New England quarterback Tom Brady said he is excited to return to the state of Minnesota for Super Bowl 2018 since he is “part Minnesotan.” Brady’s mother hails from Browerville, Minnesota and the young Brady would often return to his grandparents’ farm to milk cows.
Brady told ESPN following the AFC Championship:
“My grandpa was a farmer, a dairy farmer, he farmed for corn. I would spend the summer and on occasion for Christmas. We would go ice fishing, shoot guns. My grandpa used to show me how to shoot .22s. I’d go help him milk cows.”
“So every year we would go back in the summer and spend weeks. We’d go fishing in the summer, ice fishing in the winter, and milk the cows with my grandpa and just kind of tend to the farm. It was a great experience for me, [being] born in California.
“I’ve always felt a connection to Minnesota. It will be fun because my uncles live there, my cousins. We were just back there last year when my grandpa passed away. It’s just a great place. It’s really special to go back there. The last time we played in Minnesota [Week 2 of the 2014 season], I had a lot of people come; a lot of family and extended family. So it will be a lot of great support there in Minnesota too.”
Interesting comments since Brady is dairy-free now. His personal chef only serves Brady meals that are plant-based, organic, gluten-free, GMO-free, sugar-free, caffeine-free, flour-free, pepper-free, mushroom-free, tomato-free, and dairy-free.
Also Brady hasn’t really made the ag-friendly celebrity nice list with his recent book “The TB12 Method: How to Achieve a Lifetime of Sustained Peak Performance,” that criticizes the industry’s use of GMOs.
“Does that sound like something you’d want to eat? It sounds like a chemistry experiment to me,” Brady wrote in the book.
Personally, we are looking forward to catching up with some of the more farmer-friendly NFL players coming to Minnesota to compete in the Land O’Lakes Farm Bowl Thursday.