Tara Reid says she kissed Tom Brady

Tara-ReidStories like this make a lifelong New England Patriots fan feel like proud father. Before there was the Tom Brady with the supermodel wife and $50 million house in California, there was the original Tom Brady — an awkwardly-built sixth-round draft pick from Michigan who somehow led his team to its first Super Bowl win in franchise history. If you ask Tara Reid, both Bradys pulled some tail.

During an appearance on KIIS 1065′s Kyle and Jackie O breakfast show on Thursday, Reid participated in a segment called “60 Seconds of Kiss.” The idea is for the hosts to throw out celebrity names and the participant to say whether they have kissed that person or would like to kiss them.

“Have kissed,” Reid said when Brady’s name was mentioned, per the NY Daily News. “He’s pretty good looking.”

Love it. There have been rumors that Brady and Reid hooked up in 2002, which would have been right after he won his first Super Bowl. It would have also been when Reid was in her prime.

We know Brady got together with Bridget Moynahan in 2004 and later had a child with her, but apparently the “Coyote Ugly” fox was not his first actress. Brady got some “American Pie” action as well. Man, I miss those days.

Tom Brady and Gisele reportedly selling massive Los Angeles mansion


Tom Brady and his wife Gisele Bundchen currently own one of the most impressive homes in California. Their 14,000-square foot estate, which is known for possibly having a moat that surrounds it, took about four years to build and cost around $40 million in total. For whatever reason, the house is already for sale.

TMZ reported on Wednesday that Brady and Bundchen have put the estate on the market for a whopping $50 million. The home includes a state of the art gymnasium, lagoon-style infinity pool, massive guest house, waterfall and pond and sits on four acres of land in Brentwood.

The power couple is supposedly building another massive home near Boston that sits on five acres and is 14,300 square feet. It was initially believed that Brady and his lady intended to move to Brentwood full time after the New England Patriots quarterback retired, but perhaps plans have changed.

Were they just looking to turn a profit? Do their kids like the snow? Brady has always done a great job of keeping his personal life under wraps, so we’ll probably never know.

Photo: Twitter/Dream Houses

Tom Brady not planning to watch Super Bowl

Tom Brady upsetTom Brady was obviously feeling pretty crummy after losing the AFC Championship Game to the Denver Broncos on Sunday. He was so down about the loss that he told WEEI on Monday that he probably won’t watch the Super Bowl, which will be between the Broncos and Seattle Seahawks on Feb. 2.

“I don’t have much of a rooting interest, truthfully. Those games are hard to watch,” Brady told WEEI. “I don’t see myself sitting down to enjoy a football game or watch it. Our season is over. Truthfully, I could care less about watching a game. That’s pretty much how I feel.”

In the same interview, Brady shared his thoughts on Richard Sherman’s antics and expressed his disapproval.

“I approach the game and I have respect for my opponents. That’€™s the way our team always plays. We win with graciousness, and when we lose we can do better. Some teams don’€™t always do that or that’€™s not their program.”

We know that Brady does like watching football when he’s not playing, so it’s not like this is typical for him. I’m sure he took the loss to the Broncos hard, as he should have. But if I had to make a guess, I’d say he ends up watching at least some of the Broncos-Seahawks game.

Tom Brady on Richard Sherman: ‘We win with graciousness’

Richard-Sherman-Tom-BradyHave we discussed Richard Sherman enough since the Seattle Seahawks defeated the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday? I suppose a little more wouldn’t hurt. During his interview on WEEI on Monday morning, Tom Brady was asked about Sherman’s colorful postgame antics and the way he unloaded on Michael Crabtree.

“I don’€™t know him at all,” Brady said. “I’ve watched him play, and he’€™s that kind of guy. I approach the game and I have respect for my opponents. That’€™s the way our team always plays. We win with graciousness, and when we lose we can do better. Some teams don’€™t always do that or that’€™s not their program.”

That’s pretty uncharacteristic of Brady, who usually takes the high road when asked about something that an opponent did that has created a stir. However, he does have a personal history with Sherman. When the Seahawks defeated the Patriots in 2012, Sherman gloated about beating Brady and posted that infamous “U Mad Bro?” photo on Twitter.

