Uncertainty exists about Tom Brady’s Country Club application

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As a four-time Super Bowl champion, Tom Brady’s a member of a pretty exclusive club.

But he may have run into a hearing at which turning over his cell phone might not help.

According to Mark Shanahan of the Boston Globe, Brady and wife Gisele Bundchen have applied for membership at The Country Club in Brookline, Mass., and their application might be in doubt because they’re too famous.

I don’t know what they’ll do about Brady,” a “prominent Boston businessperson” told the paper regarding the membership issue. “The Country Club believes your name should appear in the newspaper just two times: When you’re born and when you die.”

Brady’s and Bundchen’s have appeared far more than that, and will continue to, with paparazzi in tow wherever they go. They already own a house there, so joining the club makes sense for them, but possibly not for the club.

“When it comes to issues related to members or membership, it’s our policy not to comment,” said David Chag, the general manager of The Country Club. “It’s a private club, and we don’t answer those kinds of questions.”

On that score, Brady could have an in, since he’s gotten good at not commenting for large amounts of money as well.

But that might not help him at a club which didn’t admit its first Jewish member until the 1970s, no women until 1989 and no blacks until 1994.

So as you get up and go to work and pay your bills, remember, even someone as talented and famous as Brady has problems too. The struggle is real.

95 responses to “Uncertainty exists about Tom Brady’s Country Club application

  1. The only offseason topic I can remember worse than Deflategate was the lockout of 2011. Training camps and the preseason cannot get here fast enough.

  2. Patskrieg says:
    Jul 1, 2015 7:53 AM

    Is that why he applied for one and is waiting and hoping for their approval??? I dont see country clubs sending him applications lol. Fool.

  3. if you’re a prominent businessperson, your name has probably been in the paper for more than just your birth announcement.

    this sounds like “you need to be as elite as us, but you can’t be MORE elite than us”.

  4. You let cheaters in your club then your club represents and supports cheaters. And I’m going to guess a lot of members don’t want to be cheated by Brady in their golf game.

  5. If I have to miss dinner with the Trumps because of this again, I’m taking it out on the help.

  6. The notion that Brady prefers the company of country club types is probably a shock to the average Pats fan who thought he wanted to attend their “free Brady” rally in the parking lot outside the local tavern.

  7. Brady > your QB
    Brady > all pro athletes
    Brady > any country club

    No questions? Good. 🙂

    #classdismissed
    #WeAreBetterThanYouAtEverything
    #urTeamIsNothingComparedToUS
    #urTeamNeverWillBeAnythingComparedToUS

  8. Shackdelrio I agree. This could all be avoided if Goodell would kick cheaters out of the league. Most jobs you get caught cheating you’re fired unless you work for a classless organization that supports those kinds of things.

  9. getyourownname says:
    Jul 1, 2015 8:31 AM

    The notion that Brady prefers the company of country club types is probably a shock to the average Pats fan who thought he wanted to attend their “free Brady” rally in the parking lot outside the local tavern.

    ——-

    more and more, it is obvious that people like you understand Patriots fans less and less. I’m not even going to try to explain; my time has more value than that

  10. RegisHawk says:
    Jul 1, 2015 8:58 AM

    Correction: They say Gisele can join…

    ———–

    Haha

    I guess there IS something upon which I can agree with you

  11. Freedom of association is protected in the U.S. Constitution. The club, as a private entity, is well within its’ rights to deny membership to someone that would turn their institution into a media circus.

  12. Surely he can find a more enlightened club to join. But then that’s part of the appeal of such clubs: it’s hard to get in.

    I prefer what Groucho said: I would never join any club that would have me as a member.

  13. Easy to forget that back in 2000, Tom Brady was a 6th round pick in the draft. He had to fight for playing time in his senior year with Michigan wonderboy Drew Henson on the scene. Was the #4 quarterback in camp that year.

    Now he’s in the discussion for greatest QB of alltime. People can hate on him all they want. He didn’t get this handed to him as a #1 pick and a daddy that used to play in the NFL. He climbed up from nowhere to get all of this.

