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引退を撤回することをpull a Tom Bradyと表現されるほどインパクトがあった出来事だったのですが、今度は本当の引退のようです。ただ昨年と同じでGroundhog Dayとして、来年も繰り返されるのではというキャッチが英語メディアでは使われていました。

Tom D'Angelo, Palm Beach Post
Thu, February 2, 2023, 12:38 AM GMT+9·2 min read
But this time it's for good.

The Buccaneers quarterback made the announcement in a 53 second video that appeared to be shot on the beach, possibly Miami Beach. He owns a home in Miami. Brady, 45, is a seven-time Super Bowl champion and not just the greatest quarterback of all-time but arguably the great football player of all-time.


Groundhog Day is here, and once again, Tom Brady has retired from professional football. Like last year, the Bucs QB says he is done with football and wants to focus on the next chapter of his life. As we could expect, there have been copious amounts of messages for Tom wishing him the best and noting how they will miss him in the coming years.

It's not quite Groundhog Day — but yes, you've heard all this before. Quarterback Tom Brady is retiring from the NFL — for real this time, he said in a video posted to social media on Wednesday morning.

Thursday is Groundhog Day, as in the one with the shadows in Punxsutawney, but Wednesday was “Groundhog Day,” as in the day that kept repeating itself.

On Feb. 1, 2022, Tom Brady announced his retirement.

On Feb. 1, 2023, Tom Brady announced his retirement.

On Feb. 1, 2024 …?

Now, Brady said in his latest retirement video that he’s ending his illustrious National Football League career “for good.

同じことの繰り返しとGroundhog Dayがどう結びつくのか、ウィズダムとオックスフォードなどは載せてくれています。このブログでも取り上げたことのある映画です。

Groundhog(’s) Day
(1)(米)聖燭(しょく)節の日(Candlemas)(2月2日; この日初めてマーモットが冬眠の穴を出るといわれる; 日本の「啓蟄(けいちつ)」に似る).


Groundhog Day
1 (in North America) February 2, when it is said that the groundhog comes out of its hole at the end of winter. If the sun shines and the groundhog sees its shadow, it is said that there will be another six weeks of winter.
In many US communities people watch for the appearance of a groundhog on Groundhog Day. The best known of these places is Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, where the groundhog is always called Phil.

2 an event that is repeated without changing
The Government lost the vote then and it can expect a Groundhog Day next time.    
- Word Origin
From the film Groundhog Day about a man who lives the same day many times.