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  1. DarrylS

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    Guess Ron is not getting the BB interviews or the stories on Dillon, so he has to resort to his old game of Pat bashing.. this time on MSNBC.. nevertheless, the same old, same old Ron.. one good thing no BB bashing, in the end of the article he tries to get all warm and fuzzy about kids.. does not work, still same old Ron.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17284028/

    What does it mean when your agent issues a statement that reads: "Tom and his family are excited about the pregnancy'' when his family doesn't include the person who's pregnant? Well, so much for the Beaver Cleaver image, that's what it means.

    Ever since Tom Brady ascended to the level of American sporting icon, which took about a season and a half as the New England Patriots' starting quarterback, he also became not only the All-American Boy but America's favorite son. He was the poster boy for what the world hopes all its athletes could be — smart, good looking, aw-shucks humble, flashing blue eyes, wide smile. Just one of the guys, even when he couldn't really be one of the guys because of his rising public profile as a three-time Super Bowl winning quarterback. He was John-Boy Walton with better jewelry, an image he worked overtime to foster.

    When his charmed life began to change and he threw a pick that helped kill his team in the playoffs a year ago, the reaction by most clear-thinking people around Boston was, "it happens." So what? His halo remained intact.

    .....It's not a public relations problem, it's a life to be cared for. The public relations problem, which Brady hasn't quite seemed to figure out yet, is this: If you want to date actresses and supermodels you need to remember that most of them know how to manipulate the media better than any NFL quarterback who ever lived.
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    I don't really think this one is pats bashing. Like it or not, having your ex girlfriend declare to the world that she is pregnant with your baby while you are in Paris with the new girlfriend is not exactly the image we have come to expect from Tom Terrific. (Frankly, this is not a big deal to me. Image is one thing but we are all human and none of us are perfect)

    The difference between us and TB of course is that he is in the spotlight and we aren't. Borges is commenting on how bad this makes him look. Frankly, it does. He has cultivated a squeaky clean image and this situation clearly doesn't fit the image that we have of him. If he were a Rock star, this would have been big news for half a day and forgotten in the next half.

    But he's not. Tom markets himself (yes much less than peyton) as a clean cut all american boy. he's the guy who works hard, doesn't complain, and makes the best out of his situation. When news like this happens, it is so incongrous with the image he has tried to create so hard all these years. That's why people have reacted to it like this. Borges is merely pointing out what many of us know already.
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    According to Borges, its OK for Moynihan's publicist to make the announcement that she's pregnent, but when Brady issues a statement he's a bad guy. Borges thinks he is suppose to have a press conference to talk about his feelings.
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    Why is it about an image he "tries" to portray?

    Perhaps he truly is about putting the team first. Perhaps he is about not doing 5000 commercials, and if he does he takes his O-line.

    It is that same conviction that allows him to do the right thing in this situation with Moynahan. The right thing is not to go back with her just because of a kid. The right thing is to make sure that he is the BEST dad he can possibly be.

    Borges is an idiot. Referring to INT's as changing his image? C'mon. In sports, you can't win 'em all.
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    I have to agree with this. Tom is the way he is about playing sports, and everyone else in the media has run with that to create the golden boy image. Just like they do with almost every successful, attractive quarterback. From the articles I have been reading in the last couple of years, he was actually annoyed by the image and wanted to make it clear he was just like every other guy. Remember the "Tom Brady Surfs for Porn" headlines?

    He can't help it if he's good looking. Frankly, this "image" he supposedly works day and night to "market" is largely because of how he looks and how he wins. It practically markets itself.
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    he does not know the facts so he should keep his mouth shut, lets assume the bradys knew that ms. moynahan secretly got off her birth control without telling mr. brady, what parent would be so quick to embrace ms. wonderful with their statement? not many, so without the facts he should mind his own business
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    We all know what kind of guy tom is. no question he will deal with fatherhood the way he deals with everything,the best possable way. cant wait till next season . there will be other things to write about.you go tom:rocker: :rocker:
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    As the week has progressed, I find this a non issue!

    Ron Borges of course waited to publish his take to later in the week when he knew his point of view would get some more attention.

    Bottom line is he will be a great Dad. I see him hoisting the Lombardi in one hand and having his son or daughter in the other hand on the podium next February!

