Media outlets covering the NFL around the country were spiraling when Tom Brady officially declared he wouldn't return to the New England Patriots. Hours later, it was announced that he signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Newspapers and television stations had to scramble to quickly put together a headline, and one outlet opted to go with a gloriously awful pun.
The New York Post's backpage on Wednesday was dedicated to Brady's big decision and was headlined as, "TOMPA BAY BUCS."
Well, that's one approach to free agency's biggest blockbuster.
The pun, which some may argue is so bad that it's good, was definitely a head-scratching decision from the editorial team. But fans couldn't help but crack a laugh or two at the footnote, in which the NY Post suggested the Jets could sneak in as AFC East champs this year.
Overall this back cover wasn't very well received by football fans. The combination of the egregious pun mixed with the random assertion that the Jets would rocket to the top of the league this year was a bit too much for fans to handle.