  14. Oh what a shame. I wouldn’t put it past them to turn him down, how funny that would be. At least it means you can’t buy everything in this world. Most of us wouldn’t come close to being a member there with their dues.

  15. They most likely have rules against cheaters and are trying to go about it a nicer way.

  16. He’s already a member at Boston Golf which is a 10x better course… I worked on construction of both.

  17. anyone who says Brady got caught cheating is a complete idiot. Brady did not get caught cheating: thus the Wells report, thus 6 months of controversy, leaked stories and conflicting scientific reports. If Brady got caught cheating then all of this would have long been over.

    Intelligent people stick to the objective facts. Objectively you could say there has been an accusation, but it is quite obviously hardly been proven.

    Objectively you also would have to say that there is no concrete evidence that a rules violation even occurred (though it perhaps could be argued) and there is no firm, objective evidence that Brady was involved.

    So sorry but as much as some would like because of their own biases to believe Brady got “caught” cheating that is clearly NOT the case. Even the dumbest of you should be able to see that.

    Brady has been accused of breaking a rule, it has not been proven at all and he has yet to have his day in front of an impartial voice to decide exactly what happened.

    The bottom line is regardless of your opinion of this situation, NO ONE HAS BEEN CAUGHT DOING ANYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  18. The Country Club, will have no problem what’s so ever having Tom Brady as a member, this is such a non story.

    The globe is a pinko liberal rag. they no longer investigate news, instead the report opinion as news, idiots.

  19. the only reason i’m reading about this is because tom might get denied…if they accepted his application i wouldve NEVER HEARD ABOUT YOUR STUPID SECRET CLUB!

  20. he probably has enough money to build and operate his own country club and not let anyone in

  21. “I don’t know what they’ll do about Brady,” a “prominent Boston businessperson” told the paper regarding the membership issue. “The Country Club believes your name should appear in the newspaper just two times: When you’re born and when you die.”
    ———————————-

    This is a nice way of saying “We don’t want a guy whose name is forever slandered because he keeps getting caught cheating.”

    LOL

    And this is in his own back yard.

  22. They did not discriminate against “blacks” .. Maybe so few ever applied for membership? .. The Country Club in Brookline rejected the Kennedy family application a long time ago. They just don’t like big time publicity. They even turned down the 100th US Open.

  23. corporatemediaprostitute says:
    Jul 1, 2015 10:03 AM

    Why would any decent person want to be a member of club that discriminated based upon ethnic background until 1994?

    ————

    that was 20 years ago. you may find this hard to believe, but things change. Now I’m not saying that they actually have changed much (because I don’t really know), all I’m saying is that you’re stereotyping them (and pre-judging them) based on something from over 20 years ago.

  24. @jchipwood: You do realize that if they kicked all the cheaters out of the league there would not be any league. All teams have cheated at some time including yours.

  25. every time PFT posts a Patriots story I, scores of trolls shake their fists at their computer while their mom’s yell into the basement what they want for lunch…(or maybe when are they planning to move out?)

  26. “The struggle is real.” I love The Darin Gantt snark. While I’m struggling to pay my mortgage while saying, “Man, I wish I was Tom Brady. I’d have it made.” All the while Tom Brady is saying, “Man, that godofwine. I wish I could trade for his life. He’s. Got it good. I wish I could be that regular guy.”

    Oh yes. The struggle is real.

  27. The Brady’s live right next to the club. It is old, conservative, and exclusive. In recent years they have opened membership to gaining a level of diversity. When I was young the rule of “Irish need not apply” was enforced unless you wanted to caddy or work on the grounds crew and kitchen. I caddied and was allowed access to play the back nine, “The Primrose”. The old Brahims were the worst but the younger ones treated us OK. They do like it low key.

  28. “Hernandez is innocent, Brady is innocent, and Bill Belichick knows every little thing that goes on until cheating is involved then he knows nothing.”

    Every patriot fan

  29. I once got turned down for a Country Club membership because I was” too good looking.”
    #TheStruggleIsReal

  30. So many good cheater/golf references and as usual the PFT commenters are too dense to critically think.

    Same ole boring lame comments.

  31. Come on really?

    Do you honestly think Tom Brady and Giselle are going to be denied in Brookline?

