Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady obviously
loves his football, but he loves a good meal even more, as we
discovered when the Patriots QB huddled up with writer to
talk about his favorite places in Boston.
Quarterback Tom Brady and his fellow Patriots own
After winning two of the last three Super Bowls, the New England
Patriots are the pride of sports-mad and championship-starved
Beantown. The Bruins haven't won a title for more than 30 years.
The Celtics haven't been the same since Larry Bird. And while hope
springs eternal for the beloved Red Sox
well, never mind.
Sporting two championship rings and a winning personality has a way
of getting you the proverbial keys to the city - even for a former
California dude. The still-single Brady was born in 1977 in the Bay
Area, but this amiable, down-to-earth, all-around cool guy has
taken to New England in a big way. And vice versa. Of course, it
helps that he comes from an Irish-American family that loves sports
and leisure activities - all the better to live in New England.
It also helps that the 26-year-old quarterback loves exploring
Boston's myriad attractions, restaurants, bars, and otherwise
happening places. Brady, who says he could talk food all day (and
just about does), gets jazzed about sampling all sorts of different
fare in addition to golf courses, city hot spots, and coastal
Heading into his fifth season, Brady says the Patriots' goal is to
take home the title again, and that while he has an "insatiable
thirst" to win, he's totally into the journey of just getting to
sports nirvana. He enthusiastically takes up that sense of
exploration to give us a tour of Beantown.
American Way: You have a highly structured life during football
season. How do you start your day in the off-season?