Despite all of the distractions that have plagued professional sports in the last decade or so - be it "woke" social justice indoctrination garbage or ridiculous rule changes that distort the original beauty of their respective sport - some people just love the game, whichever game it is they're playing.
For football, that person seems to be Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback and greatest to ever do it, Tom Brady.
FOX Sports and the NFL on Fox announced Tuesday morning that "immediately following his playing career" Brady will join Fox "as our lead analyst."
"We are pleased to announce that immediately following his playing career, 7-time Super Bowl Champion Tom Brady will be joining us at @FOXSports as our lead analyst. pic.twitter.com/fJTOQJ9BwM— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) May 10, 2022
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Over the course of this long-term agreement, Tom will not only call our biggest NFL games with Kevin Burkhardt, but will also serve as an ambassador for us, particularly with respect to client and promotional initiatives.— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) May 10, 2022
We are delighted that Tom has committed to joining the Fox team and wish him all the best during this upcoming season."— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) May 10, 2022
FOX CORPORATION EXECUTIVE CHAIR & CEO – Lachlan Murdoch
Brady even retweeted the announcement, but wrote that he still has work to do as an on-field player.
Excited, but a lot of unfinished business on the field with the @Buccaneers #LFG https://t.co/FwKlQp02Hi— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) May 10, 2022
This is a huge move for both Fox and the NFL. Whether he's suiting up on Sundays or not, Brady will remain a part of the game. And for true football fans, as evidenced by the great game analysis by other former great quarterbacks (Tony Romo, Troy Aikman and Drew Brees, just to name a few), Brady should bring an eye to the commentary booth that very few have ever had.
It'll be interesting to see whether Tom stays "Terrific" in the booth once he hangs up his cleats.