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Boomer Esiason rips Tom Brady for 'Tom Terrific' trademark pursuit

Boomer Esiason rips Tom Brady for 'Tom Terrific' trademark pursuit

You won't believe this, but Tom Brady has made enemies in New York.

The New England Patriots quarterback recently filed two trademark requests for the nickname "Tom Terrific:" one for collectible trading cards and another for T-shirts.

So, what's the issue? Well, Mets fans will tell you the real "Tom Terrific" isn't Brady but pitcher Tom Seaver, who spent the first decade of his Hall of Fame career in New York.

Seaver never trademarked the nickname, though, which means Brady has the chance to "steal" Seaver's nickname. Former NFL quarterback and New York native Boomer Esiason is one of many Mets fans not happy with this development.

"When you've got so much goddamned money, you can do whatever you want, and this is now what Tom Brady wants to take," Esiason said recently on WFANs "Boomer and Gio" radio show. "Maybe in New England they call him that, I guess. But you know what? We've been calling Tom Seaver 'Tom Terrific' forever, for as long as I can remember, for 50 years. That's who Tom Terrific has always been.

"I am disgusted, and I'm really surprised, and I'm really -- I don't know, it just feels sleazy to me, you know?"

Esiason apparently spoke for many middle-aged Mets fans who were outraged that Brady is swooping in and co-opting their childhood hero's nickname.

"He’s an idiot," one Mets fan told the New York Post. “He’s probably the GOAT [Greatest Of All Time quarterback], but get your own nickname."

"Go back to deflating footballs, you jerk," another fan told the Post.

Spoken like true New Yorkers.

Brady's trademark hasn't officially been approved yet, and the Mets' Twitter account even made a plea to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to decline Brady's request.

But unless Seaver -- who ironically played his final MLB season with the Red Sox in 1986 -- gets involved and files his own request, it's likely Brady will score another win and give New York fans another reason to hate the six-time Super Bowl champion.

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Phillip Dorsett exits Patriots-Eagles with head injury

Phillip Dorsett exits Patriots-Eagles with head injury

Phillip Dorsett was on the receiving end of Julian Edelman's go-ahead touchdown pass in the third quarter of Sunday's Patriots-Eagles matchup, but he paid a hefty price.

Dorsett was hit hard on the play and went into the medical tent before heading into the locker room. The Patriots announced him as questionable to return with a head injury.

Watch the play below:

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Watch Julian Edelman throw TD pass to Phillip Dorsett on Patriots' trick play

Watch Julian Edelman throw TD pass to Phillip Dorsett on Patriots' trick play

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman showed off his old quarterback skills to score a much-needed touchdown early in the third quarter of Sunday's Week 11 game versus the Philadelphia Eagles.

The Patriots opened the second half with the ball and moved down the field with ease against the Eagles defense. New England entered the red zone for the fourth time in the game and scored their first TD thanks to an Edelman pass to fellow wide receiver Phillip Dorsett.

Brady took the snap on 3rd-and-11, threw to Edelman, who found a wide open Dorsett for a 15-yard score. The veteran wideout took a huge hit in the end zone but held onto the ball.

Take a look at the trick play in the video below:

It was Edelman's first touchdown pass since the 2014 AFC Divisional Round win over the Baltimore Ravens. Edelman, as you might already know, was a quarterback in college at Kent State. His NFL passing stats, as ESPN's Mike Reiss pointed out, are pretty good.


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