Tom Brady's dad reveals 'life and death' battle with Covid-19

Tanya Simon
January 26, 2021

Tom Brady Sr., in an interview Monday with ESPN Radio's #Greeny, said he was hospitalized for three weeks at one point past year and that both he and his wife, Galynn, were "sick as a dog". Mahomes, meanwhile, heads into his second straight title game after winning his first Super Bowl a year ago.

With Sunday's conference championship tilts in the books, the football world will get a meeting of two of the finest to ever toss "em in Super Bowl LV as Tom Brady's Buccaneers will meet Patrick Mahomes" Chiefs. "And my wife was sick with COVID at the same time".

He noted how hard this season has been on everyone and that for his family "football was the least important thing in the world" when the NFL season kicked off.

Tom Brady, center, with his parents in 2005.

After beating the Los Angeles Rams to win Super Bowl LIII, Gronkowski retired and Brady returned for one last hurrah in New England, but the Patriots lost to the Tennessee Titans in a wild-card playoff game.

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Needless to say, the matchup won't be short on storylines - Brady heads into his 10th career Super Bowl after racking up six rings with the Patriots, and his first since swapping jerseys for the first time in his career this past summer. It was a matter of life and death, just like anybody who goes to the hospital. They never missed a game until contracting COVID-19 in September.

"Tommy fought through it, and so now it's in the rearview mirror", he said.

Still, Tom says his son tries to FaceTime him every single day on his way to and from practice. Their daughter, who is a nurse, cared for Galynn while Tom Sr. was in the hospital. Prior to last year's Super Bowl LIV win over the San Francisco 49ers, a Lombardi Trophy had eluded Reid.

The NFL announced that 14,500 ticket-buying fans will be in Tampa for the game, as will 7,500 vaccinated healthcare workers who were given free tickets. "It's been a insane year for so many reasons, not the least of it was the pandemic and the craziness of the scheduling". "It's nothing to shake a stick at".

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