While Eli Manning is on the way to Disney World after taking home the Most Valuable Player trophy at Super Bowl 46, Tom Brady and his Patriots teammates have their own free vacation to look forward too, provided they want it.
The Aruba Tourism Authority offered the vanquished Patriots an opportunity to visit the island on all-expenses paid trip.
We want to acknowledge and celebrate the hard work, dedication and season-long success of the team, despite their loss, said tourism authority CEO Ronella Tjin. We believe there is no better place to recover after a loss than Aruba. After all, we are known as 'One Happy Island.'
Sure it seems like a bit of a crass marketing technique from a tourism board that has blanketed the city of Boston in advertising since direct flights began from Logan International Airport two years ago, but maybe a beach vacation is exactly what the players need right now.