Tom Brady, Derek Jeter
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Tom Brady hopped on the “Howard Stern Show” Wednesday morning to discuss a plethora of topics including Derek Jeter’s landlord status.

We all know there’s no crying in baseball. Football, on the other hand, does not fall under the same category.

There were plenty of tears shed the instant the NFL world found out Tom Brady would be parting with the New England Patriots. Tears of joy commenced on the New York Jets’ side while sadness flowed up north. Brady even shed some tears himself.

Wednesday morning on the Howard Stern Show, Brady admitted to an emotional parting of the ways when saying goodbye to Bill Belichick and Robert Kraft.

“I called up Mr. Kraft, and I went over to his house, and I just said — and it was a funny time because we’re all dealing with this current corona situation that we’re in,” Brady said. “I went over, and I just said, ‘Look, I just want to say how much I love you and appreciate what we’ve done together. I know that we’re not going to continue together, but thank you. Thank you for providing what you have for my family and for my career.’


“I was able to call Coach (Bill) Belichick at the same time and thank him. It was great, and I wouldn’t have had it any other way.”

When Stern asked if there were tears, Brady didn’t hold back.

“I was crying,” Brady said. “I’m a very emotional person.”

Brady will turn 43 this coming August. He’s already down in Tampa Bay in an interesting spot. Brady’s renting Derek Jeter’s mansion, adding to the wacky fashion in which the Pats dynasty ended (Brady to Tampa in Jeter’s house, Rob Gronkowski wrestling and a wild-card loss to Ryan Tannehill).

Unfortunately for Jeter, he couldn’t defend himself when Stern blamed him for the faulty WiFi connection the show experienced (Brady cut out at least three times in the early stages of the interview). But what’s bad for Jeter is great for Brady, as he admitted to enjoying the “renting” experience. Whenever something’s needed, all he has to do is give a shout to No. 2 (Derek Jeter, No. 2).

“I call him and bitch to him and he gets it fixed,” Brady said.

Of course, the New York Mets remain the more popular baseball team that meshes with the Jets, for obvious reasons, but there are plenty of Yankees-Jets fans out there.

To think the Tom Brady era in New England is actually over and the man now lives in a New York legend’s house is almost too much to believe. But hey, crying in football is allowed, apparently.


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