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Tom Brady Facebook Documentary on Pause Following Super Bowl LII Loss

Andrew Gould@AndrewGould4Featured ColumnistFebruary 10, 2018

The sixth episode of Tom Brady's Facebook documentary, Tom vs. Time, will be released later than anticipated after the New England Patriots failed to deliver a storybook ending.

On Friday night, filmmaker Gotham Chopra explained in a Facebook post that the Philadelphia Eagles' Super Bowl LII victory spoiled the crew's blueprint.

"Everyone keeps asking me about Chapter 6 of Tom vs. Time and when it's going to be ready," Chopra wrote. "The truth is we had a plan, but unconsciously, it was tied to the Pats winning the Super Bowl and, when that didn't happen (congrats, Eagles!), I felt like we needed to pause and recalibrate."

Chopra added that he conducted an exit interview with Brady, which lasted more than an hour, after the loss:

"I'm not gonna give anything away...but for curious minds, Tom was both reflective and upbeat, very present and disappointed in last Sunday's loss, while also gracious toward the Eagles for their impressive victory and already unpacking everything to find the lesson in it. As a fan, I can say I got some great closure and I hope Tom did too in just talking about it."

Time did not defeat the 40-year-old quarterback, who broke his own Super Bowl record by putting up 505 passing yards. Yet it still wasn't enough, as the Eagles secured a 41-33 victory behind a superb performance from Nick Foles.

Rather than ending on a cheerful note, the documentary must examine the fiery competitor's reaction to New England's painful fall on the NFL's grandest stage. The reverse scenario happened in Fever Pitch, which had to change its ending after the Boston Red Sox won the 2004 World Series.

Premiering on Jan. 25, five installments of Tom vs. Time aired in the 11 days leading up to Super Bowl LII. Chopra, who apparently expected the sixth chapter to celebrate Brady's sixth championship, did not give a target date for the next installment beyond "coming soon."

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