New England zoo names adorable baby goat Nick Foles after losing Super Bowl bet

Before the Eagles beat the Patriots in February’s Super Bowl, zoos in Philadelphia and Boston made a bet.

Zoo New England, propping up Patriots quarterback Tom Brady as the greatest of all time (G.O.A.T.), put up the naming rights for its next-born goat against the next baby goat at the Philadelphia Zoo.

“In New England and beyond, it’s a known fact that Tom Brady is the GOAT,” Zoo New England CEO John Linehan said in a statement before the game. “This challenge with the Philadelphia Zoo is the perfect way to have some fun and friendly competition heading into the big game on Sunday.”

One more adorable accolade for Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles

Well, we all know how the game turned out. The Eagles stunned the Patriots, 41-33 behind 374 yards passing yards, four touchdowns and an interception from Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles.

And now Zoo New England has one of its newest members, a two-week old Nigerian dwarf goat. His name is Nick Foles.

Isn’t he cute?

While some Patriots fans may seethe at the idea of the kid’s name, it would take a truly hardened heart to not smile at the sight of Nick Foles.

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 04: Nick Foles #9 of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrates his teams 41-33 victory over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the New England Patriots 41-33. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 04: Nick Foles #9 of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrates with teammate injured quarterback Carson Wentz #11 after defeating the New England Patriots 41-33 in Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 04: Nick Foles #9 of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrates with his daughter Lily Foles after his 41-33 victory over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the New England Patriots 41-33. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 04: Nick Foles #9 of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrates with Jason Kelce #62 after defeating the New England Patriots 41-33 in Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 04: Nick Foles #9 of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrates with his daughter Lily Foles and wife Tori Foles after his 41-33 victory over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the New England Patriots 41-33. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 04: Quarterback Nick Foles #9 of the Philadelphia Eagles raises the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the New England Patriots, 41-33, in Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 04: NBC personality Dan Patrick interviews Nick Foles #9 of the Philadelphia Eagles as he is named Super Bowl MVP after they defeated the New England Patriots 41-33 in Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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