- Tom Brady’s returns to New England for the first time on October 3, 2021 in a different uniform
- While Brady’s tweet indicates that he is at the joking stage of the breakup, Patriots fans are still grieving
- We laugh so we don’t cry
On October 3, 2021, Tom Brady is returning to New England for the very first time since leaving chowdaheads cold and shivering under the Zakim Bridge, in his quest to beat the only NFL team he hasn’t.
After the 2021 schedule was released, the seven-time (I can’t believe I’m writing that) Super Bowl champion tweeted out a painfully accurate metaphor about the colliding of worlds in early fall.
It’s like when your high school friends meet your college friends 😬 https://t.co/RF5zVB9rI1
— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) May 13, 2021
As a chowdahead myself, I think I can speak for all of New England when I say that we’re in a bit of a pickle. Booing Brady would just be silly given all he’s bestowed upon us over 20 years, but cheering for him feels icky too given we spent a full season watching Cam Newton rocket passes into the dirt.
A lot of mixed emotions here, and the internet is the best way to parse through them.
Please just remember your high school friends loved you before the tan pic.twitter.com/AK3edsjcLO
— Tommy Quigley (@Tommy_Quigley) May 13, 2021
Damn we really the high school friends already huh 🤧 https://t.co/ELjMhx34I0
— 🐅🍟 (@TygerFrye) May 13, 2021
More like when you go to your ex’s house with your new wife https://t.co/GyOjy8Ksjr
— Joe Giza (@JoeGiza) May 13, 2021
It’s more like when you ditch your best friends from home who you’ve known for 20+ years to travel the country/world with your new Bachelor ~besties~ who you met a few months ago. https://t.co/tPJo4ePIG2
— Bachelor Bob (@BachelorBob_) May 13, 2021
Or like when dad said he was stepping out to buy more avocados only to come back home a year later with a new family 🥺😢 pic.twitter.com/WZhHKNQzmu
— Saranya Walters (@dukebaby401) May 13, 2021
I love you but come October 3rd ..with ALL due respect and I mean that … we will respectfully lay an ass whoopin upon you .. again respectfully https://t.co/Ek9MDxk9k4
— 𝐋𝐢𝐟𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐆𝐨𝐨𝐝 🇭🇹 (@TheGoodLife_32) May 13, 2021
NOT TOM BRADY THROWING SHADE AT THE PATRIOTS OMG https://t.co/a3dIrV9ylw
— Ashlie (@EMT_Ashlie) May 13, 2021
patriots fans if brady cooks them pic.twitter.com/k9b7JPniIe
— ib/free palestine (@macaliniw) May 13, 2021
Belichick when he sees brady after the game pic.twitter.com/7jeEZsI6JK
— Hassan 🪐 (@KingHassan__) May 13, 2021
What a douchey thing to say about a team you won six championships with. https://t.co/ZZOzId609U
— Lucid (@lucid316) May 13, 2021
Brady showing up to Bucs training camp this year pic.twitter.com/4CAPoGZeY7
— Shooter McGavin (@ShooterMcGavin_) May 13, 2021
This begs the question: which group is more valuable in a man’s life, his high school or college friends? High school friends knew you before your glow up, when they had nothing to gain. College friends just ride the wave. Who do you call when you’re broken down on the side of the road?