    I am sure its going through the normal process for review and they will be treated no differently than any other living Gods that they are.

    As far as paparazzi goes they won’t be let on the grounds.

  32. dirtyferret says:

    every time PFT posts a Patriots story I, scores of trolls shake their fists at their computer while their mom’s yell into the basement what they want for lunch…

    ———————————————————–
    Actually, that’s the image I have of Pats fans.

    And no need for an apostrophe after mom.

    Basic English for trolls.

  33. “The Country Club believes your name should appear in the newspaper just two times: When you’re born and when you die.”

    In this me first, youtube, twitter, facebook, take pictures of my food and share it to the world generation, I find this somewhat refreshing.

  34. As some wise man (or wise ass) once said, “I wouldn’t want to belong to any club that would allow me to be a member.”

    And, to Mr & Mrs Brady-Bundchen and the little Brabunchkins, when is enough enough? Do you really need more? It would appear that you’re trying to out-Trump Trump. The fun is supposed to be in enjoying what you have, not in the acquisition of more.

  35. jchipwood says:
    Jul 1, 2015 10:44 AM
    “Hernandez is innocent, Brady is innocent, and Bill Belichick knows every little thing that goes on until cheating is involved then he knows nothing.”

    Every patriot fan

    _______________________

    JC Chipwood…..

    In case you forgot. The Miami Dolphins have been Awful for more than 15 years.

    The last playoff game they won was in 2000

    But lets take a look at Miami’s Playoff losses over the last 17 years

    2008 – Lost 27-9 to the Ravens – Total Heart Breaker
    2001 – Lost 20-3 to Ravens – did not even try
    2000 – Lost 27-0 to Raiders – Pathetic
    1999 – Lost 62-7 to Jaguars – worst lost in NFL History in playoffs
    1998 – Lost 38-3 to Broncos – are you seeing a Trend?
    1997 – Lost 17-3 to Patriots – tough to be a Miami Fan

    So to Sum it up Mr. Jchipwood

    In playoff losses over the last 18 years the Dolphins scored a total of 25 points.

    That is an average of 4.1666666666667 points per game.

    all I can say is Ha Ha. I guess hating on the patriots success is all you have to look forward to each year.

  36. HA!!! The beginning of the end of the Brady era Retiring with Gisele!!! Then soon after that Cheating Bill will Quit too & all you sorry patsie fans will be crying again because the patsies will suck just like the 70’s 80’s & early 90’s AGAIN!!!

  37. tootitan says:
    Jul 1, 2015 11:24 AM
    As some wise man (or wise ass) once said, “I wouldn’t want to belong to any club that would allow me to be a member.”

    And, to Mr & Mrs Brady-Bundchen and the little Brabunchkins, when is enough enough? Do you really need more? It would appear that you’re trying to out-Trump Trump. The fun is supposed to be in enjoying what you have, not in the acquisition of more.

    ___________

    You do know he is not buying the Country Club?

    You obviously have no idea about what a country club offers.

  38. Summer Time – HEAT THINGS UP

    Deflation due to the elements of Nature/Science/Ideal Gas Law has been thoroughly covered. What has not been discussed is the obvious dilemma for the NFL from the other end of the Thermometer.

    What about footballs inflated/deflated in an Air Conditioned Room, let’s say 68 degrees, and the games could be in Miami, Phoenix or Houston with outdoor temperature around 90 degrees, added to that the footballs BAKING in the
    Sun could raise their temperature close to 100 degrees.
    PSI of those footballs at Half Time would be well over 13.5 psi.
    Possibly as high as 16.0 psi.

    These results would further the embarrassment of Goodell & the NFL. It would also solidify Brady’s innocence by highlighting two Monumental Facts:
    #1.) No Evidence of Deliberate Rule 17 violation
    #2.) Ideal Gas Law ( Weather = Wind Rain Cold Heat ) CONTROLS the fluctuation of psi levels of footballs during any given NFL football game. Sometimes causing Deflation below
    12.5 psi and other times causing Inflation above 13.5 psi.

    SUMMR HELP WANTED: 8th Grade Science student to provide for us this scientific analysis.

