Purchaser of Tom Brady’s (not) final touchdown pass couldn’t believe it when Brady returned

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Someone foolishly agreed to pay more than $518,000 for the football that was supposedly Tom Brady‘s final NFL touchdown pass, at a time when anyone with any amount of sense realized that there was a good chance Brady would be returning to the NFL.

That someone is Ron Firman.

The man who ultimately avoided paying the money when the seller agreed to void the sale spoke to Inside Edition regarding the transaction, and his reaction to the news that Brady was back.

“At first, I couldn’t believe it,” Firman said. “Is this possible? How could this be happening?”

To quote Elaine Benes after an unexpected turn at the conclusion of her date with Phil Totola, “Oh it be.”

Firman apparently wasn’t paying attention. Beyond the fact that multiple great athletes have retired and returned, there were plenty of reasons to think Brady would be back.

Firman said he planned to put the ball in a museum, explaining in the ultimate humblebrag that the ball should not have been on “one billionaire’s wall.”

Whenever Brady is retired for good, Firman plans to pursue the final ball — if it’s thrown into the stands and then available to be sold at auction.

“I’m going to be bidding on that ball again,” Firman said.

Next time, Firman can’t be surprised if/when Brady unretires. Firman somehow got a Mulligan as to the first Brady “final” ball. If Firman bids on another last touchdown pass that ends up not being Brady’s last touchdown pass, Firman shouldn’t get a escape hatch.

9 responses to “Purchaser of Tom Brady’s (not) final touchdown pass couldn’t believe it when Brady returned

  1. What happens if TB tears an Achilles in preseason and walks away for good? Firman will be begging to get it the ball back.

  2. To paraphrase Jerry Seinfeld’s exclamation about his mailman neighbor: “Firman!”.

  3. How awesome would it be if he gets that final ball and blows it up and sends the pieces to Tom Brady?

  4. Ron, Ron, Ron. Maybe start using your noggin for more than a hatrack. It’s not as if there weren’t plenty of people at the time of Brady’s retirement saying how surprising it was that he was leaving when he had such a great year. I’m amazed Firman was willing to out himself as such a dope and sore loser. But from what I read, his claim against the auction house succeeded only because in its offering, the auction house made a specific representation that this was Brady’s final TD ball. If the auction house had just been a little more cautious in its verbiage, it probably would have refused to rescind the deal.

  5. I can believe it. Nothing about Brady says he is a high integrity kind of guy. He’s selfish and that is understating it.

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