In typical fashion, the New York Post and Daily News took shots at Tom Brady following the New England Patriots’ Super Bowl LI win.If you’re a New Yorker (especially a New York Jets fan), odds are you didn’t want to see Tom Brady win Super Bowl LI.
Whether it’s because of Spygate, Deflategate, the fact that he’s married to a Brazilian fashion model or his “winning” gene, you naturally don’t like the guy.
Well, following an epic 34-28 come-from-behind win over the Atlanta Falcons in this year’s Super Bowl, New York newspapers decided to represent how some of you are feeling.
The New York Post, as they do, showed no chill by taking a savage shot at the man who took home his NFL-record setting fourth Super Bowl MVP title by calling him a cheater:
Let it go, New York Post. Let it go. pic.twitter.com/gheOXj2xkf
— Jimmy Traina (@JimmyTraina) February 6, 2017
The New York Daily News, on the other hand, worked Brady’s latest controversy into its title using a little bit of creative wordplay. “His Airness” is probably more fitting because, cheating or not, he’s arguably the greatest quarterback the game has ever seen:
— Back Page Guy NYDN (@BackPageGuyNYDN) February 6, 2017
Brady finished his night 43-for-62 for 466 yards and two scores. His 62 attempts (exceeding Jim Kelly’s 58 attempts in 1992) and 466 yards (surpassing Kurt Warner’s 414 yards in 2000) set Super Bowl records.
Amidst the success, however, New York newspapers still decided to put what a ton of fans in the Empire State are thinking right onto the back page.