When I hear the name "Tom Brady," here's the first thing that comes to my mind:
A few years ago I was watching the Kentucky Derby on TV. It's always frequented by celebrities. Kenny Rice briefly interviewed Tom Brady, who was attending his 4th or 5th Derby. Rice opened with something lame like:
"You almost have as many Super Bowls rings as you have Kentucky Derby appearances."
Brady responded with a very serious answer, something like:
"And we hope to get many more of those rings. There's no reason why we can't do it."
You could just tell that getting Super Bowl rings was the most important thing to Brady. He wanted to get more, fully believed he could. It was the most confident answer from an athlete on a day that had nothing to do with football. Everyone at the Derby might be drunk and joking around, but for that moment you could tell: Nothing else really mattered to Brady other than Super Bowl rings. For whatever reason, I still remember that confidence.
(Peyton Manning was also interviewed by Rice at that Derby, but I don't remember a word he said, other than it was just light-hearted).