In a lengthy profile of JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon in this month's Vanity Fair, it is revealed that Patriots quarterback Tom Brady reached out to the embattled financier after a particularly bad week of news. Dimon had been dragged through the media mud in the wake of a reported $6 billion loss.
The three-time Super Bowl champion gave Dimon a call.
"Brady reminded Dimon that even Super Bowl champions have bad days," the profile explains. "[He] to told him to hang in there."
Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy recently made a phone call to a guy who'd had a pretty rough week, too.
In the 72 hours after replacement referee Wayne Elliott officiated the controversial Packers-Seahawks Monday night game, the Austin, Texas-based real estate agent received several threatening voicemails from a variety Wisconsin area codes.
Though he initially resisted, Elliott eventually listened to the messages. One, in particular, blew him away.
"[McCarthy] called me at my house last week because he...