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Tom Brady, 39 other Super Bowl MVPs expected to attend pregame ceremony Sunday

PHOENIX, AZ - FEBRUARY 02:  (L-R) Tom Brady of the New England Patriots holds the Super Bowl XLIX MVP trophy during a Chevrolet Super Bowl XLIX MVP press conference folowing the Patriots Super Bowl win over the Seattle Seahawks on February 2, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) Getty Images

Before the start of Super Bowl 50, the NFL is holding a ceremony to honor the previous Super Bowl MVPs on the field at Levi’s Stadium.

Tom Brady has won three of those awards, but his ongoing legal battle with the league over Deflategate has led some, including Brady’s father, to wonder if he’d take part in an event celebrating the history of the NFL. According to a release from the league on Thursday, Brady will be there.

Brady is one of the 40 past MVPs expected to attend the ceremony before the Panthers and Broncos square off on the field. Bart Starr, who was the MVP of the first two Super Bowls, and Chuck Howley, who became the only MVP from a losing team at Super Bowl V, are expected to take part via video.

Harvey Martin, who shared the Super Bowl XII honors with Cowboys teammate Randy White, died in 2001 and is the only winner not scheduled to be involved in some fashion.

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58 Responses to “Tom Brady, 39 other Super Bowl MVPs expected to attend pregame ceremony Sunday”
  1. mattwalshvideo says: Feb 4, 2016 3:50 PM

    Going to be lovely when Shady gets 4 games at the start of next season.


  2. brettfavrecellphone says: Feb 4, 2016 3:53 PM

    I wouldn’t be surprised if he somehow found a way to win the game.

  3. citizenstrange says: Feb 4, 2016 3:53 PM

    What about Small Ben in Big games? ….. oh, nevermind.

  4. vikingforlife says: Feb 4, 2016 3:55 PM

    Great, because we haven’t seen enough of Brady this past year, right?

  5. sbchampsagain says: Feb 4, 2016 3:55 PM

    Here’s hoping that playoff record setter Joe “Montana” Flacco and the greatest LB to ever play the game, Ray Lewis can make it.

  6. ibelievebrady says: Feb 4, 2016 3:56 PM

    And that coward Goodell won’t show his face in Foxboro.

    If you’ve done nothing wrong, what are you hiding from Roger?

  7. mannyiac says: Feb 4, 2016 3:58 PM

    He should be there.This is a celebration of his accomplishments as a 3 time MVP.

  8. TeeHeeLOLatPatsHaters says: Feb 4, 2016 3:58 PM

    I hope he trips Goodell by “accident” for the lulz.

  9. gabrosin says: Feb 4, 2016 3:59 PM

    Well, if they couldn’t get Harvey Martin, then they should just cancel the whole thing.

  10. jmd0722 says: Feb 4, 2016 4:00 PM

    I hope Brady doesn’t shake hands nor acknowledge Roger Goodell. Lets hope the fans boo him mercifully when he is introduced. He is the biggest reason the NFL has so many problems both on the field and off the field.

  11. factman66 says: Feb 4, 2016 4:01 PM

    Please stay home Brady. America hates your cheating face.

  12. worstfranchiseinprofessionalsports says: Feb 4, 2016 4:01 PM

    That’s wonderful. Who will be there representing the Minnesota Vikings…oh wait.
    Worst Franchise in Professional Sports.

  13. 23rdusernameused says: Feb 4, 2016 4:02 PM

    if I was Tom I’d tell ’em to suck it!

  14. gysot says: Feb 4, 2016 4:04 PM

    brady and Coldplay on the same field=Worlds softest halftime.

  15. jrterrier5 says: Feb 4, 2016 4:06 PM

    Tom Brady has class. Goodell is a liar and a fraud.

  16. rolf1015 says: Feb 4, 2016 4:08 PM

    Goodell should get down on his knees beg for forgiveness from the 3 time SB MVP and GOAT.

  17. superpatriotsfan says: Feb 4, 2016 4:09 PM

    I wonder if that metal ball he is holding is deflated as well.

  18. chinahand11 says: Feb 4, 2016 4:12 PM

    I wish if Brady has to shake hands with Goodell he just licks him up the side of the face and laughs at him. Or make rabbit ears behind his head, but that wouldn’t be as funny.

