5 Songs Tom Brady Should Walk Out to Against the Steelers


In case your phone hasn’t been blowing up all morning, Judge Richard Berman vacated the four-game suspension issued to Tom Brady by Roger Goodell, which Goodell had previously upheld after Brady’s appeal hearing with him. Judge Berman pointed out three specific reasons for his decision:

“The Award is premised upon several significant legal deficiencies, including (A) inadequate notice to Brady of both his potential discipline (four-game suspension) and his alleged misconduct; (B) denial of the opportunity for Brady to examine one of two lead investigators, namely NFL Executive Vice President and General Counsel Jeff Pash; and (C) denial of equal access to investigative files, including witness interview notes”

All three of these grounds point to Judge Berman’s specific legal objections to the NFL’s discipline and appeals process, but during the court process, much of the NFL’s answers to Berman’s questions left the judge with a face that even McKayla Maroney would be proud of.

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That being said, it’s well-known among Pats fans that Tom’s walkout song of choice is Jay-Z’s “Public Service Announcement” and has been for, in Brady’s words, “…a long time.” The brash opening of  “Allow me to re-introduce myself, my name is Hov” from Jay-Z’s 2003 masterpiece The Black Album is great and all, but Brady also threw a curveball in Week 1 of the preseason by following “P.S.A.” up with the Nas classic “Hate Me Now”, according to CSNNE’s Phil Perry. Outstanding work.

With today’s news, though, even knowing that the NFL will appeal Judge Berman’s ruling (as reported by NFL.com), and with all due respect, here are a few jams Brady might want to consider before Week 1’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. We’re not into the cheeseball “I’m the Man” or “We the Best” now. These are some next-level options.  Those weak of stomach, this is your last chance to hit the “Back” button.

Key Lyric: All of it, but let’s go with the opening salvo: “Ya’ll know me, still the same OG, But I been low key, Hated on by most these…”

And so it goes.

The chorus pretty much sums it up. Plus, your dad loves this song too.

Key lyric: “Now you’re messin’ with…a son of a…!!”

Key lyric: the sound of beer cans being smashed on one’s head.

Really, just about any Lamb of God song would be great (“Redneck”, “Walk With Me In Hell”, “Set to Fail”, and so on), but the Guitar Hero 2 classic gets the nod here.

Key lyric: “Destroy yourself, see who gives a f***”

Yup, had to bookend the list with another Em cut. The second verse might be his finest hour, including this gem:

“Where the **** is Kanye when you need him? Snatch the mic from him, b**** I’mma let you finish in a minute, Yeah that rap was tight, But I’m ’bout to spit the greatest verse of all time, So you might wanna go back to the lab tonight”

Honorable Mention: “What You Got” – Reveille

For the old guard: a Boston metal band that never quite broke through to the big time, but with a chorus like “Payback’s a b****, so you best keep running, that’s the penalty, it’s what you got coming”? No explanation needed.

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