Tom Brady has won a lot of games, and that's a good thing because he clearly doesn't like to lose.
On a couple of occasions during the Patriots' Week 13 loss to the Packers, CBS cameras caught Brady screaming curse words on the sideline.
Brady's naughty language upset at least three Americans, who lodged official complaints with the Federal Communications Commission.
Viewers couldn't hear what Brady was saying, but young lip-readers from coast to coast had their innocence spoiled.
The Smoking Gun has the official complaint documents, which are available through the Freedom of Information Act.
One came from a parent in Indianapolis.
“My 6-year-old children know how to read lips even if there is no sound,” the parent wrote to the FCC. “So why during the telecast is CBS going out of their way with 1:53 minute left in the first quarter between the Patriots and the Packers game to show Tom Brady screaming the F word on national TV?”
It was actually the fourth quarter, but there's no time for factchecking when Brady is out there compromising our nation's moral fiber.
A grandparent in York, Pennsylvania, said the display was "uncalled for."
"It was almost as if the announcers got away with it, because they did not actually say it," a concerned grandparent in Cedar Rapid, Iowa, wrote. "Very unprofessional."
The Boston Globe published an editorial after the Packers game referencing Brady's potty mouth with the headline "Patriots should show more sportsmanship." But Brady had a repeat performance the next week against the Chargers. In response to criticism, Brady said to "blame CBS and NBC for putting it on TV." That's exactly what people did.
- Phil Watson