Some controversies are so stupid they really don’t deserve print. Such is the case with the wife of New England Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady, Gisele Bundchen and her “mommy” moment being completely blown out of context. Following the defeat of her husband’s team in the SuperBowl by the Philadelphia Eagles, the super-model and mother of the couple’s two children did what all good moms do and tried to comfort her kids who were not used to their daddy losing the big game.
Their daughter cried, “The Eagles won the Super Bowl.’’
Gisele responded, “Just this time. Daddy won five times. They never won before.
“Sometimes you have to let other people win,’’ she said. “We have to share. Sharing is caring.’’
This “mommy” moment, as well-meant as it may have been, was blown out of proportion by news media and players. So, Gisele tweeted a clarification for anyone who has not studied the words of Vince Lombardi.
Just to be clear. No one “let” anyone win. People win because of their own merit. Tired of people twisting my words to create drama that doesn’t exist!
— Gisele Bündchen (@giseleofficial) February 7, 2018
It is really rather ridiculous even if most of America puts the Patriots in the same category as the Cowboys and flaming bags of poo. A mom being a mom and saying the right things to her kids to teach them about life doesn’t deserve to be taken apart for it even if she is in the habit of being snarky after games.
After the Patriots lost to the Giants in 2012, she was caught on video criticizing former Patriots receiver Wes Welker, who had dropped a critical pass. “My husband can not f—— throw the ball and catch the ball at the same time,” Bundchen said. “I can’t believe they dropped the ball so many times.”
For the amount of money those men are paid to play a game that will eventually kill them from all of the violent contact and head trauma, most fans would actually agree with her.
This little episode is creating drama and controversy where none exists. It’s time to move on.