As Tom Brady reviews plays and prepares to battle the New York Giants in the Super Bowl Sunday, his wife, Gisele Bundchen, is working on a play of her own -- one for divine intervention. She sent out a request to family and friends asking for their prayers and positive energy to help Tom and the New England Patriots win the big game.
The New York Post got a hold of the e-mail, which it describes as "disgustingly sappy," and ran it along with a cover featuring the couple splashed with the words "Not a Prayer!" I think that's a pretty rude assessment of something that wasn't even supposed to be public but rather a private matter of faith, but judge for yourself. It read:
My sweet friends and family. This sunday will be a really important day in my husband’s life. He and his team worked so hard to get to this point and now they need us more than ever to send them positive energy so they can fulfill their dream of winning this super bowl . . .
So I kindly ask all of you to join me on this positive chain and pray for him, so he can feel confident, healthy and strong. Envision him happy and fulfilled experiencing with his team a victory this sunday.
Thank you for your love and support. Love, G :)
I think it's sweet. Really, what else could you do for your spouse to help them prepare for the Super Bowl but pray? Even if you don't believe in the power of prayer, or that positive energy really can affect things, it's certainly not hurting anything ... except perhaps the Giants chances of winning.
Because, here's the thing -- it just might work.
Let's face, if anyone is blessed, it's Gisele -- in oh so many ways. Clearly some special care went into her creation, so she just may have some kind of special line that rings upstairs. You never know.
And more so, prayer has at least as much chance of working as any of the other crazy superstitious behavior players undertake to secure wins. Earlier this month, Bleacher Report ran a report of The 50 Weirdest Superstitions in Sports. The list included things like:
So if Gisele wants to ask the man upstairs -- a man who by many accounts has actually moved (and even created) mountains, then who are football fans to scoff? It sounds a hell of a lot more effective than many other approaches.
What do you think of Gisele Bundchen plea for prayers for Tom Brady in the Super Bowl? Do you think they'll be answered?
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