Tom Brady is a lot things. Five-time Super Bowl champion. Three-time NFL MVP. Gisele Bundchen’s husband. Father three kids.
As it turns out, the New England Patriots quarterback is also a Pro-Bowl caliber beer chugger.
Brady made an appearance on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” last night and when the conversation shifted to Brady’s strict diet, the 40-year old QB made a point to mention, “I was a pretty good beer-chugger back in the day.” Of course, this was all a set up to put Brady’s beer-chugging skills to the test in front the live studio audience.
Ever the competitor, Brady asked Colbert, “Are we competing?” before he tossed back his pint beer with the ferocity a college freshman on spring break.
The chugging display backs up a story told by fellow QB Brian Hoyer last year as part an ESPN.com compilation Brady tales celebrating his 40th birthday.
Said Hoyer: “We played up at Buffalo and we couldn’t fly back into Boston because the weather was so bad, so we had to stay the night in Rochester. We drove there, and we all decided we’d go out to dinner together. Tom being who he was, he usually couldn’t come to a team event like that. We might be at Capital Grille and he is sneaking in the back door and then people realize he’s there and he has to leave. But this was impromptu at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que in Rochester. The whole team is there.
“And it turns into a beer-chugging contest. You have linemen, Julian Edelman, they all think they are going to win. Then someone says, ‘I heard Tom is really great at chugging a beer.’ We don’t usually get to experience him like this, but we finally coax him into doing it. He does it, and let me tell you, you couldn’t have poured out the beer faster into a glass.
“It was unbelievable,” Hoyer continued. “And he slams the mug on the table and puts both fists in the air. He walks away with a look on his face that said, ‘You really thought you were going to beat me on this?’ The place went nuts.”