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2014-01-14 12:57:15 PM
3 votes:
Unless Namath got coddled by the league and was allowed to play under a different set of rules than 90% of QBs, I don't think he understands the hatred for Brady.

Carson Palmer's knee is shredded. Unfortunate, but that happens sometimes in football.

Brady's knee is shredded. We must change the rules so this never happens again!

Roethlisberger's nose gets broken by a forearm shiver. Great play by Ngata.

Brady's helmet gets the slightest graze. Personal foul, roughing the passer, 15 yard penalty, automatic first down.
2014-01-14 03:53:02 PM
2 votes:
Living in Boston and being a fan of another team, what I hate are bandwagon Patriot fans, not Brady.  People seem to forget that I grew up here and knew them all my life, and know that they paid ZERO attention to football before 2001. Suddenly they all have Brady jerseys and Patriot bumper stickers like they never existed before. Like my idiot ex-sister-in-law who, when asked about her new Welker jersey a couple years back, said she was a fan of his ever since the Patriots drafted him. Now, granted, this isn't a blanket statement. There were plenty of long-suffering Pats fans. I just hate the idea that all these fair-weather fans have basically had, what... almost 14 years of winning seasons? Thanks, Brady.
2014-01-14 03:02:56 PM
2 votes:
It's because he's a whiny prima donna who gets the satin glove treatment from the refs.
2014-01-14 02:48:22 PM
2 votes:
Any hatred I have toward Brady can be summed up with 2 words: Boston fans.
2014-01-14 01:20:36 PM
2 votes:
I used to work at a radio station in Honolulu. Was on sidelines and in locker room for interviews at the Pro Bowl every year. Tom Brady is an arrogant prick. Rude and dismissive. Other star QBs, notably Peyton Manning, were quite the opposite, very nice and gracious.
In fact, the only other negative experience I had with any player was Warren Sapp

I have always hated Brady,not because of success, but because he is, in fact, an asshole.
2014-01-14 12:34:17 PM
2 votes:

NewWorldDan: I don't think Joe quite gets it.  Manning and Brady are the two greatest quarterbacks of their generation, and probably all time, and they couldn't be more unlike each other.  When you watch Manning play, it's technical, orchestrated, complex, and hard.  Brady makes it look easy.  And that drives a lot of people crazy.  You look at the way most QBs struggle, the way everything in your own life is hard, and then here's this pretty boy who makes the most important position in football look easy.  Manning doesn't get anywhere near that level of hate.  Despite being a legacy, he looks like the hardest working, most devoted guy who ever took a snap.


I think you're on to something here. People love Peyton because they relate to his everyman work ethic thing. Which could all be an act btw, he certainly has as much knowledge and skill of anyone who ever played the game. Brady though looks on the field like he does in life-a good looking gifted dude who just coasts. Since a lot of hero worship in sports is relating yourself to the person you idolize, there just aren't that many people who can relate to Brady. Lots of guys can relate to Peyton and his mush mouth, and lots of guys can WISH they could live Brady's life. But very few people have any first-hand knowledge of what it must be like to be so talented, good looking and rich.
2014-01-14 12:16:54 PM
2 votes:
I don't think Joe quite gets it.  Manning and Brady are the two greatest quarterbacks of their generation, and probably all time, and they couldn't be more unlike each other.  When you watch Manning play, it's technical, orchestrated, complex, and hard.  Brady makes it look easy.  And that drives a lot of people crazy.  You look at the way most QBs struggle, the way everything in your own life is hard, and then here's this pretty boy who makes the most important position in football look easy.  Manning doesn't get anywhere near that level of hate.  Despite being a legacy, he looks like the hardest working, most devoted guy who ever took a snap.
2014-01-14 12:12:30 PM
2 votes:
Idont hate Brady per se - dude BALLS - but I do love seeing him cry. I love how whenever he gets hit he starts bawling to to the stripes. And every QB in the league yells at his O line in the clutch, when the game is on the line. Only Brady gets the benefit of lingering camera shots showing his unparalleled leadership, fire, and cutthroat will to win. Yeah. Because no other qb does that every single game.
2014-01-14 11:34:54 AM
2 votes:
I don't hate Brady but I detest the drooling media that love him.
2014-01-14 11:16:09 AM
2 votes:
Because he's a good looking millionaire married to a supermodel who happens to win a lot of football games, and you're a fat complainer living in a rathole who has never banged anything hot and has only ever won the my little pony jpeg posting contest?
2014-01-14 11:10:05 AM
2 votes:
People hate him, at least in part, because he is not the stereotypical aggressive "tough guy" football player, though it certainly seems he's as tough and competitive as anyone else. The incongruity gives people fits. Not to mention he's playing in the same era as Peyton Manning, who at least maintains a somewhat hokey everyman doofus-y persona.
2014-01-14 08:38:54 PM
1 votes:
I dislike him for a few basic reasons ...

1)  Boston fans.

and

2)  He Trent Dilfered his way to 3 Super Bowl titles.  He really was a mediocre quarterback on a seriously good team.