“Look, they advanced,” Brady added. “The only way to counter that is to beat them, so when you don’€™t win, it’s hard to say, but you’ve just got to shut your mouth and listen to it. Maybe when you get an opportunity down the road maybe that’€™s a source of motivation. But they’ve got a good team. They’ve played well all year. They played well at home. That’€™s why they advanced, too.”

Seattle did indeed advance. Personally, I think Sherman acted like an idiot and took the focus off his teammates. His beef with Crabtree may date back to an offseason charity event, but advancing to the Super Bowl should be all about the team. The whole “I’m the best cornerback in the league!” rant wasn’t a good look.

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Tom Brady reportedly played through ligament damage in his hand


Remember how swollen and disfigured Tom Brady’s hand looked in the team’s Week 8 win over the Miami Dolphins in October? Apparently he suffered some ligament damage in the hand that game.

NFL Network’s Albert Breer, who used to be a Patriots beat reporter for The Boston Globe, was recounting on Sunday how much Brady has played through this season. That’s when he mentioned that Brady suffering ligament damage in his throwing hand.

Brady was just 13-of-22 for 116 yards, 1 touchdown and 1 interception in the 27-17 win over the Dolphins that game. And if Brady did suffer ligament damage in his hand that week, he sure didn’t seem to show any bad signs afterwards. Brady threw for a season-high 432 yards and four touchdowns in a 55-31 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers the next week. He also passed for at least 296 yards in each of the team’s next five games after the Steelers win. Not bad for a guy with a bad hand.

H/T Pro Football Talk

Charles Woodson: Tom Brady can thank me that he’s married to Gisele Bundchen

Tom-Brady-Charles-Woodson-tuck-ruleAnytime the New England Patriots are in the AFC Championship Game (and it has happened quite often over the past decade or so), we are reminded of the tuck rule. That infamous play against the Oakland Raiders in 2002 that was ruled an incomplete pass instead of a fumble helped fuel a dynasty. Charles Woodson is the one that forced the fumble that never was, and the seven-time All-Pro defensive back hasn’t forgotten about it.

During an appearance on the NFL Network on Sunday, Woodson said Tom Brady owes his glamourous life to that call.

Woodson may be flattering himself a little, but we get the point. If that play was ruled a fumble, who knows if the Patriots would have gone on to win three of the next four Super Bowls. I’m not going to assume Gisele Bundchen is shallow enough to only marry Brady for his fame and success, but we also can’t assume they would have met if he never gained celebrity status.

Then again, you could say the same about a lot of plays in sports history. That’s the way it goes, and Woodson has nothing to do with Brady being in the 2014 AFC Championship Game. He’ll just have to get over it.

Tom Brady playing up underdog role in advance of AFC Championship

Tom-Brady-PatriotsThe New England Patriots are technically underdogs as they head into their AFC Championship matchup against the Denver Broncos. Oddsmakers currently have the Pats somewhere in the neighborhood of a four-point underdog, but would anyone really be surprised if they won? After all, this is a team that has appeared in five Super Bowls since 2002.

No one is going to be shocked if Tom Brady and company beat Peyton Manning’s crew, but that isn’t stopping Brady from embracing the underdog role.

“Truthfully, I don’t turn the TV on, I don’t read anything,” Brady told WEEI on Monday, via ESPNBoston.com. “I just try to focus on what I need to do and, like I said, put all that stuff around us — I know different times, Coach will make us aware of, I know when we played Baltimore nobody picked us to win, and I’m sure no one is going to pick us to win this week.

“We’ve got a bunch of underdogs on our team and we’ll be an underdog again, and we’ll see how that shapes up at the end of the week. But I know we’re as tough, as physical as we’ve ever been, and that’s how we’re going to need to go out and play this game.”

Brady certainly isn’t an underdog. He has three championship rings and a super model wife who makes more money than he does. That said, guys like Julian Edelman and LeGarrette Blount aren’t exactly viewed as championship-caliber players. Yet, they have still managed to carry the team in recent weeks.

Bill Belichick uses anything and everything as motivation for his team before a big game. He’ll certainly harp on the fact that the Patriots are Vegas underdogs, but they are hardly your traditional underdog story. You know how most people usually root for the underdog? Something tells me that won’t be the case on Sunday.