Salty Atlanta Zoo Names Baby Cockroach After Tom Brady

Bryan Brandom
(Photo: Instagram.)

Tom Brady spent the last 25 minutes of Super Bowl 50 stomping the once-up-big Atlanta Falcons into a 34-28 overtime defeat like they were nothing but cockroaches.

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.

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."

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