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Has Brady jumped the shark?

exiled : 1/10/2018 8:17 am
A poster last week compared him and his relationship with his health guru to Tom Cruise and Scientology, and I grinned and nodded. (I personally think of him more as a Gwyneth Paltrow.)

Add to that the whole the Garoppolo hullabaloo. Then I read a little of this column. Overexposure?

I guess none of it matters, though, as long as he keeps playing well.


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I don't think that phrase means  
rebel yell : 1/10/2018 8:37 am : link
what you think it means.

I'm so tired of hearing about Tom eff'ing" Brady. Who gives a shit what he eats, how he exercises, etc. I'd like very much for him to go away.
People keep hoping that  
gmenatlarge : 1/10/2018 8:38 am : link
and then Brady will come back and crush the Titans and Steelers and be back in the SB. What he is doing at 41 is scary good and I am not even a fan of his.
Brady has been able to do whatever he wants as long as his production  
Ivan15 : 1/10/2018 8:40 am : link
exceeds his cap number.

“Here Tom, want a business to run?”

“Do you want to develop a multi-million dollar health business? Sure go right ahead”.
Wouldn't Brady..  
FatMan in Charlotte : 1/10/2018 8:42 am : link
jumping the shark meant that he did something completely farcical so that it tarnishes his image going forward? Like if he starts showing up at press conferences in fez's and purple suits or takes on different personas in front of reporters like Brother Tom or Sherriff Gonna Getcha?
Jump the shark  
pjcas18 : 1/10/2018 8:46 am : link
Google dictionary defintion:

Quote:
(of a television series or movie) reach a point at which far-fetched events are included merely for the sake of novelty, indicative of a decline in quality.


Urban Dictionary:
Definition 1
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a term to describe a moment when somethin that was once great has reached a point where it will now decline in quality and popularity.

Origin of this phrase comes from a Happy Days episode where the Fonz jumped a shark on waterskis. Thus was labeled the lowest point of the show.


Definition 2
Quote:
he precise moment when you know a program, band, actor, politician, or other public figure has taken a turn for the worse, gone downhill, become irreversibly bad, is unredeemable, etc.; the moment you realize decay has set in.
Tom Cruise jumped the shark the moment he jumped Oprah's couch.


In which of those three definitions would you slot Tom Brady?

The guy who is at 40 years old still the best QB in the league?

RE: I don't think that phrase means  
exiled : 1/10/2018 8:49 am : link

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what you think it means.


Haha, no doubt you're right. I always thought it was over-the-top, ego-centric attempts at publicity. I should've looked it up on urban dictionary...
RE: Wouldn't Brady..  
section125 : 1/10/2018 8:49 am : link
In comment 13781087 FatMan in Charlotte said:
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jumping the shark meant that he did something completely farcical so that it tarnishes his image going forward? Like if he starts showing up at press conferences in fez's and purple suits or takes on different personas in front of reporters like Brother Tom or Sherriff Gonna Getcha?


What's wrong with a purple suit complete with fez?
Brady seems to be the guy he's been for years.  
an_idol_mind : 1/10/2018 8:50 am : link
He's always been something of a douche, so nothing he's done lately is very surprising.
I'm sick of hearing about his diet.  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 1/10/2018 9:03 am : link
It's nauseating. We get it. The dude eats healthy, doesn't drink, & does pilates every day.
...  
christian : 1/10/2018 9:05 am : link
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I could literally watch football all day,” Brady says. “I could go four or five hours without getting up from this chair.” He begins watching plays from what might be the most difficult loss of his career, the Giants’ victory over the Patriots in the Super Bowl in 2008, New England’s only loss that season.

“You’re becoming a failure in front of everybody else,” Brady says, using an odd second-person construction while reliving the dormant nightmare in real time. “It’s a talent show you did when you were a kid. And you’re a failure.”
Coach Spanky Janky  
Greg from LI : 1/10/2018 9:19 am : link
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Brady for all his  
joeinpa : 1/10/2018 9:51 am : link
Success is just a jock. If he were a Giants we would love him.
I know he has a weird diet  
ThreePoints : 1/10/2018 9:52 am : link
But now you gotta criticize his workouts? Let the man jump over sharks in peace!
TB12 is bordering on Scientology Territory  
jlukes : 1/10/2018 9:52 am : link
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Word is that he and Giselle will be starting  
Section331 : 1/10/2018 9:56 am : link
a health-related cable network. That makes me wonder how much longer he will want to play. What he is doing at 40 is remarkable, but if you watch him, there are signs that age is taking root. He doesn't handle the pass rush as well as he did even a year ago, and misses passes he never used to. It's not major yet, but once things start to go south, it goes quickly.
He does seminars with Tony Robbins  
bradshaw44 : 1/10/2018 10:14 am : link
Hes definitely a little whacky.
he led the team  
Les in TO : 1/10/2018 10:21 am : link
to a 13-3 record and possibly an 8th super bowl appearance and 6th super bowl victory. he is the GOAT. we can only hope our next QB has a percentage of his drive for consistent excellence, attention to detail, leadership, tenacity and ability.

The TB12 thing is his opportunity for a little side hustle.

the thing that irked me the most about the ESPN article, if it is accurate, was his insecurity that he would not help or offer any tips to Jimmy G whom we viewed as a threat as opposed to a valued teammate. that and the UGG commercials and the carnival dancing.
RE: he led the team  
Section331 : 1/10/2018 10:27 am : link
In comment 13781303 Les in TO said:
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the thing that irked me the most about the ESPN article, if it is accurate, was his insecurity that he would not help or offer any tips to Jimmy G whom he viewed as a threat as opposed to a valued teammate.


It isn't that unusual really. Montana's feud with Steve Young was legendary, and Favre and Rodgers weren't exactly chummy. The best players are that good because of insane competitiveness, it's hard to turn that off just because a guy who wants your job is a teammate.

It's great if your star QB is willing to mentor the younger guy, but at the end of the day, that is the coaching staff's job.

RE: TB12 is bordering on Scientology Territory  
SimpleMan : 1/10/2018 10:43 am : link
In comment 13781224 jlukes said:
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This. Brady is the Tom Cruise of sports.
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