Brady gets schooled in the Packer way on Broadway

Tom Brady and wife Gisele backstage with the Broadway cast of Lombardi (

Instead of scoping out the competition for this week’s Foxboro showdown, MVP favorite Tom Brady was catching up on some football history instead when he took in “Lombardi” on Broadway Saturday night with his supermodel other half, Gisele.

“It’s just something I wanted to do with my wife,” said Brady during his weekly Monday morning phoner to WEEI-AM’s “The Dennis & Callahan Show.” “I actually didn’t know who’d be playing on Saturday night. You get these tickets pretty far in advance.”

And with all due respect to Lombardi and who the best of the best is, Brady didn’t hold back when asked about Coach Bill Belichick and Rex Ryan’s assertion that Brady gets much more assistance from him than someone like Peyton Manning does from Coach Jim Caldwell.

“I get a ton of help from our coach,” laughed Brady. “Of course … I think we have the best coach in the history of football.”

Brady, who added that he thinks Coach B is “so much fun to be around,” also noted that after seeing the play he noticed similarities between Belichick and the Packer legend.

“It’s pretty interesting when you look from the outside in at the perspective of a coach,” said Brady, who met the cast backstage, including Dan Lauria, who also taped a promo introducing the games this weekend. “They are constantly thinking about the game. One game ends – ‘Yeah it’s great, we won’ – and then immediately you start thinking about the next opponent.”

As for Brady’s next opponent, he admitted that he caught the second half of the Colts-Jets matchup after the play on the insistence of his two buddies in tow, but then tossed and turned over what he saw until 3 a.m.

“I just get riled up as I watch and then start rooting for a team to win, and that’s not really what I want to be doing,” said Brady.

It’s unknown whether he took in any of Sunday’s matchups, but he was spotted about 20 minutes after Michael Vick‘s INT in the soup line at Whole Foods in Manhattan’s Columbus Circle.

His meal of choice, according to the witness?

Matzo ball soup.

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