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Oh, Gisele

February 6, 2012

I promise, I’m not going to use this space to gloat about how the Giants beat the Patriots in the Superbowl — for the second time in four years. OK, so I’m going to gloat just a little.

The fact is though, last night’s game – like every other recent match up between the Giants and Patriots – could have gone either way. In fact, I don’t know if I was ever more uncomfortable than I was at the end of the night when Brady got the ball back with 57 seconds left on the clock. In today’s NFL, that’s an eternity. Especially for a QB like Brady who’s capable of moving the ball down the field nearly at will.

Still, the dropped passes fell New York’s way and, when all was said and done, the Giants won the game just like I knew they would.

In Boston, however, nothing is as simple as a blown coverage or a dropped pass. In Boston, where the residents live and die by the success of their sports teams, there’s blame to be assigned and villains to be created. (OK, to be honest, New York is no better, but since we won, I don’t have to focus on our short-comings in this post.) In this morning’s Globe, there were the usual articles bemoaning the terrible fate that befell the Pats, and much hand-wringing over Wes Welker’s dropped pass late in the fourth quarter. I’m sure the town’s sports radio stations got in the act too, dissecting every last pass, throw, run, and missed tackle that led to the game’s final score.

Simply put, Bostonians don’t take losing well. Don’t believe me? Just look at Tom Brady’s supermodel wife Gisele had to say on her way out of Lucas Oil Stadium last night: “My husband cannot fucking throw the ball and catch the ball at the same time. I can’t believe they dropped the ball so many times.”


It’s one thing for the media to take shots at the players, but Gisele? Seriously?

I understand her comment was reactionary and made in the heat of the moment, but still, she should know better than to trash her husband’s teammates after a heart-breaking loss like the one last night. With that in mind, I just want to say, good game Patriots. I’d wish you better luck next time, but that would be going just a little too far.

One Comment leave one →
  1. February 7, 2012 7:44 am

    Gisele was just a lady protecting her man. She should not have said that stuff but you can see how someone might react to people attacking someone they love.

    The game was good and if NY receivers dropped one catch and NE caught one it could have gone the other way. Such close, heart rending games. Sucks that we lost but it was very exciting even down to the last pass and Gronk being like inches from catching the winner.

    Good win for NY. Did everything they needed to in order to beat the Patriots. I think we are going to get there again in the next year or so.. hopefully not against the Giants. heh.

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