LOOK: Tom Brady wears bubble to avoid Madden curse, jokes about playing at 70

On Friday, EA Sports broke the news that the latest cover boy of the Madden franchise would be none other than New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady

Everyone immediately jumped to the idea of the Madden curse, which may or may not be a real thing. Brady himself laughed off the curse in a video he released after the announcement, but the folks at TB12 -- Brady's athletic performance facility -- are apparently a little more concerned.

In another Facebook video, Brady appears at TB12 wearing a bubble, Seinfeld style, trying to accomplish the little things in life while being seriously impaired by the gigantic protective device.

"Look, I think it's safe to say that we've gone a little overboard. There's no curse. And there's no need for this bubble. This thing's ridiculous," Brady said before targeting a new employee. "Chase, I know it's only your second week here. And I love the effort. And I love your creativity. But come on, guys, a TB12 performance safety bubble. The past two weeks of my life have sucked. I can't eat, I can't sleep. I can't even train. We're better than this. You're better than this."

"I'm not buying this curse"

Posted by Tom Brady on Saturday, May 13, 2017

Brady then promptly goes off on a rant about why they started TB12 (the whole thing is pretty good advertising) and points out that he might play football longer than even the most optimistic Patriots fan believes he will.

"If I'm going to play until I'm 65 ... if I'm going to play until I'm 70, it's because I'm willing to fight and die for my right to play this game," Brady says, while pumping up a room full of executives in suits. 

With anyone else, 65 would be a joke. And even with Brady it's clearly not realistic, except it's not that hard to imagine him just being either football's version of Benjamin Button or some sort of sentient being sent from another time to teach humans about the importance of weird nutrition through a four-decade dominant performance on the football field. 

Anything is on the table with Brady at this point. 

CBS Sports Senior Writer

Will Brinson joined CBS Sports in 2010 and enters his seventh season covering the NFL for CBS. He previously wrote for FanHouse along with myriad other Internet sites. A North Carolina native who lives... Full Bio

Show Comments Hide Comments
Our Latest Stories