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Tom Brady poses with the Stanley Cup, for some reason

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady doesn’t play hockey. The hockey team in Boston didn’t win the Stanley Cup this year. But Brady has posed with the Stanley Cup, apparently recently.

Philip Pritchard, the Hockey Hall of Fame’s Keeper of the Cup, posted Friday on Twitter a photo of #Tommy next to #Stanley. And the responses to the tweet were pretty much what you’d expect them to be, both from Steelers/Penquins fans and from Patriots fans.

Some Pittsburgh loyalists have pointed out that the Steelers have won six Super Bowls, one more than the Patriots. But when considering the extent to which the Patriots have mashed on the gas in an effort to get a sixth Lombardi of their own, it’s hard not to make them the favorites to match the Steelers in 2017.

If the Patriots pull it off, they could be the favorites to become the first NFL franchise to seven Super Bowl wins in 2018. And then Sidney Crosby can pose with the Lombardi Trophy, or something.

[Photo credit: Twitter.com/keeperofthecup]

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54 Responses to “Tom Brady poses with the Stanley Cup, for some reason”
  1. niners816 says: Jul 7, 2017 8:18 PM

    Because he’s the goat, that’s why. When you’re the goat, you don’t need reasons.

  2. jm91rs says: Jul 7, 2017 8:23 PM

    That’s lord Stanley’s freaking cup. If you can get a picture with your hand on it, you do it.

  3. pointtwopsiistheissue says: Jul 7, 2017 8:23 PM

    Yes , Pittsburgh has won 6 Super Bowls , but New England has won ALL 5 with the GOAT ,TB12. That is the significant stat.

  4. mzew233 says: Jul 7, 2017 8:26 PM

    Its a national sportsman artifact. Much like seeing the Cubs world series trophy, the Lombardi trophy, the NBA trophy in some cities.

    Most people who were around such an item, even if not from the city themselves, would take a picture of it and post on their Facebook or instagram.

    And although the Penguins won this year, on teh Stanley Cup they have engravement for all teams who have ever won it. Including those B’s! Which are also from Boston.
    So looks like Tom was being part of sports history even though he plays in the NFL.

    Sound about right?

  5. breadmeatcheese says: Jul 7, 2017 8:31 PM

    otto graham GOAT.

  6. mzew233 says: Jul 7, 2017 8:34 PM

    Its a national sportsman artifact. Much like seeing the Cubs world series trophy, the Lombardi trophy, the NBA trophy in some cities.

    Most people who were around such an item, even if not from the city themselves, would take a picture of it and post on their Facebook or Instagram.

    And although the Penguins won this year, on the Stanley Cup they have engravement for all teams who have ever won it. Including those B’s! Which are also from Boston.
    So looks like Tom was being part of sports history even though he plays in the NFL.

    Sound about right??

  7. kissmytaintpatriotswinagain says: Jul 7, 2017 8:34 PM

    Wow Pittsburg has won 6 superbowls! Of those six I have been alive for two. The Patriots on the other hand have won 5 since 2001 and mopped the floor with Pittsburg over and over again. The current Pittsburgh team is a joke and their fans remind me of my grandpa talking about the good OLD days. #Jokesburgh

  8. daddeeo says: Jul 7, 2017 8:38 PM

    He Doesn’t even play hockey? Let’s shoot him then…

  9. raiderinva says: Jul 7, 2017 8:42 PM

    jm91rs says:
    Jul 7, 2017 8:23 PM

    That’s lord Stanley’s freaking cup. If you can get a picture with your hand on it, you do it.

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    DING

    Comments stop right there.

  10. commentawaitingdeletion says: Jul 7, 2017 8:44 PM

    The best player in the history of his sport with the best trophy in the history of any sport. How could Pritchard not post it?

  11. whatjusthapped says: Jul 7, 2017 8:45 PM

    Why does he need a reason to stand next to the Stanley Cup?

    He didn’t provide a reason for smashing his cell phone so why is this any different?

