Gisele BundchenGisele Bundchen, who's pretty well known for not knowing when to keep her mouth shut, has been in a lot of headlines lately due to her famous husband, Tom Brady, losing the most famous game of all time, the Super Bowl. From an email she sent asking everyone to pray for her husband to throwing his own teammates under the bus after they lost, it seems she's made more news than her quarterback husband himself.
But the New York Giants, who won the game, really didn't need to talk about Gisele, either, and especially not the way he did. The team's running back Brandon Jacobs told reporters, "She just needs to continue to stay cute and shut up."
Not only was this comment completely unnecessary, it was totally sexist! Giants, be the bigger men! You won the game, and there's absolutely no need to comment on the loser team's business.
Jacobs was talking about the fact that Gisele was caught on video 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."
Gisele didn't make these comments publicly or call a press conference or give them during an interview -- she was talking to friends while waiting for an elevator. She might have been venting what a lot of other Patriots fans were thinking; however, it was completely uncalled for to imply that Gisele is simply a trophy wife (she makes as much money as Tom does!). I never thought I'd see the day when I'd be defending Gisele Bundchen, but Jacobs' comments, particularly throwing in the "stay cute" part, crossed a line.
Sure, Gisele had no right to throw Brady's teammates into the fire like that (she really should be paying more attention when cameras are rolling), but that's why we have that favorite cliched phrase: Two wrongs don't make it right! Jacobs should have taken the higher road, said he appreciated the Patriots and that their business is their business, and stop acting like a sore winner. No need to add salt into their wide open, gaping wounds.
Making offhand comments like these is inevitable in the sports world, and of course all of us are guilty of saying things in the heat of the moment. But I do hope Jacobs has learned his lesson and stops bringing up another team's business to the media.
Do you think Jacobs' comments were sexist? Or are you mad enough about Gisele's previous faux pas that you're glad he said something?
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