Tom Brady isn’t as likable as FOX thinks he is


Tom Brady

Tom Brady
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Very few sane fans regularly tune into Sunday afternoon NFL broadcasts to watch or listen to their favorite announcers — except for Cris Collinsworth’s slide-in intro. The appeal for fans is the product on the field, which is why the Redzone Channel is so popular. This is also why the NFL is giving Monday and Sunday Night Football the ability to move games to the primetime slot in the second half of the season.

According to the Andrew Marchand of the New York Post, that hasn’t stopped FOX Sports from giving Tom Brady, close to 10 years and $375 million, a purse to be their lead NFL analyst whenever he hangs up his jersey. It’s an exorbitant contract for a job calling games he might not be good at. For all that money, he could be a bigger bust than Jason Witten or NewsCorps bet on The Magic Hour. Whenever Brady retires, be it in this decade or the next, nothing will justify that pinnacle of a contract. Troy Aikman’s Westworld robot persona went to ESPN so Tom Brady could fly.

In Brady’s new role at Fox, he will automatically be the face of NFL coverage. At the announcement of Brady’s deal, Fox Sports CEO, Lachlan Murdoch said Brady “will not only play our biggest NFL games with Kevin Burkhardt, but will also act as an ambassador for us, particularly in relation to customer and promotional initiatives.”

The misallocation of resources in these broadcasting talent networks is incredibly appalling. One day they will learn that paying superstar money to brand name personalities with game manager personalities is like wasting first-round picks on a player. Successful NFL teams know the importance of not overpaying for talent.

The role of senior NFL analyst becomes the firmament for retired white quarterbacks. After his initial retirement in 2016, the reclusive Jay Cutler was offered a position on Fox’s broadcast team #2, but turned it down in exchange for a one-year, $10 million contract with the Dolphins. In 2020, Tony Romo signed a 10-year, $175 million contract to return to CBS’ No. 1 NFL broadcast duo.

Brady may also refer to retiring before attempting a creeping move to Miami, but ultimately Fox made him an offer he couldn’t refuse. Everywhere Brady went he left a toxic haze. Brady’s career was a true picture of Dorian Gray. Brady’s moldy personality masks the toxic path he took to reach these heights in his career.

Over the past 20 years, he has left a haze of scandals that have made him one of the most polarizing figures in esports. From deflate gate to his sneaky attempt He’s always done whatever it takes to make his way to Miami, even if it means crossing immoral lines. These maneuvers at all costs helped him win Super Bowls but have pockmarked his legendary career.

He recruited Antonio Brown for the Patriots and then the Bucs after the Pats released Brown after a heavy hit allegations of sexual misconduct by two women. Brady took it a step further by allowing Brown to live with him as if he were a wayward kid and not a serial predator.

During the deadliest pandemic in 100 years, Brady has been one of the most visible Anti-Maskers in the NFLeven after his father almost became one COVID Statistics.

Brady’s fame and talent on the field has allowed him to sidestep his slimeball tendencies. The Murdochs had no problem hiring insurgents as long as they brought in the eyeballs. Fox rolled out a red carpet and paid nearly half a billion dollars for an “ambassador,” and they’ll have to bite the bullet if that doesn’t work out

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