The animus towards Tom Brady for attempting to trademark the “Tom Terrific” moniker climaxed Tuesday, with seemingly a couple dozen Mets fans gathering at a restaurant to throw black beans at Brady memorabilia.
The only thing lamer would be a “Straight Pride Parade.”
As expected, two of Seaver’s teammates from the 1969 Mets, Ed Kranepool and Art Shamsky, attended the sad protest at Manhattan’s Sojourn restaurant. While they did not desecrate Brady’s jersey, they pleaded for TB12 to pull his trademark application.
Instead, it resembled recreation hour at the senior living facility.
From a PR standpoint, it still makes sense for Brady to pull the request. It would be viewed as a magnanimous gesture, and nobody calls him “Tom Terrific,” anyway.
But this is far from the overarching controversy it was portrayed as on social media. Amazingly, it seems as if there’s a disconnect between the Twittersphere and real life.