Team Bill's Worst Nightmare
Don't we root for the team, though? I mean, fandom is weird...it's this tribal thing, usually hardwired into us as kids, where our team is the good guys and the other teams are the bad guys. It's fun.
But individual players? When you're a kid, it's maybe easier to have that hero worship. But as an adult...I just can't see how anything Brady does would ruin anything. He'll do what's best for him. That's the other thing...for me, it's marginally more fun when players are likeable. It's easier, say, to root for Julian Edelman that some diva jerk. And Brady has represented himself really well for a long time. He's a professional. But...
Have you ever really felt over the years that he was about Boston, or New England? He's played for us, so of course, in a way. But he's wanted to excel for himself, and by extension his teammates. He doesn't care about us. Nor should he, but I sense less of a connection from Brady to the region than lots of other players.
I'm rambling a bit I guess. But I want what's best for the team. I like Brady and as a QB he's probably still the best bet. But if he leaves, he leaves. It'll be interesting, really. But it shouldn't affect your fandom at all. Just my two cents.
It won’t effect my fandom if Brady leaves, but (a) I really don’t want him to, and (b) I honestly don’t know how much I care for the NFL anymore after Deflategate, and it’s been easy to justify my time dedicated to it as Brady and the Pats have exacted sweet revenge on the league. But post-Brady, it will be harder to justify giving the league money...Deflategate was beyond disgusting and I hate every owner with a passion, including Kraft.