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> this is "nightline." love him or hate him, he seems unstoppable. >> i'm always in competition with myself. >> for nfl legend tom brady, this is 40. tonight the secrets behind his success, the workouts, the diet, and those specially made paja s pajamas, one time rival michael strahan recalls sacking the superstar. inside his world and his marriage. but not everyone is feeling the patriot passion. eagles nation thirsting for
their first ever super bowl win. stories behind their reputation. and the philly fanatic that built the ultimate fan cave with his retirement fund. >> tricky part was selling it to my wife. >> what you need to know about sunday's super bowl show down on this super edition of "nightline." but first the "nightline" five.
good evening, thanks for joining us. it's super bowl weekend so of course the conversation begins with tom brady, a lightning rod of controversy for years but his greatness undeniable. sunday he'll be the oldest quarterback to ever start in a super bowl. so what is his secret? >> in sports the greatest advantage is often the gift of youth. the nba's freakish next star is just 23. baseball's biggest hitter, 25. gymnastic's golden champion, barely 20. but in super bowl lii this weekend, all eyes are on someone who is actually the big 4-0. >> i think tom brady is the greatest football player we've ever had. >> love him or hate him no one
can deny his accomplishments. tom brady is the oldest quarterback ever to start in a super bowl in a sport where the average age 26 and career just 3 years. brady is a anomaly. in the lead up to the super bowl the notoriously private brady opens up in the facebook d orks c u series. >> did you win or did you lose that's the story. >> tom versus time. >> i see myself doing it better than i've ever done it so why should i stop. >> sharing his mental game. >> when i get out there going to see my techniques. they're wrauching daddy. >> his home. >> what a handsome hubby. >> say boom. >> his family life with super model wife gisele bündchen.
>> six or seven of years he is really focused and i take on 100%, i take the kids to school, i become a lot more present. >> but exposing his personal life came with a down side after a boston radio personality was suspended -- after refearing to brady's daughter. and internet attention on a kiss between brady and his son is making waves. this series focuses on brady's fanatical commitment to preparation her alloweding his tb-12 movement which he feels led to his longevity from physical workouts and massages to his unorthodox diet down to special made path ams to help recovery. >> he found thing that's work for him. i want those path jamas that jas
restore you in the sleep. >> i do too. not sure if i feel better in the morning. >> not sure i do either but he really truly believes it and wants to share his belief. >> playing quarterback for the new england patriots is not a job for tom brady it's like what he was put on the planet to do. >> that seemed unlikely in 2000 when brady was chosen 199th overall in the nfl draft. >> he was not physically imposing. anybody in the patriots who tells you they knew tom brady would become most accomplished quarterback ever and future hall of famer ever is lying because if they knew wouldn't have waited until the sixth round to pick him. >> didn't have that huge hundred million dollar contract or press conferences, tom was just one of zbl us. >> the early 2000 marked the
rise of super bowl nation. >> he said no one has won three in a row. we had just won the super bowl, don't think we even had the parade yet but he was already talking about another. >> 18-0 record in super bowl 42. >> ten years ago brady's patriots made history going undefeated all the way to the super bowl meeting the new york giants, there he came face to face with michael strahan who delivered a devastating sack. >> denied by strahan. >> what do you remember about that moment. >> to sack tom brady not something many people get to do. it's tom brady i'm on the ground with tom brady and only person who gets this close it gisele. know what i i'm saying. it was really special.
i can now say oh, yeah i sack that guy. >> strahan is also an executive producer on "tom versus time" and despite that legendary hit he and brady are now friends. >> what's tom like off the field, off camera, you're friends? >> he's fun. it will be march and he won't drink sometimes, be like i'm not drinking, i'm like why, well, i'm training, but it doesn't stop him from having fun. because he will literally do 80s karaoke hip hop. yeah. didn't the say he was good, by loves it. ha, ha. but he's a fun guy. he's a good guy. >> he says he would like to play until his mid 40s now you're 46, could you imagine playing football right now? >> in the mind, may feel it. but body's not having it i can't
imagine it but if anything can do it is him. >> deflategate. >> deflategate. >> following new developments in deflategate. >> last season brady was suspended four games for deflategate. >> i have no knowledge of anything. no knowledge of any wrongdoing. >> brady finds his man. >> but in the end triumph as brady orchestrated the greatest come back in super bowl history against the falcons. >> patriots win the super bowl! >> each year the questions when will the time come to hang up the jersey. >> why's everyone want me to retire so bad. i don't need exterior motivat n motivatio motivations, the ones inside me are enough. >> brady has defied age in the sport in elite company with the laichs of roger federer and
michael phelps and serena williams. >> people can dislike the patriots how good they've been for how long and dislike brady for how good he's been, also admire the heck out of them and him because here he is still doing it. >> his wife gisele made no bones about him retiring. >> oh, she's ready. about eight years can ago she said michael i want you to talk to my husband. i think she sees the down side of playing for so long. thinking about issues. thinking about the concussions are now in the forefront of everybody's mind. she's just looking out for the wife who loves her husband. but ultimately the decision is up to him. >> how long can he keep it up only tom knows. >> i wish i did at 22 years old what i have been doing for last ten years. create this version of me at 40 that i think is a lot better than when i was 22. >> he says he's not stopping any
time soon. >> you want to do this until you're 45. >> yeah, forever. >> in the meantime laser focus brady has eyes only on his opponent on sunday, the eagles and potential sixth super bowl ring to cement his single legacy. >> he has a fire inside him that you don't really see in his position all the time but it's in him all the time that's why he'sback in the super bowl because he's pretty much superman. >> for new yorom new york. >> next mean, green and notoriously obscene, true story s about what could be the nfl's rowdiest fans cheering on the under dog in super bowl's show down. some air fresheners are so overwhelming, they can... send you and your family running.
