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Tue Feb 14, 2017, 12:08 PM

Brady: Patriots must make 'their own choice' on White House visit

Source: The Hill

Tom Brady calls visiting the White House a “great experience,” but he is encouraging his fellow New England Patriots to make “their own choice” about a meet-and-greet with President Trump.

“Everybody has their own choice,” Brady told “PFT Live” on Tuesday, when asked about advice he would give to teammates who were undecided about joining the trip to the White House.

“Putting politics aside, it never was a political thing,” the quarterback and five-time Super Bowl champion said of his multiple trips to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. “At least, it never was to me. It was something that was a privilege to do. It meant you won a championship and you got to experience something cool with your team, with your teammates.”

Last week, defensive lineman Alan Branch became the sixth Patriot to announce he’ll be skipping the traditional visit to Trump’s White House. While Branch didn’t specifically cite Trump in his decision not to attend, other teammates have said their choice to back out of the trip was a form of protest against the commander in chief.

Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/in-the-know/319430-brady-patriots-must-make-their-own-choice-on-white-house-visit

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Reply Brady: Patriots must make 'their own choice' on White House visit (Original post)
Jose Garcia Feb 2017 OP
MissMillie Feb 2017 #1
heaven05 Feb 2017 #10
NewRedDawn Feb 2017 #31
Cha Feb 2017 #32
Kittycow Feb 2017 #2
1965Comet Feb 2017 #3
JenniferJuniper Feb 2017 #4
amuse bouche Feb 2017 #6
JenniferJuniper Feb 2017 #7
amuse bouche Feb 2017 #9
heaven05 Feb 2017 #19
Liberal In Red State Feb 2017 #11
heaven05 Feb 2017 #13
JenniferJuniper Feb 2017 #14
heaven05 Feb 2017 #17
Kimchijeon Feb 2017 #26
amuse bouche Feb 2017 #5
heaven05 Feb 2017 #8
amuse bouche Feb 2017 #12
heaven05 Feb 2017 #15
amuse bouche Feb 2017 #18
heaven05 Feb 2017 #20
amuse bouche Feb 2017 #21
heaven05 Feb 2017 #22
amuse bouche Feb 2017 #24
Cha Feb 2017 #33
NCjack Feb 2017 #16
Justice Feb 2017 #23
NWCorona Feb 2017 #25
gopiscrap Feb 2017 #27
kwassa Feb 2017 #28
gopiscrap Feb 2017 #29
kwassa Feb 2017 #30

Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 12:12 PM

1. well, "choice" is something with which a lot of people have problem.

In the grand scheme of things I really don't give a hoot which of them go or don't go.

I've said it before and I'll say it again... they players are not in this for the politics.

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Response to MissMillie (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 12:54 PM

10. oh sure

 

but the one time missed by brady? President Obama was POTUS...who does this fool think he's fooling outside of himself?

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Response to heaven05 (Reply #10)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 06:57 PM

31. I abhor this little whiney POS.

 

I despise Little Cry baby Tommy Entilted Brady. My Giants put a hurt on him in 2 SBS. And our former D coach Bill Bellicheat.

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Response to heaven05 (Reply #10)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 10:32 PM

32. Looks like Tom Brady showed up at the Apple Store in NYC to check out the Apple Watch




According to the Boston Herald, it's very possible that Brady's still bitter about a Deflategate joke the White House made after a Brady press conference in January -- and because of that joke, he decided not to attend the April 23 festivities.

After the 40-minute press conference in January, a press conference where Brady never sounded completely sure of himself, White House press secretary Josh Earnest released a statement insinuating that Brady wasn't very good at lying.

"The one thing I can tell you is that for years it's been clear that there is no risk that I was going to take Tom Brady's job as quarterback of the New England Patriots," Earnest said. "But I can tell you that as of today, it's pretty clear that there's no risk of him taking my job, either."

Apparently, that statement rubbed Brady the wrong way.

