Tom Brady looks forward to thinning the herd in Buffalo

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The Patriots return to Buffalo on Sunday, for the annual Tom Brady Identified Flying Object game. On Wednesday, he talked about the satisfaction he gets from winning in another team’s stadium, and from watching their fans leave the venue.

Let’s start with the question, during which the reporter may have tried just a little bit too hard to be one of the cool kids: “How much do you enjoy playing in an environment like that where they’re just focused on you and you’re just trying to ruin all their hopes and dreams?”

“Yeah, when you go on the road in the NFL, you’ve got to get used to that because that’s a lot of what that’s about,” Brady said in response (apparently, the ruin-the-hopes-and-dreams question worked). “You go in there with however many guys — 46 active, five or six other guys, your coaches, a few fans in the crowd — but I think it’s always gratifying when you go in there and then by the end of the game, you look up and there’s only Patriots fans left. I always think that’s pretty cool.

“So to go on the road in the NFL is tough, and certainly early in the game, after their pregame tailgate when they’re a little fired up. So, they’re pretty into it, they’re pretty loud and we’ve got to go out and we’ve got to execute early. I think starting fast, which we’ve actually done a good job with this year, that’s really important this week.”

It’s also really important to keep an eye out for certain artificial one-eyed items that may be whizzing by Brady’s helmet. The tradition-truly-unlike-any-other began in 2016, and it has continued every year since then.

36 responses to “Tom Brady looks forward to thinning the herd in Buffalo

  1. Strong chance this is an “On to Cincinnati” game, and the Pats lose.

    And then win another SuperBowl.

  2. Year after year… the patriots and their “favorable” officiating
    while coasting thru the regular season in the pathetic afc east.

    Have a nice day.

    CHOW-DAH!!!

  3. “The Ralph” That place is a zoo for how low humanity can sink.
    And to think.. it’s actually been cleaned up/regulated significantly recently.
    Imagine what that means it was like 10 years ago. Yes, I was there. I should probably file for a PTSD exemption from work or something.

  4. Typical of what’s important to bills’ fans in case anybody is wondering why they will never win a Superbowl. Buffalo has always been a pretty classless fan-base

  5. “during which the reporter may have tried just a little bit too hard to be one of the cool kids”

    It was Jim Gray, wasn’t it? -_-

  6. fmiaakammqbpft says:
    September 26, 2019 at 8:09 am
    “The Ralph” That place is a zoo for how low humanity can sink.
    And to think.. it’s actually been cleaned up/regulated significantly recently.
    Imagine what that means it was like 10 years ago. Yes, I was there. I should probably file for a PTSD exemption from work or something.
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    Interesting a buffalo fan finds it stressful. A Patriots fan can put on their Brady jersey and go right in there no problem. Its a good time too. The ‘Bills mafia’ might be boisterous but they are wonderful people and some of the greatest sports fans in the world. I have a blast partying with them every time I go up there for a game.

  7. doctorrustbelt says:
    September 26, 2019 at 8:05 am
    Year after year… the patriots and their “favorable” officiating
    while coasting thru the regular season in the pathetic afc east.

    Have a nice day.

    CHOW-DAH!!!
    ———————————-
    Sorry January and February are so tough to endure every year. i know it adds up, especially when it gets into being decades of that over and over again.

  8. It’s a game people!!! Yes we are borderline crazy about our Bills, but everyone is welcome to join in the fun. We may not like BB and Brady …BUT we do respect their game. We are trying to get where they are. as far as sports venues go, it is a game day experience like no other, those on the outside could never understand. Go Bills!!

  9. Good comment bills mafia. One of my friends is a diehard Bills Fan(he put a bills license plate on my car). Some people take it to the extreme though. I’ll raise a beer up to you during the game.

  10. billsmafiasalways says:
    September 26, 2019 at 9:00 am
    It’s a game people!!! Yes we are borderline crazy about our Bills, but everyone is welcome to join in the fun. We may not like BB and Brady …BUT we do respect their game. We are trying to get where they are. as far as sports venues go, it is a game day experience like no other, those on the outside could never understand. Go Bills!!

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    Don’t take this the wrong way, but you’ll never get where they are.

    You need a new stadium and that is apparently years off unless Pegula finally sells to someone with money.

