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Patriots celebrate Tom Brady’s 40th birthday with real goats (pics)

Thursday marks Thomas Edward Patrick Brady Jr. 40th birthday, and the entire NFL community has been put on notice to pay tribute.

But the New England Patriots may have one-upped everybody by pulling out all the stops to mark the occasion. Well, maybe not all the stops, but in a fitting, yet odd, tribute to who many hail as the G.O.A.T., the Patriots had actual goats on hand to pay tribute to one Tom Brady.

Alrighty then.

If all that wasn’t enough, the Patriots have set up “G.O.A.T.S.: The Greatest Petting Zoo of all time to commemorate the special day.

Good stuff. And hey, according to NFL Network’s James Palmer, avocado ice cream — Brady’s treat of choice — will be served in the media workroom. Yum.

There will obviously be plenty of Brady chatter throughout Thursday, including tributes, anecdotes, recollections and random top 40 lists (because he’s 40, get it?).

That said, literally bringing in goats to pay tribute to Brady on his 40th birthday really tops everything. In other words…

G.O.A.T., indeed.