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Could Tom Brady become a Raider?

Tom Brady is probably the greatest quarterback in history, but he can’t play forever, right? So what’s he gonna do? Well, Tom Brady may have found his next sports venture!

Tom Brady posted a video saying, “I’ve been trying to find a way to extend my professional sports career,” the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback joked as he announced his investment into Major League Pickleball! He’s adding another sport to his lengthy resume.

The 45-year-old seven-time Super Bowl champion announced Wednesday that he’s becoming a Major League Pickleball owner, joining other athletes like tennis star Kim Clijsters, NBA champion LeBron James, and NFL star Drew Brees in the growing league.

Brady shared the news in this Instagram video. “Look, I’ve been trying to find a way to extend my professional sports career, in my 40s, even into my 50s, 60s, 70s! As long as I can, right? And I think I got the answer,” he said. “Seems like everyone else has the answer too — pickleball!”

Brady said he’s “super excited” to help the sport grow, but he’s also going to bring his high level of competition to the league. “We’re going to keep bringing awareness to this… all around the country, all around the world. And look, you how I get with competition… I love that’s it’s become such a popular neighborhood sport. It’s a great way to get out of the house, but I’m coming to win. I’m coming to the dominate the sport. Pickleball — let’s [f—ing] go,” Brady concluded. (Language, Tom!!!)

Pickleball has taken the country by storm. Becoming one of the fastest-growing sports. It had 4.8 million players nationwide last year. The indoor or outdoor paddle sport is similar to tennis, but with hollow whiffle balls. Pickleball is an indoor or outdoor racket/paddle sport where two, or four players, hit a whiffle type ball over a 36-inch-high net using solid faced paddles. The two sides hit the ball back and forth over the net until one side blows it

Brady and Clijsters are buying an expansion team, with games beginning in 2023. (An expansion picleball team??)

So, thank goodness Tom Brady will have somewhere to still wear his Uggs, and look pretty. Set-hut!!

-Carla Rea