Tom Brady is searching for his seventh NFL championship ring, but perhaps his first high-five.
Late in the Buccaneers’ 30-20 divisional round win over the Saints, Brady found paydirt with a QB sneak, extending Tampa Bay’s lead to two possessions. Five minutes later, “Tom Terrific” and the Bucs officially punched their ticket to the NFC championship game to face the Packers.
That’s all fine and good, but back to Brady for a second: The Bucs QB just wanted a little bit of a celebration — the man just wanted a high-five. Brady approached the nearest party, which happened to be one of the refs near the end zone.
The referee decided to leave Brady hanging (and rightfully so, may we add. Impartial observers, and all).
It’s not the first time the GOAT has been left in need of high-five, with this moment proving that time is, indeed, a flat circle.
Still, Brady’s lackluster, awkward celebration spawned some absolutely delightful jokes on Sunday night:
Thank goodness for Scotty Miller.