Sep 7, 2021 - Sports
A new Tom Brady mural in Tampa that you have to check out
The next time you’re water-skiing up the mighty Hillsborough, take a gander to your left after you zoom under the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard bridge.
- On the south-facing side of a unit of the Westshore Crossing apartments you’ll find the oversized likeness of His Honorable Captain Tom Brady, Guardian of Hope.
Why it matters: The Tomural is the latest and possibly largest of at least six to show up on local walls since Super Bowl LV.
- And it’s the only mural to feature the Lombardi Trophy in Brady’s giant, poised-to-throw hand.
Trivia: Muralist Cosby Hayes, 30, tells Axios that when he came up with the design he had no idea that Brady actually threw the trophy over the Hillsborough River.
- "I thought having him throwing it was just cool," he told us. "I guess I live under a rock."
The Tallahassee-based artist was hired by the apartment owners to paint one of several murals in the complex.
- Hayes has one other Bay-area mural, on a CrossFit in Tampa Heights.
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