ATLANTA — How do you honor a man who already has five Super Bowl rings, four MVP awards, and the privilege of calling Gisele Bündchen his wife? Easy — you name a cockroach after him.
Before Super Bowl LI, Zoo Atlanta and the Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, Rhode Island, made a bet that if their team lost they would name a baby animal after the winning team’s quarterback.
Well the New England Patriots beat the Atlanta Falcons — so in honoring the bet Zoo Atlanta welcomed Tom Brady, a Madagascar hissing cockroach, to its family.
Before any Patriots fans get offended and start a riot, Zoo Atlanta clarified in a comment on Instagram that both zoos agreed in advance that the losing side would name a cockroach after the winning quarterback.
This cockroach might not be able to replicate Brady’s 25-point comeback, but it definitely will serve as a reminder of the Falcons’ heartbreaking defeat.