Fresh off an appearance at the Kentucky Derby where he was upstaged by teammate Wes Welker in the arena of pretentious menswear, Tom Brady paid a visit to the Met Gala in New York on Monday pulling out all the stops. So far, Twitter wags have likened the new faux-hawk to “David Beckham + Ed Grimley” and “Cameron Diaz in ‘There’s Something About Mary’“. That said, I’ve yet to see a Boston fan bemoaning the latest effete Brady look as proof that Dreamboat has lost it and Gisele has Yoko’d the Patriots.

Could it be that Brady’s troll powers are on the wane? Is that even possible? Frankly, I blame the choice in haircut. The faux-hawk is a bit of a mid-Aughts look, so people have gotten used to it, to a degree. Hell, even other NFL players have sported it from time to time. If Brady really really wants to bring his top troll game, I suggest going the Skrillex route.

So, perhaps not the best outing, but I feel confident that Brady will rebound.