Tom Brady knows a thing or two… or six… about winning championships. He’s also adept at winning fans over on social media, so Zdeno Chara was wise to turn to the New England Patriots superstar for help with a Stanley Cup Final hype video.
The Boston Bruins captain and his team return to the ice Monday for Game 1 against the St. Louis Blues, and Chara felt it was the perfect time to post a one-minute montage narrated by Brady to get fans fired up.
The video features footage of Bruins playoff highlights from both this year and years past, plus shots of the city’s landscape and its passionate sports fans.
“We are shaped by our environment, molded by our decisions,” Brady begins. “We are made from triumph and failure, pain and glory, but we remain determined. Because in Boston, we expect more. We set the bar high and fight for every inch to get over it. Here, the destination is part of the journey. And we’re not done yet. We’ve been here before, and we’re still here.”
The video concludes with Chara and Brady saying, “We are made for this,” overtop of one another.
Brady has become known for these types of videos, and this isn’t the first cross-collaboration between the two future Hall of Famers either.
During the Patriots’ most recent playoff run, Brady enlisted the help of some fellow Boston sports legends, including Chara, David Ortiz and Paul Pierce, to contribute to one of his hype vids captioned: “If you happen to be lucky…”
Boston sports fans have been remarkably fortunate during the 21st century.
In the past seven months alone, the city has captured two titles with the Boston Red Sox winning the World Series in late October and the Patriots taking Super Bowl LIII in early February.
The possibility of a Boston sweep across the four major North American sports leagues ended when the Boston Celtics were eliminated by the Milwaukee Bucks in the second round of the NBA playoffs. But if the Bruins top the Blues, Boston could make it three out of four.