Since then, Brady has become a really damn good quarterback.  He's grown and developed into one of the best of all time -- but he hasn't won a Super Bowl since he got great.  Reason?  His teams.

So I dislike him based on the fact that his "greatness" is defined by his mediocrity -- not by him actually being great.  I realize this isn't really his fault -- but the media keeps bringing it up, so I'll dislike Brady until they get a clue.
2014-01-14 07:35:29 PM
1 votes:
The old "you're just jealous" argument. Works every time.

Is it ok not to like Brady because he's a whiny biatch? I also don't like Manning because he's a derpy mook. Or Rivers because he's a mouthy hick.

I don't much like any of them. I'm sure they're quite disappointed to hear it, too.
2014-01-14 05:08:26 PM
1 votes:

Transpogue: Bottom line...
I don't like Brady because a)He's a Patriot and Bears fans don't like the Patriots, and b)Patriots' fans are a bit insufferable. I'll add to that c) Brady is a bit of a prima donna.


I'm a Bears fan, and I don't know where you get the idea that Bears fans don't like Patriots. Hell, we clobbered them once thirty years ago and it's still our favorite memory. We only play them every few years; I don't think the Patriots are even on most fan's radars. There are a lot of teams that have beaten us badly since 1985 that deserve far more "hate".

/I don't hate any NFL franchise; I only really hate when the Packers beat the Bears. It made me sick a few weeks ago when we lost, even though I didn't expect much in the postseason.
/still respect GB, and have a number of friends and relatives in or from WI.
2014-01-14 03:45:12 PM
1 votes:
Why is Joe Namath in the Hall of Fame again?

Career TD's 173
Career INT's 220

12 years in the league and finished with a losing record  62-63-4 and a 50.1% completion rate.

Oh 1 SB ring.
2014-01-14 03:26:31 PM
1 votes:
I have no hatred for Brady. I dislike him because he plays for a team that's been far more successful than the ones that i root for over the past decade. And QBs are the face and brand of the teams in today's NFL,so he gets to be the face of my dislike of the Patriots.
2014-01-14 03:08:57 PM
1 votes:

Mikey1969: It's because he's a whiny prima donna who gets the satin glove treatment from the refs.


As a non-Pats fan from/living in New England, this is pretty much it.  Well that and Pats fans are the worst.
2014-01-14 02:42:17 PM
1 votes:
I hate Brady because I'm a Colts fan.  End of story.

If he were the quarterback of the Colts my son would have a Brady jersey.
2014-01-14 02:01:02 PM
1 votes:
My main memory of Joe Namath isn't him winning the Superb Owl, it's him looking like a 97 year old man when I saw him play for the Rams in 1977. Sad, very sad.

As for Brady, I don't get the negativity towards him. He's the classic American story: he's worked really hard to be good at what he does, he's reaped the rewards. Is he a dick in post-game interviews? Sure, but so what, considering the amount of mind-numbingly stupid questions people like him after to answer at those things, it's amazing to me they don't pull out taser guns and fire them at the person who asked the dumb question. Are he and Belichick and the rest of them smug assholes sometimes? Sure, but their time will pass and it'll be back to earth for that franchise. Let's see how many 20-something women show up in Bob Kraft's luxury box then.

I also don't get the whole "Waaah! He's won three Superb Owls! He's dated and then married supermodels!!! Waaah!" nonsense. Yeah, pro athletes are sooooo prone to dating women that look like Melissa McCarthy. Oh wait, they like bleached blonde/fake boobs arm candy.

Plus, the whole "Brady is entitled, Peyton is the salt of the earth" meme is such crap. Peyton has been focused on being what he's become since he was a kid, he's the freakin' son of a former NFL quarterback and the brother of a current NFL quarterback, it's not like his parents were nuclear physicists and he came out of nowhere to be an NFL QB. It's actually a little creepy to me that he seems to have been so maniacally focused on football for so long.

Oh, and Peyton's a die-hard Republican and likes the awful Kenney Chesney, so fark him. [shields up]

/Tase me, bro
2014-01-14 12:43:48 PM
1 votes:

coolio mack: Dr Dreidel: No Soap Radio: People hate him, at least in part, because he is not the stereotypical aggressive "tough guy" football player, though it certainly seems he's as tough and competitive as anyone else. The incongruity gives people fits. Not to mention he's playing in the same era as Peyton Manning, who at least maintains a somewhat hokey everyman doofus-y persona.

Last night, my roommate and I were discussing Philip Rivers. I FARKING HATE PHILIP RIVERS WITH A WHITE-HOT PASSION, but with Brady it's just sort of "Eh. Haters gonna hate."

Because Brady is hyper-competitive, but it shows mostly when he talks to teammates. Rivers is also hyper-competitive, but it shows in his jawing at the opposite sideline. I don't recall much of Brady shiat-talking the other squad.

He's had his moments when he's been prodded. Both him and Belichick clowned Anthony Smith of the Steelers a few years back when he guaranteed a win against them.  He also went in on Suggs a few years back.

