Tom Brady: Is His Fashion Icon Status Alienating Him from the Patriots' Fanbase?

Tony SantorsaSenior Writer IIMay 19, 2011

SAN DIEGO - OCTOBER 24:  Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots smiles during warm up against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium on October 24, 2010 in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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Anyone who has seen pictures of Tom Brady this offseason, you might have mistaken him for a futbol player—not American football. 

Ever since the New England Patriots quarterback tied the knot with super model Gisele Bundchen, it appears that Brady has now become a "dress-up doll" for her. 

Over the past year Brady has been spotted in rather interesting outfits while growing out his hair—which is now a ponytail. Brady's gone from holding a "man purse" to dancing at the Rio Carnival in Brazil; it's been a shocking past year for New England Patriots' fans. 

As Brady has spent his recent offseasons traveling the world with Gisele—whether if it's surfing in Costa Rica or attending a fashion show in Paris—has Brady's new-found "fashion icon stardom" alienated himself among the Patriots' fanbase?

As I'm probably speaking for majority of Pats fans out there, "who really cares what Brady does in the offseason; just as long as he's performing well on the field."

Brady entered the 2010 training camp with a whole new outlook on fashion: he was sporting a Justin Bieber-style haircut. And from that point on, Brady simply didn't care about his hair as he just let it grow out.

While Brady's hair grew and it started to wave in the Fall winds of New England, Brady was well-on his way to a record breaking season.

In 2010, Brady became the first unanimous AP Most Valuable Player—definitely quite the achievement. Along with Brady's second MVP award, he became the new record holder of consecutive passes without an interception (335) as he led the Patriots to an NFL 14-2 record.

To sum one Brady's performance in 2010 in just one word: brilliant. His performance was simply brilliant.

It's almost safe to safe to say that Brady's off-the-field lifestyle is irrelevant and just another way for the media to gain publicity.  

However, as Brady is playing as well as ever, these's one major concern that has popped up: The three time Super Bowl winning quarterback hasn't won a title going on six years now.

The question that may arise is "has Tom Brady lost interest in football?"

I sure hope not—and I'm 99.99 percent positive he hasn't. 

Brady can live his the life the way he wants—who are we to tell a three-time Super Bowl winning quarterback what to do? 

Although, concerns about Brady's focus and how he's "gone Hollywood" will continue to show it's ugly face and certainly increase if Brady doesn't bring a Vince Lombardi Trophy back to New England anytime soon. 

In order to shut up the majority of the anti-Brady people out here, he simply needs to add another ring to his already diamond studded hand.


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