The public consolation and criticism

February 6, 2012 16:19:26 Posted at February 6, 2012 16:19:26
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Jacek is a NY Jets fan. I am a Miami Dolphins fan. So it’s not like I’ll ever be super choked to see the Patriots not win the Super Bowl. Division rivalries are ugly. Having said that, as a gossip lover, of course I would have been happy to watch Gisele Bundchen throw her arms and legs around Tom Brady in celebration on the field, bask in the glow of their aesthetic perfection, magnified exponentially by victory.

Instead, we witnessed a public consolation.

Greeting your husband in joy is something else entirely. To me it’s much less intimate. But don’t you feel for them, a little, looking at these horribly awkward photos of their first moments together after his loss surrounded by a million cameras? Whatever your team allegiance, think of how gross this would have felt - a wife wanting to comfort her husband, a husband, already despondent in defeat, wanting the comfort of his wife, and this is how it has to go down?

You can’t complain, of course you can’t. It’s the risk you take in participation. The upside in the gamble is what happens when you win. Tom knows that the downside is having to eat it when you lose. I guess I’m just saying I wish someone had arranged for them to get together somewhere else, somewhere private. Somewhere Gisele could remind Tommy that he already has 3 rings and two gorgeous boys, he will definitely be going to the Hall Of Fame, he’s married to HER, their $30 million crazy ass LA estate is almost ready, and, when you're Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady, do you ever really lose?

Wellllll...

No. But at the same time, I wonder if Tom would have preferred it if she kept her mouth shut. Have you heard?

Gisele was getting heckled on her way out by some Giants fans. She couldn't hold back. And...there's video.

"You catch the ball when you're supposed to catch the ball. My husband cannot f-cking throw the ball and catch the ball at the same time. I can't believe they dropped the ball so many times."

Damn.

On the one hand, she's defending her guy. Anyone would have had a hard time holding back. But blaming it on his receivers ...

In this world, in a team sport situation, this is off-side. That only makes it gross for him in the locker room. Athletes are sensitive. Can you imagine that conversation? Wes Welker to Tom Brady - so your wife thinks I f-cked up, does she? Your wife thinks I cost you the game???

It's ...uncomfortable. And a very, very long off-season.

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