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(Yahoo)   Tom Brady on practicing during coronavirus pandemic: "Only thing we have to fear, is fear itself," using the words of the president permanently disabled by a highly contagious disease   (sports.yahoo.com) divider line
    More: Asinine, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Tom Brady, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Dr. Allen Sills, stark contrast, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, immune supplements, practice Tuesday  
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2020-06-26 1:17:05 PM  
Tom Brady is as dumb as a bag of hammers.
 
2020-06-26 1:19:45 PM  
Who cares what Tom Brady says?
 
2020-06-26 1:24:19 PM  
I have but one regret, that the Vaxxers have not managed to make Amurika Grayte Agin by bringing back smallpox, Polio and the Oregon Trail Squats.
 
2020-06-26 1:25:56 PM  
That's the kind of hubris and bravado that gets you infected.
 
2020-06-26 1:30:51 PM  
Thanks for the memories, Tom.

Tampa Bay, he's your problem now.
 
2020-06-26 1:46:48 PM  
The full Roosevelt quote:

So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is...fear itself - nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance. In every dark hour of our national life a leadership of frankness and of vigor has met with that understanding and support of the people themselves which is essential to victory. And I am convinced that you will again give that support to leadership in these critical days.

Because FDR was President during both the Great Depression and WWII, people tend to conflate this quote with both.  This quote comes from his inauguration, during the deepest part of the Great Depression.  He was speaking to people who were too scared to start a business, too scared to spend money or put money into banks, and too scared to make any real systemic changes to the system for fear non-specific evils like the creep of socialism.  He was saying that if you spend all your time waiting for the other shoe to drop, you'll become the other shoe.   That line worked for the Depression because periods of economic hardship are often not driven by clear external factors, but by fear and uncertainty in the abstract.  He wasn't making some grand philosophical point as much as he was saying something pretty grounded and fundamental to game theory.

But FDR wasn't an idiot.  He wouldn't have trotted this line out after Pearl Harbor or D-Day.  When there's a clear, external threat, you can fear that.  And in the case of a virus, that's even more true.  You could argue that we could end war if we learned not to fear one another.  But that doesn't work for COVID.   You can fear COVID.  You should.
 
2020-06-26 1:47:15 PM  
Not true. We also have to fear idiots whose idiocy can transmit potentially fatal diseases.
 
2020-06-26 1:51:18 PM  
They should be quarantining among themselves, though.  Who knows if any of them are.  Brady's own parents are old and his mother would be gone in a week from this.
 
2020-06-26 1:53:04 PM  
TB12 is the male version of Goop as far as branding goes.  The guy's an idiot
 
2020-06-26 1:57:27 PM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: Tom Brady is as dumb as a bag of hammers.


Well, he's MAGAt, so...
 
2020-06-26 1:58:35 PM  
He's about just under half full of hot air.
 
2020-06-26 2:07:52 PM  
Just want to point out the difference between Florida and New England here:
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2020-06-26 2:11:20 PM  
"Nothing to fear but fear itself." he then added  'That and several huge defensive linemen bearing down upon me at full speed."
 
2020-06-26 2:14:53 PM  

bhcompy: TB12 is the male version of Goop as far as branding goes.  The guy's an idiot


Would a candle that smells like his taint sell better or worse than Gywenth Paltrow's vagina candle? And yes, I had to embiggen that word just for my own editorial sanity.
 
2020-06-26 2:31:54 PM  
On the plus side, Pats fans no longer to feel obligated to defend everything he does.

Tom Brady is the New Brett Favre.
 
2020-06-26 2:37:22 PM  
Wow he's had a bunch of concussions.
 
2020-06-26 2:47:09 PM  
Let's look at some more of that speech, given at FDRs inauguration:

"....we face our common difficulties. They concern, thank God, only material things. Values have shrunken to fantastic levels; taxes have risen; our ability to pay has fallen; government of all kinds is faced by serious curtailment of income; the means of exchange are frozen in the currents of trade; the withered leaves of industrial enterprise lie on every side; farmers find no markets for their produce; the savings of many years in thousands of families are gone.  More important, a host of unemployed citizens face the grim problem of existence, and an equally great number toil with little return. Only a foolish optimist can deny the dark realities of the moment.  Yet our distress comes from no failure of substance. We are stricken by no plague of locusts."

