By Tyler Alley
Unless you’ve been living under a rock or you are clearly reading the wrong page, you know the New York Giants defeated the New England Patriots 21-17 in the Super Bowl on Sunday.
One of the unfortunate stories to come out following the game is the comments made by Gisele Bundchen, Victoria’s Secret model and wife of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.
Bundchen was caught on video after the game saying, “My husband cannot f—— throw the ball and catch the ball at the same time. I can’t believe they dropped the ball so many times,” in response to a number of dropped passes in the fourth quarter by Patriots receivers.
After hearing these comments, Giants running back Brandon Jacobs said of Gisele, “She just needs to continue to stay cute and shut up.”
First off, Jacobs should not have said what he said to the media. Bundchen was not taking a shot at him or his team, so I really see no reason for him to even care what she said.
Also, as she is married to Brady, of course she is going to defend her husband, especially in the heat of the moment as these comments came right after the game.
Do I think Gisele should have kept her mouth shut? Of course. She should stay out it, but she did not mean for her comments to become public. She was reportedly being heckled by a fan saying Giants quarterback Eli Manning was owning Brady when she made her comments, and they were captured on video, not by the media.
Jacobs, on the other hand, took the time during an interview to make his comments. Unacceptable.
By the way, Brandon, you had nine carries for 37 yards in the game. Just be happy Eli carried you to a Super Bowl ring.
There were a couple of other prominent stories to come out after the Super Bowl I should touch on.
GRONK’S PARTY FOUL
Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was seen dancing and taking his shirt off at the team’s postgame party following the loss on Sunday.
Former Patriot and current NBC football analyst Rodney Harrison said Gronkowski showed “immaturity” with his actions at the party.
What Harrison forgets is, yes, Gronkowski is immature. He’s a 22-year-old rookie. That means he has one year on me.
He has not been to all the Super Bowls Brady and other Patriots have been to. This was his first.
I would be worried if it was reported he locked himself in his hotel room. He’s a 22-year-old who did something stupid at a party. Not an issue.
Retired quarterback Kurt Warner said he did not think Eli Manning was a Hall of Famer right now.
Apparently this sparked a debate. I don’t see how.
He’s not a Hall of Famer right now. But he also has plenty of years ahead of him to improve his numbers and possible win more rings.
On that same note, can we stop comparing Eli to Peyton? They are two different people.
The arguments we make in sports sometimes astound even me.