98.5 The Sports Hub staff report
If you ask 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Scott Zolak, no real New England Patriots fan should be able to bring themselves to truly root against Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV against the Kansas City Chiefs.
But if you are, just know that Zo thinks you’re a fraudulent baby.
“What did he do? What was the crime against the team that Brady did to make him leave, to make you hate him so bad?” Zolak asked during Friday’s broadcast. “[Brady] told [the Patriots] he wanted to play to his mid-40s. They didn’t believe him. They bet against him. So he said I’ll take my money and go bet on myself.
“He’s betting on himself right now.
“You hate Tom Brady and you don’t know whether you should root for the Chiefs or Tampa because Tampa has Tom Brady? Then you’re a fraudulent Patriots fan.”
Zolak’s take, though met with some immediate disagreement from Hardy, came back down to what Brady delivered over the course of an unforgettable 20-year run as the face of the Patriots.
“You fans that rooted for him for 20 years,” said Zolak. “When you would see that guy, you would give anything to have his left hand, would do anything to get in the same room as him, would do anything to get him to sign something for your kid, would root [for] him and buy all of his different jersey combinations as you could.
“He brought you six titles, six rings, six parades. How many great games during the regular season? How many great playoff games? AFC Divisional round against Baltimore, down by 14, he brought you back. Were you cheering for him then? But now he’s with the Bucs and you can’t handle it? Grow up. Babies.”
Whether or not you agree with Zo, there’s no doubt that all of New England will have their eyes on Super Bowl LV, with Brady hunting for ring No. 7 as the Bucs ‘host’ the defending champion Chiefs at Raymond James Stadium.