Tom Brady: I Went Outside The House For The First Time In About Two Years

October 18th, 2021

“Byron, I’m not coming to your house again.”

Life for Tom Brady in south Tampa is very secluded, so The Goat shared on SiriusXM Mad Dog Radio tonight.

Yes, Brady gets out on Hillsborough Bay in his boat from his waterfront home. But what about into the community?

It’s rare, Brady said, very rare.

The Bucs were home resting this weekend after a Thursday night game and Brady said that led to him emerging as a regular person on Saturday. That’s when he returned to Tampa after spending Friday in the New York area with his eldest son.

“I went outside the house for the first time in about two years — to the store,” Brady said. “I went to the grocery store. I went to Target. I went to a lunch spot. I took my kids. I took advantage of the mask and used that — and I still got identified a little bit.”

Brady went on to say his kids ask him to spend time with just him and it was nice to get out into the community and look around.

It’ll be interesting to see if Brady really gets out and involved around Tampa after this season, if COVID subsides and he’s locked in as a long-time Buccaneer and Tampa dad.

Brady added that he was home with the kids this weekend while his wife was in Denver, so the household rules were relaxed and the kids probably ate more sugar and stayed up later than usual.

Enjoy today’s Ira Kaufman Podcast.

29 Responses to “Tom Brady: I Went Outside The House For The First Time In About Two Years”

  1. adam from ny Says:

    when wifey is gone let the meyhem ensue 🙂

  2. PassingThru Says:

    You never saw Tom Brady around Chestnut Hill. He insulates himself from fans.

  3. WillieG Says:

    I thought celebrities loved Tampa because the people here didn’t act like a bunch of goobers around them? I read that awhile ago. Anybody else remember that?

  4. Darin Says:

    Yeah Willie I’ve read it. Then I’ve seen bozos around here act like little girls when they see a ball player. I’ll never understand it.

  5. Kevind Says:

    Here’s something Tampa – Leave Tom alone when he goes out!! Chill!! If not Tom will return to Montana where he’ll be treated like a human being.

  6. ClodHopper Says:

    I picture Target being a good place for a football player to go unnoticed.

  7. SlyPirate Says:

    Fame is curse.

    Everyone wants a selfie, an autograph, or a discussion.

    The bigger the celebrity the bigger d-bags people tend to be.

  8. alton d green Says:

    seems like every year we go thru this media having eargasms about the new “wonder kid” QB’s A few yrs ago no-one thought KC couldn’t be beat. Then the Ravens. (We’re in round 2 now) and now it’s Josh Allen. These guys are great QBs but guess who’s watching the SB from the couch and guess who’s winning another ring. Last year KC made it to the dance and got their clock cleaned. KC won a ring only because the Niners coach gave the game to them on a silver platter. Todd PLEASE get those corners up to the line and make the receiver’s lives pure hell haha

  9. Chesapeake Bay Bucco Says:

    Sly, that’s one thing about BA….always happy to get a pic taken with someone and sign an autograph, even when trying to be secluded in a dark corner of a restaurant with the family…..class act who grew up poor in a big family and “gets it”

  10. PassingThru Says:

    The place to be if you’re a celeb is Manhattan. People give you space.

  11. sasquatch Says:

    I’m surprised he allows his kids to eat sugar.

  12. D-Rome Says:

    I thought celebrities loved Tampa because the people here didn’t act like a bunch of goobers around them?

    I’ve never heard that. In fact, when Tony Dungy and the Indianapolis Colts were down here years ago for the funeral for Dungy’s son there were a bunch of goobers outside of Idlewild looking for autographs. The only place in the country where I’ve heard it’s that way is NYC. People leave celebrities alone in NYC, generally speaking. It’s a big reason why John Lennon moved there. I always leave them alone when I see them in public.

  13. DoooshLaRue Says:

    If JayMiss tried to walk in to Target……he’d miss.

  14. Justin S Sawyer Says:

    Wish people could just be cool.

  15. MadMax Says:

    Theres so many good masks and ways, and with all that money, come on man, lol. But Tom keeps it real.

