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII.
Brady undoubtedly will field more questions about the ordeal later Monday, as he’ll be a prominent figure in Super Bowl Opening Night, aka the team’s first media day in Minneapolis.
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