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Gisele rips Patriots, gives Brady a pass

Posted by Obnoxious Boston Fan  February 6, 2012 11:18 PM

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I blame Gisele.

When your team's QB loses two consecutive Super Bowl appearances to the Giants in excruciating fashion, we naturally turn to his wife for the reason why. Or maybe it was his children. After all, Brady hasn't won a Super Bowl since Baby Momma Bridget Moynahan made him a Baby Daddy in 2007. Of course, I saw plenty of Giants on the field after the game with their kids, so we know how absurd that argument is. When Brady had a brain-freeze and tossed that floater to no one on his first snap of the game Sunday picking up an intentional grounding penalty and safety, it was not because he was thinking about Ben's next play date or little John's nursery-school grades.

Back to the wife. TMZ called Gisele "Yoko Bundchen." Brady will be singing "Give Peace a Chance" when the team gets together for those OTA's in a couple of months and the subject of "How's the wife?" comes up. Before the Super Bowl, our favorite super model and NFL wife sent an email asking friends to pray for her hubby in the big game. "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 she missed the last chapter in the Book of Tebow. Divine intervention does not apply to football games. Guiding players to victory on the gridiron ranks right between helping Adrian Gonzalez hit and giving Alicia Keys a leg-up in the Grammy Awards at the bottom of the His to-do list.

tom gisele.jpgAs ridiculous and embarrassing as it was, Gisele's email was intended for family and friends, not the general public. Surely her email not only inspired the Giants, but also angered both God and the Football Gods so much that they made sure the Giants got all the breaks Sunday night. Right? Not.

That brings us to her post-game presser where she ripped into the Patriots receiving corps. Oh, wait, she didn't hold a press conference, or take the podium after the game? She just threw Wes Welker, Deion Branch and the rest of the receivers under the bus in one of the best passes of the day.

She later later told Brady: "You played the best game of your life ... you were amazing." Far from it. That must have only been the second game she ever saw him play after the AFC championship. Call it negative reinforcement. With these clips, Gisele has given many fans a built-in excuse and place to point the finger from now on each time Brady throws an incomplete pass. If only his wife had kept her mouth shut ...

The tape of her criticizing the receivers, originally posted on theinsider.com, requires some Zapruder-film-like analysis. In this case, it was Eli Manning in the sixth floor of the book depository of Lucas Oil Stadium and Tom Coughlin hiding in the grassy knoll. In the tape, Gisele is seen walking with @Mrs75 (Bianca Wilfork). @Mrs75 has a healthy following on Twitter and rarely disappoints. She had no comment on the tape as of Monday night.

Gisele has her hand up to her ear as if she's on the phone at the start of the video, but then drops it down. It looks like she was pretending to be talking on the phone so that no one would bother her. And what's with the guy behind her carrying that box? It that the replica Lombardi Trophy she was going to give "Tommy" after the game?

Mrs. Brady then gets roped in by a loud-mouthed Giants fan (oxymoron/just plain old moron). 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. In the unlikely event that Tom and Gisele grow old together, every time he looks down at his wedding ring, he'll have to think about the championship rings under glass in Eli's den that should have been his.

carol brady.jpgThe original Mrs. Brady would have turned 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." But our Mrs. Brady didn't

After lowering her hand, Gisele keeps walking and doesn't say a word until she arrives at the elevator. Meanwhile, @Mrs75 remains stoic and silent. Equally stoic and silent was her husband, @wilfork75, both during Sunday's loss (three tackles, no assists, no sacks) and after the game, where he refused to speak with reporters. Also not speaking about this heartbreaking loss was Matt Light, who had to rush to the post-game party in time to take the stage and lose his shirt. Don't care that the team had a post-game party after a loss. Win or lose, I'm sure Gronk would be dancing topless at any opportunity. Although I thought he was supposed to be hurt?

Back to the video tape. At the elevator's entrance - far from her heckler and with her back to whomever shot the video - 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.” After a swig of water, the tape ends.

Watch the video. You'll plainly see she is not speaking into the camera or even to her heckler. What I find interesting is that 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 would be been must-see video.

wes welker miss.jpgGisele is a world-famous model in public after the Super Bowl, so she should have no expectation of privacy. The tape was fair game. She said what we were thinking and was right, to a point.

As we noted in the final installment of our "Fan Fight" post-game analysis, Wes Welker, Deion Branch, Aaron Hernandez and Rob Gronkowski all missed on fourth-quarter catches that could have either won the game or put the Patriots in the position to win. Welker's drop on about the 20 of the Giants on 2nd-and-11 with 4:00 remaining will be the signature play of this game for the Patriots. He makes that catch 1000% of the time in Madden 2012.

Gisele probably isn't aware of Asante Samuel, Bill Buckner, Calvin Schiraldi, Bob Stanley, Yaz's final at-bats in the 1978 playoff game and 1975 World Series, last September's version of the Red Sox or the Celtics in the fourth quarter against the Lakers in Game 7 in 2010. Otherwise, she might have dropped those references, too.

Surprised she didn't blame the postgame fried chicken or Bud Light ads.

Sorry, Gisele, but Welker, in particular, did not lose this game. He caught the other seven passes sent his way. But he had a chance to win it for New England had he caught that pass.

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 presence of David Tyree on the Giants sideline didn't help, either.

The Patriots were one step, one play, one stop and one drop short, not just one catch, Gisele. Tommy's boys put themselves in a position to win the Super Bowl but failed to close the deal. Happiness, redemption and satisfaction were replaced by anger, heartache and disappointment. A decade of dominance that began with the Tuck Rule ended with Justin Tuck's hit on Brady in the third quarter.

The hatefest began before Gisele's outburst was posted. Pittsburgh's James Harrison (@jharrison9292) Tweeted "Told you, cheaters never win!!!!!!" That will be a hotly-debated issue until Mr. Brady and Sam the Butcher Belichick hang up the video cameras for good or win their fourth Super Bowl.

Bring the hate, America. It may be a while before Boston fans get another shot to celebrate a title. NHL teams just don't repeat because the road is so difficult. The Celtics still haven't recovered from last year's Perkins trade. The right-fielder/shortstop-lacking Red Sox will be hard-pressed to keep their hold on third place. But I hope I'm wrong and plan to act accordingly. We won't stop.

The Patriots are probably our best shot at Beantown's next crown, but that can't come until Feb. 3, 2013 at the earliest.

And if they don't win, just blame Gisele.

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