Tom Brady had a joke about the Colts for old time’s sake.
With no fans expected to be in the stands for the 2020 NFL season, we’re going to hear a lot of the manufactured crowd noise that’s been pumped into games for the NBA, MLB, MLS and other international soccer matches we’ve watched over the past couple months.
Expect more of the same when football starts up in two weeks. Teams are already beginning to practice with it during training camp to get acclimated, and Tom Brady was asked about the experience on Friday. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB took a playful shot at the Indianapolis Colts in his response, too.
The former New England Patriots star definitely feels some sort of way after all these years.
The Colts were famously accused of pumping fake crowd noise into the RCA Dome during the mid-2000s, but we’re not sure why it matters to Brady. He was 3-1 at the Colts’ old stadium … though that one loss came after the Patriots blew a 21-3 lead in the 2007 AFC Championship Game and paved the way for Peyton Manning’s first Super Bowl victory.
The RCA Dome was knocked down in 2008 to make room for Lucas Oil Stadium.
It’s all in good fun, though. Brady made sure to mention Bucs assistant Clyde Christensen, who was on the Colts’ staff during the time, and joked he found the tape in his basement and though it’d be a smart idea to use it in practice.
But there’s truth behind every joke, they say! Perhaps Brady feels slighted the Colts never got disciplined for their alleged wrongdoings (that were investigated but eventually cleared) while Belichick, Brady and the Pats found themselves in hot water numerous times over the last 20 years.
Maybe Peyton’s got a zinger up his sleeve the next time he talks to the media or appears in TV. Or, better yet, let’s get Andrew Luck on the horn to talk about Deflategate. That’ll no doubt get Brady riled up, and all of New England might have a collective stroke if they have to defend that whole ordeal again.