Not-So-Lady Bing Trophy: Gisele Bundchen
Patriots Team Mom Gisele "Yoko" Bundchen sent an email prior to the Super Bowl asking for divine intervention. "I feel Tommy really needs our prayer, our support and love at this time," she wrote in email obtained by the New York Post.
Apparently Gisele missed the last chapter in the Book of Tebow. Divine intervention does not apply to football games. When the Giants beat the Patriots 21-17 in February, Gisele sought to find out what happened and offered this historic postgame analysis:
She later later told Tommy: “You played the best game of your life ... you were amazing. Call it negative reinforcement.
The clip requires some Zapruder-film-like analysis. Here, it was Eli Manning in the sixth floor of the book depository of Lucas Oil Stadium and Tom Coughlin hiding in the grassy knoll. Gisele is seen walking with Bianca Wilfork (@Mrs75). Mrs. Brady then gets roped in by a loud-mouthed Giants fan. According to the official FBI transcript, the heckler says: 'Eli (Manning) rules, Eli owns your husband.” Eli does own her husband, or at least two of his Super Bowl rings.
The original Mrs. Brady would have turned to that heckler and said: "Fun is fun, but if you're not careful, someone can get hurt" before adding: "Don't play ball in the house."
Our Mrs. Brady didn't.
Gisele turns to @Mrs75 and another companion and says: "You (have) to catch the ball when you’re supposed to catch the ball. My husband cannot (expletive) throw the ball and catch the ball at the same time. I can’t believe they dropped the ball so many times.”
Wisely, she didn't add: "And by the way, Bianca, where the hell was your husband on that last drive? The Giants owned his (expletive) all night long." Now that ensuing cat fight would have been must-see video. Wilfork was ineffective in the Super Bowl with just three tackles and no sacks.
The Patriots lost and the Giants won for several reasons: Tommy's safety on his first play, the defense's inability to get the Giants off the field, a flawless game by Eli Manning, a spectacular catch by Mario Manningham, the above-mentioned missed catches, 12 men on the field, the Giants' offensive line, Tom Coughlin's brilliance, a few unlucky bounces, etc. The next time they count to 12 on "Sesame Street," we need to alert the Patriots defense.
The Patriots were one step, one play, one stop and one drop short, not just one catch. Tommy's boys put themselves in a position to win the Super Bowl, but failed to close the deal as a team.
No matter what Gisele says.