Tom Brady Wants to Balance Football, Fatherhood
09/12/2007 AT 12:10 PM EDT
"I kind of cuddled him like a football," the 6'4" triple Super-Bowl-winning quarterback, 30, tells the new issue of Sports Illustrated about John Edward Thomas Moynahan, who was born Aug. 22.
"I'd love to be out there all the time, year-round, but it's hard to make that a reality," the Boston-based Brady says about L.A., where the baby's mom (and Brady's ex-girlfriend) lives and works.
"I live here," explains the athlete. "But I'll start lobbying for off days throughout the year."
And while SI columnist Rick Reilly harps on Brady's hunky good looks that make him such a babe magnet (who just happens to be dating the $33-million-a-year Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen), the quarterback does confess to the magazine, "I was the little sports nerd in high school who hardly had a girlfriend!"