  12. patsbrat says: Jul 7, 2017 8:48 PM

    Tom doesn’t pose with championship trophies, championship trophies pose with Tom.

  13. commentawaitingdeletion says: Jul 7, 2017 8:57 PM

    Pittsburgh really is Brady’s b!tch. Not only does he own their football team but he even took their hockey team’s trophy away. No wonder the mere thought of him turns Pittsburgh fans into drooling incoherent fools.

  14. senatorblutarsky says: Jul 7, 2017 8:58 PM

    Non-discriminating Shady will pose with any trophy … The Lombardi Trophy, The Stanley Cup, a wife.

  15. frankmalzonefan says: Jul 7, 2017 9:01 PM

    Maybe he’s sending a message to Krecji and Rask that if they want to win championships they should consider restructuring their current deals to allow the team to sign guys that might score 30 goals/year.

  16. 4rings4brady says: Jul 7, 2017 9:02 PM

    Florio, Brady didn’t pose with the Cup, the Cup posed with Brady.

  17. stampnhawk says: Jul 7, 2017 9:02 PM

    Yeah the cool thing with the Cup is that each player and person high enough in the organization gets it for a day or two in the summer, and usually has a party or charity event with it. Have a picture with it in early 2000s when a guy from the Devils had won it and brought it to a party thst the company i was working for was helping sponsor, and I am nowhere near NJ.

  18. frankmalzonefan says: Jul 7, 2017 9:03 PM

    frankmalzonefan says:
    Jul 7, 2017 9:01 PM
    Maybe he’s sending a message to Krecji and Rask that if they want to win championships they should consider restructuring their current deals to allow the team to sign guys that might score 30 goals/year.

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    And maybe a defenseman who’s not victimized by big forwards in the corner

  19. steelcurtainn says: Jul 7, 2017 9:06 PM

    I laugh when people think shady Brady is the goat. Too many great players to make one on top. Guess that makes the Steelers the GOAT team. Only in New England, idiots. lol

  20. megnailsit says: Jul 7, 2017 9:10 PM

    Pitt coach is a native New Englander.

  21. patsbrat says: Jul 7, 2017 9:15 PM

    kissmytaintpatriotswinagain says:
    Jul 7, 2017 8:34 PM
    Wow Pittsburg has won 6 superbowls! Of those six I have been alive for two. The Patriots on the other hand have won 5 since 2001 and mopped the floor with Pittsburg over and over again. The current Pittsburgh team is a joke and their fans remind me of my grandpa talking about the good OLD days. #Jokesburgh
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    50+ year Pats fan here. We didn’t have much to root for in the 70’s playoffs. Once the Patriots were eliminated, I rooted for and loved when the Steelers won their first 4. Time to grow up and learn to respect opponents, history, and your grandpa instead of hating on them. Remember history set the standards of the Patriot’s current excellence. Win humble dude…

  22. xenova1 says: Jul 7, 2017 9:22 PM

    Many people would love to have their picture taken with the Stanley Cup. Why is it a big deal that Tom Brady had his picture taken with it? It’s a nice keepsake.

    Calling him GOAT is subjective since there are many football eras, teams, and positions.

  23. GhostPepper says: Jul 7, 2017 9:44 PM

    It’s the most legendary trophy in all of sports. You get a chance to pose with it and touch it you do.

    It’s that simple.

  24. terripet says: Jul 7, 2017 9:59 PM

    Brady far from the best not in top 5. 1 Montana 2 elway 3 Marino 4 Manning 5 rogers

  25. donlogansb says: Jul 7, 2017 10:08 PM

    Impossible to win three SBs in a row these days. Just won’t happen.

    Unlikely even to go back to back.

    If the Pats match the Steelers, it won’t be a back to back win. Just too many variables with injuries, etc. (If Carr hadn’t gone down for Oakland, the outcome of last year may have been a bit different.)

    Brady is resilient as heck, but last year was a shortened year for him. A year later and a full 16 games under his belt to get to the post season (assuming they get there), it’ll be a much different Brady than last year.

