In an expert example of how to lose a Super Bowl bet, Georgia's Zoo Atlanta trolled New England Patriots fans, and gave the rest of us a good laugh.
The zoo had a bet on the big game with Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, Rhode Island. Whichever zoo's team lost would have to name a baby animal after the opposing team's quarterback and post a video about it. And not just any baby animal, but a Madagascar hissing cockroach -- no matter which side lost.
The zoo introduced little-bitty Brady in an Instagram video posted Monday.
Best of all, tiny little Brady is joining a family that shares his name -- the zoo has dubbed the other roaches Mike, Carol, Greg, Marcia, Peter, Jan. Cindy and Bobby. (Even though her last name wasn't Brady, we kind of want an Alice, too.)
He's so small, about five of him would fit on an adult thumbnail, so he wouldn't fare well against a defensive end like Atlanta's Dwight Freeney.
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!
Not everyone loved the idea. "Yea not funny really," Instagram user lfenske wrote of the zoo's video. "Kinda petty."
But user noml_noml saw the positive side, considering roaches' reputation for indestructibility. "Fitting Brady would still be playing after the bomb drops. #invincible"
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