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Whatever the reason was that prompted Brady to skip the White House visit, it didn't sit well with ESPN's Steven A. Smith.

"So Tom Brady couldn't attend, huh? So Tom Brady couldn't attend," Smith said on the April 24 edition of First Take. "But was he there in 2001 when George W. Bush was president? Yes. Was he there in 2003 and 2004? I'm not sure about anything, I'm just simply presenting the question because I got a problem with the fact that the franchise quarterback... the face of New England Patriots, the future Hall of Famer and all of this other stuff. Tom Brady can't do anything wrong. He passes gas as perfume, OK. That's how untouchable Tom Brady is but when George W. Bush was president in 2001, 2003, 2004, Tom Brady was there. Tom Brady was there at the White House celebrating."

Smith seemed to insinuate that Brady didn't show up because Obama's president.

No matter what the reason was though, it's probably a good thing Brady didn't show up because if he didn't like Earnests' joke in January, he probably wouldn't have liked Obama's Deflategate joke this time around.

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/eye-on-football/25165546/did-tom-brady-skip-visit-with-obama-because-hes-mad-at-the-white-house

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 12:14 PM

2. What was that you said about the time you skipped out when your team went to meet President Obama?

You know, that time you didn't go cuz you said you had family obligations but were photographed at the Apple Store? That time.

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Response to Kittycow (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 12:20 PM

3. Hey!

 

Whose kids DON'T need Apple Watches?

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Response to Kittycow (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 12:32 PM

4. He didn't go because the Obama

press secretary (pretty sure it as the press secretary) made deflate-gate jokes which pissed him off.

He didn't say this, but it was pretty obvious. And I don't blame him for being testy about that bullshit.

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Response to JenniferJuniper (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 12:39 PM

6. You have it exactly right. Shaughnessy talked about it during the parade

But haters do not want truth. They enjoy their silly bubble

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Response to amuse bouche (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 12:41 PM

7. I find it particularly ridiculous when

those insanely jealous of all that is Tom Brady accuse him of being a racist because of this.

Idiots.

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Response to JenniferJuniper (Reply #7)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 12:54 PM

9. Yup, their blind jealousy makes them look dim.

Their behavior reminds me of that party I abhor. Sad

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Response to JenniferJuniper (Reply #7)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 01:10 PM

19. and those who tout "all the brady is"

 

clueless and easy to fool...because they want to be. Two can play the name calling game with one being right....me. Done with someone who resorts to name calling when they know they are wrong on any given stance...obvious tell....I'll have a beer now

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Response to JenniferJuniper (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 12:55 PM

11. Then he won't mind when his teammates don't go. My hope is that it is just Brady, Coach &

Kraft at the WH. It would shed a strong message and more importantly, it would enrage the orange a$$. He can't stand not to be liked.

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Response to JenniferJuniper (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 12:56 PM

13. awww

 

was his wittle feeling hur...he's fooling only people who want to be fooled about his reasons...he's a racist pig...along with bilichikkkk.

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Response to heaven05 (Reply #13)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 12:58 PM

14. Jealousy. Sad!

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Response to JenniferJuniper (Reply #14)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 01:06 PM

17. jealous of nothing

 

hateful of racist pigs who try to hide their hatefulness..brady, billichek....nothing to be jealous over. Any team that the boy-potus likes I hate...simple as that...yes it is all politics and race, americans made it so....from waaaaayy back....period. Professional sports now, all money, politics and race....no distractions needed from these modern coddled gladiators.

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Response to JenniferJuniper (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 02:03 PM

26. I didn't know that, that makes sense.

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Response to Kittycow (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 12:35 PM

5. There is more to the story and it had nothing to do with Obama

A sports writer talked about it during the parade. A shame there are so many... so called judge judys that have it all wrong. They look so uninformed and silly

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Response to Kittycow (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 12:53 PM

8. EXACTLY

 

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Response to heaven05 (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 12:55 PM

12. Exactly wrong...There ..all fixed

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Response to amuse bouche (Reply #12)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 01:01 PM

15. like I said

 

only those who want to be fooled...about intention and real racial prejudice...those who haven't lived it find it impossible to see, I understand, there that's all fixed...backatcha...