    Now, if Pats rewrite their season gameplan this year to account for four or more Jimmy G starts, as they did last year, well then…. maybe….

    But no way a healthy Brady sits out a single game….

    Or would he be willing to set ego aside for a new winning formula?

  26. boxscore20k says: Jul 7, 2017 10:40 PM

    Ah the genius of Brady. Touches it puts the curse of Brady on the Penguins. Pittsburgh goes 86 years before another Stanley Cup. Brilliant !

  27. jstew0103 says: Jul 8, 2017 12:12 AM

    I love Pittsburg fans getting all salty that Tom Brady posed with a trophy the affiliate hockey team earned. O

  28. silverandblack052099 says: Jul 8, 2017 12:39 AM

    Brady’s reign is over! The Raiders are back and Derek Carr is the new GOAT.

    Time to pass the torch Tommy boy!

  29. burtmustin says: Jul 8, 2017 2:17 AM

    The Steelers won four of their championships during the Ford and Carter administrations. There was no free agency or salary cap. It was the Jurassic Period of the Super Bowl era.

  30. kd75 says: Jul 8, 2017 4:40 AM

    Bad luck to touch the Stanley Cup unless you win it.

    That’s worse than the Madden Curse.

  31. dimi1919 says: Jul 8, 2017 4:56 AM

    Hardest trophy to win in sports.

  32. pingdanny says: Jul 8, 2017 5:10 AM

    Super bowls in the won not so long after the Vietnam War don’t mean a whole lot to me, sorry Pittsburgh. I heard they are going to start rerunning the games on the History Channel in your area soon!

    If you get a chance to get a pic with the Stanley Cup, you do it if you have any inclination for the sport of hockey. I don’t like the fact that he appears to be touching it….that should be reserved for the team only.

  33. nepatriot1 says: Jul 8, 2017 5:55 AM

    steelcurtainn says:
    Jul 7, 2017 9:06 PM
    I laugh when people think shady Brady is the goat. Too many great players to make one on top. Guess that makes the Steelers the GOAT team. Only in New England, idiots. lol
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    Here I thought you were just a bitter Steelers fan, sick of getting trounced by the Patriots. But no, you’ve indicated you spend every waking second laughing. Good for you.

  34. araidersfan says: Jul 8, 2017 6:44 AM

    Brady is very shrewd and is thinking ahead. That picture will come in handy in the future when Brady is on the campaign trail running for political office. It’ll appeal to those potential voters who are hockey fans.

  35. pastabelly says: Jul 8, 2017 8:10 AM

    Let’s move on haters. How upset are you that Brady’s book hit #1 on the sales charts and it hasn’t even been released yet?

  36. thecape15 says: Jul 8, 2017 8:42 AM

    Pitt won its SB over how many years with how many QBs and coaches?

    We know the NE answers to these same questions.

    Apples to oranges, but we don’t blame you for trying.

  37. buffalobraves says: Jul 8, 2017 8:54 AM

    No dog in this Pittsburgh/New England fight, but the distinction should be made that Pittsburgh’s Super Bowl wins came from two entirely different teams – the 1970’s Terry Bradshaw team and the 2000’s Ben Roethlisberger team. The New England Super Bowl team has been entirely a Tom Brady run.

    As far as Pittsburgh being the greatest team of all time, that’s debatable – but don’t forget the 42 years from the 1933 Steelers (Pirates) inception to the 1975 champions when the Steelers didn’t win one NFL championship – and there were only 6-8 teams in the league.

    In that vein, I suspect the Bills may be the best at being the worst….

  38. rc33 says: Jul 8, 2017 8:54 AM

    He was Phil Kessel’s guest. Blame him, Pittsburgh.

  39. patriots123456 says: Jul 8, 2017 9:06 AM

    He posed with the Lombardi trophies so many time maybe he just wanted a change.

  40. dontstabmeray says: Jul 8, 2017 9:08 AM

    Why? Because he wants to get close to greatness like Sidney Crosby and the penguins.

