Patriots' Tom Brady viewed illegal streamed sports video

Tom Brady may be glad that he is playing in Super Bowl 46 today, but the star quarterback of the New England Patriots isn't above checking out the big game via pirated means. News.com reports that during a press conference this week, Brady said:

Last year I was rehabbing my foot in Costa Rica, watching the game on an illegal Super Bowl Web site. And now I'm actually playing in the game. So, it's pretty cool.

That frank admission shows how major live sports events such as the Super Bowl have been taken over by web sites that illegally stream them to millions of Internet users. As we reported earlier today, the US government shut down a number of web sites this week that have been accused of offering illegal video streams of live sports, including pay-per-view events.

If Tom Brady found himself back in Costa Rica this year instead of Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis playing against Eli Manning and the New York Giants, he wouldn't need to use an illegal web site to view the Super Bowl this year. For the first time in history, the NFL will have an official live and free stream of the game on the NFL.com web site. The game can also be streamed at NBCSports.com where viewers will be able to choose from four different camera angles along with features such as rewind and pausing the video.

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We should be talking about the ads in the Superbowl, that's more interesting than this history and the Superbowl itself

I love how people pretend like this is a huge deal. It would be an interesting story if he was streaming something like Wrestlemania or a UFC event through an illegal streaming website.

major live sports events such as the Super Bowl have been taken over by web sites

Wow, 6 o'clock news style buildup.

Just goes to show that if people want a service, someone will provide it. The problem is when that someone isn't the "official" provider, but it shows that whoever the official provider is, they've failed.

MtnDewCodeRedFreak said,
NY Giants won!

There was never any doubt. All the New England Area has to offer is a bad accent and a dumb look on the residents faces.

UndergroundWire said,

There was never any doubt. All the New England Area has to offer is a bad accent and a dumb look on the residents faces.

Woah buddy you mad?

I stream every sports game I watch cause I cant justify paying 120 a month for 400 channels I dont watch when alls I wanna watch is a sports game.

AHHH the super bowl... the sports event where the ads and the half time singing are more relevant than the actual game.

He was watching it on a stream in a country that doesn't show it on TV... hardly surprising.

It would probably be more surprising if he hadn't bothered to care.

lt8480 said,
He was watching it on a stream in a country that doesn't show it on TV... hardly surprising.

This! The NFL isn't transmitted around the world as one might think. Here in Mexico we do get it, but get crappy ads and bad narrators. I wanted to subscribe to all the NFL games via stream (like NBA), but what a surprise it's not available! (Nor in the US either?? strange). So I go with pirate websites.

Who the hell cares? God I hate when Superbowl comes around each year, it's as if Americans think the entire world cares about a game played by a bunch of ******* wearing copious amounts of padding to protect their "big manly bodies".

Nashy said,
Who the hell cares? God I hate when Superbowl comes around each year, it's as if Americans think the entire world cares about a game played by a bunch of ******* wearing copious amounts of padding to protect their "big manly bodies".

Nashy said,
Who the hell cares? God I hate when Superbowl comes around each year, it's as if Americans think the entire world cares about a game played by a bunch of ******* wearing copious amounts of padding to protect their "big manly bodies".


Nashy said,
Who the hell cares? God I hate when Superbowl comes around each year, it's as if Americans think the entire world cares about a game played by a bunch of ******* wearing copious amounts of padding to protect their "big manly bodies".

You must be one of those guys that like to take (soccer) balls to the face at 50 mph.....

Oh you must be one of those

Nashy said,
Who the hell cares? God I hate when Superbowl comes around each year, it's as if Americans think the entire world cares about a game played by a bunch of ******* wearing copious amounts of padding to protect their "big manly bodies".

Oh boohoo. You talk down to those who play football, while you sit on the internet getting your panties in a twist over a stupid article about a sport you don't like. Internet tough guy much?

blade1269 said,

You must be one of those guys that like to take (soccer) balls to the face at 50 mph.....

Oh you must be one of those

Not at all. Hate soccer too.

They play a physical game, with padding. They are *******, and that's that.

Nashy said,

Not at all. Hate soccer too.

They play a physical game, with padding. They are *******, and that's that.

You try getting trucked by a 260-300 pound with no pads on. Even with pads on, it is very painful. 'Course, you clearly wouldn't know anything about that, it seems.

Nashy said,

Not at all. Hate soccer too.

They play a physical game, with padding. They are *******, and that's that.

OK I'm sure there is some chick forum for you to go to and post your useless complaining then. Haters will always hate.

Zappa859 said,

You try getting trucked by a 260-300 pound with no pads on. Even with pads on, it is very painful. 'Course, you clearly wouldn't know anything about that, it seems.

Awww. Big tough American footballers :-(

It's funny that in Union and League players can get smashed, get back up, continue playing, and have been for years, but precious little Americans can't? They're *******.

Nashy said,

Awww. Big tough American footballers :-(

It's funny that in Union and League players can get smashed, get back up, continue playing, and have been for years, but precious little Americans can't? They're *******.


Dont like american handeggball either, but its funny to see the english or australian teams do allot worse without any protection then the americans do. just looks better i guess because everyone looks like shaq.

Good. Now all we need is Brock Lesnar to watch an illegal UFC feed and UFC will start streaming their PPV's for free... God I love America /s