Ok, we HAVE been struck by a "plague of locusts", this allusion to a natural disaster that causes this problem.  We know what we have to do.  And our distress comes directly from a failure of substance this time.
 
2020-06-26 2:54:58 PM  
He's an asshole but he's OUR asshole now.

/Go Bucs
 
2020-06-26 2:57:05 PM  
Well....fear, and dead kidneys, and killing your family, and permanent lung damage, and drowning in your own lungs...

But also fear, sure.
 
2020-06-26 2:58:12 PM  
... well fear and somewhere around a thousand COVID-19 virus particles.
 
2020-06-26 3:03:02 PM  

Rapmaster2000: On the plus side, Pats fans no longer to feel obligated to defend everything he does.

Tom Brady is the New Brett Favre.


Hopefully without the dick pics
 
2020-06-26 3:54:20 PM  
Look, Tom Brady is an immeasurably talented athlete, and his resume more than speaks for itself. The dude is good at throwing a football. However, he's a Trump supporter, which means he's also dumber than dogshiat. The good thing is, he doesn't need to be smart, he just needs to remember what team to throw the ball to every game.

/the Packers play the Bucs in Tampa Bay for Week 3
//not in primetime, which is odd
///assuming the season starts on time, that game will be a shiatshow
////can't wait for the Rodgers vs. Brady media circlejerk  *rolls eyes*
 
2020-06-26 4:06:02 PM  
As a NE fan...

Not my problem anymore.
 
2020-06-26 4:21:48 PM  

Close2TheEdge: Thanks for the memories, Tom.

Tampa Bay, he's your problem now.


I have relatives in Tampa Bay. He will fit right in. Good luck down there, you're all going to need it.
 
2020-06-26 4:37:16 PM  

Al Tsheimers: Close2TheEdge: Thanks for the memories, Tom.

Tampa Bay, he's your problem now.

I have relatives in Tampa Bay. He will fit right in. Good luck down there, you're all going to need it.


Do they need life jackets?

Tampa Bay is a body of water. Green Bay is a city.
 
2020-06-26 4:59:27 PM  

Ker_Thwap: As a NE fan...

Not my problem anymore.


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2020-06-26 5:03:30 PM  

Coco LaFemme: Look, Tom Brady is an immeasurably talented athlete, and his resume more than speaks for itself. The dude is good at throwing a football. However, he's a Trump supporter, which means he's also dumber than dogshiat. The good thing is, he doesn't need to be smart, he just needs to remember what team to throw the ball to every game.

/the Packers play the Bucs in Tampa Bay for Week 3
//not in primetime, which is odd
///assuming the season starts on time, that game will be a shiatshow
////can't wait for the Rodgers vs. Brady media circlejerk  *rolls eyes*


The greatest of all time way past his prime versus the most overrated player in the NFL this century!  In an EMPTY EMPTY EMPTY STADIUM!  Subject to regional blackouts.  Guarantee void in Tennessee.
 
2020-06-26 5:04:04 PM  

Epic Fap Session: Al Tsheimers: Close2TheEdge: Thanks for the memories, Tom.

Tampa Bay, he's your problem now.

I have relatives in Tampa Bay. He will fit right in. Good luck down there, you're all going to need it.

Do they need life jackets?

Tampa Bay is a body of water. Green Bay is a city.


What about Tompa Bay? My atlas is outdated and I can't seem to find much on it.
 
2020-06-26 5:07:46 PM  

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: Just want to point out the difference between Florida and New England here:
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Sad sunset.
 
2020-06-26 5:28:55 PM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: ThatGuyFromTheInternet: Just want to point out the difference between Florida and New England here:
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Sad sunset.


Trump speaking?
 
