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FOXBORO, MA - OCTOBER 25: Tom Brady #12 and Rob Gronkowski #87 of the New England Patriots react after Gronkowski scored a touchdown during the fourth quarter against the New York Jets at Gillette Stadium on October 25, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

By Matt Dolloff,

It appears that some people and/or news outlets don’t realize that the Tom Brady conch shell joke is over four years old.

Suddenly SportsCenter is a huge Brady fan now because the show couldn’t wait to share Brady’s Anchorman reference that he dusted off Wednesday on his Twitter page. But the specific video was actually a Rob Gronkowski original on Instagram from 2016.

GRONK... REPORTING! #squad #Brady #TB12 #Conch #12to87 #patriots #gronkfitness

139k Likes, 15k Comments - Rob Gronkowski (@gronk) on Instagram: "GRONK... REPORTING! #squad #Brady #TB12 #Conch #12to87 #patriots #gronkfitness"

Here’s Brady’s original video that Gronkowski was responding to, again from 2016:

This is probably just me being a cantankerous old fossil, but are Anchorman jokes old now? Especially if it’s one you already made four years ago. The movie is 16 years old.

Brady and Gronkowski could just use some fresh material. They’re still a couple of delightful goofs on social media, despite working their way out of New England to reunite as a couple Florida men. It’s actually funnier that anyone would see Brady’s tweet on Wednesday and think it’s new and it wasn’t made while they were winning Super Bowls with the Patriots. They must have been focused on something else at the time.

Matt Dolloff is a digital producer for Any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of 98.5 The Sports Hub, Beasley Media Group, or any subsidiaries. Have a news tip, question, or comment for Matt? Follow him on Twitter @mattdolloff or email him at