Local Stations in New York and Philadelphia Take One Last Shot at Tom Brady

By Kevin Eck 

Some local stations took the opportunity to throw some shade Tom Brady’s way after the NFL quarterback announced his retirement.

Instead of celebrating his long career or his seven Super Bowl wins, social media teams at stations in Philadelphia and New York focused on his failures in relation to their hometown teams.

Philadelphia Fox owned station WTXF wrote, “Tom Brady, known for dropping a pass in Super Bowl LII and failing to shake Nick Foles hand, has announced his retirement from the NFL.” Brady’s Patriots lost Super Bowl LII to Philadelphia.


While in New York, the social team at WNBC wrote, “Tom Brady, who lost 2 Super Bowls to the Giants during his legendary 22-year NFL career, retires.” The Patriots lost Super Bowls XLVI and XLII to the Giants.

And the one that reads most like an article from the Onion came from NBC Sports Philadelphia, “Man who could never beat Nick Foles decides to stop trying.”

Here’s one from WNBC in New York:

And another one from Philadelphia: