Zoo Loses Bet, Names Cockroach After Tom Brady

Zoo Atlanta was allowed to choose animal
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 16, 2017 12:49 AM CST
Zoo Loses Bet, Names Cockroach After Tom Brady
The other Tom Brady walks off with his MVP trophy during a news conference after NFL Super Bowl 51 in Houston.   (Morry Gash)

More than a week after the Falcons fell victim to the biggest comeback in Super Bowl history, an Atlanta zoo has named a cockroach after Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, the AP reports. Zoo Atlanta says it had a bet with Rhode Island's Roger Williams Park Zoo that called for the loser to name a baby animal after the winning team's star quarterback. Both zoos figured the loser would be pretty bitter about the game, so they agreed the animal in question would be a Madagascar hissing cockroach. The zoo introduced a whole family of cockroaches in a video Monday, including tiny Tom Brady. (Read more Tom Brady stories.)

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