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this super edition of "nightline" continues. >> as just about any die-hard nfl fan, ask them and they'll have a story about screaming matches, fist fights or throwing up in the parking lot but eagles fans tonight will say that's not who they really are, well, kind of. >> launches down field. touchdown. >> gridiron battle. last month during eagles versus vikings game they are seen as the tough ones. rough around the edges and ready to tackle at any given time. though not these folks, i'm talking about these guys. >> these fans are the most
passionate fans in sports. >> those infamous philadelphia philadelphia eagles fans that demonstrate not all of the action is on the field. >> hours before the 52nd super bowl the city of brotherly love finds itself once again battling its famous nickname. >> we get dirty, we are not afraid of it either. >> they have such a true passion waiting for that time to twin all. hopefully then they'll chill out a little bit. >> when it comes to football eagles fans are the good, the bad and the ugly. >> it's the same everybody is, brutally honest. >> if you wonder what a victory looks like, two weeks ago we got ate taste. philly police prepared greasing
down poles before the game, it didn't work. the iconic philly art museum steps once again the back drop. you heard about the man arrested for punching a police horse, well it happened twice. but some eagles fans aren't all so out there. welcome to bury the hatchet eagles themed bat cave. ♪ fly eagles fly ♪ on the road to victory ♪ eagles! ♪ >> he calls this addition to his house the locker room decking it out with 16 flat screen tvs even in the bathroom. >> never miss any of the action. >> there's neon everywhere. bar stools. autographed items all an eagles
fan could ever want. >> i'm been a philadelphia eagles fan since 1964. oh, my word i'm old. >> got the money from what he was saving for retirement home and his wife couldn't argue. >> she said you've worked hard all your life if that's what you want to do that's what you should do. that's what i did. >> the fans would gather here bleed green. >> in my mind philadelphia eagles fans are the best fans in all of sports. >> this season after losing key players to issues including quarterback carson wentz will take the field with back up quarterback nick foles and the odds are stacked against them. fittingly players and fans alike have been sporting these masks in their eagles under dog. >> eagles haven't won a championship since dwight
eisenhower was president. >> they have great fans and great support. i know when we played in jacksonville in the super bowl that stadium was practically all eagles fans i expect that again this time. >> sure they had actual super heroes like batman and captain america, chris evans, but the eagles had rocky himself. >> if you haven't guessed it by new i am a die-hard fan. >> for me rocky is like a real human being we have a statue and everything. it fits our team. >> bradley cooper played a rowdy eagles fan in "silver lining play book" and he's one in real-life too. even wwe star john sec e na sho his respect and he's a patriots fan but maybe that's so he doesn'tened up on the receiving end of this.
the eagles faithful have a rep as one of the most feared fan bases in sports. here throwing ice balls at the cowboys, injuring a coach and an official. >> can't tell you what a joy it is to come to philadelphia and dodge not snow balls but ice balls. >> fans were so rambunctious there was even a jail and i judge. >> fair but tough judge. >> under the old stadium just in case. even santa has been on the receiving end getting boos as well as snow balls. >> a 1968 incident so infamous that es prks n 30 for 30 spoofed it. >> these snow balls came cast kade cascading down. >> throwing snow balls at santa let's move on. >> former quarterback won't stand for slandering these fans.
>> there's always few knuckle heads at every stadium but i can say the philadelphia fans are the most passionate fans in the national football league. always couple knuckle heads looking for publicity but 99% of the fans are absolutely n sloou outstanding. >> i'm excited to watch the super bowl. >> as is this man who is having more than a hundred friends and family for the big game. >> the eagles on one side and enemy on the other side. >> he claims he will be happy whether the eagles win or lose but he would still gladly accept the biggest win. >> talk to me sunday, if you need any photography work from the sky strap a camera on me, i will be a human drone, i'll be flying all over the sky because
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