How Boston celebrities and athletes reacted to the Patriots’ win

"Should the NFL change the name of the Super Bowl to the New England Invitational?"

Tom Brady
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady celebrates after defeating the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship game. –Charlie Neibergall / AP Photo

To Captain America, a Boston native, Tom Brady is the goat. To Paul Pierce, a fellow Boston sports legend, he’s an out of this world talent. To Gisele Bündchen, his wife, the Patriots quarterback is simply “my love.”

Brady led New England to a 37-31 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. The Patriots advanced to Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta, where they will face the Los Angeles Rams as Brady tries to claim his sixth Lombardi Trophy.

The 41-year-old’s athletic peers paid homage to him — and his teammates — in the aftermath of the win. So did plenty of celebrities with local ties, the mayor, and the president.


Here’s a look at some of the reactions to the Patriots’ win: