Tom Brady: “You won’t catch me dead living in the northeast anymore”


After graduating from high school, Tom Brady left California for Michigan and then landed in New England, where he stayed for 20 years. Now that he’s spending the first half of December in warm-weather climate for the first time since his late teens, he’s not keen on spending any further winters in cold environments.

“It’s amazing just to be at this point in the season and to still be outside practicing today,” Brady told reporters on Thursday. “I know we have a warm one coming up on Sunday. I always came down to Florida late in the year — we always played the Dolphins [because] they were in our [division]. It was pretty tough to adjust to. Just being in it really prepares you for the heat because it definitely takes a toll if you’re not used to it. But I’ve loved just being outside every day. I was a native Californian for a long time in my life and I went away from it for about 25 years. You won’t catch me dead living in the northeast anymore. I’m loving the warm weather and it’s been a great feeling.”

Offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich agreed that the Florida weather will help Brady.

“You can’t beat this weather,” Leftwich said. “It’s been cold the past few days, but it got a little hot out there today. He talks about that every day, it’s something that he talks about every day. He talks about how good he feels and that’s just natural. Just being down here, the other day it got down to 50 [degrees] and I was freezing. I didn’t feel as good as I normally would feel. It’s something that Tom talks about all the time. He just enjoys this weather. Every day he can’t believe that it’s like this down here – especially coming from up north.”

Brady reportedly is putting his money where his geographic preference is. He and his wife, Gisele Bundchen, have purchased a $17 million home and surrounding land on Indian Creek Island in Miami’s Biscayne Bay. The enclave also is known as the “Billionaire Bunker.”

The Bradys reportedly will tear down the house and build a “dream home” on the property.

In October, Brady reportedly was close to buying a $7.5 million home in Clearwater, after renting Derek Jeter’s mega-mansion for several months following Brady’s decision to join the Bucs. He also recently bought a boat.

His TB12 company likewise took out a $960,000 payroll protection loan in April, but some who supposedly loathe socialism don’t think that should ever be pointed out.

36 responses to “Tom Brady: “You won’t catch me dead living in the northeast anymore”

  1. “You won’t catch me dead living.” Sounds like something Yogi Berra would say

  2. The weather can be great in Florida. I lived in South Florida for over 35 years. But when it’s 100 degrees and the humidity is over 90 at 11 o’clock at night you’ll find it kind of wears on you!

  3. New England doesn’t want him…remember that’s why he’s down there in the first place.

  4. Can’t even imagine what it must be like to be able to buy a $17m house only to tear it down to build an even better one. His life is very different than mine.

  5. holeymoley2019 says:
    December 11, 2020 at 10:26 am
    New England doesn’t want him…

    Yes, they’re much better off with Cam at QB, aren’t they?

  6. All of those comments about hurricanes… I guess the Northeast has forgotten about Sandy.

    Either way; NE fans are sounding like bitter ex’s. He left you for a younger and prettier girl… move on with your rebound in Cam.

  7. 1phillyPhan says:
    December 11, 2020 at 9:54 am
    Snow and cold is better then a Hurricane tearing your house down.
    The type of house he’s going to build, a cat 5 hurricane wouldn’t damage it! The builders actually know how to do their job!

  8. Wow, what a switch in the AFCE! NE had the best coach and best QB in the worst division of football for 2+ decades.

    Now, Miami has a great coach and QB of the future, Bills have a great coach and QB of the future and the Jets will get Lawrence and a whole new regime. Meanwhile, the Patriots have the worst QB situation in the league and no longer get 6 automatic wins and a red carpet to a bye week.

    It is going to be bitter cold in NE for the foreseeable future.

  9. itsabobbiedazzler says:
    December 11, 2020 at 10:14 am

    The weather can be great in Florida. I lived in South Florida for over 35 years. But when it’s 100 degrees and the humidity is over 90 at 11 o’clock at night you’ll find it kind of wears on you!

    That’s when he travels to his home in Costa Rica or to Yellowstone Club in Big Sky, Montana (where his neighbors include Bill & Melinda Gates and Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel). Life is good when you are Tom Brady.

  10. To all the people worrying about hurricanes from their snow bunkers: Tampa isn’t really at risk for major hurricanes being on the west coast of the stare

  11. Brady is building a mansion in Miami? I thought he and his wife were in the process of building a palatial mansion in the Los Angeles area.

  12. You know what’s so ironic about what he said? In the 17 years he had to play the Dolphins in Miami, he won LESS THAN HALF THOSE GAMES! Why? THE HEAT! But when the Bucs play Miami next year I am sure he’ll be adjusted to it. Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahah!

  13. He comes from a warm weather state anyway not like this is surprising. Plus, I’m sure his wife had some say as to where they went as well. He’s not dissing Patriots Nation he’s dissing the weather in New England which flat out sucks. He’s not wrong in any way shape or form.

  14. patsfan1818 says:
    December 11, 2020 at 12:17 pm
    He’s not dissing Patriots Nation he’s dissing the weather in New England which flat out sucks. He’s not wrong in any way shape or form.


    To each their own. I’m in the DC area and would never move south of here with the heat — even as far north as here, just too damn hot in the summer. Other than hitting up the beach, late May through early/mid September is trashed. I’ve lived in New England — would take the weather there over Florida any day.

  15. Some day Brady will look back and realize that those 20 years were the best of his football life. I don’t think it was a knock on the Patriots…just the weather in New England. It is brutal in the winter months. There is no arguing that.

  16. supercharger says:
    Nobody ever had to evacuate their home because it was going to snow.
    Exactly! Well said. Anyone living back east who is considering moving here to Southern California should remember this. Don’t move here! Stay where you are! Don’t add traffic to our freeway traffic jams! Having four seasons are great! Snow is fun!

  17. I moved down to Florida after living in the midwest most of my life. I’ll never go back, not even at gunpoint. I prefer the Florida weather…especially in summer.

  18. I used to respect Brady, but the more he opens his mouth the more obvious it is he’s just a spoiled, rich, poorly raised snot.

  19. I’m from the South and moved to the North because of finding a job. I NEVER got used to the cold. I saw snow on a regular basis and usually had to scrape my windshield before going to work in the morning. Because of covid19, I decided to retire and move back to the South where I still had family and friends who remembered me. Yes the humidity is a little excessive for people not use to it, but I grew up in it and it doesn’t bother me. I be wearing shorts and t shirts laughing at the newscasts when they talk about snow and nor’easters. They can have that. You can drive in heat and turn on your AC. 15 or 20 inches of snow, not so much.

  20. Oh so what. My wife’s parents moved to North Carolina and a couple of my friends after retiring moved to fla, plus two of my uncles moved to Fla. none of that was an insult or slight to anyone.

    And I moved to NE from very Northern Michigan. To me I was moving to the balmy climates. Everything is relative.

  21. Hope he bought beachfront and close to sea level so his house floats away in a few years.
    Wow Tom. You are making it hard to like you.

  22. Had to go to Orlando in July back in 2000 for a wedding. The heat and humidity were brutal. Just unbearable. I don’t know how people can stand it.

  23. It’s clear Brady has checked out from football. He should have retired.

    If Brady is checked out, what is Belichick?

  24. Trust me, when your building $40MM home the only thing you have to worry about is a missile strike, not the occasional named storm. Meanwhile, harsh winters, high taxes, & short days, are a guarantee. Un mojito más por favor.

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