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Atlanta zoo names cockroach after Patriots quarterback Tom Brady

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    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady walked off with his MVP trophy during a Feb. 6 news conference after the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game in Houston. Zoo Atlanta announced, Monday, that it named a baby cockroach after Brady.

ATLANTA >> 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.

Zoo Atlanta says on its Facebook page that 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 a tiny Tom Brady.

Brady and the Patriots came back from a 25-point deficit to defeat Atlanta 34-28 in overtime to win the team’s fifth Super Bowl title.

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