Super Bowl champion Tom Brady is the star of a six-part Facebook Watch docuseries called Tom vs. Time. which promises to follow the 40-year-old New England Patriots quarterback’s quest for a sixth Super Bowl ring as well his off-the-field challenges, including family and personal struggles. But what struggles does Tom Brady really have? The betting line on Brady v. Time in Vegas heavily favors the quarterback, who hasn’t played a demonstrably better season in a long time. Predictably Brady is winning this battle too, like so many he’s won in the NFL. And just like his multiple Patriots Super Bowl wins, the Facebook Watch series is going to inspire the haters. Handsome Tom Brady winning games, defying age, and making millions while married to a super model (sorry, the super model) may make for good navel-gazing TV, but hear that collective groan from the haters? That’s basically a big “C’mon.”
People aren’t tuning in to watch Brady struggle anyway. They’ll be tuning in to Facebook Watch to watch the superstar quarterback succeed, not fail. Brady will be promoting his controversial TB12 Method of defying time through fitness training and diet. It’s a docuseries but also (it can’t help it) a sort of infomercial for the TB12 Method. Because that’s what Brady’s using in his battle against time. And he’s evidently winning. Just like always. For the Tom Brady haters, and anybody who wins this much has plenty of haters, the Tom vs. Time is more fuel for the fire. Those fans can keep in mind that as soon as tennis superstar Novak Djokovic committed to a similar documentary with Amazon that would follow him for a year, Djokovic started losing like nobody’s business and finally bowed out of the deal, having fallen out of the Top Ten rankings. Tom vs. Time is on the Facebook Watch page.