  39. iamkillerfin says:
    Jul 1, 2015 11:29 AM

    HA!!! The beginning of the end of the Brady era Retiring with Gisele!!! Then soon after that Cheating Bill will Quit too & all you sorry patsie fans will be crying again because the patsies will suck just like the 70’s 80’s & early 90’s AGAIN!!!

    ——–

    that’s funny. As I Patriots fan, I am well aware of the lack of success our team had for a LONG time. That is part of what makes the Brady/Belichick run so special to us. Another part is that we also know it’s not going to last forever.

    Of course, that doesn’t mean when others express their joy in the thought of both of them retiring with remarks such as “the patsies will suck again” that we’re going to say “yeah, we know they’ll suck again”.

    Until that actually happens though, we’re good where we are right now.

  40. I’m sure Tom (The Golden Cheater) Brady and his mannish looking wife Giselle Buttchin will find another course to play on if it doesn’t work out for them there.

  41. HA!!! The beginning of the end of the Brady era Retiring with Gisele!!! Then soon after that the GOAT Bill will Quit too & all you great pats fans will be crying like us because the patsies will suck just like we have since the 80s!!!

    Fixed it to sound more rational

  42. jason9696 says:
    “….his mannish looking wife Giselle Buttchin…”
    ==================================

    really? What do women look like in your part of the world?

  43. iamkillerfin says: Jul 1, 2015 11:29 AM

    HA!!! The beginning of the end of the Brady era Retiring with Gisele!!! Then soon after that Cheating Bill will Quit too & all you sorry patsie fans will be crying again because the patsies will suck just like the 70’s 80’s & early 90’s AGAIN!!!

    ———-

    Isnt it funny you had to go alllllllllllll the way back to the early 90s….remember how long ago that was.

    I feel pretty good about that run.

  44. One of the membership requirements is to provide 5 sources that can vouch for your good character. They cannot be a family member, business associate, a current member or even someone in your age group.

    It is a fine club, the curling there is really good. You have to enter an old style phone booth to use a cell phone. No jeans ever, and no cash. You are mailed a bill for your bar and dinner bill if you are a non-member guest.

    Most members are dyed in wool blue bloods. I think hating the Kennedy’s is required.

  45. It has been reported to GHIN that Brady’s handicap index of 4.2 is not accurate. Apparently Tom doesn’t post when he shoots good rounds and his index is skewed. Sandbagger is closer to a scratch golfer.

  46. jchipwood says:
    Jul 1, 2015 8:53 AM

    Shackdelrio I agree. This could all be avoided if Goodell would kick cheaters out of the league. Most jobs you get caught cheating you’re fired unless you work for a classless organization that supports those kinds of things.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    That’s hilarious. You do realize that “cheating” is an integral part of nearly all organized sports, don’t you?

    First off, let’s start off with a definition:
    “Cheating” can be defined as the intentional and willful breaking of the established rules in order to gain a competitive advantage over one’s opponent. Anyone see anything wrong with that definition?

    So then, in football, anytime a holding penalty is called (and also all the holding penalties that go uncalled), that is ipso facto, cheating. The “holder” knows full well that this is prohibited by the rules, yet he does it anyway to gain an advantage on his opponent. And this also applies to the vast majority of other penalty infractions during a sporting event.

    How about the old “intentional foul” in basketball. That is actually cheating on two levels. You are getting an advantage on the shooter, and also unfairly manipulating the game clock to your advantage with the initial cheating.

    In baseball, players and coaches are always creatively and intentionally breaking the rules; using foreign substances on the balls and bats, sliding outside the base path to take out the shortstop on a double play attempt, claiming that they got hit with a pitch when they didn’t…

    Soccer may be the worst cheaters. Players learn at an early age to flop upon the slightest contact to draw the penalty. And intentional slide tackle take downs are prevalent.

    Yes, there are also inadvertent infractions, and those would clearly not qualify as cheating. If you were unaware of, or misunderstood a particular rule and subsequently violate it, that also would not qualify by definition as “cheating”.

    Like say, in the Patriots “spygate” controversy: Yes, they broke a rule (a new rule established only in the prior off season) that you cannot videotape (anything) from on the field. The intent of this rule is to prevent the players from benefiting from the video during the game in play. It has nothing to do with not taping the other team’s signals.

