GILLETTE STADIUM, NEXT TO TOM BRADY'S CUP- Tom Brady disparaged Tiddlywinks at his weekly press conference by suggesting football was a real job and a real sport-unlike the age-old game of Tiddlywinks.
International gamesters who enjoy Tiddlywinks have joined together in a chorus of outrage.
Since Wes Welker has reported how competitive Tom is at every game he plays, this is shocking to discover his lack of respect for the highly competitive world of winking your tiddly.
Welker reports that Tom will throw a backgammon board across the room if he loses.
However, he apparently ignores the losses as they mount when he plays Tiddlywinks. Tom Brady is no wink wonk.
Tiddlywinks is thought by some to be a game for kids, without any true suspense or any real talent required. Tom will be shocked to hear that international leagues of winkers are now burning their New England Patriot trading cards.
We urge Brady to sit down and play Tiddlywinks with his two young sons and find out who has the real ability in his family. Next time Tom opens his mouth, he should wink before he tiddles.
The game does require a cup to count up the scores. Tom probably has a couple of cups lying around the locker room, and he can always use those Krugerrands from his investment portfolio as the chips to make the game truly competitive.
The rest of us can use two-bit pieces of realm.