Brady wears tiny hat: DJ Gallo says we're doomed.

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I usually avoid stuff like this like Swine Flu, but this seems to be a trend lately with all the "Giselle is Delilah to Brady's Samson" crap swirling around, but I think it was a satrical piece that speaks to that tiny, nagging voice inside a lot of Pats fans that maybe all this stuff will affect Tom in a negative way. I seriously doubt it and I really don't think the hat is all that tiny.

This piece is from DJ Gallo who writes for sportspickle.com, but this one appeared on ESPN's page two.

Usually, a tiny hat is just a tiny hat. A unique fashion choice. Brave, even. Daring.

But when Tom Brady went out this past weekend in a tiny hat and a curiously buttoned shirt, it struck me as more than just a snapshot of someone who was recently victimized by a persuasive haberdasher. Brady's tiny hat was not just a tiny hat. It was the cap on his football career.

Here's the happy couple at the Costume Institute Gala in New York City on Monday night. What has happened to you, Tom?But let's forget miniature hats for a moment and focus on football. Brady will turn 32 years old during the preseason. This will be his 10th season in the NFL. He'll lead an aging offensive unit on a team that is considered the dynasty of the decade -- but hasn't won a Super Bowl in more than four years. New England's division rivals have improved dramatically since Brady last played an entire game 15 months ago. And -- oh, yeah -- he is coming back from a significant knee injury. It takes most players 24 months to recover fully from an ACL and MCL tear. Whereas Brady's time line was set back by a bacterial infection in the surgically repaired knee. And with New England's insurance policy, Matt Cassel, gone to Kansas City, Brady will be under pressure to perform immediately at 100 percent. There is no Plan B.

If Brady were any other player in the league, all of the above would resign a fan base to a down season and give fantasy owners sleepless nights. Yet the Patriots are installed as the favorites to win Super Bowl XLIV. Umm … OK. Whatever.

But back to the tiny hat.

Four years ago, way back to a time after Brady won his last Super Bowl, he admitted to "60 Minutes" that football wasn't necessarily doing it for him. "Why do I have three Super Bowl rings and still think there is something greater out there for me? A lot of people would say, 'This is what it is. I reached my goal, my dream.' Me, I think, 'God, it's got to be more than this.' I mean, this isn't … what it's all cracked up to be."

Since then, Brady has gone about proving that there is, indeed, a lot more than football. He left his actress girlfriend, took up with a supermodel, had a baby with his actress girlfriend and married the supermodel. In that order. Then he had the best statistical season of his career and -- on the brink of leaving his quarterbacking peers in the dust -- suffered a crushing upset loss in the Super Bowl. A few months later, he skipped the first voluntary team workouts of his career to travel the world with his future wife. After that came the knee injury, which was followed by more jet-setting. Eventually, he got married to his supermodel girlfriend -- in ceremonies replete with matching dog scarves and gunfire -- who, soon after, told Vanity Fair that she sees Brady's child with Bridget Moynahan as "100 percent" hers.

Somewhere in all of that was Spygate. And tiny hats. Lots and lots of tiny hats -- or, at least, tuxes and scarves and Gisele feeding him lunch poolside.

Yes, Tom, we are jealous of you. But we also miss your prime on the playing field.And good for him. No one should begrudge Brady a thing. There isn't a guy out there who would turn down traveling the world with Gisele Bundchen on his arm.

It just probably means that Brady is done as a football player.

At first it seemed Brady was just experiencing a different part of life. And we could good-naturedly laugh at him for wearing an ascot to a postgame news conference. But in the past 14 months, those photos have really started to pile up. And this past weekend's tiny hat reached critical mass: Brady is no longer dabbling in a different lifestyle. He is living a different lifestyle.

So why would he step back onto the field to get hit in the face over and over by huge, muscle-bound opponents 10 years younger than he making the league-minimum salary and with nothing to lose? Only an insane person would do that.

Brady will do it because he has to. His team is counting on him. But he'll never be the same Tom Brady. He won't be a great quarterback again. He's now Tom Brady, international fashion icon.

The Patriots helmet is just another one of his eccentric hats.

So.....do we like the hipster doofus look?
 

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thats one bad hat Tom :coffee:
 

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That hat probably cost more than my car.:(
 

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I was hoping that this was another thread about her being pregnant so I could sit back and watch the action popcorn when Hawg got:Lecture: about it.

As I just mentioned in another thread, she always seems to walk 2 steps behind him like a good woman should.ROFL
 

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I was hoping that this was another thread about her being pregnant so I could sit back and watch the action popcorn when Hawg got:Lecture: about it.

As I just mentioned in another thread, she always seems to walk 2 steps behind him like a good woman should.ROFL

Thats because he is hurrying her along and she is in heals.
 
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Hey, I could always stand a few fashion tips.

At first I was like "What's with the brown shoes and the black shirt?"

Then I noticed that the shoes were the perfect counterpoint to the Sinatra hat with the turned-up brim and realized that I am just not in his league fashion-wise or any other-wise.

Brady for the win. He is so money.
 

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No homo, those shoes are sweet. The hat, meh, I guess it goes with his chin-dimple ;)
 

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The hat looks fine. I was expecting a tiny hat. That looks pretty fitted. Unless Tom is considered to have a really small head. I dunno :shrug:
 

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I think the hat looks fantastic with the black leather accessory he's holding.

But seriously, this man could cut a hole in a burlap sack and stick his head through it, and there isn't a person that I know of that wouldn't think he was the ultimate male. Tom Brady Freakin Rocks!
 

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He just does this for his O-Line, remember how jealous they were that he got to cuddle the goat? Koppen and Light are going apeshyte over this and they'll be taking it out on the D-line in practice. It's a beautiful thing.
 

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Oh please, what a retard this writer is. Mentally deficient chipmunks everywhere feel relieved that there's a human with less brainpower than they have.
 

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"What, when you buy a hat like this I bet you get a free bowl of soup, huh?"
 

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Not to get off subject here but has anyone taken the time to check out Gisele's pants? OMG
 

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1. If the tabloids were following him around in 1998-99, they would've seen some freaking hilarious outfits. This doesn't surprise me and people who think it has anything to do with his football career are kidding themselves.

2. Personally, I was fond of this look for headwear. The wholesome "nun" look. The tabloids would dig that. ROFL
 
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