- Michelle Beadle can’t wrap her mind around Tom Brady’s massive Fox deal.
- The former ESPN host called Brady’s contract “asinine.”
- She also made a weird comment about George Clooney being naked.
“The $375 million media deal that Tom Brady – that is asinine,” Beadle explained. “I mean, I don’t even know what that dude’s ever said that has made me go ‘huh, I can’t wait to hear more of that.’ But $375 million?”
To be fair, “asinine” is a good adjective to describe a person getting paid $375 million to simply talk about football, even if that person is the greatest quarterback in NFL history.
Brady hasn’t exactly been the most entertaining person when standing in front of a mic over the course of his career, but that could change when he goes full-broadcast mode after hanging up the cleats.
Bob Ley Agrees With Michelle Beadle, Kind Of
Ley wasn’t willing to go as far and call Brady’s contract “asinine,” but he did make the point that a lot of others have made in the fact that there isn’t one single broadcaster that is going to bring additional viewers in.
“The person hasn’t been born that will drive, consistently over time, that will drive you to watch a sporting event,” Ley said.
To drive her point home, Beadle shared a rather unique thought while explaining just how asinine a $375 million broadcasting contract is.
“George Clooney could be naked, juggling, talking about football and I’m still not gonna be like, ‘yup, that was worth $375 million,’” Beadle said.
“By the way that was a weird call for Clooney naked, maybe [Chris] Hemsworth, maybe we’re more in Hemsworth territory now.”
Yes, weird indeed.