Bradying: The Poor Man’s Tebowing

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady reacts after New York Giants linebacker Chase Blackburn intercepted Brady's pass during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVI football game in Indianapolis on February 5, 2012.

We can all admit the whole Tebowing phenomenon was getting pretty stale. But just in time, the Internet has discovered a new sports meme and a new NFL quarterback to mimic. Now, the trend is to imitate New England Patriots QB Tom Brady, who was photographed during the second half of Super Bowl XLVI sitting down, sulking, with his hands clasped and head bowed.

A website dedicated to people “Bradying” has already launched. The craze will likely peeve Patriots fans everywhere, as it depicts their beloved Brady as dejected and sullen. Sure, when the image was captured his team was on its way to losing the Super Bowl, but he’s still a future hall of famer and a three-time Super Bowl champion. He’s also married to a supermodel. So he’s probably not sweating his Internet parodies.

The meme is vaguely amusing and will certainly garner some attention, but in the end it’s just a poor man’s Tebowing, and will likely blow over soon. However, the Bradying prairie dog? He is awesome, so he can stay. No matter what Gisele says.

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