Earlier today, I was watching the Super Bowl Media Day coverage, when this little conversation nugget occurred. In a little bit of fun, Patriots’ Tom Brady was taking questions from Pierre Woods, a Patriots player who doesn’t get a lot of playing time. Here’s a paraphrase of the conversation:
Pierre Woods: Everyone says that you should put the boot [famously from the New York tabloids] on Ebay. You could get $500,000 for that.
Tom Brady: You aren’t paying for that.
Pierre Woods: I know I’m not.
Tom Brady: [To the media] Pierre, was complaining the other day. He said, because he got a rental car, he was only going to put 87 octane in the tank rather than 93 – to save himself $2. I said, “You are not even going to drive the car enough to fill the tank up. So what’s the big deal?” That tells you, that’s a responsible kid right there – smart kid.
He said the last line with all the sincerity in the world. I imagine that I’d have the same conversation with someone else. It’s funny, because I can see both sides of the story here. Why spend the extra money for the rental car? On the other hand, Brady’s got a good point, it’s not going to add up to much savings.