Although baseball is America’s national pastime, football holds a special place in the country, and this football is the one you play with your hands. Though most people globally don’t know the sport that well, you might’ve heard of Tom Brady. He’s a football player that has casually won 7 Super Bowls and 3 MVPs, becoming the most decorated player of all time and the best at his position.
On Sunday, Brady threw his 600th touchdown of his career, marking a milestone for the first player to do so. The person who caught that football, Mike Evans, obliviously gave the football to a fan in the crowd. That’s an obvious problem because it’s a historic football for Brady, and he needs to keep it as a souvenir. Buccaneers’ officials were able to get the football from him, but compensation was given. Along with 2 game-worn Brady jerseys and his helmet, 1 game-worn Mike Evans jersey with his cleats, a 1,000-dollar Bucs gift card, and season tickets for the next season, he received one Bitcoin. Yeah, Tom Brady gave him one full Bitcoin, which is worth around $65,000 dollars. Brady is a supporter of Bitcoin, part-owning crypto company FTX Trading and sporting laser eyes in his Twitter profile picture. FTX is valued at around 25 billion dollars, making them a very large company, and it’s reassuring that Brady backs them to the point where he negotiated the Bitcoin trade with them. Bitcoin did flare up a bit, and it was a fun piece of news for the cryptocurrency. Who do you think won the trade?
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