Tom vs. Time’s sixth episode on “pause” after Patriots’ Super Bowl loss

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It’s not how Tom Brady expected Super Bowl LII to turn out. It’s not how “Tom vs. Time” series director Gotham Chopra saw it going either.

Chopra posted an update on the sixth episode of the Facebook series about the life and times of Brady. Chopra said on social media Friday that the Patriots’ loss to the Eagles changed the episode’s direction, prompting the series to “pause and recalibrate.”

“Everyone keeps asking me about Chapter 6 of ‘Tom vs. Time’ and when it’s going to be ready,” Chopra, the Religion of Sport co-founder, wrote. “The truth is we had a plan, but unconsciously, it was tied to the Pats winning the Super Bowl and, when that didn’t happen (congrats, Eagles!), I felt like we needed to pause and recalibrate. While we have amazing stuff from the playoff run, Tom’s hand injury and the great comeback in the AFC Championship, once the Super Bowl played out, I started to wonder the relevance of all that other stuff and determined that we really needed one final exit interview with our guy before we could figure out what Chapter 6 was truly going to be about. This morning, we did that interview. It ran over an hour and we talked about a lot of things. I’m not gonna give anything away . . . but for curious minds, Tom was both reflective and upbeat, very present and disappointed in last Sunday’s loss, while also gracious toward the Eagles for their impressive victory and already unpacking everything to find a lesson in it. As a fan, I can say I got some great closure and I hope Tom did too in just talking about it. I can tell he’s burning up still on the inside. But I am also reminded why the guy is the GOAT and it’s all gonna be OK. So, Chapter 6 — ‘Coming Soon!'”

35 responses to “Tom vs. Time’s sixth episode on “pause” after Patriots’ Super Bowl loss

  1. So they were obviously planning it based on a win. Bad bet. We cant win them all and it should never get counted on like that. They are a great team that will always contend and even win a bunch, but never always.

  2. Not surprised. I didnt see any Brady mic’d up moments in the Mic’d up version of the Super Bowl either which was disappointing.
    Anyways, Ive yet to see one episode of this show and I plan to keep it that way

  3. Who cares?

    Brady is a system QB and is unlikely to have been successful in something else. He is a documented cheater and he will always have a stain on his career. He chose to cheat instead of playing with integrity.

  4. And I am reminded of how Philly brought the best out of the Patriots and the best out of the GOAT. But it wasn’t enough.

    #HumbledByPhilly

  5. yep, eagles were better team and the champs; good for them and their coaches. brady once again and as always, played great under immense pressure. that’s why he has long been the greatest player and team leader in league history, probably sports history. the 18 year dynasty continues.

  6. We cant win them all and it should never get counted on like that.

    In the digital age, media can’t wait for an even to happen and then begin a story on it. Most of it usually happens ahead of time, much like how obituaries for famous people are prepared long before they pass away.

    Last year’s “Roger that” commercial was prepared before the regular season even started, if I recall.

  7. Brady will be back in the thick of it next year as usual, and the delusional will keep having to dig deeper and deeper into their dung heap of false explanations as to why he’s so good.

    When all the records ultimately fall to Brady, the nitwits will still be hanging on to their contrived excuses and it will be sad for them when theres only 4-5 of them left agreeing with one another. The logical among us will enjoy that.

  8. Paused and Recalibrate?
    You mean you thought the Super Bowl 52 was in the bag, and there was no way the Eagles could win……………just like the rest of the Football universe.

    No Respect for Philly, huh?

    You don’t like us…….we don’t care.

  9. Ibillwt says: the 18 yr dynasty continues.

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    After this loss, I don’t think people call it dynasty – they call it “better luck next time” & “the end is near”. People associate dynasties w/ ALWAYS winning – teams that finish 2nd five times are not dynasties.

  10. Ikeclanton says: the nitwits will hang on to their delusional feelings of false explanations on why Brady is so good.
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    Two things Ike: One,everyone falls to Father Time, even Brady. Two, you are a crystal clear example of why the Pat’s fanbase is hated not because of jealousy, but because of pure arrogance.

  11. ikeclanton says:
    February 9, 2018 at 6:45 pm
    Brady will be back in the thick of it next year as usual, and the delusional will keep having to dig deeper and deeper into their dung heap of false explanations as to why he’s so good.

    When all the records ultimately fall to Brady, the nitwits will still be hanging on to their contrived excuses and it will be sad for them when theres only 4-5 of them left agreeing with one another. The logical among us will enjoy that.

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    You seem a little bitter about the outcome of the Super Bowl. Sorry about your teams luck

  12. Because Philly ran fake plays during the walkthrough the Pats didn’t know what plays they were running resulting in their defense getting torched.

    Pats obviously figured out the Eagles defensive signals making Brady look good.

  13. ibillwt says:
    February 9, 2018 at 6:30 pm
    yep, eagles were better team and the champs; good for them and their coaches. brady once again and as always, played great under immense pressure. that’s why he has long been the greatest player and team leader in league history, probably sports history. the 18 year dynasty continues.

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    Why is it called an 18 year dynasty? It was a dynasty from 01 to 05 and then 15 to 17. I’m no Seahawks fan but if you’re going to call them a one year dynasty you’re not Ann 18 year dynasty either.

  14. I never would have thought counting your chickens before they hatch was a part of The Patriot Way.

    These guys have shown that the difference between 5 & 3 and 3 & 5 or worse are a few lucky bounces, calls, & most importantly “gamesmanship”.

  15. I lived in New England for 27 years from the mid eighties until 2011. During the time I was there, I was able to be a part of the first 3 Super Bowl wins for the Patriots in the early 2000s and I was also there in 2007-2008 when the Boston area had a chance to have all of it’s professional teams win – the Patriots were undefeated in the regular season that year, but lost to the “Wild Card” New York Giants that year – and AGAIN in 2012 – another loss to the Giants.

    The team played well and represented their region. I was still rooting for them to take a few more records because this kind of “run” is unlikely to be repeated in any sport any time soon.

    Being from the Detroit area, the Tigers baseball team, the Red Wings hockey team, and the Pistons basketball team have brought occasional championships to Michigan, and some college and university teams in the area have done well from time to time, but the Detroit Lions disappoint without fail when they even get close, so for me, it’s been a real pleasure to root for the Patriots.

    I do respect and congratulate the Philadelphia Eagles team, who won with class and excellence, and I also want to let people know that both Tom Brady and his supermodel wife let their children know that, yes, it was a disappointment not to win, but also to give congratulations, thanks, and appreciation to the Eagles – the other team. Even “the very best” teams do not and cannot win every single game, year after year, and the Brady family taught their own family and children – as fierce as they are competitors, to be respectful and graceful to others and opposing teams and their fans when they don’t get their way.

    There was a scam story that went out that claimed the opposite, that Tom Brady was a sore loser and he wanted a max salary and many other demands. That’s NOT the player I followed and respected for many years, and not the real response that emerged. What did come out was the disappointment of a loss after hard work, followed by thanks to teammates, the team ownership and fans for the privilege of playing and the many years of cheering and support, along with a sportsman-like thanks to the Eagles for bringing out the very best competition, and a congratulation to the Eagles team and their fan-base. So whether you think that Brady and the Patriots are “cheaters”, as some people continue to think, or a hard-working franchise that is frequently successful because of hard work, and a dedication to excellence, at least there is also evidence of some “good sportsmanship” in that mix too, and that’s also a part of what I respect and appreciate.

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