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Aruba offers all Patriots players an all-expenses paid vacation

Chris Chase
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As Super Bowl MVP, Eli Manning earned a trip to Disney World. As Super Bowl runners-up, Tom Brady and the New England Patriots received an offer to take a trip to Aruba.

With an eye toward those famous Disney commercials and a deft marketing touch, the Aruba Tourism Authority has offered all-expenses paid trips to the entire Patriots roster.

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"While only the MVP of the winning club has the opportunity to jet off to another well-known destination, Aruba is making the offer to the entire New England squad," the ATA wrote in a press release that was noticed by USA Today's Game On! blog.

"We want to acknowledge and celebrate the hard work, dedication and season-long success of the team, despite their loss," said CEO Ronella Tjin Asjoe in the statement. "We believe there is no better place to recover after a loss than Aruba.  After all, we are known as 'One Happy Island.'"

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A relaxing trip to Aruba sounds like a good idea after giving away a Super Bowl like New England did on Sunday night. Although if some players decide to take up the tourism authority on the offer, the "one happy island" moniker may not fit. I shudder to think at what would happen if Gisele and Wes Welker passed one another at a tiki bar.

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