Let's dip our toes in the water of Boston sports talk radio. If we stick together and hold onto the rope attached to the boat, we should be OK.
So last week, popular WBZ-FM drivetime hosts Toucher and Rich received a phone call from a man who identified himself as Matt from San Diego. The caller had this to say:
"I'm originally from San Diego. I've been here over 20 years, so I consider myself a true New England fan and resident, but I just want to say I've been listening to you guys bust on Tom Brady and Julian Edelman, and it's absolutely hilarious. But it occurs to me that being true New England guys, you have to have something to complain about. So, you got three GOATs on the same team: Belichick, Brady, and Gronk. You got the Red Sox in first place. So, all that leaves you to go to is the fact that the man's the greatest of all time, he's got a good relationship with his receiver, and his wife's Gisele Bundchen. I just think it's very indicative of New England sports fans."
Here's the audio:
After the call, the hosts began to receive feedback from listeners who believed "Matt" sounded a lot like Tom Brady himself. And just like that, Toucher and Rich had something to talk about for the next three hours (or weeks).
Brady has an exclusive arrangement with Westwood One to do radio hits during the season. Jim Gray -- yes, that Jim Gray -- asked Brady about the mysterious phone call on Monday night.
"And you get me exclusively, can you believe that," he said, via For The Win. "No, there's none of me -- like I said, you're the only one I'm talking to."
I love a good conspiracy theory as much as the next guy, but the thought of Tom Brady sitting in his palatial estate listening to sports talk radio is a bridge too far. That said, will the real Matt in San Diego please stand up?