How did the country superstar weigh in? Via song, of course.
Carrie Underwood posted some lyrics on Instagram. Cue the Underwood intro song for Sunday Night Football. Then sing along yourselves, “Brady going home. Brady going home on Sunday niiiiight.”
“This should be good!,” she added. Then she shared the rest of the Sunday Night Football Instagram post.
“The Return of the King. … Tom Brady’s first trip back to New England is worthy of a Carrie Underwood tribute. Take it away, Carrie!”
Carrie Underwood, Nation Talking About The Return
Yes, Brady is the conquering hero coming back to Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass. Maybe fans boo him. Perhaps they’ll applaud. They’ll likely do both. He ripped put their collective hearts but gave them so much football happiness. Brady played in New England for two decades. And he helped the Patriots win six Super Bowls.
The rest of the country, like Carrie Underwood, is abuzz about the game. In his one season away, Brady directed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a Super Bowl title. Plus, former Patriot Rob Gronkowski is coming home, too.
How will Brady and Gronk react Sunday night in prime time? Oddsmakers established Brady’s Bucs as a 6.5-point favorite. That line may go up through the weekend.
“I’m not going to necessarily reminisce,” Brady said. I don’t think this is the moment for that. I’ll have plenty of opportunities to reminisce about my football career — none of it, none of which I really care to do right now because I’m so much in the moment. I’m not going to be thinking about 20 years of history. I’m going to be thinking about one night of football, a Sunday night game coming off a really tough loss.” – Said Tom Brady in the new interview on “LET’S GO” podcast.
Patriots Are Starting Mac Jones, a Rookie QB
The Patriots think they’ve found their Tom Brady replacement. But Mac Jones, who led Alabama to the 2020 college football title, is a rookie. He may have the talent, but he’s only played in three regular-season NFL games.
NBC is using songs from other superstars besides Carrie Underwood to help hype the game.
The Eminem tune Guess Who’s Back worked perfectly for a promo. Click on the tweet and listen to the Patriots fans talk some Brady, i.e. “a touchy subject” shade.
Or, you can listen to some mellow, angst-filled Adele. Hello, it’s me, Tom B.
Here’s another option. You can wait until Sunday night to see what more Carrie Underwood has in store for football fans. She could add on to “Brady going home. Brady going home on Sunday niiiiight.”