“This is Tom’s team. The Patriots have been Tom’s team. He’s built that franchise up with his own two hands.” – Matt Cassel
Basically, what Matt Cassel is saying is that Tom Brady is Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are this adorable little goat.
He picked the Patriots/goat up out of the slop and muck where they were wallowing in their own feces and held them tenderly to his bosom. And everything was good and safe.
And then, to extend the metaphor, Tom Brady got hurt this year — which I guess would sort of be like Tom Brady taking that goat and committing a heinous act to it.
Only, in real life, that may have actually happened. I mean, look how he’s holding that poor goat.
So that’s kind of where Cassel’s metaphor falls apart. A metaphor is not supposed to be true.