BOSTON (CBS) — Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski will be playing in Super Bowl LV on Sunday, which is much, much better than just starring in a commercial that will air during the big game.
As it turns out, the two Buccaneers could have been doing both.READ MORE: CVS Lists Teachers As Eligible For COVID Vaccine Appointments In Massachusetts
The Tampa quarterback and tight end are featured in a T-Mobile commercial that tells a funny story about how Brady ended up with the Bucs after his dominant run with the Patriots — and how Gronkowski ended up coming out of retirement to join him. In this rendition of the tale, it was a bad cell phone connection that led to the duo reconnecting in Tampa.
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— T-Mobile (@TMobile) February 5, 2021
That’s pretty funny. Especially the part with Gronkowski living with his parents during his one-year retirement.
You won’t be seeing the ad come Super Bowl Sunday though, as the commercial has been “banned” during the game broadcast. That likely has something to do with the NFL’s relationship with Verizon, as T-Mobile CEO Mike Sievert alluded to in a Tweet on Friday.MORE NEWS: Boston May Transition Away From Fenway Park As Mass COVID Vaccination Site
But you can watch the farcical tale over and over again leading up to Super Bowl LV, which will feature Brady, Gronk and the rest of the Buccaneers taking on the Kansas City Chiefs.