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Tom Brady To Pats Fans: ‘Start Drinking Early’ To ‘Get Lubed Up’ For Home Game

Apparently the attention that comes with throwing for 500 yards in a Monday night season opener isn’t enough for Tom Brady. Speaking to reporters Wednesday, the Patriots quarterback made the following order to fans to ensure that they will be adequately primed and ready to cheer on the home team for New England’s late afternoon game against the San Diego Chargers on Sunday at Gillette Stadium (via myFOXBoston):

A reporter asked Brady if he had any message for the fans in anticipation of the home opener. Brady responded, “Yeah, start drinking early. Get nice and rowdy. It’s a 4:15 game, they’ll have a lot of time to get lubed up, come out here and cheer for the home team.”

Ha. Hilarious. A relatively innocuous comment, right? Well, except for the drunken beatings which seem to be occurring in NFL stadiums with frightening frequency these days. But this is Tom Brady we’re talking about, right? Brady wouldn’t want to send the message that he wants Patriots whipped up into a foaming-at-the-mouth, inebriated, bloodthirsty frenzy, correct?

Exactly. That wasn’t Brady’s intent at all, so said a team spokesperson later in the day:

A Patriots spokesman said later that Brady meant that the fans should stay hydrated, drink water and drink responsibly.

(re-reads Brady’s exact quote, takes a moment to contemplate)

Yep. That’s exactly what he meant by ordering them to “start drinking early” so that they are “nice and rowdy.” And the laughing by the reporters clearly indicates the seriousness of Brady’s comments about responsible alcohol intake. Further, there is nothing like drinking a lot of water early on during gameday to inspire a person to get nice and rowdy. Obviously, “lube up” means staying properly hydrated, too. I don’t even know why the Patriots felt compelled to have a spokesman clarify the meaning behind Brady’s comments. They are as crystal clear as a nice big glass of cool, refreshing water if you ask me.

Patriots back off Brady’s “Start Drinking Early” comment [myFOXBoston]