Tom Brady usually angers people (non-Patriot fans at least) with his play on the field and propensity for winning. But his recent trademark claim caused him way more grief than he could have anticipated.
Brady filed a claim for the name “Tom Terrific.” This angered many New York Mets fans, who believed the nickname should only belong to Tom Seaver, the best pitcher in franchise history and one of the best starting pitchers of his (and any) era.
Today, Brady was asked about the controversy, and his response was surprising. He claims he only tried to trademark “Tom Terrific” because…he hates the nickname.
Apparently Brady doesn’t want anyone referring to him as that, so he put in a claim to gain rights to it.
Tom Brady asked about trademarking “Tom Terrific”, he said the reason he did it was bc “I don’t like the nickname.” Said his intention was to keep people from using in reference to him, had nothing to do with Tom Seaver.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) June 6, 2019
This is certainly not what you’d expect Brady’s reasoning to be, but hey, it is what it is.
To be honest, we haven’t heard much “Tom Terrific” in reference to Brady, but that doesn’t mean there weren’t people out there saying it.
Either way, maybe this whole ordeal can be put to rest.