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Tom Brady Sr.'s Story About Son's Crazy Competitiveness Will Surprise No One

Everyone knows Tom Brady is uber-competitive. We've heard tales of beer-chugging competitions with teammates and hanging over a cliff (Max Kellerman's ears just perked up) to make a meaningless golf shot.

But nobody knows Brady's insane drive better than his father.

Tom Brady Sr. joined ESPN's "Get Up!" on Tuesday morning and was asked if his New England Patriots quarterback son has always been this competitive.

"Yes, he has," Brady Sr. replied immediately.

You know what that means: Story time! Here's Brady Sr. on his son's competitiveness, as aired on ESPN:

We used to go out and play a lot of golf together, and I remember one particular day we were on our way to Candlestick Park to see the (San Francisco) Giants and we stopped at the golf course to play nine holes.

We would always bet, and I would bet him a dollar against a car wash, and by the time we had gotten to the seventh hole -- of course, we would always do double or nothing -- he owed me about 40 car washes.

And he ended up throwing the club into the tree. And I sent him to the car and told him I'd never play golf with him again in his life.

Of course, young Tom found a way to take another run at his dad on the golf course -- later that same day.

He went to the car and I finished the nine holes of golf and we went off to Candlestick Park. He begged me that he'd never do it again, and we drove home and stopped at the golf course and played another nine holes of golf.

But that didn't stop him from throwing golf clubs.

If that story wasn't enough, Brady Sr. also casually mentioned the time his son chucked their TV remote through a wall at their house.

So, yeah. The five-time Super Bowl champion has always had an edge -- one that will be fully sharpened Sunday in the Patriots' Super Bowl LIII matchup with the Los Angeles Rams.

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