James White gets the truck Tom Brady couldn’t give him

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Tom Brady was very gracious when he said running back James White deserved the Super Bowl MVP truck, the same way he bequeathed his last one to Malcolm Butler.

One problem: The MVP doesn’t get a truck anymore, so Brady didn’t have one to give him.

The good news is that during an appearance on Conan O’Brien’s show last night, the host surprised White with a new Ford truck, via Mike Reiss of ESPN.com.

The 25-year-old White is still working off his fourth-round rookie contract, and will make $690,000 next year. So he could clearly buy his own transportation, but it’s a nice boost for a guy who set a Super Bowl record for points scored, which included the game-winning touchdown in overtime.

56 responses to “James White gets the truck Tom Brady couldn’t give him

  1. Well played by Ford. The truck given to the MVP has been a General Motors vehicle. I’m sure it’s not a coincidence Ford jumped in there immediately and gave him a truck. That’s free advertising. Pay $5 mil for a 30 second commercial during the super bowl that no one will remember, or give the guy a $58,000 truck and 10 million people see it on tv/social media/etc. I think that the answer is simple.

  2. James White is already the best running back out of the University of Wisconsin. He has already surpassed Ron Dayne, Michael Bennt, Montee Ball and others.

  3. I wondered why they stopped giving the MVP trophy at the end of the Super Bowl in front of 100+ million people. Turns out it is because they don’t have a truck or vehicle to give away to the winner. Like seriously? That is stupid.

    Even more stupid than that is having a small event where the commissioner gives the MVP (the hero of the game) his trophy but doesn’t even shake his hand.

  4. There are plenty of other hard working people out there that could use a brand new truck that do not have the salary of a pro-athlete. That’s like giving a Cheeseburger to an obese person in the middle of Ethiopia.

  5. Loved the video Wonderful gesture by Ford. And James White was very gracious towrds Brady.

    Is Conan really that tall (a full head over James White) or is White really that short?

  6. If Tom Brady wanted him to have a truck why didn’t he just buy him one… Mr. Brady and Gizelle make what, $100 mil a year between them. They could have purchased James White a pickup truck with the change in their ashtrays….

  7. terripet says:
    Feb 10, 2017 12:29 PM
    White your knee was down at the 1 in ot by the way give the truck to shanahan he gave the cheaters the game

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    #crybaby

    And no his knee wasn’t down

  8. What if a wealthy fan were to give a truck or a house to a free agent in order to get a player to stay with a team that didnt have enough salary cap room?

    Slippery slope here.

  9. stoptrippn says:
    Feb 10, 2017 12:29 PM
    There are good people in this world. Take note trump and bannon

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    This is a sports website where teams win and lose and demonstrate sportsmanship.

    Unfortunately for some (democrats), they haven’t learned how to accept defeat yet and continue to demonstrate bad behavior.

    The democrat party is the new party of violence, hate and poor sportsmanship.

  10. “Sweet Feet”!

    I still remember dopey online Pats fans thinking White would be a camp cut this summer, due to the infatuation with the “visually” more entertaining Dion Lewis coming back from an ACL tear.

    He’s been underrated since day 1. He’s a good blocker, a super pass receiver, making it look easy, and he has this afterburner gear that surprises tacklers. His feet turn very quickly, while Lewis is more of a cutter as a runner.

    White is actually better than what Vereen was.

    Comical to see BB draft White and then watch SD trade up for Gordon out of Wisconsin, 2 years ago.

    Look no further for one reason why the Pats are so great.

  11. terripet says:
    Feb 10, 2017 12:29 PM

    White your knee was down at the 1 in ot by the way give the truck to shanahan he gave the cheaters the game
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    Oh, his knee was down at the one, but only after the ball had already crossed the plane of the endzone.

  12. terripet says:
    Feb 10, 2017 12:29 PM
    White your knee was down at the 1 in ot by the way give the truck to shanahan he gave the cheaters the game
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    I can only assume that you’re talking about that blurry photo that’s making its way around the Internet.

    First, this tells me that you didn’t watch the game. The replay was shown several times and he clearly broke the plane.

    Next, as been explained dozens of times, in the picture what you think is the football is really White’s bicep. Pay attention next time Mr. Faux fan!

  13. terripet says:
    Feb 10, 2017 12:29 PM
    White your knee was down at the 1 in ot by the way give the truck to shanahan he gave the cheaters the game
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    Ter, come over to the side of light. It will ease that burden of hate you carry around.

  14. Poor guy is so broke. Pat’s can’t pay?
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    Imagine if they did… The crybabies would be screaming for a $5 million Wells investigation and for God ell to take away their whole draft class.

    Congrats to Sweet Feet, always like to pull for the underdog little guys.

  15. The MVP doesn’t get a truck any more ?
    Times must be really tough in the car industry.
    They are probably hard pressed to pay for those
    $5 mil 30 sec spots during the SB. And of course
    they could use the truck to help move all those jobs back
    from Mexico.