    Yes, they were attempting to gain a competitive advantage, as they would review those defense’s signals after the game, and benefit the next time that they met. But clearly the Patriots were unaware that they were no longer allowed to film from the sideline or they would have at least attempted to hide their cameras. Instead they blatantly filmed the opponents because they believed it was within the intent of the rules.

    News flash: That ain’t cheating.

  47. jaxon51 says:
    Jul 1, 2015 2:12 PM

    It has been reported to GHIN that Brady’s handicap index of 4.2 is not accurate. Apparently Tom doesn’t post when he shoots good rounds and his index is skewed. Sandbagger is closer to a scratch golfer.
    —————————————
    He cheats at golf also.

  48. fjw2 says:
    Jul 1, 2015 2:31 PM

    jchipwood says:
    Jul 1, 2015 8:53 AM

    Shackdelrio I agree. This could all be avoided if Goodell would kick cheaters out of the league. Most jobs you get caught cheating you’re fired unless you work for a classless organization that supports those kinds of things.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    That’s hilarious. You do realize that “cheating” is an integral part of nearly all organized sports, don’t you?

    First off, let’s start off with a definition:
    “Cheating” can be defined as the intentional and willful breaking of the established rules in order to gain a competitive advantage over one’s opponent. Anyone see anything wrong with that definition?

    So then, in football, anytime a holding penalty is called (and also all the holding penalties that go uncalled), that is ipso facto, cheating. The “holder” knows full well that this is prohibited by the rules, yet he does it anyway to gain an advantage on his opponent. And this also applies to the vast majority of other penalty infractions during a sporting event.

    How about the old “intentional foul” in basketball. That is actually cheating on two levels. You are getting an advantage on the shooter, and also unfairly manipulating the game clock to your advantage with the initial cheating.

    In baseball, players and coaches are always creatively and intentionally breaking the rules; using foreign substances on the balls and bats, sliding outside the base path to take out the shortstop on a double play attempt, claiming that they got hit with a pitch when they didn’t…

    Soccer may be the worst cheaters. Players learn at an early age to flop upon the slightest contact to draw the penalty. And intentional slide tackle take downs are prevalent.

    Yes, there are also inadvertent infractions, and those would clearly not qualify as cheating. If you were unaware of, or misunderstood a particular rule and subsequently violate it, that also would not qualify by definition as “cheating”.

    Like say, in the Patriots “spygate” controversy: Yes, they broke a rule (a new rule established only in the prior off season) that you cannot videotape (anything) from on the field. The intent of this rule is to prevent the players from benefiting from the video during the game in play. It has nothing to do with not taping the other team’s signals.

    Yes, they were attempting to gain a competitive advantage, as they would review those defense’s signals after the game, and benefit the next time that they met. But clearly the Patriots were unaware that they were no longer allowed to film from the sideline or they would have at least attempted to hide their cameras. Instead they blatantly filmed the opponents because they believed it was within the intent of the rules.

    News flash: That ain’t cheating.

    **************************************
    A Patri*t fan citing “intent of the rules”.

    You’ve GOT to be kidding me !!!!!!!

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA !!!

  49. You’ll get nothing and like it.

    He insists that all those small pencils have erasers on the ends.

  50. Wow! You Patriots Fans spend a lot of time justifying Cheating. He did it and got caught. Who cares if he joins a Country Club? They don’t want him because of all this nonsense and the bad PR it brings to the silent rich moguls who made their money illegally or inherited money that was made illegally at some point. I’m sure Texting the Balls Boys his air preference is pale compared to inside trading, stuffing political pockets, etc.

    As for the Dolphin slandering, even with your “15 year run” we still hold the AFC East all time by far ( and 3rd best NFL team). Gives you an idea of how good the Dolphins have been before Shula left. I guess most of you Pats Fans are just Kids, so you have no frame of reference. You will find out youngsters that Coaches like Belichick and Shula are very rare!

