GLENDALE, Ariz.—Apparently the woman in the wedding dress didn't realize the only ring Tom Brady came to Arizona for this week involves an NFL coronation and not a wedding.
Unabashed and stunningly unaware, TV Azteca reporter Ines Gomez Mont proposed to Brady in front of 4,000 so-called media members Tuesday at University of Phoenix Stadium.
The Super Bowl made more sense when player guarantees were sought for the outcome, not the altar.
"Tom, I'm in love with you! Will you marry me please?" Gomez Mont shouted. Later, she pulled the same stunt on Eli Manning.
At next year's Super Bowl, can they please rename Media Day out of respect for the reporters who don't wear white satin, black capes, hand puppets, itty-bitty tank tops or a wig for the occasion?
"What's your name first? Ines? Wow, beautiful name, Ines," Brady said, only egging the woman on.
"I'm the real Ms. Brady," she answered.
But, alas, a smiling Brady broke the news to add another broken heart to his long list.
"I'm a one-woman man," he said.
That one woman, model Giselle Bundchen, could have shown up to confront the woman trying to steal her man and body-slammed her to the turf hard enough to get grass stains on her dress and the antics would have fit right in at this zany annual event that has absolutely nothing to do with football.
That just keeps getting zanier.
Best (and perhaps only) news nugget
Randy Moss sounded frustrated when responding to a question about Brady's sprained ankle that has been the source of mystery and intrigue.
"I mean, he's hurt," Moss said, confirming an injury unlike the usual Patriot Way. "What do you want me to say? All I can say is what I see every day and hopefully he'll be out here Sunday."
If handing Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi a "Barry Manilow Award" for his ability to play a saxophone wasn't embarrassing enough for "Entertainment Tonight" anchor Kevin Frazier, Bruschi exacerbated it. The TV show had misspelled his name "B-R-U-S-H-C-I" on the trophy.
"Special," Bruschi said.
To make matters worse, a reporter pointed out that the NFL had made the same mistake on the name card that identified him at the podium.