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WATCH: Pre-Super Bowl Episode of Tom Brady Facebook Doc

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    Tom Vs. Time

    Gotham Chopra, director of the Facebook documentary Tom Vs. Time, sat down with Jonathan Choe Friday after a screening of the fifth installment of the internet series chronicling Brady's Journey to his ninth Super Bowl.

    (Published Friday, Feb. 2, 2018)

    The fifth installment in a six-part documentary series delving into the personal life of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was released on Facebook around noon on Super Bowl Sunday.

    "Tom vs Time," filmed by Gotham Chopra for Facebook's video platform, Facebook Watch, focuses on the star quarterback preparing for the 2017 season, exploring his battle against time on the gridiron and how he balances his personal life.

    The fifth episode, "The Spiritual Game," deals with Brady's focus on spirituality.

    It shows him surfing and spending time with his family in Costa Rica, including a conversation between Brady and his wife, supermodel Gisele Bundchen, about how long he told her he planned to keep playing when they first met.

    "He did tell me he was going to play only for 10 (more years)," Gisele said. "I told him last year, 'Well, I think this is great. What a great win. Now you've won two Super Bowls. It's the end of tenth year.' I was like, 'Yoohoo, I'm ready.' But then he's like, 'No.'"

    "Football as far as I'm concerned is his first love," she added. "And I think it's like his main love, quite frankly."

    "I don't feel like I'm on the last half," Brady said of his career. "I still feel like I'm on the first half. I'm still charging ahead."

    The video also shows clips of some of the doubters talking during the season about how they thought Brady was slowing down.

    Brady talks about how the criticism used to bother him, but over time he has learned not to let it affect him.

    "Now, after 17 years of it, I have healthy boundaries," he said. "The people who know me know who I am, and I'm OK with that. And I'm not going to defend everything that someone may say - positive or negative."

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    The release date for the sixth and final episode of "Tom vs. Time" has not been disclosed yet.

    In announcing the project, Brady said he has been thinking about doing something like this for a long time, and the opportunity came up to partner with Facebook and Chopra.

    "I think we captured something special in this and I am proud of the entire team of people who worked hard to make it happen," he said. "The docu-series is intimate, in-depth and more personal than anything I've released on my social channels, so I think it will be a great way of extending my reach to people on Facebook Watch."

    Chopra said the goal of the project "was to understand the anatomy of that greatness" Brady has exhibited on the field over the past 18 seasons.

    The Patriots will play the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII on Sunday, Feb. 4 at the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis as the team continues its quest for a sixth Super Bowl championship.

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