BOSTON (WEEI.com) -- Tom Brady’s stringent diet and lifestyle doesn’t allow for many cheat days. But he makes an exception after Super Bowl wins, which at this point, is almost a yearly thing.
In a surprise call-in Tuesday to “Mut & Callahan,” Brady shared some details about the New England Patriots’ Super Bowl party, which featured performances from Snoop Dogg, Cardi B and Meek Mill and lasted until the wee hours of the morning.
Brady, who preaches the importance of sleeping and hydration, says he drank more that night than he does in an entire year and didn’t hit the pillows all night.
“I had a great time. I definitely didn’t get to sleep,” the six-time Super Bowl champion quarterback said. “It was a great party. It was right at the hotel. I got back, changed, went down, had a lot of friends there. Everyone got to celebrate together. Then we went and watched at the concert a bunch of the performances. We certainly had more drinks than I’ve probably had in a whole year combined in one night. So it was a lot of fun. A lot of fun.”
Tuesday is the rolling rally, which will give the Patriots an extended opportunity to celebrate with thousands of adoring fans lined throughout Boston’s Back Bay and to City Hall. Brady predicted it will be the biggest parade yet.
“I think this is going to be the biggest one, too. It’s 60 degrees,” Brady said. “I feel like our fans have enjoyed this one as much as any. In many ways, people never expected it. I said earlier in the playoffs, ‘Nobody expected this.’ Seven weeks ago, nobody expected this. I think that’s what makes it so sweet. It’s been a long time since the Patriots were underdogs. We really relish that because the feeling is in us. We all have overcome a lot of obstacles. This year it felt like that’s what we needed to do. Guys took it to heart, and I think our fans took it to heart. Even leaving for Atlanta, leaving Gillette Stadium and seeing that type of crowd send us off. And then today, that’s going to be crazy. I'm fired up and bringing my kids.”
While it is Brady’s sixth parade, it will be the first for several notable players on the roster, including rookie running back Sony Michel, who scored the Super Bowl’s only touchdown. Brady says that’s what makes each championship celebration special.
“It may not be my first time or Jules’ first time or Gronk’s or Devin (McCourty’s) or (Matthew Slater), but there’s lots of guys who it is their first time,” he said. “Trent Brown, Sony (Michel), all of these guys who have contributed in such a big way. You play for each other. They get to celebrate with their families and we talk for a long time about writing the final chapter. This team is going to get remembered in the history books for what happened.”
By Alex Reimer