Today is Ash Wednesday, which is the kickoff for millions from Christian denominations to give up something until Easter. Like, for instance, trying to stop obsessing over Tom Brady’s ponytail. Although admittedly this is a tough one. It’s hard to look away considering he’s somehow managed to go from GQ cover model to morphing into a version of Jesus Quintana.
I wonder if he can roll? Because to make matters worse, the man can’t dance. I would like to think that his moves are somehow hindered by the boot from his recent foot surgery, but the whole upper body shiftiness and awkward clapping in both Exhibit A along the parade route and Exhibit B shuffling Gisele around a balcony, destroys that excuse.
But Brady wasn’t the only one to enjoy a little Fat Tuesday revelry yesterday.
While the NFL and NFLPA spent it locked in 9½ hours of negotiations, other players were getting their party on with presumably more rhythm.
Saints T Remi Ayodele hosted a Mardi Gras party in Dallas (right), while teammate Pierre Thomas dipped into some of that $12 million from last week’s contract extension to reportedly throw a bash for 1,500 at a New Orleans club.
And while Thomas might have ruled his party, a few other NFL players have ruled the parade routes in the past as Mardi Gras kings. Drew Brees served as Bacchus last year and Archie Manning served back in 1984, but the first was the “Snake” himself, Ken Stabler, who was king back in 1975 even before his stint with the Saints.