Tom Brady channels Bruce Lee’s spiritual wisdom for Patriots playoff hype video


From Rogue One parodies to Nat Anglin bars, there have been a lot of playoff hype videos to get us properly amped for the New England Patriots’ march to another Super Bowl victory. But on the eve of the Pats’ AFC divisional round game against the Houston Texans at Gillette Stadium, Sir Tom Brady is channeling Bruce Lee for a calm and confident state of mind.

In only his fourth post since joining Instagram last weekend, Brady this afternoon posted a Patriots highlight reel clip narrated by late martial arts and film legend Bruce Lee and his famous “Be water, my friend” spiritual quote.

Lee’s wisdom shakes out like this: “Empty your mind. Be formless, shapeless, like water. When you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle. When you pour it into a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Water can flow, and crash. Be water, my friend.”


But maybe this runs deeper than just this weekend. Maybe Lee leads to LI.

As in, Super Bowl LI, which takes place on Sunday, February 5.

Be water my friend

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