Incredible. Just when you think 2021 couldn’t get any weirder, this story appears about the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ recent Super Bowl win, with the help of possibly the greatest quarterback of all time, Tom Brady. As Red State’s Brandon Morse reported, people also accused Brady of racism for daring to win another Lombardi Trophy, too.
But this is something else. Meet Lorraine Grohs, whose father, Greg, was one of the original silversmiths who created the vaunted trophy back in 1967. She has a beef with Brady “disrespecting” her dad and the trophy…
In the most 2021 story ever, the daughter of the silversmith who crafted the first Lombardi Trophy has called out Tom Brady for disrespecting the trophy.
Can’t make it up. pic.twitter.com/rT7hVDZPHv
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) February 14, 2021
NBC News caught her full statement, which is even more ridiculous:
WFTX-TV reported that Lorraine Grohs was upset after seeing Brady toss the trophy across the water during a boat parade celebrating the win last week.
“This has nothing to do with your athletic ability whatsoever. It has everything to do with disrespecting a highly coveted trophy that a lot of work goes into by all the other silversmiths and all the other team players,” Grohs said. “I personally would like an apology, not just to me and my family and the other silversmiths but to the fans, all the football fans the other team players.”
People, regardless of their opinions on Brady and the NFL, sounded off in unison about the story on social media. While some half-jokingly bemoaned the fact that the woman was making them defend Brady, most replies were like this one:
— Brooks Koepka (@BKoepka) February 14, 2021
And this commenter points out the real issue with Lorraine’s self-imposed victimhood — the object Tom and his pals are “disrespecting” isn’t even the real trophy:
So the trophy in question is not the original, but a replica. And the person in question created neither the original nor the replica. And she has had sleepless nights over this. We are just stumbling all over ourselves trying to find new ways to be offended.
— Derek Tucker (@DerekLTucker) February 14, 2021
And while neither “Tom Terrific” nor the NFL have responded to her demands for an apology, as NBC News reported, it’s the Buccaneers’ general manager who speaks for many Americans with his perfect, two-word mic drop. He tweeted that she should “lighten up.”
Also, whatever you do, no one let Lorraine see this 2019 video of Gronk taking “batting practice” with a New England Patriots Lombardi Trophy:
.@RobGronkowski left a mark on this organization.
And on the sixth Lombardi. pic.twitter.com/t5IVTyCXcA
— New England Patriots (@Patriots) April 17, 2019