“I just find him annoying.”Buss, on the phone from Los Angeles, chuckles with those words because she realizes how bonkers they sound. But what, exactly, does she have against the New England quarterback? They hate that, like a Ken doll, he’s gone through 124 hairstyles (Skater Tom Brady. In other words, people really, really, really, really, really, really, hate Tom Brady. ✦ ✦ ✦There is a strange thing we do in America, and while the phenomenon has repeatedly been explained away with peppy-yet-cliched responses, a legitimate reasoning seems hard to come by.I ask, casually, if there are others she would not allow to wear the nonexistent helmet and uniform of Team United.“Well, I won’t draft Ben Roethlisberger,” she says, citing his history of alleged sexual assault. And I won’t take anyone who plays for the Washington NFL team because I don’t want to say the name. Hmm…“You…ah…it’s…um…um…it’s probably…eh…well, I don’t know,” she says. Namely: What’s the deal with our irrational loathing of professional athletes?
No, a professional athlete is merely a man or woman with advanced physical skills who performs on a high level while wearing glorified pajamas. Bridget Moynahan revealed during a Tuesday, January 24, appearance on Live With Kelly that her and ex Tom Brady’s 9-year-old son, Jack, wants to become an athlete — just not a football player like his father.As previously reported, the former model married the businessman in a romantic ceremony in New York's Hamptons in October 2015."I never made a comment about Gisele or Tom publicly," Moynahan said at the time.No, when Buss considers adding someone to her team, no character traits are taken for granted. They consider him to be a cheater, a liar, a symbol of all that’s bad in professional football.Which is why, as the decadelong owner of Team United of both the Die Hard Fantasy Football League and the Grid Iron Girls Fantasy Football League, Buss has steadfastly refused to draft Tom Brady.“It’s nothing personal,” she says. A recent (and admittedly unscientific) Sporting News ranking of the 40 all-time most hated players had Brady fifth—behind Greg Hardy, Ndamukong Suh, Terrell Owens and Michael Vick—all of whom have more obvious reasons to be higher on the list than Brady.