Needs to be more careful
Look, she was sticking up for her man, so give her some credit for that. But was it the smart thing to do? Of course not. Not in today's world where something goes viral seconds after it comes out of one's mouth.
Wes Welker is a great receiver. He catches that pass more often than not, but Tom Brady's throw was not exactly on target. It was his fault too. Yes, there were some drops in that game. But Brady was not at his best either, causing a safety and throwing an interception.
In the end, Bundchen caused a bunch of problems, but she wasn't alone in her feelings. She just needs to learn that in the sports world, you keep those thoughts inside your head and become a model of diplomacy.
It was a private comment
Los Angeles Times
Gisele Bundchen consoles her husband outside the Patriots locker room after the Super Bowl loss. Then, as she walks away, she gets heckled by New York Giants fans. She responds not by saying anything to them, but by turning to a friend standing next to her and defending her husband in what she thought was a private conversation.
Unfortunately, gossip weasels were nearby. And the question is was she right to say what she said? Of course she was. She didn't call a news conference and slam the Patriots receivers. She said it in a private conversation with her friend. She defended her husband. She should be applauded for it, and the people taping private conversations are the ones who should be feeling bad today.
Should ignore hecklers
With apologies to Tammy Wynette, this was not the time for a supermodel to stand by her superman — at least not publicly.
Spouses don't throw spouses' colleagues under the team bus, no matter the scenario. And Gisele Bundchen, of all people, should know a little bit about being in the public eye and how even a whisper — or an expression — can turn up on laptops and smartphones all over the world.
Now, it's true that Deion Branch, Aaron Hernandez and Wes Welker (in particular) could have made her poor Tommy a hero on Sunday. But next time, Mrs. Brady, ignore the hecklers and keep it zipped. The blame game, and consolation, can occur later in private.
Said what others thought
That's probably for Tom Brady to decide.
The quarterback did set a Super Bowl record with 16 consecutive completions in the victory, and his cast of receivers definitely betrayed him at key times. The throw to Wes Welker wasn't perfect but could have been caught and likely would have sealed the victory had he come down with it.
If Brady's wife wasn't a supermodel, this is a non-story because she wouldn't have a camera on her.
It's nice to know she's invested in his football career too and Bundchen certainly didn't say anything that some people were not already thinking.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun