Tom Brady’s parents will attend the Super Bowl

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In what could be his final Super Bowl (although with him you never know), the parents of Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady will attend the Super Bowl.

Tom Brady Sr. and his wife, Galynn, battled COVID-19 early in the 2020 season. Their son provided an update regarding their condition during his Thursday media availability, and he made it clear they’ll be attending the game against the Chiefs.

“They’re doing great, so I think that’s the best part of all of it,” Brady told reporters. “They came through it. I think one thing as you get older as an athlete, one thing for me experiencing a lot of different things over the course of my career, there’s a lot of family things that take place. My situation, it could be my parents, but also I have kids. There [are] a lot of things that happen in your life. Like all of us, as you get older, there’s more that you take on. I still obviously love going out there and competing, but on the other side of that there is a lot of family things that are very important to me.

“Certainly, the health of my parents is very important. Although I was far away, I had three sisters who were doing everything they could to help at the time, too. I’ll be very excited to certainly know my parents will be in the stands for the game on Sunday. They only made it to one game this year [and] it wasn’t a very good outcome — the Saints game at home, which was pretty rough for all of us. I’ll have a full contingent all coming in Saturday afternoon, ready to watch the game and cheer us on.”

It’s good to know that Brady’s parents are doing well. The pandemic has impacted many American families over the course of the last year. As more and more Americans families realize its impact, here’s hoping that more and more Americans will take the ongoing outbreak seriously — despite the ongoing efforts of those who continue to bizarrely downplay the situation.

16 responses to “Tom Brady’s parents will attend the Super Bowl

  1. One could argue that having the Super Bowl is “downplaying the situation.” Families have been kept from their loved ones, graduations have been cancelled, people have been kept from weddings and funerals… but, by all means, let’s not stop the NFL even though a report was released stating cases will spike in Tampa because of this.

  2. Glad to hear that his parents are doing fine. Especially his mom, who had been ill. Imagine what they must be feeling. I’ll bet his dad is the least surprised about Tom taking the Bucs to the super bowl.

  3. Well I’m happy to see that Tommy’s parents will be there to see him sacked 3 or 4 times, and throw a couple INTs.

  4. @iknow Graduations, weddings, and funerals typically do not generate billions of dollars (literally). I’m not saying that it’s right, but it is the reason the show will go on, pandemic or not.

  5. At least people will be distanced and masked at the stadium. From what I’ve seen in Tampa local news pictures and videos, that’s not the case for much of anywhere else in town. Packed bars, street celebrations over the NFL title and the like. If they get a spike, it’s more likely traceable to that stuff than the Super Bowl game.

  6. iknow says:
    January 28, 2021 at 8:40 pm
    One could argue that having the Super Bowl is “downplaying the situation.” Families have been kept from their loved ones, graduations have been cancelled, people have been kept from weddings and funerals… but, by all means, let’s not stop the NFL even though a report was released stating cases will spike in Tampa because of this.

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    Those other things don’t offer enough money making potential to affect how the science works.

  7. Nice to hear. Tom’s parents have both had serious health issues over the past few years and should be able to enjoy their son’s accomplishments.
    The sharing of life’s travels should be enjoyed by all families.

  8. joboosmojo says:
    January 28, 2021 at 9:03 pm
    I didn’t know his parents were healthcare workers.
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    Not all of the people allowed to attend are healthcare workers. This is a subset of the total people. I believe it was 7,500 or so of the 22,000 total.

  9. mlhigh77 says:
    January 29, 2021 at 2:43 am
    So much for observing the “dont travel” protocol.
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    Not positive, but I’m pretty sure Tom will be paying for a private Lear jet to transport all his family members to & from the game….. it’s not like he couldn’t afford to do that a hundred thousand times over & not feel the pinch of it…..

  10. so they had it once, now they’re going to roll the dice again? are they as dumb as their son? I guess

  11. Truly happy about this. It almost seems like you can recover from Covid in spite of what’s been said. I believe there’s over a 99% chance, but don’t let facts get in the way.

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