The Super Bowl champion New England Patriots, 2 1/2 months removed from a last-second win over Seattle, were honored at the White House on Thursday. All well and good, except for one thing. Quarterback Tom Brady, perhaps still feeling some resentment over the remarks made by a White House aide regarding the still-unresolved "Deflate-gate" scandal, refused to attend. His PR people claimed he had a previous engagement, presumably with supermodel wife Gisele.
Like, if you were Brady, and you won your 4th Super Bowl, wouldn't you drop whatever you had planned and hop on the chartered team jet and fly to Washington to meet the President? Of course you would. Even people like Darrelle Revis, who signed with the Jets a few weeks after the game, showed up. Presumably, Vince Wilfork and Stevan Ridley, who also left the Pats in the offseason, followed suit. Ah, but Brady, thin skinned as usual, decided to either be a prima donna or make people think he's a Republican, neither of which would be a good idea right now, and no showed.
You can make all the excuses you want, Tommy boy, but at the end of the day, you failed your team. Rare though it is, you made the wrong decision this time. For that, you get yourself a pair of Weasel ears. Wear them well, chump.
While we're at it, we will also retroactively award some Weasel ears to the White House flacks who decided that the 2014 NCAA men's hockey champs from Union College weren't worthy of meeting the President. They made the Dutchmen wait a year before making the announcement a few weeks back. Makes ya wonder if one of these jabronies had a hockey bracket that got busted by Union........