Roger Goodell Still Hasn’t Called To Congratulate Tom Brady On Wins Record
And now comes the really awkward portion of Roger Goodell's stint as NFL Commish. Tom Brady says that Goodell -- his arch nemesis in the Deflategate saga -- hasn't called to congratulate him on breaking the NFL record for career wins.
Brady has received calls from Brett Favre and Peyton Manning, the latter whose record he broke. The Patriots QB told reporter Jim Gray that he hasn't heard from President Obama, but that the president "probably has more important things to worry about." And on Goodell, Brady said (via NESN):
“I got that question earlier today, and no. But I wouldn’t expect that anyway. That’s fine. He’s probably got plenty of other things important, as well.” Brady also was asked if Goodell had called him on WEEI’s “Kirk and Callahan” radio program, so the NFL commissioner didn’t contact Brady at any point Monday.
I imagine Brady has received three of four calls from a number at the commissioner's office, but whoever is phoning keeps hanging up. In one of the calls Brady kept saying "Hello?", but no one spoke on the other end. Brady could just hear nervous breathing.
There may well come a point this season, however, when it's going to be very difficult for Goodell to avoid him. If the Patriots win the Super Bowl, would Goodell break tradition and not hand Brady the Lombardi Trophy?
I'll confess that I'm rooting for the Patriots just so that I can watch that moment.
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