Super Bowl winning quarterback Tom Brady has made it known that he plans to remain in the Boston area after his football career is over. Brady is a native of Northern California but went to college at Michigan before joining the Patriots.
For some reason, Brady was recently asked about San Mateo, California in a question about his ‘hometown’. Seeing an opening to even further ingratiate himself to the Boston fans the quarterback responded: “With all due respect to the Bay Area, there’s no better place to play than Boston. When I got here, it was still very much a Red Sox town. They really dominated the headlines. We were fortunate to win in 2001 and it made people interested in football again. And we’ve had such a great run for the past 15 years. This is where my kids were born, where they’ll be raised. I’ll be a lifer here.”
If you’re wondering why this matters in the least you’re obviously not familiar with the mentality of the Boston sports fan base. For some reason it *does* matter to them that Brady and his wife, supermodel Gisele Bundchen won’t abscond to Miami or California when he retires. Brady has two kids with his current wife and one child from a previous relationship. He has recently built a $4.5 million mansion in suburban Brookline which is at least indication that he plans to spend some time in the area.
Of course none of this is legally binding so Brady can always change his mind. It’s the smart move for the time being. It keeps the Boston fans happy and they’ll leave him alone about this. Given the nature of the city’s sports scene any answer *other* than Boston would have quickly become a ‘controversy’. You think that they’d give a four time Super Bowl winning quarterback a pass about his future plans but it just doesn’t work that way.
Most likely, you’ll see Brady ‘keep a residence’ in Boston after his retirement but spend plenty of time elsewhere. He’s definitely got options, but the heady quarterback made the right play when asked a pointless question.