Bradying: Why Newest NFL Fad Blows Tebowing out of the Water
The sports world is no stranger to bizarre fads, but there was one in particular that took the NFL by storm this year. That, of course, was Tebowing, but there is reason to believe that the hottest new trend called "Bradying" will overtake it.
If you've been living under a rock for the past few months, Tebowing is the act of kneeling in prayer, just like controversial Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow. Since Tebow is a very outwardly-religious person, he would often kneel in prayer to celebrate a victory.
Bradying, coincidentally, is in stark contrast to Tebowing. Bradying stems from the actions of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in the team's Super Bowl loss to the New York Giants on Sunday. After a last-ditch Hail Mary attempt went begging, the future Hall of Famer went into Bradying position.
Which is cooler, Tebowing or Bradying?
He was merely sitting upright on the turf with his head hung low in disappointment. It may not seem like much, but I tend to think that it will be a lot more useful than Tebowing. For one, Tebowing isn't for everybody, as not everyone is overly religious. Bradying is something that can be done by people of any belief system, though.
Also, there are plenty of ways to celebrate success, but there is a serious shortage of ways to show disappointment or disgust. As a fan of the Buffalo Bills, I'm very familiar with failure. Normally, I curse or punch things after one of the Bills' many losses, but Bradying seems like a much more dignified way to grieve.
Made even better is the fact that many of my frustrations as a Bills fan over the years have been a direct result of Brady, so it's only fitting that I pay tribute to him. With that said, not everybody is a supporter of Bradying. Just take a look at this photo of Super Bowl halftime performer M.I.A.
I'm certainly not going to let M.I.A. deter me, though. I'm certainly no fan of Brady, but even I can see that he's trendier than Tebow. Not only does he have three Super Bowl rings and two Super Bowl MVP awards, but he's also married to Gisele. Call me crazy, but Brady must be doing something right, so it would behoove me to copy him.
Tebow is kind of cool, I guess, but he has a long way to go before he can measure up to the successes of Tom Terrific. Not to mention, Tebowing is too one-dimensional for my liking. Sure, the main purpose of Bradying is to signify a crushing defeat, but Brady was able to utilize it to have a fun day at the amusement park, as seen in this photo.
As sports fans, we tend to go overboard when embracing such meaningless fads. In all likelihood, people will have forgotten about both Tebowing and Bradying in a couple years, but while they are still at the height of pop culture relevance, Bradying wins by a landslide.
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