He didn’t win the game, but Brady’s trench coat won him some new fans.
Well, Super Bowl LII is over. The Eagles defeated the Patriots 41-33, and Philly has a lot of cleaning up to do today. But we still have some questions for Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. Is he moonlighting as a spy? Is he auditioning for a new band? Is he the key to an internet conspiracy theory?
Before the game on Sunday, Brady arrived at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis wearing a snazzy gray trench coat (collar popped!) over a black turtleneck. He completed the look with a pair of dark sunglasses and earphones. Video footage of Brady in his ensemble was soon turned into a meme.
The internet thought that Brady was dressed like a ventriloquist.
tom brady lookin like if the arcade fire added a fuckin ventriloquist dummy to their band pic.twitter.com/HcmtbjDpeE
— Cullen Crawford (@HelloCullen) February 4, 2018
Or David Bowie.
jim schwartz is a good coach but you have to think that he didn't gameplan for stopping tom brady playing as david bowie playing tom brady pic.twitter.com/9nUlNq8nmg
— Muscular Baby (@Mobute) February 4, 2018
Or a James Bond villain.
Tom Brady looks like an actual James Bond villain pic.twitter.com/0Zf16s68JN
— Ben McDonald (@Bmac0507) February 4, 2018
Or Jason Bourne’s assassin.
Tom Brady is either going to win the Super Bowl or die while trying to assassinate Jason Bourne in Zurich pic.twitter.com/t2oAysqk6v
— Jason O. Gilbert (@gilbertjasono) February 4, 2018
There were several “kids in a trench coat” jokes.
*very obviously two kids in a trench coat*
“Hi, I’m grown up athlete and husband of Gisele Bundchen Tom Brady.” pic.twitter.com/J0MK5MuwaH
— Ronan Farrow (@RonanFarrow) February 4, 2018
People also guessed what Brady was listening to in his earphones. Interpol, maybe?
Tom Brady is definitely listening to TURN ON THE BRIGHT LIGHTS. pic.twitter.com/6Ds4ygZauW
— Steven Hyden (@Steven_Hyden) February 4, 2018
But here is the most interesting theory: what if Tom Brady is also fake Melania Trump?
the fake melania was in fact tom brady in a wig: a conspiracy theory pic.twitter.com/uckyQXD8PW
— KT NELSON (@KrangTNelson) February 4, 2018
There’s the trench coats, the sunglasses, and the stoic expressions. It all checks out!