Boston.com – Tom Brady got sacked on late-night television like it was the AFC Championship Game.
Jimmy Fallon and Steven Colbert made jokes about the Patriots quarterback following New England’s 20-18 loss to the Denver Broncos, during which Brady was hit 20 times and sacked four times.
‘Brady was hit so hard, a kid in the stands actually caught one of his Uggs,’ Fallon joked. ‘¦
Colbert joined in on the football-mocking fun by joking about a photo of Brady with his hand over his face).
‘A tough, tough day for Tom Brady,’ he said, as the crowded applauded, ‘[He’s] seen here trying to cheer up by feeling how fabulous his bone structure is.’
Imitating Brady, he said: ‘Oh my god, I’m still handsome to blind people.’
OK, Fallon and Colbert. Well played. And no one in the world can appreciate a decent joke like we can. It comes with the territory. When you’re the center of the sports/pop culture universe, there are no small moments. When you’re in the hunt for a championship every time you take the field, there are no insignificant losses. And when your quarterback comes from obscurity to achieve unimaginable notoriety like some girl stuck on a desert planet who grows up to destroy Starkiller Base and save the galaxy, you come to accept that he’s a pretty big target. I mean, there’s a reason late night talk shows aren’t doing jokes about Blaine Gabbert or Ryan Tannehill. Tom Brady is the butt of jokes for the same reason being president does. Because he owns so much real estate in everybody’s heads that he should be charging them rent.
And besides, what are the actual jokes here? He got hit a lot because his line couldn’t block? That he prefers high quality footwear? And that he’s good looking? Guilty on all three counts. Which is further proof that Brady is the G.O.A.T. He’s so good that even when he loses, comics can’t find anything about him to make fun of.
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