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]

54 responses to “Tom Brady poses with the Stanley Cup, for some reason

  1. 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?

  2. 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??

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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…

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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?

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

  16. 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.

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

    That’s worse than the Madden Curse.

  18. 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.

  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
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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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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….

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

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

  25. 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.

  26. 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

  27. 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),
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    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 .

  28. 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.

  29. 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.

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

  31. 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!

  32. 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.

  33. 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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