- Mike Reiss, ESPN Staff Writer
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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's weekly news conference opened on a Halloween-type note, as pictures of him dressed as the Cowardly Lion from the "Wizard of Oz" surfaced on social media earlier this week.
"We had fun. It was a good night," Brady said of a team-based Halloween party in which he attended with his wife, Gisele Bunchden, who was dressed as Dorothy.
As for the costume, Brady relayed that he was taking a page out of an old playbook.
"I actually was the Cowardly Lion in our elementary-school play, so I was drawing back on some past experiences," he said, chuckling, before being asked if he remembered any lines. Brady said he could sing the entire song, and delivered one note before smiling and stopping. Halloween brings back good memories for Brady.
"We had the perfect block for it. Now, my parents, they probably open the door at four o’clock and they don’t get a chance to close it until 10 o’clock at night, so it was a great neighborhood to grow up," he said.
"You know the people who give the full-size bars, those are the best," he cracked. "The worst is like the raisins and [stuff] like that. You want the candy."
While the news conference began with Halloween chatter, it ended with baseball talk.
The Red Sox host the Cardinals Wednesday night in Game 6 of the World Series, and Brady will be watching.
"They’ve got a great chance tonight. I’m hoping they pull it out," he said. "I’m sure everyone here is excited. I know our team is excited to watch the game; for our kids and stuff, I was thinking about that today, make sure my son is up watching the game because you never know [when] it happens again, especially your home team and your hometown. It’s an exciting thing for our city."