Now, a grief-stricken and off-the-rails employee at Zoo Atlanta could have the opportunity to stomp on Tom Brady right back for revenge—well, a Tom Brady.
To honor a bet that the zoo in Georgia made with Rhode Island's Roger Williams Park Zoo, Zoo Atlanta named a new baby animal after the New England Patriots quarterback: 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!
According to the announcement, coackroach Tom Brady is "the littlest baby of them all" among his family. His parents are Mike and Carol, and he has six siblings: Greg, Peter, Bobby, Marcia, Jan, and Cindy.
Zoo Atlanta commented that they hadn't pulled a fast one on the Roger Williams Park Zoo folks by going with an animal so distinctly uncuddly—both zoos acknowledged ahead of time that the loser of their wager would be pretty salty, so they agreed upon the Madagascar hissing cockroach before the game.
"Both Zoos agreed to naming a Madagascar hissing cockroach if their team lost when we made the bet," the zoo said on Instagram. "We knew if the Falcons won Roger Williams Park would've named one of their Madagascar hissing cockroaches Matt Ryan instead."