Brady’s wife on Super Bowl loss: He can’t throw the f***ing ball and catch it too

posted at 4:20 pm on February 6, 2012 by Allahpundit

You know what the worst part of this is? She’s standing right next to at least one other player’s wife when she says it. I’m 99 percent sure that’s Mrs. Vince Wilfork beside her; any Pats fans out there recognize any wide receivers’ significant others in the vicinity?

The reaction from his teammates is just what you’d expect. TMZ’s inevitable headline: “The Yoko Ono of the Patriots.” The quote:

As Bundchen made her way through Lucas Oil Stadium, a fan yelled, “Eli rules!” and “Eli owns your husband!” With that it was go time — and the Patriots’ receivers were going right under a bus.

“You [have] to catch the ball when you’re supposed to catch the ball,” she replied (via TheInsider.com). “My husband cannot [bleeping] throw the ball and catch the ball at the same time. I can’t believe they dropped the ball so many times.”

I can’t believe it either. Welker’s getting all of the heat for his drop at the 20 on the penultimate drive that would have put the game away, but the first two passes of the final drive were also dropped — one by Branch (after the ball was tipped, I think) and the other by Hernandez. Brady ended up converting on fourth down but that was 10 seconds and who knows how many yards squandered when they had no margin for error. Any sympathy for Gisele here, then? A billionaire supermodel and her superstar quarterback husband aren’t natural objects for compassion and obviously she should have kept her mouth shut while she was around the other players’ wives. But (a) she’s got some jackhole heckling her about how Eli owns her husband, (b) she’s got her back to the camera so she wasn’t trying to broadcast this sentiment for popular consumption, and (c) …she’s right. Brady screwed up with the first-quarter grounding call and later the interception to Blackburn but those were all catchable balls at the end, if not the prettiest passes he’s ever thrown. Go figure that Mrs. Brady might show a flash of defensiveness on his behalf when she’s got drunks taunting her about how it’s all his fault.


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His teams are always a threat to win the Super Bowl every season.

joey24007 on February 6, 2012 at 5:47 PM

The “threat” is ringing more hollow all the time.

swinia sutki on February 7, 2012 at 5:59 AM

the ball wasn’t thrown perfectly, either. and when the receiver reached to make contact w/the ball, the ball bounced outward making it impossible to catch. Two great players of the game that simply had a bad day. DD

Darvin Dowdy on February 7, 2012 at 7:25 AM

Eli manning = Obama

against all odds

liberal4life on February 6, 2012 at 4:32 PM

bite your tongue you sumbeotch

there is nothing common with the humble greatness of Eli to prez bongobongo the commie stooge

Sonosam on February 7, 2012 at 8:22 AM

OMG, the thought of having a gorgeous Supermodel praying for, consoling and defending her husband is a tragedy. I’m going to warn my wife now that this kind of behavior will not be tolerated.

shep29 on February 7, 2012 at 8:43 AM

She looks good. Generic, but good.

antisense on February 7, 2012 at 8:44 AM

Eli manning = Obama

against all odds

liberal4life on February 6, 2012 at 4:32 PM

Correction:

Unlike Eli Manning or even Tom Brady, Obama isn’t a QB…or a Leader…or even a gracious winner.

Also, I’m willing to follow Manning…or Brady!

BlaxPac on February 7, 2012 at 9:04 AM

Wow… just saw that clip. I could never imagine saying something like that to someone (especially someone’s wife) no matter how drunk I was. Why are people such pigs? I rooted for the Giants to win but damn, that was beyond rude. They need a new word for that kind of low-class behavior.

princetrumpet on February 7, 2012 at 9:31 AM

She’s 100 % right, of course, but in America today, free speech is a relic. Also, the media hyenas will do anything, and try and hurt anyone that’s on top. Admirably supporting her husband, and giving her opinion is bad? C’mon!!

bill glass on February 7, 2012 at 9:54 AM

Eli manning = Obama

against all odds

liberal4life on February 6, 2012 at 4:32 PM

Haha! {Snort}

I’ve never seen a President less psychologically capable of being a clutch, Super-Bowl-winning quarterback.

Remember his HS basketball career, when he said he had been “a three-point bomber” before the 3-point line came into existence? When he was a [bench-warming] basketball star who his coach remembers as having the most originally persuasive argument for playing time: “the starters have built such a big lead the subs couldn’t possibly squander it all.” Just like our prosperity, right?

