Tom Brady: F**k Is ‘A Great Word’, Blames Networks For Showing His Tirade
The real problem with TV in America? Lip-reading children.
As you recall, Tom Brady let loose with a torrent of f-bombs in the late stages of the Patriots' loss to Green Bay on Nov. 30 -- none of which were picked up by CBS audio, but were delightfully explicit to anyone watching his mouth.
The FCC received a few complaints from horrified parents, and that should have been that. But The Smoking Gun got a look at the complaints through the Freedom of Information Act -- which is exactly what that act was designed for, NFL profanity -- and released the details.
So now Brady has responded, blaming CBS for the entire thing.
"I wish I did have a better mouth out there at times, but there's nothing that quite expresses the way I feel like that word," Brady said Monday on WEEI.
"It is, it is (a great word), especially in the heat of the moment … Blame CBS and NBC for putting it on TV.
"Don't blame me. We're not choirboys, I know that. You bring us up to a certain level of intensity to the game, you're job is to go out there and physically, emotionally, mentally dominate the game.
"You don't do that at church on Sunday. You've got to go to the football field for that."
So who is responsible for this? And should we care? Personally I think all the closeups of players trash talking, pushing and clocking each other in the helmet are worse influences on children than what Brady did.
And to the man who's concerned that his grandson saw a man mime a swear word -- I guess you're OK with the 400 beer commercials, Viagra ads and the inherent violence shown during every broadcast. Perhaps it's time to rethink your priorities.
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