Why Super Bowl LIII means more to Tom Brady because of his kids

Ryan Hannable
January 31, 2019 - 9:01 am

ATLANTA -- Sunday will be Tom Brady's ninth Super Bowl, but when speaking Wednesday, he noted this one will be a little different because of the ages of his three kids.

His oldest, Jack, is 11, while Ben is the middle at nine, and finally Vivian is six. 

Now that the kids are older, they can appreciate going to the Super Bowl, and Jack knows a lot about football where he's even criticizing his dad after games. 

“My kids are excited to come to the Super Bowl," Brady said. "They are at an age where they understand so much more. It is really fun for me to have them and talk to my son Jack about the game and what he thought of the game. ‘Dad, what were you doing on this play? What didn’t you just do this?’ He watches football, and his buddies talk about football. It is just a great thing for a dad, for all of us when our kids are interested in what we are doing.

"My son Benny, I don’t know if he will watch one play in the game, but the fact that he gets popcorn and a bunch of junk food is what I think he looks forward to. And [Vivian], she’s a little cheerleader. She’ll say, ‘Daddy, did you hear me? I said, go daddy, go.’ I say, ‘Of course, I heard you.’

"The kids, they bring so much perspective and they are just the most beautiful things in our life. They are so joyful and the fact that they are getting older and they get to share this with me is really great because we create so many memories, not only for me, but for them too in ways that were very different from when I was younger. It is really a cool thing for them to be able to be here watching.”

Brady is having his entire extended family in for the game, as well his his in-laws. Gisele Bundchen's parents will be making the trip from Brazil.

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