Bad News, HBO: ‘Hard Knocks’ Will Just Have To Survive Without Tom Brady’s Viewership
When I heard that Tom Brady was no fan of a program on HBO, I was secretly hoping the quarterback had seen the error in his ways and realized how much of a tool he had been to agree to appear on Entourage, that intelligence-insulting, pile of crap show. Seriously, who watches that drivel? But nope, Brady probably still loves that particular televised atrocity – just by looking at Brady, you can tell he fits the mold of the typical Entourage fan – but one HBO show he refuses to watch is Hard Knocks, which this season has been documenting the behind-the-scenes activities of a team which Tom Brady supposedly hates, the New York Jets.
Making his weekly Monday morning appearance on WEEI Radio in Boston, Brady had this to say (via ESPN Boston):
“I haven’t turned it on. I hate the Jets, so I refuse to support that show,” Brady told co-hosts John Dennis and Gerry Callahan.
Told that it’s hard to hate Jets coach Rex Ryan when watching the show, Brady responded, “I’m sure it’s great TV. I’m glad people are liking it but that’s just something I have no interest in watching. I’d love to say a lot of mean things, but I’d rather not do that either.”
Poor, poor HBO. How can they expect to achieve high ratings in the New England area without Tom Brady’s endorsement. The cable television juggernaut might as well air reruns of Arli$$ in place of episodes of Hard Knocks in the New England market now. Okay, that’s taking it a bit too harsh, but we are dealing with the sacred words uttered by one Tom Brady here. If he stared sporting adult diapers outside of his pants around Boston, there would be hundreds of yahdoods stockpiling Depend undergarments the next day.
Further, I imagine in the Brady household, Gisele is the all-powerful Keeper of the Remote, so poor Tom is probably watching a lot of HGTV and Lifetime during down time. Not that he complains. He loves the stuff.
Brady no fan of Jets, ‘Hard Knocks’ [ESPN Boston]