  41. abninf says: Jul 8, 2017 9:26 AM

    Enjoy the ride, Pats fans. When you’re in the middle of it it feels like it will last forever. But as a fan who’s team has went through two dynasties (in a strong division, not a weak one), I can tell you it all comes crashing down eventually.

  42. ibillwt says: Jul 8, 2017 10:23 AM

    So what. He’s the GOAT. He’s also generous, willing to help and promote a struggling sport with some free PR.

  43. commentawaitingdeletion says: Jul 8, 2017 10:29 AM

    steelcurtainn says:
    Jul 7, 2017 9:06 PM
    Too many great players to make one on top.

    steelcurtainn says:
    Feb 6, 2017 12:25 PM
    Joe Montana was the best ever.
    __________________________

    There must have been a big surge in players you consider great since February

  44. commentawaitingdeletion says: Jul 8, 2017 11:29 AM

    abninf says:
    Jul 8, 2017 9:26 AM
    But as a fan who’s team has went through two dynasties (in a strong division, not a weak one),
    _______

    For both teams SB wins their division’s average wins per team:
    Dallas: 6.8, 7.6, 8.6, 8.4, 7.5
    NE: 8.2, 9, 9.25, 8.25, 9

    So in you view your Boys clawed their way out of divisions that averaged 7.78 wins per team while the Pats apparently waltzed through divisions that averaged 8.74. If you could explain what it is like living in a place where 7.78 > 8.74 that would just be fascinating. We know thanks to the bs quotient everything is bigger in Texas but you’ve lived through one dynasty, 2 wins 6 years apart doesn’t quite qualify. The 70’s era Dallas team was great but only the 90’s team was a dynasty .

  45. patsfan1820 says: Jul 8, 2017 11:54 AM

    It’s the Stanley Cup Trophy I’d post a picture like that too with the best looking trophy in sports.

  46. lp0320 says: Jul 8, 2017 12:00 PM

    Anyone who’s anyone would love to have their picture with THE CUP. . . the hardest championship trophy to win in any sport…

    I’m a Pittsburger, born and raised and am a Steelers and Pens fan that has absolutely no problem with Brady posing with the cup, good for him. And let’s be real about it, the genius behind the Patriots is Bill Belichek . . . but Brady is one of the all time greats . . . hard to designate any one QB the GOAT because of the protection, salary cap, etc, but he definitely is up there and the comeback in the superbowl does prove it.

  47. pingdanny says: Jul 8, 2017 12:07 PM

    steel curtain eat me (and I know you would looking at the body weight of a typical Steeler fan). What color of Ford vehicle do you drive 5mph slower than the speed limit in the passing lane on interstates looking at how your goatee is shaping up for the day?

    Good luck boxing into another Big Ben. Ain’t gonna happen are the odds.

  48. cadreamer1969 says: Jul 8, 2017 12:30 PM

    Tom Brady, Stanley Cup hang out with Penguins co-owner Ron Burkle
    Patriots quarterback attended party for family, friends in Southern California

  49. spirrulz12 says: Jul 8, 2017 1:42 PM

    Brady owns the Steelers. Is their daddy. Fanboy who authored this hissy piece of pseudo-reporting can’t bear it, so he scurries to the keyboard and dredges up long-dead black and gold glories!

  50. screwmemean says: Jul 8, 2017 2:08 PM

    Next up, photo shots if Brady posing with Wimbledon Trophy.

  51. patsfan4lifesbchamps says: Jul 8, 2017 7:17 PM

    Grandpa

  52. bullcharger says: Jul 9, 2017 1:02 PM

    Because it’s the greatest trophy there is. Anyone would want to pose with it. It’s not about the Pens winning this year.

  53. Another says: Jul 10, 2017 8:21 AM

    My wife and I have a picture of ourselves with it too. It was a fun part of a function we were invited to. It makes no statement about us, just plain simple fun. I dont see how Brady posing with it is any different.

  54. tajuara says: Jul 10, 2017 11:48 AM

    If I could get a picture with my hand on the Stanley Cup I will definitely do it too, and I am a Colts fan lol. People need to chill.

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