Tom Brady Passes On Chance To Praise, Plug FOX

May 23rd, 2022

Joe learned a couple of things last night.

First, Tom Brady had dinner with Shaq (The OG version) a few weeks ago.

Yes, Joe’s referring to Shaquille O’Neal, not a dude on the Buccaneers roster: Bucs sacks king Shaq Barrett or new guard Shaq Mason.

Second, Joe watched Brady either be uncomfortable admitting publicly that he has a massive contracting awaiting him to call games for FOX Sports and be a FOX ambassador, or he was unprepared to talk about it. Brady appeared on TNT’s popular NBA tip-off show with Shaq, Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith and Ernie Johnson. While talking to Brady, Barkley referenced the fat contract awaiting him and The Goat punted.

You can see it in the Twitter video below. Brady didn’t take three seconds to thank FOX or praise the network. Brady simply said, “All in due time” and then rushed to change the subject.

Joe wonders if Brady is as uncomfortable with the pending FOX gig as he was with retirement from the Bucs.

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22 Responses to “Tom Brady Passes On Chance To Praise, Plug FOX”

  1. GOB Says:

    Joe, I think Brady is still undecided if this is his last year. Talking about Fox would only bring that into focus, and I believe he views it as a distraction. He would hate idea of a farewell tour. Personally I couldn’t believe the deal was announced. I understand it’s hard to keep a deal that massive quiet, but if this is his last year the last thing he wants is to be constantly asked about going into broadcasting.

  2. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Brady isn’t on the payroll yet and if he isn’t being paid…….no free promotions…

  3. Biff Barker Says:

    The announcment is a way stupid disruption. I like Brady and Fox sports much less after this debacle.
    And it is entirely Brady’s fault.

  4. Casual Observer Says:

    TBBF – Ezackly!

  5. Hodad Says:

    Good, he’s not starting his other career yet. He was on to talk NBA, and NFL, he’ll have 10 years to front for FOX. I’m glad he’s focusing on what’s right in front, not down the road. That’s why he’s the GOAT, and we have him for this season. LFG!

  6. StickinUp4Centers Says:

    It would have been funnier if Barkley would have told Brady to ask his wife for some extra $$ so he could bet with Rodgers.

  7. PassingThru Says:

    Someone correct me if I’m wrong, but I don’t think the terms of Brady’s gig have been officially announced, and it is possible that the deal hasn’t been signed.

  8. Smashsquatch Says:

    Context. Nothing to see here, normal deflection. In case you missed it, he still has a job and remains focused on that for good reason.

  9. Brazen Zebra Says:

    Sorry Fox. All Brady really wants is to play ball until he’s 50. I hope it’s with the Bucs.

  10. SB~LV Says:

    Looks like TB has been fooling around with Giesel’s eye shadow and didn’t get it all off 🫣

  11. Pewter Power Says:

    Sorry fox business before pleasure, Brady has more rings to win at a discount lol

  12. Tbbucs3 Says:

    Brady is only interesting because of how great he is ON the field. Aside from that, his personality is pretty dull.

    He may surprise us like Romo did but I don’t think he’s gonna be a good fit on TV at all.

  13. GOB Says:

    Passing, that’s a distinct possibility. It would also further the argument about Brady’s plans to play beyond this season. Remember, the report stipulated that Brady would join fox when he retires. If the Brady camp wanted this public, why wouldn’t an official announcement have been made. For a man who has been trained to minimize distractions, it appears odd to me

  14. SB~LV Says:

    Tbbucs… how on gawdz green earth do you know what Brady’s personality is off the field when football is not the context for his behavior

  15. BucBoy Says:

    LMAO look what a Dolphins fan on another board said about Kyle Trask:

    1 day ago
    I’d take him over Two Yard Tua.”

  16. Tbbucs3 Says:


    Based on thousands of Tom Brady interviews and media apperances across 2 decades.

  17. JA Says:

    Three different Shaq’s referenced in one article …
    Maybe it will soon overtake ‘John’ as the most widely referenced name.
    Imagine using the shaq to relieve yourself, and wearing Tommy Shaq longshaqs during the winter while avoiding hookers who will be seeking shaqs for new clients.
    Don’t like my humor? Go shaq yourselves!

  18. Trey Long Says:

    Just having fun guys. Gimme a break

  19. Mikejp Says:

    It is a commercial marketing for the Fox. The longer Tom is playing, the better the Fox gets attention. Then the 10 years contract will become a bargain because it seems to be a 12 years contract of CM.

  20. sasquatch Says:

    Out of respect for Bucs fans, he needs to keep his mouth shut about his Fux deal.

  21. GOB Says:

    Let’s not forget Brady’s desire to constantly be in the news. In recent years, he’s actually taken quite a shine to it. It’s a massive distraction, plane and simple. If he thinks this is the last time he’ll be asked about it this season, he’s kidding himself. I miss the guy who just threw to the open reciever, and treated the media like mushrooms. Keep em in the dark and feed them S@#$

  22. Bucsfan13 Says:

    It was foolish of Tom to bring up the salaries of Rodgers, Allen, and Mahomes when he himself is worth half a billion. Add in his wife and that’s about a billion. That statement lacked total self awareness. Maybe he was being facetious. He set himself up for a retort by Barkley.