In a city where star players are put under a microscope, Tom Brady faced the most personal of criticisms.
One media insider at a regular press conference put Tom on the hot spot when he asked about his dishabille at an afternoon concert rock group Arrowsmith put on in Boston.
Brady wore a black trench coat with no shirt underneath. He braved the brisk winds racing down Commonwealth Avenue. If he had worn no pants, we would fear for his health.
Brady also wore attitude glasses in black to match the color of his coat. It was enough to make us wonder if this costume was left over from his Trick or Treat night. We half expected Julian Edelman to show up as a 911 cop and put the cuffs on Brady for lurking too close to a school zone.
Reporters did not want to know if there were white specks of dandruff on Brady's shoulders or whether the label read "Burberry". One notorious insider from one of the gossipy Boston sports networks seemed to be auditioning for TMZ.
The wardrobe challenged reporter wanted to know why Brady always dressed in such a "weird" way. The quarterback did not take the bait. We have followed Tom Brady into the racks of fashion for over a decade and have marveled at his sense of Mr. Blackwell's least favored clothes line.
Brady often dressed like a gigolo, or at least like Rajon Rondo dresses him every morning. At the Arrowsmith concert, Brady looked like he was dressed for an audition for the next Magic Mike movie.
Brady did not want to discuss his wardrobe. It was as if one of the Three Stooges was confronted with a telegram that told him to get rid of his President Wardrobe.
Tom only kills opposing teams, not political opponents.