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Response to heaven05 (Reply #15)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 01:10 PM

18. You have no idea what 'I lived'.

Making stuff up... aka zero evidence to support your view is pitiful.

Gee what bunch does that on a daily basis?

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Response to amuse bouche (Reply #18)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 01:13 PM

20. sure don't

 

and in this case....don't care...too many who should know better don't and just love the people who love the people in the WH that hate....done with you too...bartender another beer please....

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Response to heaven05 (Reply #20)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 01:15 PM

21. "bartender another beer please."

Indeed..have 10 more. The fog will confirm your nonsense

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Response to amuse bouche (Reply #21)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 01:22 PM

22. thanks, I think I will

 

but my fog pales to insignificance compared to blindness shown by certain people everywhere in america..these days...right and sadly, left also... keep on pushin; one day maybe the fog and blindness of many will clear, but I think not... bye again till you trip up again....

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Response to heaven05 (Reply #22)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 01:43 PM

24. Gibberish. The language of the incapacitated

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Response to Kittycow (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 10:34 PM

33. You remembered.. tweet pic @ the time..




According to the Boston Herald, it's very possible that Brady's still bitter about a Deflategate joke the White House made after a Brady press conference in January -- and because of that joke, he decided not to attend the April 23 festivities.

After the 40-minute press conference in January, a press conference where Brady never sounded completely sure of himself, White House press secretary Josh Earnest released a statement insinuating that Brady wasn't very good at lying.

"The one thing I can tell you is that for years it's been clear that there is no risk that I was going to take Tom Brady's job as quarterback of the New England Patriots," Earnest said. "But I can tell you that as of today, it's pretty clear that there's no risk of him taking my job, either."

Apparently, that statement rubbed Brady the wrong way.

snip//

Whatever the reason was that prompted Brady to skip the White House visit, it didn't sit well with ESPN's Steven A. Smith.

"So Tom Brady couldn't attend, huh? So Tom Brady couldn't attend," Smith said on the April 24 edition of First Take. "But was he there in 2001 when George W. Bush was president? Yes. Was he there in 2003 and 2004? I'm not sure about anything, I'm just simply presenting the question because I got a problem with the fact that the franchise quarterback... the face of New England Patriots, the future Hall of Famer and all of this other stuff. Tom Brady can't do anything wrong. He passes gas as perfume, OK. That's how untouchable Tom Brady is but when George W. Bush was president in 2001, 2003, 2004, Tom Brady was there. Tom Brady was there at the White House celebrating."

Smith seemed to insinuate that Brady didn't show up because Obama's president.

No matter what the reason was though, it's probably a good thing Brady didn't show up because if he didn't like Earnests' joke in January, he probably wouldn't have liked Obama's Deflategate joke this time around.

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/eye-on-football/25165546/did-tom-brady-skip-visit-with-obama-because-hes-mad-at-the-white-house

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 01:04 PM

16. #45 has betrayed USA -- No one who loves America should submit to a photo with him. nt

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 01:38 PM

23. Trump will use Brady though - will make it political.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 01:44 PM

25. He really doesn't have a leg to stand on to say anything different.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 02:26 PM

27. Fuck Brady is a redneck self centered cheating piece of shit

wasn't there some college rumor thing about him assaulting women?

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Response to gopiscrap (Reply #27)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 02:35 PM

28. and the greatest quarterback of all time.

just finishing your thought for you.

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Response to kwassa (Reply #28)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 02:53 PM

29. too bad he is such a POS

he had to cheat tom be called the greatest qb

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Response to gopiscrap (Reply #29)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 04:11 PM

30. No, he has skills above and beyond.

People are just jealous.

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