Well, would you? There are a few ways you could do so. You could be drafted by the Patriots and wait for the lockout to end, become a Patriots coach and just walk up to him like Bill Belichick does, or you could win a contest. It turns out that Under Armour may just be able to facilitate that last goal for you. On Friday, April 29, Brady will participate in the Under Armour Tom Brady Draft Chat, which is designed to be an intimate and revealing dissection of life in the NFL — with Brady discussing his rise from Draft obscurity to world champion and NFL MVP. Under Armour's Facebook page will provide complete entry and eligibility instructions for the contest, continues through tonight (April 22) at 11:59 PM EST -- so hurry up on that!
To gain admission to the Under Armour Tom Brady Draft Chat, fans will be asked to visit Under Armour's Facebook page and to submit photos of themselves "Getting Charged Up." Once all photo entries are received, Under Armour Founder and CEO Kevin Plank will select 12 winners, each of whom will be allowed to invite a guest to join him/her at the Draft Chat.
The Draft Chat also supports the recent launch of Under Armour's Charged Cotton™ collection. The Charged Cotton performance T-Shirt dries up to five times faster than regular cotton and infuses standard cotton fabric with performance material. Brady, who joined the Under Armour roster of athletes in November 2010, is one of the primary faces of the Charged Cotton campaign.
Again, the first thing you need to do is to head over to the Under Armour Facebook page, and submit a photo of yourself "Getting Charged Up". Even if you don't win, you can watch — the chat will be on UStream, and we'll provide the details as the chat gets closer.
We're also "Charged Up" at Shutdown Corner, because it appears that we may just get our own chat time with Mr. Brady right around that time — stay tuned for that as well.
- Tom Brady