New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was involved in a car crash on his way to practice this morning. After confirming Brady was uninjured, Twitter users got down to the serious business of mocking the mop-topped signal caller. What emerged was a snapshot of the social networking site at its happiest: poking gentle fun at things where nobody gets hurt.
"Parks and Recreation" creator Michael Shur, for one, failed to see the humor in the situation...
Dear Universe: please stop making scary things happen to Tom Brady. He is very handsome and I love him and his football team. Love, Ken T.
...while Bill Simmons mainly worried about his heart
Note to my friends: never put "Brady car accident!" in the subject heading of an email again. Sincerely, my heart.
Kevin Madden tried out the old blame-the-Massachusetts-driver plot.
Having lived there for awhile, all I can say is...: "Boston drivers..."
Deadspin's Drew Magary questioned Brady's mode of transportation.
Brady in a car accident? This is why most people on the Back Bay prefer to walk. #peterkingknowswhattimeitis
CNBC's Darren Rovell confirmed your suspicion that even a car accident winds up being good news for Brady.
Tom Brady's unfortunate accident became an endorsement check. Crash was in Audi, who he counts as a sponsor.
Brady's supermodel wife instructed her husband's mortal followers not to worry.
On behalf of Gisele we thank you for your kind words and support to Tom Brady. More information on http://migre.me/1dBcS (Übersite Team)
Sports blogger Mike Tunison provided an update on the quarterback's Bieber bangs.
Following the car accident, Tom Brady's hair has been listed as moderately disheveled, but will make a full recovery in 2-3 brushings.
Politico's Patrick Gavin saw a sinister hand at work.
I always knew that Justin Bieber was pissed at Tom Brady for stealing his haircut...