After Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost against the Dallas Cowboys, people joked that he may try to win back his ex-wife, Gisele Bündchen.
Brady - who is regarded as one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time - has suffered two seasons of disappointment with the Buccaneers following a Super Bowl win with the team at the height of the pandemic.
On Monday (16 January), the Bucs and the Cowboys faced off in the opening round of the playoffs - but were comfortably beaten 31-14.
Some starry eyed fans even wanted to see a Disney movie-style reconciliation between the pair on the sideline (which didn't happen).
\u201cIf the NFL actually had script writers, Tom Brady would\u2019ve retired in this game mid-drive after unexpectedly seeing Gisele on the sideline and they\u2019d be at Disney World with their kids right now\u201d
"I almost look at a football season like you're going away on deployment for the military," Brady said.
"The reality is when it comes down to it, your competitiveness takes over and as much as you want to have this playful balance with the work balance, you're going to end up doing exactly what you've always done."
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