“Anyone Want To Bet Against Tom Brady?”

August 7th, 2020

Jacked for Bucs.

Certain things are downright dumb bets.

Betting that it will snow in Cuba in the winter is dumb.

Betting on a stock that has reached its two-year highest price is dumb.

Betting on the sun setting in the east is dumb.

And for popular sports radio and television host Adam Schein, betting against Tom Brady is dumb.

Sure, Brady is on a new team that hasn’t done jack squat in over a decade.

Sure, Brady picked a once-in-a-century global pandemic to flip teams, which saw invaluable offseason practices wiped out.

Sure, Brady is 43 and since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970, a 43-year old quarterback hasn’t done a damn thing.

But for Schein, the dumbest thing a football fan can do is bet against Brady.

“I am so fired up about the Tom Brady era in Tampa Bay,” said recently on his CBS Sports Network show “Time to Schein.” Tom Brady is going to have a great season. Last year he was really good to great. I just think he is clearly energized. And all of these numbers… this year they are going to through the absolute roof.

“Now there will be a learning curve. Byron Leftwich calling the plays. Bruce Arians as the head coach. He is obviously the quarterback whisperer, he literally wrote the book. And Brady talked about that learning curve [Thursday]. …

“Anyone want to bet against Tom Brady? Seriously? Who the heck would ever bet against Tom Brady?”

It’s a fair point Schein makes. Joe is very confident that Brady knows all about the history of 43-year old quarterbacks and he would love nothing more than to shove that talking point up someone’s backside.

Brady just might do it. For example, here is a picture of George Blanda at 43, who has the most touchdowns in a season (six) at 43. And here is a picture of Brady at 43.

Gee, 43-year old quarterbacks sure have changed haven’t they? That’s the difference between lots of whiskey and lots of cigarettes that Blanda went through, and Brady’s soft spot for avocado ice cream.

Blanda also played in an era (1950’s, 60’s and 70’s) where you needed more than a few belts of whiskey and a pack of cigarettes after a game to recover because it was open season on quarterbacks. You’d smoke too if you got pummeled each dropback.

Brady plays in an era where a guy can get charged with assault for sneezing on him, even without the corona.

21 Responses to ““Anyone Want To Bet Against Tom Brady?””

  1. Bucsfanman Says:

    Wow! Those pictures tell the story. Heck, I’m 50 and look better than Blanda at 43, and believe me I am no prize.
    Brady’s always been a guy who feeds off the negative energy. Every year he’s proven the doubters wrong and has been doing it his entire career. Admittedly, before he was a Buc, I despised him for it. Now?!


  2. Roy T. Buford Says:

    Wow, other than Blanda, Favre, and Kilmer, I never really thought about how many 40-something QBs there really were. Like fighter aircraft, the game has evolved where it’s better, faster, tougher, higher performance…which is telling in the comparisons of pictures (Blanda vs Brady). And…just as there are once in a lifetime pandemics there are once in a lifetime QBs. And he is now on the Bucs. TB12 is without question the BEST guy to have around right now, in this situation, and aside from that, he’s easily the most popular free agent player in Bucs history…and probably a Top 5 in NFL history. Wow!

  3. Miller5252 Says:

    I remember the year he was suspended for the first 4 games and how he responded when he came back. Father Time is always undefeated, but if I was going to bet on someone having a big year it’s Brady. He’s loaded with weapons and most importantly, he wants to show everyone the Pats were wrong for pushing him out the door. As long as he and his weapons stay healthy I really see a big year for Brady.

  4. Ndog Says:

    It is just me or is the excitement missing from this season from all the real fans of this team? I mean look at the lack of comments recently. There used to be 70-80 per thread now there is like 20 max on most threads. I guess the passion is gone, I wonder why, seriously?

  5. Jaymiss Pick6 Again Says:

    Holy crap Joe – you’re picking on George Blanda! hahahaha!! Little known tidbit here; Len Dawson burned a heater at halftime of Super Bowl 1.

  6. Joe Says:


    And drank a Fresca.

  7. 813bucboi Says:


    its just you….

    folks are working from home and kids are learning at home….both require computers,attention and focus….

    which could explain 1 reason why the lack of comments…..

    the excitement is still here…thankfully the torture is gone after 5years….no one is arguing and going back and forth about which one of JWs INTs were on him, the oline, the wrs, the defense, the kicker, BL, BA, the run game, wind rain…the list goes on….

