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ESPN’s animated short about Tom Brady and Bill Belichick is upsetting on several levels

ESPN’s TV broadcast of Monday Evening Soccer between the Patriots and Payments included an odd animated brief that includes Tom Brady and Invoice Belichick.

Based mostly on the traditional “Love Truly” gag of a lover flipping by means of signal playing cards exterior the house of a desired accomplice, the scene was decidedly pro-TB12. Belichick is seen reminiscing about his golden years with Brady as quarterback in New England; his crew will miss the playoffs this yr whereas Brady and the Buccaneers are postseason certain.

On the finish of the animated brief, Brady shuts the entrance door in Belichick’s face.

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One thing in regards to the animated variations of Brady and Belichick are off-putting, even when the concept is humorous. It positively ventures into uncanny valley territory.

Brady displaying up in full Buccaneers uniform is a bit weird. And Belichick virtually seems … not villainous?

Patriots followers can be fast to level out that New England has performed proper at its expectations this yr given its lean 2020 roster, whereas Brady has at instances struggled regardless of an all-world solid of receivers. However after a long time of ruthless NFL dominance, it is in all probability time for these supporters to get used to being the butt of jokes.

They’ll ask their Monday night time opponent, now on the high of the AFC East after years of turmoil, methods to deal with it.

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