This amazing experience began with a candy bar! Last October, Jordan and his girlfriend, Theresa McWatters, bought a box of UnReal Candy, a healthier treat made with organic, non-GMO ingredients that Brady has been a fan of since its launch in 2012. The box they purchased was part of UnReal’s Halloween contest featuring Brady, with a grand prize of a VIP meet and greet with the legendary quarterback.
This was quite the contest. Brady did a funny promo video that resulted in people scrambling to buy up boxes of the candy in hopes of meeting him. Jordan and Theresa bought just one box. Much to their surprise, their box contained one of just three “Golden Keys” that entitled them to the exclusive meet and greet.
Jordan said that as excited as he was then, the meeting with Brady that took place on June 11 blew away his expectations. The meeting was held at the private residence of a friend of Brady’s just outside of Boston. “Tom drove there by himself, with his dog, and there were no handlers or PR people at all,” he said. “This was literally just the six contest winners and Tom. The only others present were the representatives from UnReal .”
Beyond some great conversation, photos and autographs, Jordan’s bucket list afternoon included throwing balls with Brady and the chance to catch a pass from the five-time Super Bowl champ. Tirone, who played football in college at Western New England University, said hearing Brady do snap counts and fire off one of his perfect passes to him was something he will never forget. “It was just awesome. I ran a pretty deep seam route with dress clothes and socks, caught the ball and then got “tackled” by a sprinkler head! Tom seemed to get a kick out of that.”
Jordan’s ’s Instagram post summed it up nicely: “It was a pretty incredible Monday with Tom Brady. His play on the field has spoken for itself year after year and he is truly an unbelievably genuine down to earth guy off.” Safe to say Tirone was impressed.
And who knows, down the line, we could see TB 12 reconnecting with Jordan for some insurance expertise as his post-football business ventures grow! In the meantime, Jordan is looking forward to hanging his newly-autographed Brady jersey in his office at DeSanctis Insurance in Woburn, just upstairs from the ABC Office. ABC Members with any insurance needs…. or Brady questions…. can reach Jordan Tirone at 781-569-0134 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We can attest that he is equally knowledgeable and enthusiastic on both topics!