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News Flash: Tom Brady is Confident

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I don't know about this Tom Brady guy. I mean first, he tells fans to get "lubed up and hydrated" before a regular season game, and now he's talking about big parties with more than 25,000 people in attendance. I mean I'm all for raging at the right opportunities, but this upstart quarterback is clearly getting overconfident in not only his team's ability to win, but in his own ability to party and get hydrated.

I'm kidding, of course. But in case you didn't hear, at the Patriots' send off rally today at Gillette Stadium, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady made some comments that were, uh, deemed too confident by many in the New York media:

We have the greatest fans in America. You guys have proved that year in and year out with your support. I wish I could take all you guys to Indy with us. We're going down there, and we're going down there for one reason. We're going to give it our best and hopefully we have a lot more people at our party next weekend.

Of course, this is a non-story. There is no guarantee of victory - Brady was simply trying to get fans excited at what was the equivalent of a pep rally. But this "story" can serve as a reminder: non-stories are stories during Super Bowl week, so be ready for a lot of this.

As for my opinion on Tom's comments, a confident Brady is a good Brady. Tom has so many reasons to have a chip on his shoulder for Super Bowl XLVI. He's been overlooked all year, he played below average in the AFC Championship, and he wants revenge for Super Bowl XLII. Just because Brady is confident, doesn't mean he's not mentally prepared to play in the Super Bowl. Following Super Bowl XLII, you know Brady would never overlook a team such as the Giants or take an opportunity to play for another Super Bowl title for granted. To suggest otherwise is downright ridiculous.