Enough, Tom Brady. Enough.
Steve Harvey has had it with the New England Patriots’ perennial ticket to the big dance courtesy of its supernaturally talented quarterback.
“I’m tired of Tom Brady in the Super Bowl - every damn year!” Harvey said during his monologue kicking off the NFL Honors, held Saturday night at the Fox Theatre. The cavernous venue was packed with NFL stars both past and present. Harvey directed his satire at the folks on active rosters.
“If Tom Brady wasn’t living, y’all could be in the Super Bowl,” he said.
What, no one’s thought about having him, you know, sidelined?
“Y’all ain’t thought of pooling your money together and having him killed?” Harvey joked. “Y’all ain’t thought about it? Hell, I have!”
To be clear: this was a comedy routine, not a serious threat. Brady wasn’t at the event; nor were any of his teammates or current L.A. Rams players. But security was formidable. (Not hyperbole: I covered the presidential inauguration in 2017 and went through less security than yesterday at the Fox).
Harvey acknowledged he was just kidding around - “that tighten y’all up a little bit?” - before moving on.
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