Tom Brady Sr. opened up on a number of topics to the Boston Herald, including heath of wife. (Matthew Emmons/USA Today Sports)
It’s been a few days since the Patriots’ Super Bowl win over the Falcons, but for the Brady family, it’s back to fighting Gaylnn’s illness.
Tom Brady Sr. opened up on that, as well as a number of other topics to the Boston Herald’s Karen Guregian.
Brady’s mom was able to attend the Super Bowl, but now is back home in California fighting the illness she’s been dealing with for the last 18 months.
“The Super Bowl was an unbelievable deal,” Brady Sr. said. “It was so exhilarating, but we’re back to reality. We’re back to where we were a week ago trying to deal with this stuff. Look, by no means is Galynn’s condition damper on anything, it just is what it is. We’re keeping the faith. We’re going to beat this thing.”
He added: “It was great, it was one of the happiest moments that we’ve had in a couple of years, and we wouldn’t trade it for anything.”
Brady Sr. was so proud of his son last week with how a different side of him was able to come out throughout the week of just how much his family means to him.
“People this week got a much bigger window into Tommy Brady’s soul than they ever had before,” he said. “The fact of how much, how sensitive and kind and emotional and responsive he is to his parents. … I’m telling you, I’ve had people say this to me, there’s never been anybody in sports like Tommy Brady … when he talks about his family, what kind of dad he is, he is absolutely the best. I’m telling you. I’m in awe when I look at that man. I’m just in awe of how he conducts himself.”
As for the Patriots getting the Lombardi trophy from Roger Goodell, the man who suspended Brady four games for Deflategate, that made Brady Sr. feel good.
“I absolutely felt vindication,” he said. “And I think Goodell realizes how big a meathead he is. But, frankly, the vindication in this was the fans letting him know, when he was talking, what they felt about the whole situation.”
He also heard the boo’s Patriots fans gave Goodell when he took to the stage.
“They let him know, ‘You know what? Goodell is no longer a part of our lives.’ ” he said. “He determined the storyline for two years. Now, the fans were telling him, that no longer exists. This issue is in the rearview mirror.”
While it was a great week for the family, all the focus now is getting Gaylnn back to full strength.
“You know, at halftime, we were pretty darn dejected, but then it turned into such a magnificent event,” Tom Sr. said, “but, as I said, we’re back to dealing with [Galynn’s treatment] and hopeful. That’s just how it is.”