  11. SWFLPC.INC says:
    September 26, 2019 at 8:42 am
    No team has been abused more by Tom Brady than the Bills. Hide the women and the children….it’s going to be ugly

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    Actually, the women and children can stay. This isn’t going to be the battle of Bull Run. LOL

  12. When players from different teams dis each other, I roll my eyes. I’m just as unimpressed by sportswriters snarking at each other.

  13. What do you mean by “thinning the herd” An insinuation that harm will come to the Bills players?? President Tom needs to be impeached.

  14. The fanboys in Buffalo are talking Super Bowl, LOL!

    After this game they’ll be saying “We’re still 3-1!” Having lost their only tough game.

  15. “No team has been abused more by Tom Brady than the Bills. Hide the women and the children….it’s going to be ugly”

    Saw an interesting stat a couple days ago.

    The last 2 years with the current Buffalo coaching staff Brady has 3 TDs and 4 INTs against the Bills.

    Before that through his career against all other Bills coaches / players he has a whopping 66 TDs vs only 20 INTs.

    The current Buffalo coaches seem to be good at game planning to reduce Brady’s effectiveness. Should be a good game and good test for the Pats.

  16. tylawspick6 says:
    September 26, 2019 at 9:15 am

    Don’t take this the wrong way, but you’ll never get where they are.
    You need a new stadium and that is apparently years off unless Pegula finally sells to someone with money.

    Wow 2 misinformed statements in one post.

    Check the Net worth of NFL owners Pegulas have plenty of money. Top 10 in all estimates as high as 6 in others.
    Bills don’t need a New Stadium. Go and see for your self. I usually go to a road game a season. I’ve been to 12 NFL stadiums,( including Gillette ) visiting Nashville this year.
    New Era has been updated through the years including a recently completed $ 200 Million upgrade.

  17. doctorrustbelt says:
    September 26, 2019 at 8:05 am
    Year after year… the patriots and their “favorable” officiating
    while coasting thru the regular season in the pathetic afc east.

    Have a nice day.

    CHOW-DAH!!!
    —————-

    Then we have this guy.

  18. untapped potential for this particular device throwing tradition for all sporting events. Can you imagine how those things would slide on a hockey rink? Or the accuracy of the throws on a basketball court? Can you picture a league “villain” having a device just bouncing off their helmet in slow mo? Just imagine instead of beer food or batteries, some devices bouncing all over the field of play when the visiting team gets a favorable call? I’m dying here. Or the comments from the color commentators? Great one Buffalo. I look forward to the growth of this.

  19. For argument’s sake, assume that the tradition continues this weekend.

    If the ‘phallus of malice at the New Era palace’ happens to be a motorized version, the PA folks at the stadium could immortalize the event by playing a a Beach Boys tune as it is retrieved from the field of play:

    “…I’m pickin’ up good vibrations…”

  20. I predict that the bills D will Break Brady’s leg in the game, the fans will throw beer at the Pats coaches, Players will fight on the field and the Bills will win the fight, and we only give up 3 points to the Pats and Bills win 21 to 3 !!! Oh , I forgot…. Edelman gets Knocked out too!…How’s that prediction ? LOL!

  21. “If the ‘phallus of malice at the New Era palace’ happens to be a motorized version, the PA folks at the stadium could immortalize the event by playing a a Beach Boys tune as it is retrieved from the field of play:

    “…I’m pickin’ up good vibrations…””

    Hilarious. Funniest post I’ve seen on PFT today.

  22. Harrisonhits gets it….this coaching staff has in the PAST done a good job of defending the Pats..unfortunately the Bills offense was anemic to say the least. We have playmakers, but NE also has what I think is a better defense than in the past. We’ll need a few plays to be in a position to win this one, but the fans will absolutely be insane. Let’s face it, you gotta beat NE to get anywhere. The AFC East knows this the best…all the other divisions think it’s so easy, yet when they roll through your town, they dominate you as well. Neither team has played decent team. It’s week 4 we should get a good gauge on how each team looks after Sunday.

  23. The Pats can’t look past Buffalo.
    They did that to the Dolphins and then the “Miracle in Miami” happened.

  24. The Patriots D will stifle the Bills… The Bills D, well, it will get thrown onto the field at some point during the game.

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