Yes, the Super Bowl is technically a football game that will pit the Patriots, the defending champions, against the underdog Eagles. It's also a media spectacle, with more than 100 million people expected to tune in to watch parts of a sporting event in between funny commercials and puppies scoring touchdowns.
Enter Tom Brady.
Brady, the league's MVP this season, is also the most recognizable personality participating in tonight's Super Bowl (sorry, Nick Foles). So it's no surprise Brady's bold wardrobe choice for his arrival at U.S. Bank Stadium caused quite a social media reaction.
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The most notable thing about Brady's pre-game attire? No glove, which he'd previously worn on his right hand during every previous public appearance to cover an injury he suffered prior to the AFC championship game that required almost a dozen stitches.
Regardless, folks had a lot of fun with Brady's villainous look. Here are some of the best takes: