New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has a new honor. The five-time Super Bowl winner has a baby cockroach named after him.
The Atlanta Zoo made a bet with Roger Williams Park Zoo before Super Bowl LI. The loser would have to name a baby animal after the winning team’s star quarterback.
The zoos decided the losing side would be bitter about loss, so in advance they both agreed the baby animal that would be named would be an insect, a Madagascar hissing cockroach.
Well … the New England Patriots won #SuperBowlLI, so that means we lost our bet with Roger Williams Park Zoo & Carousel Village. Before the game, our two zoos decided the losing side would name one of their baby animals after the winning team’s star quarterback, and figuring the losing side would be pretty bitter about it, we came to the agreement that baby animal … would be a Madagascar hissing cockroach. So without further ado - Meet our newly-named Program Animal family!
The Atlanta Zoo named other cockroaches after characters from "The Brady Bunch" television show, so naming one of the babies "Tom" felt appropriate.
The choice of a cockroach also turned out to be appropriate given the Patriots' incredible 25-point comeback and the fact the insects can survive atomic blasts.
Well played, guys. ? https://t.co/Wjtu1TLYkx
— RWP Zoo (@RWPZoo) February 13, 2017