2020-06-26 5:46:08 PM  

Epic Fap Session: Al Tsheimers: Close2TheEdge: Thanks for the memories, Tom.

Tampa Bay, he's your problem now.

I have relatives in Tampa Bay. He will fit right in. Good luck down there, you're all going to need it.

Do they need life jackets?

Tampa Bay is a body of water. Green Bay is a city.


You are correct. I should have said the Tampa Bay area.
 
2020-06-26 5:57:50 PM  
If Jesus could cure a leper then then Tommy can surely cure a covid sufferer.
 
2020-06-26 6:32:53 PM  
Come on. Tom Brady cant catch anything.

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2020-06-26 8:02:54 PM  
Brady is very lucky. If he played for any other coach aside from Belichick he not only wouldn't have as many rings, but he would have been allowed to talk more, which would have made him a laughing stock inside of a single season.
 
2020-06-26 8:05:16 PM  

Nana's Vibrator: Coco LaFemme: Look, Tom Brady is an immeasurably talented athlete, and his resume more than speaks for itself. The dude is good at throwing a football. However, he's a Trump supporter, which means he's also dumber than dogshiat. The good thing is, he doesn't need to be smart, he just needs to remember what team to throw the ball to every game.

/the Packers play the Bucs in Tampa Bay for Week 3
//not in primetime, which is odd
///assuming the season starts on time, that game will be a shiatshow
////can't wait for the Rodgers vs. Brady media circlejerk  *rolls eyes*

The greatest of all time way past his prime versus the most overrated player in the NFL this century!  In an EMPTY EMPTY EMPTY STADIUM!  Subject to regional blackouts.  Guarantee void in Tennessee.


I didn't know Joe Namath was QB for the Packers. Guess that snuck that off-season signing in under the radar.
 
2020-06-26 10:53:34 PM  
That headline would have been better if not for the fact that FDR did not have a contagious disease. He had Guillian Barre syndrome, an autoimmune disease with unknown causes.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paral​y​tic_illness_of_Franklin_D._Roosevelt
 
2020-06-27 12:24:04 AM  
His lungs are over inflated to prevent viruses getting in.
 
2020-06-27 7:45:56 AM  
Aww, cute little Farkers upset that not everybody is hiding under their bed. Him Stoopid. Him not scared.
 
2020-06-27 8:29:33 AM  
It figures Fark's limp-wristed members would gang up to attack someone doing something they can't even begin to understand. Let me help here you bunch of peanut allergy fail farks. This is Warrior Code for those of us that do Alpha male shiat. Don't bother attempting to understand it; you might break a nail.
 
2020-06-27 2:31:12 PM  
"Free at last, Free at last, Thank God almighty we are free at last."

~Tom Brady
 
2020-06-27 8:41:01 PM  
Fear itself, and also tomatoes. Tom Brady is not a smart man.
 
2020-06-27 8:49:17 PM  

Coco LaFemme: Nana's Vibrator: Coco LaFemme: Look, Tom Brady is an immeasurably talented athlete, and his resume more than speaks for itself. The dude is good at throwing a football. However, he's a Trump supporter, which means he's also dumber than dogshiat. The good thing is, he doesn't need to be smart, he just needs to remember what team to throw the ball to every game.

/the Packers play the Bucs in Tampa Bay for Week 3
//not in primetime, which is odd
///assuming the season starts on time, that game will be a shiatshow
////can't wait for the Rodgers vs. Brady media circlejerk  *rolls eyes*

The greatest of all time way past his prime versus the most overrated player in the NFL this century!  In an EMPTY EMPTY EMPTY STADIUM!  Subject to regional blackouts.  Guarantee void in Tennessee.

I didn't know Joe Namath was QB for the Packers. Guess that snuck that off-season signing in under the radar.


You do realize it isn't the 20th Century any more, right?
 
2020-06-27 11:26:48 PM  
In football related matters, I'd consider this point of view.

... but from a guy who thinks drinking enough water prevents you from sunstrokes?!?

Nah. I'm good.
 
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