New England farm to honor Tom Brady with corn maze (pic)
Tom Brady without question is among the biggest superstars ever to dominate the New England sports landscape. This fall, the New England Patriots quarterback will become part of the region’s landscape, literally, in a manner of speaking.
Sauchuk’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch, based in Plympton, Mass., announced via Facebook recently that Brady will be the honored subject of its annual corn maze this coming fall, a very common occurrence for superstar athletes and successful franchises.
As part of the social media announcement, the corn maze’s design was revealed.
Sauchuk Farm owner Scott Sauchuk recently explained to Boston.com what inspired him to choose Brady for this fall’s corn maze. Perhaps not surprisingly, Sauchuk said how Brady led the Patriots to a historic comeback in a Super Bowl LI victory over the Atlanta Falcons sealed the deal.
“He’s the MVP of the Super Bowl with the outstanding comeback that they made and looking forward to doing it again next year,” Sauchuk said. “He sort of exemplifies New England sports.”
Brady being celebrated in corn maze form of course won’t be a finished product for some time, as it takes between 90 and 100 days to grown the corn. And then the design is carved out of the cornfield in one day’s time.
The maze will officially open Sept. 16. The Patriots will open their 2017 NFL season the previous week with a Week 1 showdown against the Kansas City Chiefs at Gillette Stadium. It will run for seven weekends.
“We try to find something that is relevant,” Sauchuk said. “We wanted to do something with sports and wanted to do something on it for the past few years. With the Super Bowl, it was a good opportunity.”
One could suggest that Brady will find the honor “a-maize-ing,” if one were inclined to make such silly puns, which evidently appears to be the case here.