BOSTON (CBS) — Tom Brady stepped to the rostrum on the South Garden of the White Home on Tuesday, and the reigning Tremendous Bowl MVP introduced some jokes.
With the Buccaneers within the nation’s capital to be honored by President Joe Biden, Brady made the journey and was the one participant to talk in the course of the ceremony.
In the course of his speech — which was a quick 140 seconds lengthy — Brady made a joke that referenced the massive variety of People who did not believe that Biden won last November’s election in opposition to the incumbent Donald Trump.
“It didn’t look nice there at one level. We have been 7-5, struggling somewhat bit, because the President alluded to. However we discovered a rhythm, we acquired on a roll,” Brady stated. “Not lots of people suppose that we may have gained. In reality, I feel, about 40 p.c of the individuals nonetheless don’t suppose we gained.”
Biden then interjected: “I perceive that.”
Brady adopted: “Do you perceive that, Mr. President?”
Biden reiterated: “I perceive that.”
Earlier within the ceremony, Biden — who turned the oldest man to turn into president at age 78 — credited Bruce Arians and Brady for being the oldest coach and quarterback, respectively, to win the Tremendous Bowl.
“You already know rather a lot is made about the truth that we’ve got the oldest coach ever to win a Tremendous Bowl and the oldest quarterback to win the Tremendous Bowl. Effectively I’ll inform you proper now, you gained’t hear any jokes about that from me,” Biden stated. “So far as I’m involved, there’s nothing flawed with being the oldest man to make it to the mountaintop. That’s how I take a look at it.”
Biden then advised Brady that he appears to be like like he has “about 20 extra years left.”
“You’re nearly the most effective to ever play,” Biden stated.
Throughout Brady’s speech, he joked about how he can sympathize with among the criticism Biden has obtained for his age, primarily based on a nationally televised gaffe he made vs. Chicago final season.
“Personally, it’s good for me to be again right here,” Brady stated. “We had a recreation in Chicago the place I forgot what down it was. I misplaced observe of 1 down in 21 years of taking part in, they usually began calling me ‘Sleepy Tom.’ Why would they try this to me?”
Biden, who was also known as “Sleepy Joe” by his political opponent final yr, responded with a smile, saying, “I don’t know!”