Buffalo gets Brady punched

New England Patriots' quarterback Tom Brady takes part in a practice for the NFL Super Bowl XLVI in...

New England Patriots' quarterback Tom Brady takes part in a practice for the NFL Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis, February 1, 2012. (REUTERS/Jim Young)

MIKE RUTSEY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:30 PM ET

Poor Buffalo. Not only are they four time losers in the Super Bowl but on Wednesday Buffalo got kicked in the nards by New England glamour boy Tom Brady.

The Patriots organization goes out of its way to school its players to never say anything that can be taken the wrong way but Brady went down that avenue Wednesday morning at his media briefing prior to the open gabfest with the rest of his teammates.

The question was innocent enough, the reporter inquiring the support he has received over the years from his father, Tom Brady Sr.

“It’s one of my favorite topics, talking about my dad and my relationship with him,” Brady started off innocently enough. “He was my role model growing up. I really enjoyed spending time with him.

“He was always there to support me. He’s been there every step of the way. Then I went to school a long ways from home (University of Michigan) and he and my Mom were there at every home football game that they could possibly be at and a lot of road games, too. And even when I started my pro career, he traveled to Buffalo. I don’t know if you guys have ever been to the hotels in Buffalo — they’re not the nicest places in the world — but he would still travel to those.”

How about that, his mom and dad would EVEN travel to Buffalo and stay in the rat traps they call hotels.

I’m tearing up just thinking about it.

GRONK'S ANKLE STILL A MYSTERY

How’s Gronk’s ankle?

That’s the first question that greets New England coach Bill Belichick every day since he arrived in Indianapolis.

Gronkowski, the Pats fabulous tight end who is a huge part of their passing offence, is recovering from a high ankle sprain suffered in their playoff win over Baltimore. His recovery and whether he will play in Sunday’s Super Bowl is THE story of the week.

So, we’ll go right to the source.

He was asked if he would practice Wednesday.

“I have no clue. I’ll see what the trainers say,” he relied. “I’ll meet up with them right after this, once we start our day after the media (session). We’ll see how it goes.”

Does the ankle feel any better?

“Definitely. I feel better every day. That’s the goal. That’s the positive direction you want to be going. You want to be moving forward every single day. If you are going backwards, that’s not good at all. I am feeling good every day. The rehab is going well. Everything is moving forward and we’re on pace of just feeling better every day.”

Great stuff, indeed.

The Giants, though, figure there is no way he doesn’t play.

“I think he’ll play,” head coach Tom Coughlin intoned. “It sounds like he’s making great progress. We’re prepared (defensive game plan) that he will play.”

Anything else would be a shock.


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