    Or watch him carrying his baby around Boston or after a big win - wait to see how much more endeared Tom will become. Somehow he will make this work and will end up even more Golden as the media will marvel at how does he do it??? He is a QB and a single Dad...what an even greater guy than we...yada yada yada.

    Damned babies are a babe magnet. Something tells me #12 with baby in tow will make women go even more nuts for this guy. Sometimes I really do hate Tom Brady :)
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    This means that my little guy will be using Borges as a target for quite a while longer. Sorry, Felger.
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    Borges is insane...some of the stuff he wrote is nuts.

    Take this...
    Wha?

    And this...
    Wha? Bundchen is 27. How old is Brady? They've got like 3 years age difference. What's the age difference between Borges and his wife? That is, if anyone can stand him long enough to marry him.

    And finally...
    Yeah, that's why he did a magazine spread in which he went out of his way to say he drinks, swears, watches porn, goes to clubs and looks to get laid. That's John-Boy Walton to a tee.
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    Borges needs to be biatch slapped for the article. I just read it.

    As I have said before, Brady never worked at the Golden Boy image, it was annoited on him by the media. His own teammates call him Mr. Wonderful. That is because Brady is a good man, NOT a perfect man, but a good and by all accounts a decent man. When have you heard a bad word spoken about Brady by a teammate that has left the Pats or from an opposing team. I think the answer is 'never'.

    If Borges wants to find fault and point in the NFL go check out the Bengals, the Bears, and now Pacman Jones for some real stories -arrests and crime to fill up all kinds of pages in his newspaper or for MSN. What did Brady do, Brady had sex with his girlfriend of 3 years! WOW, stop the presses. He didn't hold someone at gun point, buy or use drugs, or get a STD and use an alias to hide. Brady is human. Yeah, we get that.
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    I agree, Borges has gone way to far. I mean who is he to question someones faith. Last time I checked Borges is a sports writer, and not a good one.

    Plus I love how he makes it look like Brady is robbing the cradle with Geisel with the "nanny" comment. I guess he failed to mention that the two are only 3 years apart in age.
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    I was going to read the article but I decided to hit myself in the head with a hammer instead.

    It's almost stopped hurting, so I think I made the right decision.

    Borges on morals.:rolleyes:
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    Borges is dumber than I gave him credit for if he thinks nobody will see through his johnny-come-lately regurgitation of this "Lifestyles Of The Rich And Famous" issue which, to me anyway, has finally started to take it's rightful place on the back pages of the Patriot's Offseason News Machine.
    What an idiot. Good try RonnieB,but Brady will somehow come out of this smelling like a rose and you will simply emerge holding your "I Have An Agenda" sign. Yet again.
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    Here's the problem I have with Borges and the media overall... Tom Brady never asked to be anyone's "golden boy". If anything, he has made a few attempts over the past few years to shun that image and reputation. But the only thing the media loves more than to christen such titles on people is to turn around and tear that person down when he doesn't live up to the impossibly high standard they've set for him.

    Tom Brady is an NFL quarterback, and a fine one at that. He is also, by all accounts, a decent human being (fathering a child out of wedlock does not disqualify someone from being a decent human being). What can't people just leave it at that...?
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    Oh, really..? In what way has Tom Brady "cultivated a squeaky clean image"...? It seems to me that he has always been uncomfortable with that image and he has done everything he could to be seen more as one of the guys.

    You're wrong. The media has annointed him as a clean cut all American boy. He has done nothing to market himself as such or try to stand out as more morally pure than any of the rest of us.

    Seems to me that you're not nearly as much "in the know" as you think you are.
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    How does a guy like Borges get to where he is?
    I love how the headline says "His image takes a hit." Says who? I have heard very few fans say that they look at him differently now. I guess just because Borges wants something to be negative about, he can determine the way the world feels about the guy.
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    Far from it. There are plenty of fathers out there who never had a child out of wedlock, but who did get a woman pregnant outside of marriage. In fact, some have become President of the USA.

    (I really don't want to take this further, I'm just making an observation, no value judgements so we don't have to get into the politics side).
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    F*ck Borges and this tabloid journalism trash. :violent:
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    Quote Tom Brady - 9.2005:

    "I hate that golden-boy image, I don't look at myself like that at all! For me to believe I can't do anything wrong, I think that's all bull****"

    I saw this posted on another board - in fact, it was a Colts board with some guy defending Brady. Seems like that quote from GQ a year and a half ago says it all.

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