Tom Brady Says He Regrets Shooting Mocking ‘Deflategate’ Ad
As we shared yesterday, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady shot a commercial for Foot Locker in which he artfully mocked the “deflategate” controversy, for which he was suspended four games. Just after its release, the Patriots signal caller is now expressing regret that he participated in the ad.
“I don’t exactly know what was going through my mind when I made the decision,” Brady told reporters on a conference call Wednesday, according to the San Francisco Chronicle
In the commercial, two of the sports apparel store’s customers walk into a coffee shop, expressing suspicion over the greatness of a particular sale.
Brady overhears the exchange, and responds in a Pavlovian manner to hearing people being skeptical about something being great.
“Just because something’s great year after year doesn’t mean anything going on,” Brady said in the ad. “Why cant some things just be great?!”
Apparently, the commercial doesn’t rank as great in Brady’s mind. The quarterback now seems to wish he hadn’t done it at all.
“I had a lot of free time on my hands at the beginning of the year,” Brady said. “So I had to find ways to fill it.”
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