Welcome one and all to our new Sunday afternoon Pod-Column, Watching Sports (Or WASP, for short).

To celebrate this new Fratello feature, host Rob Nudds welcomes fellow sports fanatic Balazs to the virtual booth. This week, the despicable duo look back on Super Bowl LV and the remarkable achievements of 43-year old Tom Brady, as he guided the Buccs to their second championship while picking up his seventh (seventh) in the process.

We talk about team building, Brady’s place in both NFL and general sports history, and why the heck the GOAT is wearing an IWC these days?

We’ll be indulging one of our favorite pastimes and picking the perfect watch for several of the league’s biggest stars. What would Rob Gronkowski wear off the field (probably while captaining a party boat to Nirvana)? Which timepiece does Brady’s former coach Bill Belichik use to count the seconds until he gets another shot at righting a legacy that seems, thanks to his protegé’s continued success with a new team, to be going off course for the first time since the turn of the century? And what about the GOATs? We pick watches for the Top 10 athletes of all time (according to Adam Rank of NFL.com). Tune in to find out.

There will be fun. There will be frolics. And there will most definitely be more sports talk than you can shake a stick at.

WASP Podcast

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Why sports?

As the Fratello team seeks to form new bonds with its readership, expect more Pod-Columns discussing our interests outside of watchmaking and how those fields occasionally intersect. Why do we want to share this with you? Fratello is a community made up of like-minded individuals. We’re keen to get to know you all better as the people behind our (quite frankly delicious) readership stats, so opening up about our own personal interests seems like a good place to start.

Why now?

Just over two weeks ago, the international football family lost a great one. Chris Wesseling passed away following a brutal battle with cancer. Wess dedicated his life to football. He was one of the most beloved and skilled journalists of his era. Fans of Wess have followed his insightful brand of sports journalism for years. His passing shone a light on how much those who write about the things that give our life meaning mean to us personally.

I never met Wess, but I listened to him and the rest of the Heroes (Dan Hanzus, Marc Sessler, and Greg Rosenthal) on the Around the NFL podcast since it first aired. As such, his death was hard to take. I’m not alone in feeling that way. Thousands of listeners and readers have reached out to his friends, family, and colleagues since to express their condolences. Inspired by a life that brought my own so much joy, I thought it was time to fuse my two great passions. I hope you like the result.

Hit us up in the comments on Fratellowatches.com with sports/athletes/competitions you’d like us to talk about, and let us know if you want to take part in the show yourself! Let’s build the community together. Learn more about the NFL here.