Hall of Fame quarterback, future entertainment mogul, and accused cheater Tom Brady decided to spend a few hours of his shelter-in-place time watching a Super Bowl LI replay on Fox. The new Tampa Bay Buccaneer joined the legions of sports fans taking in classic games while the desire to slow the spread of the coronavirus halts live sports leagues around the world.
For those who don’t remember — and the Atlantans who’ve done their best to forget — LI was the Super Bowl in which Brady and the Patriots came back from being down 28-3 to the Falcons in the third quarter to win in overtime, inspiring a year of gloating from obnoxious New Englanders that only ended when the Eagles out (trick) played them the following year.
Brady took pictures and videos of eight moments of the game, added comments in captions, and posted the series to Instagram. From there, they migrated over to Twitter, attracting comments of their own.
It appears @TomBrady is more nervous re-watching Super Bowl 51 than he was playing in it.
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) March 29, 2020
Many pointed out that Brady’s post would surely remind the Falcons and their fans of a game they’d much rather forget.
Troll god Tom Brady pic.twitter.com/VaxL83F3fN
— Trevor Sikkema (@TampaBayTre) March 29, 2020
Went from Tom Brady to Tom “Petty” 😂
— Glen Nagunst (@NorthernAZDevil) March 29, 2020
It was a particularly savage move because the Buccaneers and the Falcons are in the same division, which means Brady will now play them twice a year. That’s bad news for the Birds; Including this game, Brady is 6-0 against the Falcons in his career with 13 touchdown passes to just two interceptions.
Falcons realizing they have to see Brady twice a year now pic.twitter.com/vv15hyPrfA
— LLORTRETSAM03 (@llortretsam03) March 29, 2020
New England fans didn’t seem angry at Brady in the comments, but that doesn’t mean they’re happy to be reminded that he won’t be their quarterback if and when football season starts again.
Tom Brady is watching his Super Bowl 51 comeback on Fox southeast right now instead of Boston 25 😞 pic.twitter.com/0MhQwFRiAE
— Jordan Moore (@iJordanMoore) March 29, 2020