INDIANAPOLIS -- When Patriots quarterback Tom Brady won his first Super Bowl following the 2001 season, he was a single 24-year old, just beginning his career in the NFL.
Now, 10 years later, things are different for Brady. He is 34 years old, married, and has two sons. This gave Brady a different perspective as he participated in Super Bowl XLVI media day on Tuesday.
"I have a 4-and-a-half-year-old who is much more interested in the Millennium Falcon and his Lego sets than football. I try to keep tossing him the ball," Brady said. "My 2-year-old, he’s definitely going to be a little athlete."
"One thing over the years that has really changed is being a parent," Brady continued. "It’s a little different (balancing) your work and your parenting. I’m sure everyone here deals with that, as well. That’s obviously a great part of my life."
Since the last time he appeared in a Super Bowl (following the 2007 season), Brady has gotten married, to supermodel Gisele Bundchen. What will she tell Brady before Sunday's game?
"Throw the ball quickly," Brady said. "She doesn’t like it when I get hit very often. My guys up front do a great job of protecting me."
Tuesday was Brady's fifth career Super Bowl media day, and for the two-time Super Bowl MVP, the entire week of anticipation and preparation is still something special.
"Look at this (media day). How could you ever take this for granted?" Brady said. "It’s pretty cool to think as a kid growing up that a bunch of people would come watch us play a football game."