Tom Brady is no stranger to late-game heroics, but you would think the New England Patriots radio announcers would be used to it by now.
With his team trailing by 4 points against the New Orleans Saints and just a few seconds left on the clock, Brady found Kenbrell Thompkins in the endzone for the go-ahead touchdown.
It was the kind of play Brady’s become known for throughout his career, but it so flustered broadcaster Scott Zolak that he couldn’t even find words, and just started stammering nonsense instead.
“Brady’s back!” he shouted. “That’s your quarterback! Who left the building? Unicorns, show ponies, where’s the beef!”
Before the final play, Brady had converted a 4th-and-9 to the 17 yard-line and ran to the line to spike the ball and stop the clock.
On the game-winning touchdown he zipped the ball to the rookie free agent, who found a seam in the defense.
“We had everybody going to the end zone and (Thompkins) kind of snuck into the corner and I put it up there for him and he came down and made a great catch,” Brady said.
The game put to rest some of the rumors that Tom Brady may be nearing the end of his career.
“What more can you ask out of your leader?” said running back Stevan Ridley. “He put the team on his back and went out there and made the plays we needed to make.”
Scott Zolak’s radio call wasn’t the only funny part of the night. After the game Brady showed up to his press conference looking every bit like Walt Cleaver from Leave It To Beaver, just minus the pipe.
Tom Brady dressed as a member of Erasure this evening. pic.twitter.com/QBgQ8lEFaU
— Drew Magary (@drewmagary) October 14, 2013
Tom Brady and the Patriots went to 5-1 on the win, and dealt the Saints their first loss of the year.