“McCarren airport so packed with private jets of the rich and famous that officials had to close it to new flights,” the London Daily Mail reports after the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight yesterday.
The article also has a photo captioned, “The star members of the New England Patriots — including quarterback Tom Brady — took a private jet to attend both the Kentucky Derby and the boxing match in one day.”
So we’re done now with this pose, right Tom?
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As of 2008, The World Wildlife Federation’s mission statement, which produced the above PSA featuring Brady, boasted of “protecting natural areas and wild populations of plants and animals, including endangered species; promoting sustainable approaches to the use of renewable natural resources; and promoting more efficient use of resources and energy and the maximum reduction of pollution.” What would they say about one of its spokesmen jetting across the country yesterday to merely take in a boxing match and horse race? (Not to mention all of the jet travel the quarterback does for his day job in the fall.)
Actually, they’d want to know if Brady can come along on one of their private jet-based “eco-tours” of exotic far-off lands.
As the Insta-Professor is wont to say when confronted with hypocritical eco-warriors (is there any other kind?), “I don’t want to hear another goddamn thing about my carbon footprint.”