Joe Namath, Terry Bradshaw and — whether you like him or not –Tom Brady are football icons. They, along with their fellow Super Bowl MVPs, were honored at Super Bowl 50 on Feb. 7. But as the league was paying tribute to these gridiron legends, some fans decided to boo Tom! Click to watch.
They are some of football’s biggest names: Joe Montana, 59; Emmitt Smith, 46; Joe Namath, 72; and Tom Brady, 38. At Super Bowl 50, the NFL made sure to celebrate each man whose legendary performance earned them the title of “Super Bowl MVP.” But, some fans weren’t thrilled to see the man at the center of the “Deflate Gate” controversy and they let Tom know it!
Yes, fans were booing Tom Brady. Before Cam Newton, 26, and Peyton Manning, 39, hit the field at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, the spotlight was given to Tom and the men who the NFL crowned MVP during the previous 49 Super Bowls. It was a who’s who of football’s biggest stars: Bart Starr, the first ever Super Bowl MVP, appeared from his home.
— Tom Terrific (@TomFcknBrady) February 7, 2016
From there, those NFL legends who could make it to the big game came out on the field to a huge applause — especially when hometown legends, Joe Montana and Jerry Rice, 53, came out! Sadly, Tom’s reception wasn’t as warm as he was greeted with boos and jeers! He seemed to shrug it off as he was there to cheer on his friend, Peyton.
In the history of the Super Bowl, only Joe Montana and Tom Brady have won the Super Bowl MVP three times, according to ESPN. Three others — Bart Starr, 82, Terry Bradshaw, 67, and Peyton’s brother, Eli Manning, 35, have been named MVP twice. The MVP usually comes from the winning team, except in 1971, when Dallas Cowboys’ Chuck Howley, 79, won the award despite losing to the Baltimore Colts. Harvey Martin and Randy White, 63, were named co-MVPs of Super Bowl XII in 1977, the only time in history that two men were given the distinction.
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27 of the past 49 MVPs were quarterbacks, including Peyton Manning! He won the award thanks to the Indianapolis Colts’ victory over the Chicago Bears in Super Bowl XLI in 2007. Peyton has pulled out some awe-inspiring moments in his career. Will he claim a second MVP title or will it go to his Super Bowl 50 rival?
Considering Cam’s athletic ability and unbelievable passer rating, the man who named his son Chosen may be chosen himself for Super Bowl MVP. Cam was already named the NFL’s MVP at the league’s ceremony on Feb. 6, according to Deadspin. Will Cam add a Super Bowl ring to his new trophy? There’s only one way to find out.
Are you excited for this game, HollywoodLifers? Who do you want to win? What did you think about the NFL’s tribute to its MVPs?