Of course, the New York media took it in stride.
Here's Brady's exact quote:
Yup, that's it. That's the statement that Tom Brady made in Boston that warranted the front AND back pages of the tabloid rag known as the New York Post.
Glad to see that the New York media aren't losing their mind or anything. And it's not just the Post. Gary Myers of the New York Daily News attempted to provide the Giants with bulletin board material as well, comparing Brady's relatively innocuous comment to the time Jerry Jones gave his players NFC Championship game tickets before they even beat the Giants in the Divisional round 4 years ago.
Sorry, folks, but it's nothing like that. If the Giants are so under-motivated that they need something like this to be their "football viagra" and get them up for the game, then go ahead. Because Brady will be ready no matter what.