    GO BUCS!!!!

  8. Craig Says:

    Tampa is the place where weird records happen.

    We know about last year’s.

    This year we might have a 43 year old QB tossing 30 TDs, making the playoffs, and so on. Maybe all the way to having the first team play the Stupor Bowl on home turf, with a 43 year old QB.

  9. Ndog Says:

    813 no one is arguing because no one cares, in fact they just came out this morning that the freaking Dolphins had better tickets sales going this year than the Bucs before everything was shut down. I for one have zero excitement with this team cause there is no connection, no sweat equity, no growing and overcoming anything. To be VERY clear the reason why sucks tremendously, but not going to games this year is not horrible for many, as the emotional connection to this team is just not there, no matter how much people want to jam it down our throats. Just cause people on the national sports shows are talking about Brady every ten seconds doesn’t mean people here care about this team more because Mr. Wonderful, in his own mind, is here. It’s fleeding fame that will soon expire and we will be kicked to the curb again, but people are so tied up in the world of me, me, me, now, now, now that they miss the inevitable disregard of this franchise as soon as the cheating Golden boy fails or leaves which ever comes first.

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again this is going to end up being a HUGE mistake and it looks like that is already starting to show cause people just are not invested in this team like they once were.

    Unless of course they are a bandwagoner who is just here until this whole joke is over. (aka Boston fans)

  10. Cobraboy Says:

    Ndog: it’s you.

    Is ATM #3 or #4 in the bayou?

  11. james west Says:

    hey joe did blanda play until he was 50?

  12. bucsfan951 Says:

    lol NPUPPY you’re a funny dude! its the off season and also underwear football.

    PUPPY have you gotten your narcissism test yet?

  13. SOEbuc Says:

    But seriously. How many more YAC will Evans and Godwin get running in stride. Amazing thing about Mike with Jameis is he corrected the routes for him to come back and catch Jameis’ underthrown deep balls. No one could catch a Jameis overthrow.

  14. Clean House Says:

    “Bruce Arians as the head coach. He is obviously the quarterback whisperer, he literally wrote the book.”

    Clean House, any thoughts?

    “I’m gonna write a book called world’s richest, smartest, best looking dude.”

    Peyton Manning, what do you have to say?

    “Arians was my coach when I threw those 28 interceptions as a rookie. He didn’t put that in his book, I don’t think, as the QB Whisperer, but he was my coach. To me, he’s got to be a part of those 28 picks. It can’t all just be me.”

    And Jameis, any thoughts?

    “Check yo sheet.”

    Jason Licht?

    “I’m too dumb to write, but if I could, my title would be called World’s greatest GM- Legend of the #2 Mastermind- How to get a second long-term contract while blowing almost every second round pick, and compiling a trash win loss record.”

    And finally, Warren Sapp’s new title- “Where’s the Hooker’s- get out of my face kid, you can’t have an autograph.”

  15. Mike Says:

    Waaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh They god rid of jay miss! Would have summed up that long rant of yours N dog!

  16. BigHog Says:

    Look Dummies when you throw for 5,000 yards …I don’t need no stinken YAC!!! Now move forward and stop looking back trying to throw shade!!

  17. Bojim Says:

    Ndog, maybe if you left?

  18. Youngbucs Says:

    Look dummy when you throw 5000yds and 30 picks you lose your job!!!!!
    Follow your own advice and move on take your cult buddies with you.

  19. Joe Says:

    James West:


  20. EGLee Says:

    Ya I’ll bet against Tom Brady I’m a Pat’s fan and everyone and their dog thinks this is going to be a walk in the park but he has everything to lose and almost nothing to gain see he’s supposed to win the super bowl HELL with all the opt outs it’s a wonder if any NFL team can put a team on the field but it will take but only one miss communication, one time holding onto the ball to long and it’s all over so YES I said the fly but tell me this when it does happen what excuse will you make for the boy huh coaching,no receivers ,no RB, defense had a bad day, he’s got gronk and an all-star offense but it will happen pay up

  21. Boston Boy Says: