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Tom Brady will let his son stay up late to watch Game 6 of World Series, which is nice


The entire city of Boston is riding high right now, eagerly anticipating the possibility that the Boston Red Sox will secure its first World Series victory inside the friendly and historic confines of Fenway Park for the first time since 1918, which is, like, a real long time ago.

So it is hardly surprisingly that players for other Boston-based sports teams are finding themselves caught up in World Series frenzy as well, including New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.

On Wednesday, with Game 6 a mere hours away, Brady admitted that he was as excited for the game as the fans of Boston sports who routinely and loyally cheer him on.

So much so, in fact, that Brady said that he will eschew his son’s normal bedtime so the youngster can watch the game with his old man.

Here’s what Brady had to say about the potential of experiencing World Series victory joy with his son.

“They have a great chance tonight. I’m hoping they pull it out. I know our team is excited to watch,” Brady said, according to a series of tweets from ESPN NFL Nation reporter Mike Reiss. “I was thinking about that today, to make sure my son is up watching the game. You never know if it happens again.”

That is so true. I recall with great affection staying up late to watch the Twins win the World Series in 1987. Granted, I was just entering my teenage years by then (I’m old), so I wasn’t as young as Brady’s son, but as Kramer once said on “Seinfeld” in “The Big Salad” episode: “You know when I was growing up I had to be in bed every night by nine o’clock. And if I wasn’t, well I don’t have to tell you what happened.”

Still, opportunities like these may only come once in a lifetime, so Brady is making a wise decision. I can see the two now: Seated on the couch, watching the game, sipping on virgin frozen margaritas.

Later, Brady reportedly said, “Your home team, in your hometown, it would be an exciting thing for our city.”

Couldn’t have put it better myself.

[H/T Eye on Football]