Or how about this PA from a couple years ago <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXsoDx9s0j0&quot; when–instead of being the QB, Obama intercepts a pass you're supposed to think is intended for one of the kids–and then he gives the ball to a kid not even making any effort to play? A commenter suggested that if the ball = tax dollars, it was a very accurate promo.

No, I know old fantasies die hard, but Obama is not Super-Bowl-winning, or even starting QB material.

The guy who votes present, leads from behind, won't propose a budget, made the Seals wait while he slept on the plan to kill Bin Laden? You're kidding, right?

rwenger43 on February 7, 2012 at 9:54 AM

She is a good woman defending her husband, leave her alone. Sports fans sometimes carry this nonsense too far, Brady and his team lost, no need to rub salt in the wound.

Africanus on February 7, 2012 at 10:16 AM

GIANTS! Thank you, Thank you. From a Bronco Fan.

kirkill on February 7, 2012 at 10:38 AM

She’s 100 % right, of course, but in America today, free speech is a relic. Also, the media hyenas will do anything, and try and hurt anyone that’s on top. Admirably supporting her husband, and giving her opinion is bad? C’mon!!

bill glass on February 7, 2012 at 9:54 AM

It’s not a matter of free speech.

Football is a team sport, and the QB is effectively the leader of the team…and one thing leaders don’t do is throw their team members under the bus. On the contrary, they take responsibility whether they are directly at fault or not.

It’s true that Brady didn’t make this comment, but it is nonetheless bad for team unity. She should apologize, and Tom Brady should disavow it, if he hasn’t already. Just because someone CAN say something doesn’t mean they SHOULD.

DRayRaven on February 7, 2012 at 10:46 AM

Brady and Bundchen are both dogs so I’m glad they are both in the doghouse over this. Funny how karma always comes back to hit ya isn’t it?

neyney on February 7, 2012 at 11:19 AM

DRR…Well, let’s just say YOU don’t think she should say what she said. Obviously, she feels differently.( free speech )

bill glass on February 7, 2012 at 11:29 AM

What she said is true. But while Welker normally makes that catch, the ball was thrown to the wrong side, making it a much more difficult catch than the play Manning completed on the Giant’s last series, which hit the receiver in stride and was just a matter of the receiver getting his feet down before getting knocked out of bounds. If Welker had caught that ball, it would have been an amazing play. Still, I’m sure Welker is unhappy with himself and that’s what he gets paid to do . . . .

It’s also true that his receivers can’t catch the ball if he throws it to a spot that isn’t near any of them, which he did on the Patriots very first offensive play. Result: Saftey for the Giants.

Does that make him the first Super Duper Bowl QB to score on their first offensive play? There have been only 96 such plays — or is that XCVI plays?

Brady also could have made a better throw on the pick. He had escaped pressure and had plenty of time to get set. And he knew Gronkowski had a bum ankle and would not be able to shift direction quickly and break up the interception on an underthrown ball. 5 more yards on that throw and it would have been a 50/50 jump ball that the taller Gronkowski probably wins.

Bottom line: People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.

EconomicNeocon on February 7, 2012 at 12:38 PM

Et Tu, Allahpundit? Part of the media frenzy feeding fetish…

A great super bowl by genuine rivals…and my team lost, but what a game…I’m glad to see a wife defend her guy…I would, too, and I probably wouldn’t have been as calm as she was…

PS She was right

NHElle on February 7, 2012 at 1:28 PM

She did both. She went after the fans and pointed out that a QB is only as good as his wide receivers.
Balls were thrown and dropped; not thrown with no possibility of being caught. The wide receivers know this. They need to suck it up, admit they blew it and move on. After all, it is not like their pay is getting docked.

She should have thanked the fans for supplying the funds to pay Brady his salary after lashing back at them!

What would be fun is to pay wide receivers by the pass caught and QB’s by passes completed.

Bubba Redneck on February 6, 2012 at 8:27 PM

Many QB’s and WR’s get bouses for catches, TD’s, etc within their contracts.

And the point is, once again – not that WR’s dropped balls, because they did, not that Brady threw a horrid INT – which he did… its that a spouse needs to STFU concerning someones teamates.

Thats the whole issue, not what happened in the game. for every idiot (not you) claiming “if Wes caught the ball, they win” has never played a sport beyond the backyard. What if he caught it, and the Pats decided to run the ball on the next play, and its fumbled… I think you get the gist. We can play “what if all day long”. Had the pass been dropped IN THE ENDZONE – well thats a point to say “we would have scored”

Its simple – if you hate the Giants – you are using Bradys wife as a proxy “opinon”, if you like the Pats, ditto.