  51. For the first few months the “cheating” comments were entertaining, than to overplayed and immature to now downright irritating where you have to throw in the “you mad your team sucks bro” lines to them. I am not even a pats fan and feel this way. Give it a rest guys

  52. Patriot haters get a life and get over it! Pats are Champs your team is not. TB12 IS THE GOAT. period. We don’t care what you have to say and either do hall of fame voters. Tom Brady will be in the Hall and once Tom is cleared from all these “non proven” accusations the haters will still talk smack. Point is it doesn’t matter. #goat#4rings#firstballot

  53. Plus it’s sad that espn can put anything out there and haters gobble it up. It’s pathetic. Watch what happens in court if this appeal is reduced to nothing. BRADY will crush #framegate

  54. I respect Brady on many levels on and off the court, but it would be a better story had he told the committee of this Club to stick that application up their asses. Once segregation laws were passed in this country, any organization reluctant to accept across-the-board racial, sexual, and religious equality can stay on their “Good ole Boy” plantation and smoke cigars until they cough their lungs out on the 18th hole.

  55. Come one…These are Patriot fans. They will do what they always do regarding Brady. They will hold their nose, look the other way and make him a hero.

  56. denverdude7 says:Jul 1, 2015 4:40 PM

    fjw2 says:
    Jul 1, 2015 2:31 PM

    jchipwood says:
    Jul 1, 2015 8:53 AM

    Shackdelrio I agree. This could all be avoided if Goodell would kick cheaters out of the league. Most jobs you get caught cheating you’re fired unless you work for a classless organization that supports those kinds of things.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    That’s hilarious. You do realize that “cheating” is an integral part of nearly all organized sports, don’t you?

    First off, let’s start off with a definition:
    “Cheating” can be defined as the intentional and willful breaking of the established rules in order to gain a competitive advantage over one’s opponent. Anyone see anything wrong with that definition?

    So then, in football, anytime a holding penalty is called (and also all the holding penalties that go uncalled), that is ipso facto, cheating. The “holder” knows full well that this is prohibited by the rules, yet he does it anyway to gain an advantage on his opponent. And this also applies to the vast majority of other penalty infractions during a sporting event.

    How about the old “intentional foul” in basketball. That is actually cheating on two levels. You are getting an advantage on the shooter, and also unfairly manipulating the game clock to your advantage with the initial cheating.

    In baseball, players and coaches are always creatively and intentionally breaking the rules; using foreign substances on the balls and bats, sliding outside the base path to take out the shortstop on a double play attempt, claiming that they got hit with a pitch when they didn’t…

    Soccer may be the worst cheaters. Players learn at an early age to flop upon the slightest contact to draw the penalty. And intentional slide tackle take downs are prevalent.

    Yes, there are also inadvertent infractions, and those would clearly not qualify as cheating. If you were unaware of, or misunderstood a particular rule and subsequently violate it, that also would not qualify by definition as “cheating”.

    Like say, in the Patriots “spygate” controversy: Yes, they broke a rule (a new rule established only in the prior off season) that you cannot videotape (anything) from on the field. The intent of this rule is to prevent the players from benefiting from the video during the game in play. It has nothing to do with not taping the other team’s signals.

    Yes, they were attempting to gain a competitive advantage, as they would review those defense’s signals after the game, and benefit the next time that they met. But clearly the Patriots were unaware that they were no longer allowed to film from the sideline or they would have at least attempted to hide their cameras. Instead they blatantly filmed the opponents because they believed it was within the intent of the rules.

    News flash: That ain’t cheating.

    **************************************
    A Patri*t fan citing “intent of the rules”.

    You’ve GOT to be kidding me !!!!!!!

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA !!!

    ——-

    Says a guy who’s dream QB/horse (and RB) won his 2 SBs taking money under the table to stay under the salary cap…

    Yup. The Denver Br*nc*s, definitely above board, heh.

  57. STILLlolatpatshaters says:
    Jul 1, 2015 8:49 AM
    Brady > your QB
    Brady > all pro athletes
    Brady > any country club

    No questions? Good. 🙂

    #classdismissed
    #WeAreBetterThanYouAtEverything
    #urTeamIsNothingComparedToUS
    #urTeamNeverWillBeAnythingComparedToUS

    ****

    US?!?!?!?!?!

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