To put it simply, Tom Brady and Derek Jeter are two of the best athletes at their respective sports ever. Between the two future-Hall of Famers, they have nine world championships. Jeter, who played in the big league for 20 seasons (all with the New York Yankees), has amassed 5 World Series championships, while Tom Brady has snagged 4 Super Bowls with the New England Patriots since entering the league in 2000.
While any event with Brady, who attended the University of Michigan, and Jeter, who grew up in the area and was offered a baseball scholarship at U of M, would be memorable, there was a small exchange between the two that has some buzz generating around Boston.
After falling to the Broncos in the AFC title game, Brady expressed his disappointment in not playing for his NFL QB-record fifth Super Bowl ring this weekend.
"It ended too early," Brady said to Jeter. "Blew it, but we had a good chance."
You can check out the full interview below, courtesy of Jeter's website, The Player's Tribune.
While it may be harsh, Brady is completely right. The players busted their ass to try and pull out a victory, but the coaching staff put them in an extremely difficult position. After being laughed out of the stadium against the Eagles and Dolphins, the Patriots had to play an extremely tough game in Denver with a depleted offensive line.
Regardless, it is always cool to hear legends speak so freely.
By Pete Packowski