Tom Brady turned 40 today, and the entire free world has been celebrating it. There’s all sorts of stuff out there, and it is not entirely shocking that I found a 49ers connection!
ESPN tracked down a bunch of friends, current and former teammates, and a host of other folks to get their favorite Tom Brady stories. Current 49ers quarterback Brian Hoyer first entered the NFL as a UDFA. He signed with the Patriots, and spent three years on the roster.
Hoyer shared a story about Brady’s beer-chugging prowess. Hoyer said the quarterback chugged a beer and Hoyer said, “you couldn't have poured out the beer faster into a glass.” Here’s the full story.
"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. 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."
I never really thought of Brady drinking or not drinking, but this kinda cracks me up. It made me think of Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame third baseman Wade Boggs, who was a legend for how much beer he would drink. But this seems entirely out of nowhere based on how Hoyer described it.