  19. patsrthegreatest says: Feb 4, 2016 4:12 PM

    Those scumbags don’t deserve Brady’s presence.

  20. baltimorons says: Feb 4, 2016 4:13 PM

    Can’t wait to hear “Cheater…cheater”.

  21. granadafan says: Feb 4, 2016 4:13 PM

    including Brady’s father, to wonder if he’d take part in an event celebrating the history of the NFL.

    Well, Brady likes the NFL enough to receive paychecks from them.

  22. baltimorons says: Feb 4, 2016 4:14 PM

    GCOAT…I like that.

  23. TeeHeeLOLatPatsHaters says: Feb 4, 2016 4:23 PM

    Are Patriots fans genetically superior to Patriot Hater? I think so.


  24. jaxon51 says: Feb 4, 2016 4:25 PM

    Brady will video in like Starr and Howley.
    Bet his video gets loud chorus of boos……will be fun to watch .teehee☺️

  25. steelerben says: Feb 4, 2016 4:25 PM

    Regardless of Goodell giving him the shaft, this isn’t about Goodell. This is about the history of the game which existed before Rog and, barring anything Earth shattering, will exist after him.

    The final nail in the #Deflategate coffin is the fact that the league recorded PSI randomly all season and didn’t release any of it to the public. If it condemned Brady, we’d all have seen it plastered all over the media.

  26. doctormantistoboggan says: Feb 4, 2016 4:25 PM

    The Original Gruden Grinder: Tom Brady!

    He’s like Bobby Hurley and Tyler Hansborough rolled into one.

  27. clelek05 says: Feb 4, 2016 4:36 PM

    Tom Brady, a man among boys. Eat it Rodger…

  28. newsletterczar says: Feb 4, 2016 4:37 PM

    Looking at the list of Super Bowl MVP’s stay close to Riggins if you want to finish the night at the best parties.

  29. hawkfan72 says: Feb 4, 2016 4:40 PM

    Peyton Manning doesn’t want to see Malcolm Smith anywhere near the stadium.

  30. patsfan1820 says: Feb 4, 2016 4:44 PM

    For those wishing for Brady to get booed you do realize he’s from California right?

  31. collectordude says: Feb 4, 2016 4:47 PM

    Joe Montana still the G.O.A.T.!!!

  32. footballboozer says: Feb 4, 2016 4:53 PM

    Brady should wear two super bowl rings on his right middle finger and the other 2 on his left middle finger.

  33. weepingjebus says: Feb 4, 2016 5:00 PM

    I hope Brady can find all his SB MVP trophies for the ceremony. It’s so hard to keep track of them all. Don’t forget to check the upstairs closets!

  34. chuckshontaspads says: Feb 4, 2016 5:06 PM

    Greatest of all time..led league in TD’s this year..thought he couldn’t throw an inflated ball. How about those fumble stats? Least in the league AGAIN…It’s called Coaching!

  35. chesswhileyouplaycheckers says: Feb 4, 2016 5:08 PM

    factman66 says:
    Feb 4, 2016 4:01 PM
    Please stay home Brady. America hates your cheating face.

    Yeah, he’s been hated all the way to the number one position in both the NFL player’s poll and jersey sales. It’s a tough life being a 4 time champion, 3 time SB MVP, holder of almost every post season QB record, super model marrying 6th round draft pick with the highest winning percentage of any QB with 50 or more starts. I can’t imagine how the poor guy gets by…

  36. unbreakable02215 says: Feb 4, 2016 5:21 PM

    He’s 38. Not 39.

  37. veddermn8 says: Feb 4, 2016 5:26 PM

    MIT and Wells both said they estimated Patriots footballs to be in the range of 11.2 to 11.5 that day. Averaging both gauges, Pats footballs were at 11.3, perfectly acceptable.

  38. skawh says: Feb 4, 2016 5:27 PM

    Stay home. No loss not having him there. Greatest cheater and liar the game has ever known. Weight loss plan my ***

  39. Bubbalicious says: Feb 4, 2016 5:41 PM

    Losers should not show up at the Winners next playoff game! Especially the Super Bowl! It’s very tacky!

