Foxborough, MA– For years, Jimmy Kimmel Live! has been the talk show to follow for Boston sports fans, especially with the show's willingness to defend the New England Patriots. In the wake of the DeflateGate scandal four years ago, host Jimmy Kimmel assembled a plethora of Boston celebrities to defend Tom Brady and the team by proclaiming themselves to be the ones who actually deflated the footballs. This included stars like Ben Affleck, Chris Evans, John Krasinski, Bill Simmons, and, of course, Matt Damon.
Kimmel and Damon have a "complicated" relationship and have been playfully feuding with one another for over a decade. Their feud has manifested in many events, including the Academy Awards when Kimmel roasted Damon for starring in We Bought a Zoo. Now, we can see that feud head to yet another level as Tom Brady got involved in the matter.
With his appearance on Kimmel's talk show last night, Brady participated in the requisite interview, but he also joined Kimmel and Kimmel's sidekick, Guillermo, on a trip to vandalize a home. Brady gladly participated and yeeted (maybe the past tense of yeet, meaning to throw, is "yote"?) a football through Damon's window. And we obviously know Brady has a cannon for an arm.
Of course, Damon was upset that one of his sports idols joined up with his arch nemesis and he came out of his house to confront the trio. And he was, naturally, sporting a t-shirt with a reference to his 2011 film, We Bought a Zoo, on it.
Brady also participated in the rest of the talk show routine, sitting down on Kimmel's couch and fielding the comedian's questions. One of the biggest points of discussion was the salary that Brady takes from the Patriots organization and how he could demand to be the league's highest player ever, but refuses to. Brady remarks that, in the salary cap era, he wants to ensure that he is surrounded by talent, and he cheekily mentioned that his wife, Giselle Bundchen, makes enough for the both of them! We're lucky to have someone as selfless and self-effacing as Brady leading the team.