  16. terripet says:
    Feb 10, 2017 12:29 PM
    White your knee was down at the 1 in ot by the way give the truck to shanahan he gave the cheaters the game

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    Yes, his knee was indeed down at the 1, but guess what: his forearm with the ball in it had already crossed the goal line BEFORE his knee was down. This has been confirmed by none other than Patriot hater Dean Blandino.

  17. bamboozle99 says:
    Feb 10, 2017 1:13 PM
    Poor guy is so broke. Pat’s can’t pay?

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    If not mistaken I believe if the Pats bought him a truck that would count against the salary cap? Not as simple as just giving a gift. There could be some issues here with rules and such.

  18. picksix401 says:
    Feb 10, 2017 12:29 PM

    Come to think of it… no self-respecting man would drive a Hyundai pickup truck anyway
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    Because, you know, your pickup truck makes you more or less of a man. So some guy decides to drive a chevy silverada – with its engine technology from 1991 and its styling from 1982 and the handling capabilities of a 1971 station wagon, and that uses 3 gallons of gas just getting up to highway speed….. yup – sounds like a man’s man to me!!!

  19. Seems to me that if these companies can afford to pay $10M per minute for ads, one of them should step up and award a vehicle (perhaps $50k) to the MVP as an on-going thing. They would get more exposure for this than a one minute commercial.

  20. tincada says:
    Feb 10, 2017 12:48 PM
    Tommy boy. Spoken like a true trumpanzie. Not a clue of the facts, not that they matter anyway to you folks.

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    But he did have his facts straight. And he was saying something kind. Does that sound like a Trumpanzee to you?

  21. Why do the haters have such low self-esteem? Jealously is bad for the soul. Revel in watching the greatest sports dynasty in history keep getting better.

    Don’t know why, but rich people get stuff given to them. White’s $695K salary is low. Blount scored 18 TD’s for less than $1 million. That loudmouth Marshall scored three for the Jets, but got played over$7mill.

  22. picksix401 says:
    Feb 10, 2017 12:27 PM
    Hyundai is so weak… too cheap to continue the SB MVP truck tradition – they got completely shown up by Ford here

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    I think the fact they dont make a truck might have been an issue if Hyundai had tried to be in that picture.

    GMC/Chevy sure lost out on a cheap commercial.

  23. flaccounibrow says:
    Feb 10, 2017 5:45 PM
    Kyle Shanahan deserved it…For the patriots that is.

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    After every game there are people from the losing side second guessing and seeking to place blame. But the fact is, had his choices worked out these same people would be trumpeting genius. If you really want to blame someone blame the Patriots for beating a tough opponent who played a great game against them and deserves to be cheered by their fans for the incredible season they put in.

  24. I can’t believe some local dealership didn’t sign him up to be in their commercials and give him a vehicle as part of the deal Happens all the time – even with guys who really aren’t a big enough name to actually deserve a big deal like that.

  25. Man – some of the die hard haters can’t give it up – they seem to love to feign ignorance.

    Either that or they don’t realize it’s when the ball breaks the plane that it’s a TD – and his knee only touched after that as confirmed over and over

    Just nice in general to see such new widespread acceptance in pretty much all the mainstream media now that DeflateGate was actually FrameGate

    Gotta wonder how much longer the public will tolerate a corrupt Commisisoner who tried – but failed – to fix an NFL season by falsely suspending the GOAT

  26. I just read about Mrs. Brady’s cancer treatment. My heart goes out to the family. There is a special place in hell for the people who pursued this bogus case against Brady and the Patriots with Tom’s mother as ill as she is.

  27. milehighcityboss says:
    Feb 10, 2017 1:02 PM

    If Tom Brady wanted him to have a truck why didn’t he just buy him one… Mr. Brady and Gizelle make what, $100 mil a year between them. They could have purchased James White a pickup truck with the change in their ashtrays….

    Neither one of them smoke.

  28. I can just see the following conversation occurring at a Hyundai of America corporate meeting.

    Boss says: Hey we are the official car company of the Super Bowl! How cool is that? Lets give the MVP of the game one of our pickups!

    Flunky says: Ummmm sir we don’t make a pickup.

    Boss says: Well then lets give him a 2017 Accent.

    Flunky says: Brilliant idea boss!

  29. A week and 2 days later, I’m still trying to understand why White wasn’t MVP of that game.

    Nothe trying to stir, not bad mouthing Brady, just don’t get the logic.

  30. realkelevra says:
    Feb 14, 2017 12:07 PM
    A week and 2 days later, I’m still trying to understand why White wasn’t MVP of that game.

    Nothe trying to stir, not bad mouthing Brady, just don’t get the logic.
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    It almost always goes to the winning QB.

    Like in Super Bowl XLI when Peyton Manning got the MVP instead of Dominic Rhodes.

  31. James White is already the best running back out of the University of Wisconsin. He has already surpassed Ron Dayne, Michael Bennt, Montee Ball and others
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    The best running back from UW would be Alan Ameche.
    As for recently, Terrell Fletcher had a nice long career and would rank above James White so far.

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