  16. MadMax Says:

    Wow Josh Allen is good! (sorry off topic-

  17. jugheadfla Says:

    also off topic, can someone explain to me why in the world Julio Jones signed with the Titans? To be a downfield blocker for the rest of your career? Makes no sense

  18. David Says:


    The bills don’t kick a field goal to tie with 20 seconds left. They go for it, don’t get it on fourth and one. Lose the game.

    The announcer saying over and over he likes to decision by McDermott.
    NO!!! Horrible decision!!

    It’s like the college coach going for two instead of tying the game up on Saturday. Stupidity

  19. Jerry Says:

    Normally, yes. But honestly…. I could potentially see Arians making that same decision to go for it. “No risk it, no biscuit.” But would largely depend on how the OL had been playing.

    I had a feeling the Bills were going to lose this one with the way they were letting the Titans hang around. Bills are a good team but they are definitely mortal. Their defense struggles if you can establish the run. Tannehill started carving them up with the play-action in the 2nd half. That’s how you beat the Bills defense.

  20. Leighroy Says:

    jugheadfla: he was traded, maybe by choice to the Titans, maybe not – who knows. But he definitely wanted out of ATL.

    I liked the decision to go for it on 4th down for the Bills…. right up until Allen went from shotgun to under center to sneak it. He’s an athletic freak and they neutered that ability from his skill set on that play. Jeff Simmons did his best Vita Vea impersonation, driving the tackle backwards into Allen to stuff him. For a team to be so creative on their 2-pt conversion earlier in the game to try that play call was the head-scratcher. I would have ran an RPO or a boot-leg with 2 options in the end zone and a blocker rolling out right in front of Allen.

  21. Medicated Pete Says:

    Pete hates being famous smh

  22. lambchop Says:


    BA would have kicked the FG. No risk it, no bizkit is within the 2nd and 3rd downs only or at the tail end of the first half.

    We all know 1st down is a run up the gut.

  23. lambchop Says:

    I also had this same thought today as I was driving home. Has Tom actually been around Tampa yet? I mean it’s nuts. Tom Brady is a Tampa native. Still blows my mind.

    If people get a little nuts seeing him out in public, I would understand, he’s literally the GOAT. We will never see a dominant QB like this ever in our life time. 7 SBs?! It’s ridiculous. And who knows whether he’ll be part of this community after he retires.

    Personally, I’d like to just say, “Thank you for coming to Tampa.” And leave it at that. I’ll wait for his arthritis medicine tour in retirement to get the autograph like I did with Joe Namath. LOL.

  24. ClodHopper Says:


    I’m not saying I agree with it but there is a strategy that says you go for the tie when you are at home and you go for the win when you the away team.

  25. Miller5252 Says:

    It’s gotta suck being that guy when you want to do normal stuff with your kids like you did with your parents when you were a kid. How do you go anywhere without being bothered 24-7. Worst part would missing everything with your kids because you’d mess up their fun or possibly get your kids hurt because the masses just don’t care.

  26. James Murphy Says:

    This is just a dad talking trying to spend time with his kids and it requires some anonymity to enjoy this time not sharing with an audience these moments
    I can identify with what his values are as a father not just a public figure . He and his family deserve this!

  27. Joseph C Simmons Says:

    In NYC, there’s actual social pressure to NOT be the goober that bugs a celebrity. If you live in New York, you’re expected to act like a New Yorker, which means you’re accustomed to being around famous people. Acting like a fanboy would immediately identify you as a tourist.

    I lived in Tampa for five years, and while a famous person could probably eat at Bern’s with little issue, I think it’s mostly like any other place where a true celebrity will get mobbed.

  28. View from 132 Says:

    Some Target shopper ended up with the most unlikely story ever. “I met Tom Brady at Target.” Every friend of theirs, “yeah, sure.”

  29. Anonymous Says:

    One year, Tom Brady dressed up in a costume on Halloween and stood in store scaring kids when he played for the Patriots. Not many shoppers knew it was him. When he removed his madk, they nearly fainted! Tom is very down to earth.