Brady is one of my favorite athletes of all time. His competitiveness and the way he strives to get better is at a Michael Jordan/Kobe Bryant type level.


With Jordan and Bryant, you sense an unholy, nearly unhealthy level of competitiveness, as if there's very little else in their lives to make them human.  Certainly is true for Jordan, who is by all accounts a total prick in real life, and probably for Bryant, who at least is not a gambling addict and asshole.  With Brady, you have a feeling this guy actually enjoys life outside the stadium.
2014-01-14 12:24:48 PM
1 votes:

Slam Bradley: Transpogue: I despise Brady because he's a Patriot. That's bred into me from a)being born in Chicago in the 70s and having vivid memories of Superbowl XX, and b)living in Cambridge, MA long enough to observe Pats fans in the wild. fark the Patriots.

I can understand your B reason (although its the same for every fan group if you live near young college aged fans of any team), but how can you hate the Pats from SB XX?  One of the most lopsided Superb Owls ever, and they even released a smack talking song the same year they demolished their way through the league.  I guess you could hate them for not letting Payton score a TD, but you should blame Ditka more for that

/Pats fan


The *charm* of a Bears fan is that we will talk about that game like it happened last year.  We all know- we really do- that it happened almost thirty years ago and also know the many, many flaws of Ditka, but they were exacerbated by how Buddy ran the defense.  But that's a whole other story...

My encounters with Pats fans were beyond the college kids-- it was also the grown adults- both white and blue collar.  But again, it's through the eyes of Bears fan, and we're just brought up to despise the Patriots.  We also don't get how an entire segment of the country gets a team.  That's like having the Midwest Bears.  Doesn't compute.

But I'm rambling now, because my coffee hasn't kicked in yet...

At the end of the day, I love the game, and enjoy despising other teams for no real football reason, because FOOTBALL.

/Packers SUCK
//but we respect the Packers, because history
///but they SUCK
2014-01-14 12:20:38 PM
1 votes:

Pentaxian: Something I find amusing is the creepy man-crush Bostonians have on him


Boston's man-crush is on Darth Hoodie, thankyouverymuch.
2014-01-14 12:11:07 PM
1 votes:
I didn't hate him until I saw that ESPN doc about him, where in an interview he cries about being drafted in the 7th round.

One of the best ever. Three superb owls.  Married to a supermodel.  Millionaire.

Cries about being drafted in the 7th round like it was the worst thing that ever happened to him.


That's why I hate tom brady.
2014-01-14 12:00:27 PM
1 votes:

JudgeSmails: I don't hate Brady but I detest the drooling media that love him.


This gets me more than anything else.

Something I find amusing is the creepy man-crush Bostonians have on him while the first thing he does when the season is over is to flee to NYC.
2014-01-14 11:57:32 AM
1 votes:

you are a puppet: natural316: natural316: JudgeSmails: I don't hate Brady but I detest the drooling media that love him.

He's not the only athlete they do that for

Lebron
Tiger
Payton
RG3

Oops, I meant Peyton. Walter doesn't get that treatment

Chicago media gave him that treatment for sure. Wasn't it taboo locally to mention any of the less than admirable things he did off the field?


Still kinda is. The biography that came out a couple years ago got a ton of hate in the media for that rsason. People are flawed. IMO that doesn't change the fact that he's one of the best ever.
2014-01-14 11:43:21 AM
1 votes:
I don't have anything against "Tom Brady," I have everything against "Wildly Successful Quarterback of a Team Against Which I Root." If he'd been the playboy quarterback of the Giants or Ravens, I'd be over the moon with him.

/But then, I wouldn't get to watch Eli Manning or Joe Flacco.
2014-01-14 11:28:44 AM
1 votes:
People hated him before spygate and once that broke everyone thought he would fall so far and just fade out yet here he is still winning. That drives patriots haters farking bananas
2014-01-14 11:17:10 AM
1 votes:

No Soap Radio: People hate him, at least in part, because he is not the stereotypical aggressive "tough guy" football player, though it certainly seems he's as tough and competitive as anyone else. The incongruity gives people fits. Not to mention he's playing in the same era as Peyton Manning, who at least maintains a somewhat hokey everyman doofus-y persona.


No question about that.  I saw a documentary about TB while he was at Michigan.  He apparently started off as a freshman in the 5th string or some shiat, and was getting the crap beaten out of him in practice on a regular basis.  Lloyd Carr said he just kept getting back up and not letting it affect his throws or decision-making.  He ultimately played his way into the starting role, but he definitely earned it there.

aintnuttintofarkwith: Because he's living every man's fantasy?


That's also definitely a part of it.  I think a lot of people instinctively believe that TB's success has been more or less handed to him, and that he hasn't earned it.  Granted, being good looking is something that nobody earns, but there's no question he earned his success on the field, especially if you read about his college career.
2014-01-14 11:10:31 AM
1 votes:
Look at those sideburns! He looks like a girl. Now Johnny Unitas, there's a haircut to set your watch by.
2014-01-14 11:00:31 AM
1 votes:
But wants to kiss him
 
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