Tom Brady snubbed while seeking post-TD high-five from official
Tom Brady felt it on Sunday.
After the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback took a 10-point lead in their playoff win against the New Orleans Saints late Sunday, he was looking for love in the wrong place - from the official.
Brady got up from the pile and walked down the goal line with his right hand raised to receive a high-five blow from Judge Tom Stephan.
Stephan did not commit. Luckily for Brady, teammate Scotty Miller was there to make sure he didn't get stuck.
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Brady's day is an upgrade from the regular season
This was the right step for everyone involved. Brady got a laugh. Stephan maintained his impartiality. And Miller saved his quarterback from the shame of getting stuck.
For Brady, it was his third score of the day after scoring two zero-turnover touchdowns in the 30:20 win that secured a date with Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers in next week's NFC Championship.
Brady's touchdown-to-interception ratio was a stark contrast between Brady's five interceptions and two touchdowns in two regular season losses to the Saints. It was cause for celebration.
Just not with the man in strips.
Tom Brady had reason enough to celebrate on Sunday, just not with the referee. (Chris Graythen / Getty Images)
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