Tom Brady is arguably the best player to ever grace a NFL field given his insurmountable collection of honors. His recently launched merchandise lineup has an uncanny resemblance to the one that were shown in Simpsons.
The cotton fleece wordmark hoodie, in the brand’s signature Brady Blue colorway, is similar to the one the NFL star’s animated counterpart wore during a 2005 episode of The Simpsons. The episode was titled Homer and Ned’s Hail Mary Pass. It showed Homer Simpson and Ned Flanders staging a very Flanders-like Super Bowl halftime show.
The episode centered on a video of Homer Simpson dancing that went viral. Homer became so popular that athletes started hiring him to design celebration dances. Brady voices himself along with NBA superstars LeBron James and Yao Ming, figure skater Michelle Kwan and NFL defensive juggernaut Warren Sapp in the episode.
The Brady Blue color in the line is part of a partnership between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback and the Pantone Color Institute. The coincidence furthers the fan theory that old episodes of The Simpsons predict the future. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback spoke about his new brand, recently telling Hypebeast.
“I have been in the public life for a long time, almost 30 years and in football, we’ve always had a very specific uniform. It was always tailored the right way and it always had the right colors and the right combinations.”
Brady, in his first year with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, lead the Bucs to a Super Bowl win last year. The timing of the merchandise release could bode well for Brady, who advanced to the NFL Divisional Playoff round recently. If he manages to take his team all the way again, he’ll be the first to do so since he lead the Patriots to back-to-back wins in 2004 and 2005.
Simpsons have yet again predicted the future as this story unravels and we can’t be surprised. Simpsons have predicted future events time and time again in their long running series and this one is an addition to those.
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