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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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Esiason: Bennett's behavior 'reprehensible' in leaving Packers for Pats

Esiason: Bennett's behavior 'reprehensible' in leaving Packers for Pats

After the Patriots' 41-16 victory over the Broncos Sunday night, Martellus Bennett related how he wound up back in New England after ripping into the medical staff at Green Bay for what he says was mistreatment of his injured shoulder.

Boomer Esiason's not buying any of it.

"I think Martellus Bennett is living a lie," the CBS analyst said Monday morning on Toucher & Rich, adding: "It's hashtag Fake News with this guy. He is basically all over the place with his opinions about what happened in Green Bay."

Many of the Packers, including Aaron Rodgers and Jordy Nelson, leapt to the defense of the Packer doctors and trainers after Bennett's broadside, and Esiason believes them.

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"[If] those two guys -- and they've obviously dealt with a lot of injuries over the years -- are going to basically speak on behalf of those doctors and trainers there, then whatever Martellus Bennett is saying is a flat-out lie . . .

'[This] is all about Martellus Bennett getting away from the Green Bay Packers because they lost Aaron Rodgers (for the season because of injury). And let's be honest. He wanted to go back to New England, he wants another chance at a ring, he wants to play with a Hall of Fame quarterback (Tom Brady), and he fit in seamlessly last night.

"So while it's smart by New England to pick up Martellus, I personally find it to be reprehensible that he acted this way towards the Green Bay Packers and now has found himself on a better team and a better situation. And it seems very selfish to me."

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VIDEO: Boomer Esiason talks about conversation this weekend with Craig Carton

VIDEO: Boomer Esiason talks about conversation this weekend with Craig Carton

Boomer Esiason talks with Toucher & Rich about his radio partner Craig Carton, who was arrested on four counts of fraud related to a Ponzi scheme.