Tom Brady didn't need his football helmet to look handsome all suited up for the September issue of Esquire. Football season is just around the corner, which means it's time for Tom to start working towards erasing last year's Super Bowl from all of our minds. In the issue, Tom won't dish on Gisele or his little boy, but opens up about life, celebrity, and why football isn't that important. Here are highlights:
- On going out in public: "If I feel anxious every time someone is staring at me, well, I can't control what they stare at, but my reaction is, I'm just not going to go outside the house. I'm going to stay in and chill. And when I do go out, I understand what comes along with that."
- On his career: "Look at the attention I get: It's because I throw a football. But that's what society values. That's not what God values. God could give a shi*t, as far as I'm concerned. He didn't invent the game. We did. I have some eye-hand coordination, and I can throw the ball. I don't think that matters to God."
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- On his father: "We all have experiences in our lives that change us, and we all learn from people, like my dad, but at the end of the day, it's only us. And we're only responsible to make ourselves happy. Too often in life, something happens and we blame other people for us not being happy or satisfied or fulfilled. So the point is, we all have choices, and we make the choice to accept people or situations or to not accept situations. If someone lies, well, you had a choice to trust that person or not. I think the way my father raised me, well, he trusted everybody. And that worked for him."
- On losing the Super Bowl: "What the hell you gonna do about it? Sit there and b*tch and complain and ruin the next two months of your life because something didn't go right for you? Or do you say, you know, F*ck it, let's learn from it, let's accept it, understand that it didn't happen and move on?"
Tom Brady might be low key, but there's nothing boring about this hot football QB — whether he's on or off the field.