There Are Beaches, Casinos, Nightlife: Tom Brady Explains the Transition from Massachusetts to Tampa Bay

Published 09/25/2021, 12:51 PM EDT
TAMPA, FL – FEBRUARY 07: Tom Brady (12) of the Buccaneers looks over to his left before the Super Bowl LV game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on February 7, 2021 at Raymond James Stadium, in Tampa, FL. (Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)


Tom Brady brought his tenure with the New England Patriots to a conclusion in 2020. The 44-year old quarterback ended his two-decade-long association with Boston with a heavy heart. He opted to sign a two-year contract with NFC South franchise, Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The rest, as they say, is history.

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FOXBORO, MA – DECEMBER 06: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots exits the field after the Patriots 35-28 loss against the Philadelphia Eagles at Gillette Stadium on December 6, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

It was certainly not an easy decision for Brady to just uproot his family and leave Boston after a period of 20 years. However, it is one that he does not regret.

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Life is good for Brady and the Bucs at the moment. He is reunited with former teammates, Rob Gronkowski and Antonio Brown in Florida. But does TB12 still miss his old life and Foxborough?

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Buccaneers QB Tom Brady compares living in Florida and Massachusetts

Speaking to David Novak on the How Leaders Lead podcast, Tom Brady spoke about how the transition from Boston to Miami has been for him and his family.

“There’s a lot of things. It’s really very different in every aspect. And again, it’s not, I mean, just think of the climates. First of all, the Northeast is very different than the Southeast, you know, being down in Tampa. The most difficult part of the season in Tampa is August and when it’s just incredibly hot and humid, the season gets much easier for the players as the season goes because the weather gets better. So you really need to be in good shape early. You know, up in the Northeast, it’s very different.”

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“The season gets much harder as the season goes because the climate gets much colder. And everything, I mean, the practice facility, the lifestyle, the aspects of football, very different when you’re a warm-weather team. It’s much more suited to the passing game than being in a cold-weather climate. It’s the difference between golf in Palm Springs and golf in Northern Ireland. And it’s just a different style.”

Sep 9, 2021; Tampa, Florida, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) celebrates after a Buccaneers touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys during the first half at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

There’s much more activity for the players off the field down here. There are beaches, there are clubs, there’s nightlife, there are casinos, I mean, in the northeast, there’s none of that. You don’t have to deal with any of those things. I mean, this is such a destination for people to come on vacation, you know, up in Foxborough, Massachusetts, that’s not really a destination,” Brady told Novak on the podcast.

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It will be interesting to see how Brady performs when he travels to Boston in Week 4. A mouth-watering clash awaits us as New England fans prepare to welcome their ‘legendary’ quarterback. You can’t afford to miss this one!

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Daniel Arambur

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Daniel Arambur is an NFL writer and content strategist for EssentiallySports.With more than 1,000 articles, he is one of the senior writers in the NFL cohort at ES. A mass media graduate from the University of Mumbai, Daniel has found the perfect blend of vocation and passion in the sports content niche.

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