But as my example proves – you dont call out a spouses teammates, regardless of the industry. Never.

And as to the “classy” level – she embarrassed the Kraft family and a great, well run organization. Fans are expected to be idiots, not a spiouse.

Del – that was McNabb, not Cunningham. You were off by about 10 years.

Odie1941 on February 7, 2012 at 3:37 PM

The only reason the Patsy’s made it to the Superbowl in the first place is because the Ravens blew it. The Patsy’s stunk that whole game up. Tommy should have been golfing weeks ago.
CONGRATULATIONS G-MEN!

Buttercup on February 7, 2012 at 4:14 PM

Craig Ferguson last night:

Madonna came into the Super Bowl halftime show carried by muscle-bound men. It’s a good thing she wasn’t carried in by the Patriots, because they would have dropped her.

EconomicNeocon on February 7, 2012 at 4:35 PM

I guess Tom forgot to explain to his “pay me in euros” wife about the NY vs Boston sports rivalries between the two cities.

The “18-1″ chant has now been replaced with “Eli owns Brady”!

Gisele should drop the Naomi Campbell school of etiquette and know that you win as a team and you lose as a team.

RedRobin145 on February 7, 2012 at 5:11 PM

WHY is this even a story? Giant fans showing very little class by heckling the opposing team’s Quarterback’s wife and the wife demonstrating her loyalty for her husband by defending him?! Seriously?! What was she supposed to say – “Yeah, Tom really $ucked out there today and deserved to lose”?! Good grief…must have been a slow news day.

easyt65 on February 8, 2012 at 7:47 AM

“You stay classy, America.”

I think way too many on this thread could use this advice. But thanks for keeping the Pats living rent-free in your head for another year!

Miss_Anthrope on February 8, 2012 at 10:56 AM

WHY is this even a story? Giant fans showing very little class by heckling the opposing team’s Quarterback’s wife and the wife demonstrating her loyalty for her husband by defending him?! Seriously?! What was she supposed to say – “Yeah, Tom really $ucked out there today and deserved to lose”?! Good grief…must have been a slow news day.

easyt65 on February 8, 2012 at 7:47 AM

What was she supposed to say? Nothing. She should get used to her husband being heckled, it’s what fans do. We’ll just assume you have never been to a live sporting event before and/or know nothing about the Giants/Pats Yankee/Redsox history. Good grief is right.
Classy? Dropping F bombs and blaming your husbands teammates passes for class these days. Riiiggghhht.
I haven’t heard Brady’s teammates rip him for the safety, the 12 men on the field penalty or the interception.

Buttercup on February 8, 2012 at 12:03 PM

Living in the hometown of Wes Welker, I’m biased. I wonder how many times over the years Giselle has said “if it hadn’t been for those receivers making remarkable F*(&ing catches, my husbands stats wouldn’t look as good”.

Tar Heel Sooner on February 6, 2012 at 11:55 PM

Wow….. this thread still has legs.

I agree with the Wes Welker thing. Facts are, he was WIDE OPEN when Brady threw a BAD BALL. No excuses, and Welker didn’t give any, the sign of a professional. Just saying Brady could have helped himself if he makes a good throw.

Anyone think Welker would have been criticized if Tebow was the guy throwing the ball?

On one more front to rise some hackles, I wonder if the Pats didn’t put too much into that game against Denver. They were gasping against Baltimore and one good call or one good field goal and we could have seen Ray Lewis chasing Eli, and Tom would have been Bradying on the floor in his house during the Superbowl.

itsspideyman on February 8, 2012 at 1:15 PM

The reaction from his teammates is just what you’d expect

I didn’t see any quotes in that article. As usual, Anonymous. Whomever this Anonymous is needs to get their butt kicked because they are always starting trouble and almost always wrong. Brady’s wife is a brazilian supermodel. Do you seriously think that an NFL player is going to get upset about something she says? Have any idea what these guys say to each other during the course of a game? About each others mothers and girlfriends? It would make Giselle cry. Once again the woosses in the media create a story out of nothing. This is a classic case of projection. The closet queen sportswriters who would have had their feelings hurt over this think that everyone in the world is as sensitive and ridiculous as they are.

peacenprosperity on February 8, 2012 at 6:00 PM

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