The Somerville News Weekly Special Person of the Week:New England Patriot Quarterback and Dad Tom Brady

Meet this week’s “Special Person of the Week:Tom Brady


There’s an awful lot of talk out there this week about what the GOAT (Tom Brady) did by jumping off that swimming ledge with his young daughter in his arms into a swimming hole and being a dad. All we can say about this highly publicized act is “Hats off to you Tom!”

With so much political correctness out there and other bullshit just like it kudos to Tom Brady for doing what he did!

This is not just a special person of the week but a message “For EVERYONE Who Survived The 1940s, 50s, 60s, and 70s!”

When we were born, we were put to sleep on our tummies in baby cribs covered with bright colored lead-base paints. Somehow, we survived!

We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, locks on doors or cabinets and when we rode our bikes…Though sometimes we had baseball caps not helmets on our heads

On Sunday our moms forced us to wear uncomfortable clothes to go to church and we had absolutely NO SAY in the matter

As infants and children, we would ride in cars with no car seats. No booster seats, no seat belts, no air bags, bald tires…and sometimes no brakes. Riding in the back of a pick-up truck on a warm day was always a special treat.

We drank water from the garden hose, and not from a bottle. We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and no one actually died from this.

We ate cupcakes, white bread, real butter and bacon…Twinkies, ding dongs, and Kool-aid made with REAL white sugar. And we weren’t overweight. WHY? Because we were always outside playing…that’s why!

We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the streetlights came on. No one was able to reach us all day…no cell phones! And you know what? We were okay.

We did not have Playstations, Nintendo’s and X-boxes. There were no video games, no 150 channels on cable, no video movies or DVD’s, no surround-sound or CD’s! Something as simple as going out for ice cream was an event.

No cell phones, No personal computers, no Internet and no chat rooms. WE HAD FRIENDS! When we went outside and found them!

We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there were no lawsuits from these accidents.

We ate worms and mud pies made from dirt, and the worms did not live in us forever

We were given BB guns for our 10th birthdays, made up games with sticks and tennis balls and, although we were told it would happen, we did not put out very many eyes.

We rode bikes or walked to a friend’s house and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just walked in and talked to them.

Little League had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didn’t had to learn to deal with disappointment. Imagine that!

The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law or got in trouble in school was UNHEARD of…They actually typically sided with the law!

These generations have produced some of the best INVENTORS…problem solvers and inventors ever. …RISK-TAKERS… …AND ARTISTS…ever! The past 50 years have been an explosion of innovation and new ideas.

So kudos to Tom Brady for being a good father and raising his kid the way he wants to raise his kid. The power to him!

There’s no time for girly type of sideline nonsense, it’s none of their business, so bud out and get a life and learn from Tom.

So with all that said Tom, let’s do it again and we’re with you 100%.

Our hats are off to his true fatherhood spirit!

We here at the Somerville News Weekly salute you for everything that you do to make the world and Somerville a better place.


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