ESPN has dug up 12 things to know about superstar quarterback Tom Brady, including this fabulous tidbit from his days as a backup at the University of Michigan:
“Brady used to sit up at night with his good friend Aaron Shea and talk about what they’d do when they made it big. Shea, a tight end for the Wolverines, used to rattle off the typical 20-year-old dream purchases. He wanted a Hummer and a Ferrari. Then Shea would ask what Brady wanted.“‘If I hit it real big,'” Shea recalls Brady telling him, “‘I want to be able to wake up, put a pair of socks on, and at the end of the day, I throw ’em away.’“I’m like, ‘That’s all you want?’ And he goes, ‘Yeah, that’s what I want. I love new socks.'”
I knew there was a reason I liked that guy.
Brady now earns $18 million a year, which will buy a lot of socks. He leads the Patriots against the New York Giants this Sunday in Super Bowl XLVI.
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