Who Won the Week? 07/25/2021

FWWTWThe idea behind Who Won the Week is to give you the opportunity to select who (or what) you think “won” this past week. Your selection can be anyone or anything — politicians, celebrities, athletes, authors, bloggers, your friends or family members, books, movies, TV shows, businesses, organizations, whatever.

I will be posting this prompt on Sunday mornings (my time). If you want to participate, write your own post designating who you think won the week and why you think they deserve your nod. Then link back to this post and tag you post with FWWTW.

My pick for who won the week this week was a surprise, even to me. I’m going with Tom Brady. Let me first say that, as a long time New England Patriots fan, I was pissed at Brady for his decision to leave the Pats and go to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last year. I also was pissed at Brady for being a golfing buddy with Donald Trump.

I’m not ready to say that all is forgiven, but I have to give Brady credit for, at age 43, leading the Bucs to their Super Bowl win this year. But why I’m choosing him as my winner this week is because of a few swipes he made at Donald Trump when Brady and his Tampa Bay teammates were invited to celebrate their Super Bowl victory by Joe Biden at the White House.The Bucs were the first Super Bowl winning team since 2017 to accept a sitting president’s White House invitation. Brady, the seven-time Super Bowl champion (six times as the quarterback of the Patriots) joked about Trump and his baseless claims of election fraud. Brady stood nearby as Biden hailed the Bucs for beating the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV on February 7th.

When he took to the lectern, Brady joked about how he can sympathize with some of the criticism Biden has received for his age. Brady said, “We had a game in Chicago where I forgot what down it was. I lost track of one down in 21 years of playing, and they started calling me ‘Sleepy Tom.’ Why would they do that to me?”

Biden, who was often referred to as “Sleepy Joe” by Trump last year, responded with a smile, saying, “I don’t know!”

Brady then noted that his team’s performance took off after starting last year’s NFL season with a tepid 7-5 record. “We found our rhythm, we got on a roll,” Brady said. “Not a lot of people, you know, thought that we could have won. About 40% of the people still don’t think we won.”

Brady looked at Biden and said, “You understand that, Mr President?”

“I understand that,” said Biden to laughter.

So here’s to you, Tom Brady.

What about you? Who (or what) do you think won the week?

11 thoughts on “Who Won the Week? 07/25/2021

  1. rugby843 July 25, 2021 / 11:43 am

    Agreed. I’ll bet T is fuming into his Big Mac😂

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  2. RuthScribbles July 25, 2021 / 11:59 am

    Thanks! I missed hearing about that. I’ve been avoiding lots of news these days!

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  3. Marilyn Armstrong July 25, 2021 / 12:52 pm

    I think it’s amazing the Brady is still playing and still winning. I remember when they took him off the bench because Flutie was injured, so we have watched his entire professional career. When everything else was falling apart, you could always count on Brady. Damn, but he’s a hell of a player.

    I also can’t believe Biden is President. I couldn’t do it. i wouldn’t even want to try!

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  4. JT Twissel July 25, 2021 / 1:19 pm

    I thought the nurse in Arkansas who is now getting threats because she said that people being admitted to ICU for covid regret not getting vaccinated won the week. That took some real courage.

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  5. Marleen July 25, 2021 / 10:42 pm

    That sure was an entertaining visit to the White House. ✔️

    And: 😏 … since 2017 to accept a sitting president’s White House invitation.

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