Here’s why Tom Brady’s cookbook costs an absurd $200

Brady’s company justifies the $200 price tag by pointing out that the “manual is printed and hand assembled in the United States, and is printed on thick 100 pound text paper. The covers are made from natural wood with a laser-etched TB12 logo and title.”

Plus, Brady’s name is on it. It’s easily worth $200. I think. I don’t know much about cookbooks, but I do know that I’d probably feel a lot better about the purchase if it came with an autograph.

Anyway, before you actually purchase one of these cookbooks, keep in mind that the recipes are part of a “TB12-aligned nutrition plan.”

What does that mean?

Well, if Brady’s diet is the inspiration for this cookbook, then it means you can’t eat any of that stuff I mentioned above (sugar, white flour, olive oil, iodized salt, tomatoes, peppers, mushrooms, eggplants, all caffeine and dairy).

Brady’s personal chef revealed in January that the Patriots quarterback eats “80 percent” vegetables. The quarterback also eats whole grains like, “brown rice, quinoa, millet, beans.”

Brady is also allowed to eat lean meats like grass-fed organic steak, duck, chicken and wild salmon.

I’m guessing there’s at least one recipe for wild salmon and quinoa in the cookbook.

Unfortunately, Brady’s cookbook is sold out online, so we can’t tell you the exact recipes in it. However, we can tell you there’s a recipe for “Sweet potato gnocchi with escarole.”
Sounds delicious.

There’s also a recipe for avocado ice cream.

If you’re hoping to score a Brady cookbook, they won’t be back in stock until early June.

If you can’t wait that long, here’s a recipe for avocado ice cream that doesn’t cost $200.

Finally, it’s probably worth mentioning that Brady’s $200 cookbook isn’t even the most expensive book that’s been sold by someone in his family. Gisele sold a $700 coffee table book back in November.

Gisele’s limited-edition book sold out everywhere.

If you log on to Twitter later this month and notice that Aaron Rodgers is live-tweeting episodes of The Bachelorette, there’s actually a real good reason for that: His brother will be one of the contestants this season.

As the person who annually organizes The Bachelorette pool here at CBSSports.com, it’s my job to notice when the brother of a star NFL quarterback is appearing on the show, and that’s what’s happening here.

Aaron’s brother Jordan will be one of 26 contestants hoping to woo bachelorette JoJo Fletcher on this season’s version of the show, which premieres on May 23 at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.

If you don’t know who JoJo is — and I don’t blame you — here’s a quick refresher.

Poor JoJo was a finalist on a recent season of The Bachelor, but she didn’t get an engagement ring because she ended up getting dumped after making it to the final two.

But, Fisher added, “we want them to be football players, not actors.”

On its surface, there would appears to be little upside in taking part in Hard Knocks. But Fisher talked with several coaches from teams previously on the show to make sure it wouldn’t put the Rams at a competitive disadvantage.

As Farmer writes, “The last six Hard Knocks teams have matched or improved their win-loss record from the previous season, and the Cincinnati Bengals (2009, 2013), New York Jets (2010) and Houston Texans (2015) all made the playoffs in the season they were featured.”

Who knows, maybe this turns out to be one of the best decisions in Fisher’s coaching career, though defensive lineman Aaron Donald seems unconcerned about it all.