Tom Brady had some fun at the sports media’s expense earlier this week. On Twitter, the seven-time Super Bowl champ posted “I love sports radio” above a video montage of hosts questioning his ability to carry Tampa to a Super Bowl.
Earlier this month, Brady obviously proved the naysayers wrong, being named MVP of Super Bowl LV, where the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat the Kansas City Chiefs 31-9.
One voice heard in the video is that of FS1’s Shannon Sharpe. Never one to take himself too seriously, Sharpe says he isn’t mad at the jab at all. In fact, he is happy to know that the GOAT pays attention to what he has to say.
“You or somebody you know listens to the show. Keep that going for me and your boy, Skip,” Sharpe joked.
He also went on to say that he stands by the words heard in Brady’s video. He knows that athletes always use doubt as motivation, but he doesn’t believe for a second that at the moment he said the words there was any other reasonable way to feel about Tom Brady’s performance.
“At the time I said what I said, Tom Brady was 24th in completion percentage. He had thrown the fifth most interceptions in the league. He was 17th in passer rating, Sharpe said, also noting that the comments came after the Thursday Night Football game against the Bears where Brady could not remember what down it was.
In the end, what is important to Sharpe is that Undisputed gets attention. He concluded the segment by thanking Brady for making him famous.