Top 10 Most Embarassing Moments of Tom Brady's Career

George BankoContributor IIIJune 2, 2011

Top 10 Most Embarassing Moments of Tom Brady's Career

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    FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 16:  Quarterback Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots stands on the field during their 2011 AFC divisional playoff game against the New York Jets at Gillette Stadium on January 16, 2011 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa
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    When New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s career is over, many facets of his career will live on. For fans, it will be his uncanny ability to win.

    So far, his brilliant run with New England has been peppered with four Super Bowl appearances, three of which he won. He led the Pats to a perfect 16-0 record in 2007, and broke Peyton Manning’s record for touchdowns in a season with 50 in the process. Plus at age 33, he still has a chance to grab a few more rings before he heads out the door.

    Off the field, his professionalism and candor has not gone unnoticed. Always cool, calm and well dressed, Brady embodies the mature man who enjoys the spotlight, but is smart enough to know how to avoid the negative tabloids.

    You never hear about his high profile relationships being a distraction to the team, and that’s because they aren’t.

    Despite the public viewing him in a near perfect light, Brady isn’t immune to a few embarrassing moments, more so lately than earlier in his career.

    Here’s the top 10 most embarrassing moments in Tom Brady’s career to this point.

10. Meh, See

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    Tom Brady showed up to the 2011 Kentucky Derby in this 1920's, or 1930's, whatever, It's old school. Note the hat, classic.
    Tom Brady showed up to the 2011 Kentucky Derby in this 1920's, or 1930's, whatever, It's old school. Note the hat, classic.

    Though the gold standard for best suit and tie combination will always go to Houston Rockets guard Aaron Brooks, Brady donned a very interesting seersucker at the 2011 Kentucky Derby. Did it take guts? Yes. Was it goofy? Of course. 

9. Goat Picture

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    Tom Brady auditioning for the cover of "My Pet Goat."  Something weird about the way he's seducing the camera with a farm animal in his arms. If you only knew what the goat was thinking. 

8. Brady Cries About Being Drafted Late

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    I debated putting this one in or not. On one hand, It's understandable that Brady would be emotional about not getting drafted and never being able to play the game he loves.

    However, I came to this same conclusion in ninth grade, and I simply found something else to do. So it's hard for me to relate. 

7. Brady Becomes the Ugg Spokesman

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    Endorsements are usually embarrassing for athletes any way they come. Their acting is bad, their lines are cheesy and not believable, and is generally considered a "sellout" move.

    But when you endorse a product that is typically only worn by women, that's taking the whole in-touch-with-your-feminine-side thing too literally. 

    Brady has not been shy about voicing his love for Uggs. But couldn't he just tell the Uggs people to change the name to slipper-boots? Sounds a lot less girlish. 

    See this pic for illustration.

6. Tank Top with Hair Band Picture

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    I don't know what it is about this combo, but Brady comes off looking more like a softball first baseman than an NFL quarterback in these pictures.

    All he needs are the wrap-around sunglasses with the tinted lenses and he could sneak into an ongoing game right now  and nobody would think twice about it. 

    See pic here.

5. Scooter Picture

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    No doubt Brady is looking for a new way to arrive to the stadium in style. Picture this on the road coming into to Foxboro. Yeah that scooter's nice Brady, but can you downside whip? Doubt it. 

    See pic here

4. Sports Illustrated Cover

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    After dismantling the Jets on Monday Night Football last season, the Patriots looked like a team destined for the Super Bowl. But the Jets had other plans, and Brady and Co. let a perfect opportunity slip through their fingers.

    This Sports Illustrated cover only adds insult to injury. 

    See pic here.

3. Dancing at Carnival

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    You know you're on a whole new level of cool when you dance like this and nobody around you can muster the courage to point and laugh.

    Look at that form. The slight bending of the knees, the wimpy clenching of the fists. The total absence of upper-body movement. Even the guy next to him has better rhythm. Brady's hair only adds to the hilarity. 

2. Weeeeeeee!

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    This one may be one of the worst. Brady getting alligator arms as he goes down a waterslide, as if the sheer five MPH speed of going down a slippery chute is scarier than being chased by 330 pound defensive linemen.

    Is he joking with this posture? That's not rhetorical, I really want to know.

    See picture here.

1. Eli Manning

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    NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 05:  Quarterback Eli Manning holds the Vince Lombardi trophy up as he takes the stage during the New York Giants Super Bowl XLII victory parade reception at City Hall February 5, 2008 in New York City.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Image
    Nick Laham/Getty Images

    This guy, along with a decent defense and some lucky breaks, had the postseason run of a lifetime. Meanwhile, The 2007 Patriots, one of the greatest teams of all time, couldn't muster one last victory in the game that meant the most.

    The Pats record might as well have been 10-6 instead of 18-1 after that Super Bowl loss. The Giants clearly got hot at the right moment and haven't sniffed that level of success since, which only adds to the befuddlement of the whole situation.

    Every time Eli Manning throws an interception or his team misses the playoffs, Pats fans have to wonder why a guy so goofy could cost them one of the greatest runs in NFL history.