  40. joko12blog says: Feb 4, 2016 5:44 PM

    Brady is the greatest of all time – end of story

  41. skawh says: Feb 4, 2016 5:54 PM

    unbreakable02215 says:
    Feb 4, 2016 5:21 PM
    He’s 38. Not 39.
    He couldn’t even tell the truth about his age!?

  42. Bubbalicious says: Feb 4, 2016 6:07 PM

    They were talking about how many other Super Bowl MVP’s there were (39); not his age.

  43. baronvonmonocle says: Feb 4, 2016 6:11 PM

    Admittedly, I’m biased as a Cowboys fan, but Chuck Howley and Harvey Martin both deserve to be seniors candidates for the hall of fame. Two great players.

  44. cinzano08 says: Feb 4, 2016 6:13 PM

    Brady is the goat and it’s not even up for discussion. 22-10 in playoff games is all you need to know. Haters hate because of jealousy that one man can have it all while they have to exist in their meaningless, useless, boring lives.

  45. jchipwood says: Feb 4, 2016 6:19 PM

    Not sure if non patriot fans know this or not but this site is really a support group for fans of patriots that can’t accept their team cheats.

  46. factman66 says: Feb 4, 2016 6:52 PM

    Brady is associated with two biggest cheating scandals in NFL history, that a fact. That disqualifies him from any GOAT conversation, another fact.

  47. Bubbalicious says: Feb 4, 2016 7:13 PM

    Never mind all that cheating stuff, worst than that Brady is rumored to be a Republican; how come the President’s IRS didn’t put him in jail for that?

  48. williamshatnerstoupee says: Feb 4, 2016 8:33 PM

    I think the league is not happy about the Patriots being eliminated, so they’re trying to work Brady into the game somehow.

  49. rootpain says: Feb 4, 2016 9:21 PM

    Jchipwood and factman66 are known to be aliases for two of Goodell’s brothers so you have to take anything they say with a grain of salt. And not the thin grain sifted salt but the heavy grain kosher salt. And what’s sad is that their brother is pleading with them to make comments about Brady during SuperBowl 50 week, when the Patriots are not even playing. There has been do little buzz concerning the Panthers and the Broncos, they have been forced to use Patriots stories to use as fillers just to keep the press coming to all the “parties”.
    Sad but even when the Patriots hand over a perfect parity passover, the Panthers and Broncos can’t generate enough interest to keep the focus on the SuperBowl. Couldn’t do it. Needed to bring in Patriot filler stories to fill the week. Sad.

  50. youknowiknowitall says: Feb 4, 2016 9:30 PM

    If NE cheats and it bothers chippy and fictionman (and it quite obviously does bother them deeply since they comment on EVERY post about NE), then, I think we’re all OK with that. Just sayin’.

  51. hooterdawg says: Feb 4, 2016 10:40 PM

    I thought Brady was going to decline to participate.

  52. rcali says: Feb 4, 2016 10:41 PM

    That ball looks a little light to me, but that’s how he likes them!

  53. joyo66 says: Feb 4, 2016 11:10 PM

    I live in Boston and can’t stand the Patriots. But I am glad he is going and proving the game is bigger than him.

  54. excusemewhileiwhipthisoutagain says: Feb 5, 2016 8:39 AM

    Awesome to have SB MVP Tom “I got us in field goal range” Brady there. Maybe he can deflate something besides footballs.

  55. vikingforlife says: Feb 5, 2016 9:20 AM

    I know I’ll be getting up for a bathroom break at the time they show his smug mug! YUCK!!!

  56. stevedenetz says: Feb 5, 2016 11:57 AM

    as is usual when postseason football is the subject… NO Viking players will be involved…. skol…. get well and god bless to bart starr…and brady needs to be there if for no other reason than to irritate the commish

  57. patsfanwaiting says: Feb 6, 2016 10:56 AM

    Tactless and jchippers have lost on all fronts when it comes to facts so they have reverted to name calling. Its good to know my taxes are paying their wellfare checks, otherwise I wouldn’t get in a good laugh everytime I read a Patriots article.

  58. nepatriot1 says: Feb 6, 2016 2:46 PM

    baltimorons says:
    Feb 4, 2016 4:14 PM
    GCOAT…I like that.
    Me too, Greatest Champion Of All Time.

    Haters, Brady owns your minds and souls.

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