The fan who gave Patriots quarterback Tom Brady a game ball after Brady tied an NFL record by throwing his 600th touchdown pass, is now looking for some payback.
As first reported by ESPN’s Mike Reiss, “Corey Miller, 23, flew to Boston earlier this week to visit his favorite team. He broke up one of Brady’s touchdown throws to tight end Rob Gronkowski in Sunday’s game against the Texans, turning it into a long touchdown pass to wide receiver Chris Hogan to make history. Miller never got to a point where he would potentially have been able to buy beer at Gillette Stadium — it costs $100 a beer — but he did get his jersey signed by Brady and Patriots owner Robert Kraft.
What he didn’t get, however, was a visit with Brady. The pair appeared together on the podium after the record-tying touchdown toss but did not share a quick word.
Instead, Miller now wants a little bit of revenge on Brady, offering up an update on his desire to give Brady a Round One of golf as a thank you.
The Patriots posted a video of Brady and Kraft leaving the field before reaching midfield to acknowledge Miller’s interest in golf, but it was with a footnote:
According to “The New England Way,” Kraft is not a golfer and will not be picking up a set of clubs anytime soon, but a former University of Massachusetts quarterback, Mike Sinclair, who played in the NFL for the Buccaneers and Raiders, offered up an alternate take on the situation, so to speak.
“Tom has a thing for old UMass guys,” Sinclair told 98.5 The Sports Hub. “You want to come to his house? Ask him, he’ll give you a deal. He’ll have you fly down and win one for free.”
Sinclair played at quarterback in college for the Minutemen, who reached the Division I Football Championship Subdivision title game. He went on to star in the Canadian Football League and coached at Massachusetts Lowell, where he coached Peyton Manning.
“Tom wanted to have a dual experience at UMass and football,” Sinclair said. “I know Tom can find time to golf, so why not give him the gift of golf while you’re at it?”
Miller had better hurry up. Kraft said recently that his attention is being increasingly divided between his team and the New England Revolution.