The Tampa Bay Lightning won the 2021 Stanley Cup Finals on Wednesday night, finishing off the Montreal Canadiens in just five games. The win marked the franchise’s second consecutive title and continued an incredible run for Tampa-area sports teams.
The Lightning’s victory followed just a few months after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers won their first Super Bowl in franchise history, behind the arm of veteran quarterback Tom Brady. At 43, the legendary signal caller won his seventh Lombardi Trophy.
After the Buccaneers got the job done over the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV, they celebrated in style. Fans will remember that Brady clearly seemed to be enjoying himself at the team’s boat parade. One of the highlights came when the quarterback tossed the Lombardi Trophy across vessels to tight end Cameron Brate.
The decision to throw the historic trophy was questionable to say the least. Now that another symbolic piece of championship memorabilia will be in Tampa Bay, all eyes will have to watch out for Brady.
The Stanley Cup already sent a few words of caution to the Buccaneers quarterback after the Lightning picked up the win on Wednesday night.
“FYI, I’m too heavy to throw Tom Brady,” The Stanley Cup Twitter account tweeted at Brady.
Brady’s comeback was even better. He claimed that weight won’t be a problem, provided that alcohol is mixed into the equation.
“Idk… everything feels a bit lighter after some tequila,” Brady joked back in a tweet of his own.
Idk…everything feels a bit lighter after some tequilla 😂 https://t.co/9l5mL8saoq
— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) July 8, 2021
In this case, the Stanley Cup is probably right: it’s far too heavy to throw around, regardless of the level of inebriation. But if Brady got his hands on it, under the right circumstances, he’d probably try to give it a shot.
While the Lightning figure out how to celebrate with the Stanley Cup, Brady will set his focus on getting the Buccaneers back into the Super Bowl in 2022. The 43-year-old didn’t seem to lose a step last season, but will have to defy the odds yet again to get through a deep and talented NFC.