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Tom Brady wants to play in China someday

AP

The NFL has expanded its international presence in recent years, an effort mostly centered on London.

But if Patriots quarterback Tom Brady had his way, they’d go much farther east.

Via Nik DeCosta-Klipa of Boston.com, Brady visited the Great Wall during a promotional visit to China, and hopes to be able to do more than just sightsee one day.

My dream is to play a game here in China someday,” Brady said at an event.

The NFL tried in 2007, hoping to send the Patriots and Seahawks in advance of the Beijing Olympics. They tried rescheduling for 2009, but ultimately canceled.

“We had an opportunity, I think, 10 years ago and my team was going to play here,” Brady said. “Unfortunately, it didn’t work out.”

Otherwise, Brady spent his time in China combining being a tourist and a spokesman for one of his many off-field endeavors.

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  1. MichaelEdits says: Jun 19, 2017 10:44 AM

    Hello. Where are you from? Can you eat with chopsticks?

  2. tylawspick6 says: Jun 19, 2017 10:45 AM

    As a diehard Pats fan, this is very disappointing from Brady.

    Apparently, he’s unaware that Goodell slandered and defamed him, as he schils for Goodell and the very owners who cheated him and try to distract the team he plays on, YET AGAIN.

    Wake up, Tom.

    They’re not your friends. They’ll do anything to cheat you and your team.

    Good grief. Money isn’t everything.

  3. superpatriotsfan says: Jun 19, 2017 10:47 AM

    Less environmental restrictions so Jim McNally can wild.

  4. patsfan1820 says: Jun 19, 2017 10:48 AM

    Brady is one of the few NFL names that’d be recognizable in China. Plus, whenever he played in London even if the Patriots were the away team they’d cheer for him. It’d be like a home game.

  5. tigerlilac says: Jun 19, 2017 10:50 AM

    Tom, has a picture of him throwing the ball to a kid on the Great Wall. The football, in his throwing hand, is in the foreground. The Under Armour logo is prominent. Tom doesn’t miss much.

  6. patsfan4lifesbchamps says: Jun 19, 2017 10:56 AM

    Is Brady trying Chinese HGH now?

  7. somehomer says: Jun 19, 2017 10:58 AM

    Wall – 3,000,000
    Huns- 600,000
    Brady- 3
    Atlanta- 28

  8. tigerlilac says: Jun 19, 2017 11:00 AM

    Interesting that Tom is spending time in two cities in China, Beijing and Shanghai. The first is the capital and historical center of the country and the later is a modern juggernaut (with an historic section) that is one of the great cities of the world. He ends the trip in Tokyo.

    Those three cities are in the top six in population in the world, 25MM, 34MM, and 39MM, respectively.

  9. factschecker says: Jun 19, 2017 11:01 AM

    tylawspick6

    Brady isn’t promoting the NFL as much as he is in China to promote his TB12 product line. Why is TB12 promoting his product line to the Chinese? Because there are 1.371 BILLION of them that is why.

    PS. We won. Get over it. The past is the past.
    -Fellow Patriot fan.

  10. granadafan says: Jun 19, 2017 11:05 AM

    All I got from that picture is that Brady still looks like he’s in his early 20s and kids from other countries take stupid selfies just like they do here.

  11. tigerlilac says: Jun 19, 2017 11:05 AM

    When he plays in Mexico City,it will be in the city with the eleventh largest population in the world, at 21MM.

    I suspect his wife is more well known in all four of those cities but, being the competitor he is, he’ll likely pass her soon.

    Clearly, the NFL, who defamed him, is doing there best to exploit his image.

  12. jjackwagon says: Jun 19, 2017 11:09 AM

    Why is TB12 promoting his product line to the Chinese?

    Because he only wants the finest from the Chinese sweat shops producing his product line.

  13. harrisonhits2 says: Jun 19, 2017 11:10 AM

    No he doesn’t. I’ve been to China doing the lighting on a concert tour. It sucks in a big way and is one of only a couple of the more than 40 countries I’ve been to that I never want to go back to.

  14. ibillwt says: Jun 19, 2017 11:41 AM

    Hard to imagine what it’s like to be Brady. Looks like a statue of a Greek god, greatest football player and sports team leader of all time, walking around in a country with over 800 million women and you are the tallest guy when Yao Ming is out of town!

  15. mightymightylafootball says: Jun 19, 2017 1:30 PM

    It’s like the “cheating + cell phones + China” jokes are writing themselves…

  16. redlikethepig says: Jun 19, 2017 1:31 PM

    Talented, but not very bright.

  17. bullcharger says: Jun 19, 2017 1:34 PM

    tylawspick6 says:
    Jun 19, 2017 10:45 AM
    As a diehard Pats fan, this is very disappointing from Brady.
    Apparently, he’s unaware that Goodell slandered and defamed him, as he schils for Goodell and the very owners who cheated him and try to distract the team he plays on, YET AGAIN.
    Wake up, Tom.
    They’re not your friends. They’ll do anything to cheat you and your team.
    Good grief. Money isn’t everything.

    ————

    He is travelling around and seeing the world with his family. It’s amazing to do that. In a private jet no less.

    Of course he is going to do that.

  18. shabazkilla says: Jun 19, 2017 1:35 PM

    No way that will happen any time soon. Can you image what the fallout would be if an NFL player pulled some Kaepernick type protest during a game?

  19. bullcharger says: Jun 19, 2017 1:36 PM

    harrisonhits2 says:
    Jun 19, 2017 11:10 AM
    No he doesn’t. I’ve been to China doing the lighting on a concert tour. It sucks in a big way and is one of only a couple of the more than 40 countries I’ve been to that I never want to go back to.

    —————-

    So I guess you saw a concert venue and not the great wall and other cities? It’s an amazing place once you are out of Beijing and the smog.

  20. droppedinagreasefire says: Jun 20, 2017 7:06 AM

    Play in china? Further evidence that indeed Brady has been concussed.

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