As if New Yorkers needed another reason to hate Tom Brady.
The hardly humble New England Patriots quarterback is seeking to trademark the moniker “Tom Terrific” — the same nickname bestowed upon legendary Mets’ Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver.
Brady’s recent trademark application was discovered by a Philadelphia law firm and instantly sent Mets fans into a tizzy.
“Tom Brady is an arrogant pr–k,” Mets superfan Dom D’Angelo, 55, fumed outside his team’s Citi Field ballpark in Queens on Sunday.
“He’s not getting his cheating, ball-deflating paws on ‘Tom Terrific.
’ Go back to Boston and get your own f–king name, Brady.
” Ronaldo Sosa, 52, said the move was very “in character” for the arch nemesis of New York sports fans — who was caught using illegal, easier-to-catch deflated balls in games.
“Go back to deflating footballs, you jerk,” Sosa said.
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Another fan outside the Mets Clubhouse Shop in Midtown admitted that the Super Bowl champ was talented but said stealing Seaver’s moniker went too far.
“He’s an idiot,” the fan said of Brady.
“He’s probably the GOAT [Greatest Of All Time quarterback], but get your own nickname.
’’ Even Yankees fan Michael Robinson said Brady shouldn’t be going after Seaver’s moniker.
“He’s got Gisele [Bündchen] — what else does he need?” Robinson remarked of Brady and his model wife.
Brady was suspended for four games in 2015 for his involvement with Patriots’ employees deflating footballs before the AFC championship game.
His trademark application for “Tom Terrific’’ was made by his company, TEB Capital.
“Tom Terrific” is listed among Brady’s nicknames on ProFootballReference.
If the trademark application is granted, it would be used on Brady trading cards, posters and apparel.
It’s not clear what that would mean for Seaver, a beloved player who earned the nickname as he became a Mets legend, racking up strikeouts with the club’s 1969 World Series team.
When inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1992, he got what was at the time and until Mariano Rivera’s induction this year, the highest percentage of votes.
Now 74, Seaver retired from public life after being diagnosed with dementia in March.
Though the name was never trademarked by the Seaver family, as one Twitter user put it: “Tom Terrific will always be Tom Seaver, to me.
” Additional reporting by Anabel Sosa and Israel Salas-Rodriguez.