After leading the New England Patriots to his fifth Super Bowl victory with the biggest comeback in the game’s history, Tom Brady spiked the ball with a deft postgame commercial in which he mocks the man who gave him a four-game suspension at the start of the season over Deflategate.
In a commercial Brady filmed for Shields Health Care way back in October, the quarterback removes his four Super Bowl rings to be placed in a safe. Asked if has any more jewelry, he says he’s hoping for more. It was a cute ad during the fall, but on Sunday night, it served as a big ol’ victory dance.
Brady responds that, yes, he does have a little more jewelry. “Actually no, I forgot this one,” Brady says as he takes another ring from his pocket. “It’s kind of new.”
Told that he’ll need a bigger locker, Brady drops the mic on the commish:
Roger that, indeed. Here’s how the original ad looked:
That wasn’t the only time Brady took the air out of the suspension with a well-aimed jab. In a Foot Locker “Week of Greatness” ad, he is shown at a diner overhearing two fans who are wondering aloud about how the company has sustained its success.
“Just because something is great year after year doesn’t mean anything is going on,” Brady says to the fans. “Why can’t some things just be great? It starts with questions, and then questions turn into assumptions, and then assumptions turn into vacations. So why would you punish the Week of Greatness for something that never even happened? I lost my appetite.”
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