Tom Brady Opens Up About His Connection To Minnesota Due To Family Ties
Everything points to the fact that the Super Bowl LII is the perfect occasion for a Brady gathering. WEEI’s “Kirk and Callahan” was a ‘must see,’ as Brady used it to reveal that his mother, Gallyn, was born and raised in a small town a couple hours away from Minneapolis. Yes, the very same site of this year’s Super Bowl. Galynn’s parents still lived in Browerville after her moving to California. That’s why Brady spent so much time in Minnesota.
“My grandpa was a farmer. He was a dairy farmer. He had a lot of cows, and he farmed corn. Every year we would go back in the summer and spend a week there. We’d go fishing in the summer and ice fishing in the winter. I milked the cows with my grandpa and just kind of tended the farm. It was a great experience for me — born in California — but I have always felt a connection to Minnesota,” Brady said.
The quarterback’s grandfather died last year, but the family still lives in the town. The Patriots were in town in the regular season of 2014.
“It will be fun because my uncles still live there, my cousins. It’s a great place. It’s really special to go back there. The last time we played Minnesota, I had a lot of people come — a lot of family and extended family. There will be a lot of great support there in Minnesota, too,” Brady said.
The quarterback knows that family matters, and he’s really happy to have such an awesome family. The love for his family kept him strong and successful all this time.
“It’s been just an incredible football journey and I couldn’t do it without a lot of support. I’ve got my wife and my kids. My wife, during football season, like all of our wives, takes care of everything at home. It just frees me up to think about the things that I need to think about at work. My family, my parents, my sisters, friends, and obviously my teammates and coaches, nothing is achieved in this sport, nothing could ever be achieved without everyone’s love and support,” Brady said.
Good luck, Brady!