29 March 2007: Brazilian Super model Gisele Bundchen on the red carpet before she introduces the new Vogue eyewear collection at Tottem Gardens, Miami, Florida. Photo by:Gary Rothstein/Icon SMI
Evidently, Tom Brady – like most of the wrest of the world – thought his wife, supermodel Gisele Bundchen, talked out of turn when she criticized New England Patriots receivers after the team lost last year's Super Bowl to the New York Giants.
On Friday, Tom Curran of Comcast New England reported about a story told to him by Comcast Bay Area reporter Matt Maiocco.
Curran reported that Brady addressed the incident at a panel a few months ago.
"Just before she goes to bed, she says, 'Yeah, people were following me and I just said something I shouldn't have said,'" Brady recalled, according to Curran.
He replied, "'I don't care really what you said. Just go to bed. I woke up the next morning, I tapped her on the shoulder [and asked], 'Why did you say that?' She was talking about the best player on our team, Wes Welker, yeah. That was my most recent memory."
For those of you who were living under a rock at the time or have somehow managed to forget this tabloid fueled frenzy here's what originally took place. As she was leaving the game (with the wives of other Patriots players) Bundchen offered some harsh criticism of her husband's team mates and she was caught on video doing it.
"I can't believe they dropped the ball so many times," she said. "My husband cannot f—king throw the ball and catch the ball at the same time."
Now that's cold!
It's no surprise Brady was upset with the comments, having your famous super model wife complain about your teammates is almost as bad as having your mom complain about other kids on the team when you're playing Pop Warner, (though granted she looks better doing it than most moms do).
In addition to the fact that Bundchen shouldn't have spoken in the first place, I have to add that her analysis wasn't really on the money either. As far as I'm concerned the Patriots loss was a quintessential team loss. The Giants defense did a great job of knocking the whole Pats offense out of sync. However, for much of the year Brady did carry the Patriots offense on his shoulders and I wonder if Bundchen was picking up on a sentiment her husband expressed to her in private.
What do you think? Did Bundchen speak out of turn? Was she right that the receivers let the Patriots down in the game?