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Tom Brady won’t watch Super Bowl, says, ‘I don’t have much of a rooting interest, truthfully’


Likely still smarting following a devastating loss in the AFC Championship Game to the vastly superior Denver Broncos squad (at least on Sunday), Tom Brady said during his weekly appearance on WEEI radio that he will find something better to do with his time than plop himself on the couch and watch the Broncos face the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII.

“I don’t have much of a rooting interest, truthfully. Those games are hard to watch,” the New England Patriots quarterback said during the interview, according to Boston Herald report. “I don’t see myself sitting down to enjoy a football game or watch it. Our season is over. Truthfully, I could care less about watching a game. That’s pretty much how I feel.”

Setting the misuse of “could care less” aside, it’s hard to blame Brady for his reluctance to watch the big game. Fans of teams that come up just short — this season of course being the Patriots and the San Francisco 49ers — reasonably would feel averse to watching the Super Bowl after their beloved teams came oh-so-close to making it. Imagine what it must be like for a player who actually battled it out on the gridiron just to narrowly miss the chance for Super Bowl glory.

It must especially sting for Brady — who enjoys watching football, according to wife Gisele Bundchen — who had a pedestrian performance at best on Sunday. Brady missed badly on a couple of deep balls that routinely end up as momentum-changers when Tommy Terrific is on his game.

Other comments during Brady’s Monday radio appearance revolved around end-of-the-season-type topics, including the absence of a big-play wide receiver on the roster and other assorted issues. But Brady was asked about Richard Sherman’s now-infamous post-game rant, and here’s what the quarterback had to say on that hot-button issue.

“I don’t know him at all. I watched him play and he’s that kind of guy. I approach the game and I have respect for our opponents. That’s the way our team plays. We win with graciousness and when we lose we could do better. Some teams don’t always do that or it’s not their program. The only way to counter that is to beat them. When they win all you can do is shut your mouth and listen to it. Maybe when you get an opportunity down the road, maybe that’s a source of motivation.”

Of course, Brady has first-hand knowledge of Sherman’s affinity for smack talk. “U Mad, Bro?”, anyone?

But in the end, all Sherman-related issues aside, odds certainly appear to be that no football will be on the television in the Brady household come Super Bowl Sunday. Perhaps it is high-time for Tom and Gisele to catch up on all the programming clogging up their DVR. My guess is there are tons of episodes of “Say Yes to the Dress” and “House Hunters” that need watching. That’s right: Sorry Tommy Boy, it’s payback time and Gisele in charge of the remote. I suppose Tom’s favorite guilty pleasure, frozen margaritas, might help dull the annoyance.

It’s going to be a long, long offseason for Brady. On many levels.