Patriots of Past and Present Reunite at the Kentucky Derby
Foxborough, MA– For the past week in Massachusetts, it seems like every day has been rainy, but the bay state is not the only one that has been subjected to a barrage of abysmal weather as rain sweeps across the country.
The weather made itself felt at the 2019 Kentucky Derby event, which is known as much for the dapper attire of its guests as it is for horse racing. The race went on as scheduled, despite an extremely muddy track. The big controversy for this year's race was when Maximum Security, who crossed the finish line first, was disqualified for leaving the lane. This provided Country House with the default victory in the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby.
It was an interesting turn of events, but for Boston sports fans, their attention was turned to those in attendance, as a very impressive reunion of New England Patriots unfolded at Churchill Downs.
Over the years, Tom Brady has had a number of varying backup quarterbacks who were ready to tap in when the team needed them. None of these backup groups seemed to be as close knit with Brady as the "Wolf Pack" was during the 2017-18 season. This multiple Super Bowl winning group consisted of Brady, Jimmy Garoppolo (now with the San Francisco 49ers), and Jacoby Brissett (now with the Indianapolis Colts) and they really did seem like a solid crew of friends.
On Instagram, the Wolf Pack was reunited with a photo of the three dressed in their Derby best. Former Patriot Matt Cassel and current Patriot Brian Hoyer, also backup quarterbacks for Brady, were in attendance at the Derby as well.
Joining Brady at the dandy event was his longtime coach Bill Belichick, who was seen with an uncharacteristic big smile while hanging out with Brady, wide receiver and Super Bowl MVP Julian Edelman, and former Patriot and current Detroit Lion Danny Amendola. It was heartwarming to see that the friendship of these Patriots is seemingly everlasting, but it was also kickass to see Brady sporting a hat that made reference to his six Super Bowl titles with the emblem of "6x."