Super Bowl players gamely answer 1 question from Stephen Colbert's staff. Tom Brady opts to do Hamlet.
Super Bowl LIII is on Sunday, between the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams. The big game is being broadcast on CBS, and that may be the only reason why sports semi-enthusiast Stephen Colbert allowed his staff to ask one question of some Super Bowl players on Thursday's Late Show. Johnny Hekker, John Johnson III, Trey Flowers, Julian Edelman, Rob Gronkowski, Ndamukong Suh, Dante Fowler, and Jason and Devin McCourty each answered their one question, give or take a question, but Tom Brady affected a strange quasi-British accent and recited Hamlet's famous "To be or not to be" soliloquy, complete with poor Yorick's skull.
It is a testament to the fact that you can be amazing in one field and ... not in another, and also that Shakespeare really did some exceptional work with this speech. Watch below. Peter Weber