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Patriots Blog: Brady Clarifies 'Drink Early' Comment

BOSTON (CBS) - New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady spoke with the media on Wednesday, and the two-time MVP had a foot in mouth moment.

When asked if he had a message for the fans that were coming out to Sunday's home opener against the Chargers, Brady had some advice for fans about the 4:15 start.

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"Start drinking early," he responded, before adding "get rowdy" and that there's "a lot of time to get lubed up and cheer for the home team."

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After a little bit of scrutiny, Brady later clarified his remarks through a team spokesman.

"Stay hydrated, drink a lot of water, be loud, drink responsibly," he said.

Brady's main point though was to make sure the fans come out loud, and make it tough for the San Diego Chargers.

"We make good plays they're going to scream. We make bad plays they'll probably boo us," said Brady. "We're going to focus on trying to make good plays. The crowd, it always helps when they're loud, but we have to give them reasons to be loud; give them reasons to cheer for us. Hopefully those muskets will be going off a lot this weekend."

Tune in to the Patriots-Chargers game Sunday at 4:15pm on 98.5 The Sports Hub and WBZ-TV. Tune in to Patriots Gameday at 11:30am on WBZ-TV and The Sports Hub's pregame coverage, beginning at 1pm. After the game tune in to the Postgame show on 98.5, and to Patriots Fifth Quarter on TV38.


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