Tom Brady is notorious for doing everything he can to gain a competitive advantage. He relentlessly studies film. He commits to pliability. He refuses to eat tomatoes. Depending on who you ask, he may have conspired to deflate some footballs. Now we have one more thing we can add to the list of ways Brady stays at the top of his game: Mopping up his center's butt sweat. Not only is the New England quarterback and six-time Super Bowl champion understandably grossed out by the general idea of sticking his hands in the general vicinity of a pound man's moist undercarriage, but it's also a practice that can have a negative effect on his in-game performance. It's not an issue that's exclusive to Brady of course, as other QBs have also discussed how it can effect the way they play. Just last month, Kirk Cousins talked at length about the very damp caboose of his new rookie center. Unfortunately for centers, there's not a whole lot they can do.
It's simple: Touching sweaty butts leads to wet hands, which lead to bad passes
Almost immediately after his comment, several users began tagging his wife to get her to notice what he wrote. However, Bundchen did not post a response. Even if Brady was joking, which may have been the reason for the laughing emojis, many fans were still a little surprised that the quarterback would put any information like that on social media. For the most part, the couple has been pretty private about their relationship despite being one of the most famous celebrity couples in the world.
Okay, please hold your cheers or jeers for a moment while I justify the extremely obvious attempt to catch your attention, and provoke certain aggression and rioting from the New England faithful. Growing up, my best friend and I never ever ever saw eye to eye when arguing the likes of sports. Heck, my friend Shawn seemed to make an art form out of arguing about just about anything! One argument, certainly not exclusive to us, was always the debate over the greatest quarterback of all time—and perhaps even more importantly, how the hell do you rate them? I was always stuck on the statistics angle and would vouch for Dan Marino, while my friend loved the bling and had a man crush on Joe Montana. He would always argue that championships make the QB, but I just don't see Dilfer and Rypien helping out that argument. Not to mention that the entire 49ers team was made up of Pro Bowlers! There's a big difference between handing the ball to Roger Craig than say Let's not forget the receivers. Marino had Duper and Clayton early in his career, but who was that Rice guy that Montana had as a target?
For Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, though, sometimes it demands a bit more sweat than he would prefer. According to a report from Nick Underhill at The Athletic , Brady goes to great lengths in order to avoid his centers' sweaty butts. Read more : 41 examples of Tom Brady's extraordinary competitiveness. With Woody, Brady did his best to grin, bear it, and just play football. But when Woody's successor Dan Koppen took over the job, Brady found his solution — sticking a towel down his center's pants.