Patriots Nation is still reeling from the loss at Super Bowl XLVI. Most fans I know have gone through all the stages of grief. After the initial shock they have run the gamut from anger to denial. Now it apparently is time to place the blame and misdirect our anger.
Apparently some inappropriate Giants fans thought it would be funny to verbally attack Patriots QB Tom Brady’s wife, Gisele, after the game on Sunday. They shouted at her the “Eli owns your husband”. Gisele retaliated with “My husband cannot (expletive) throw the ball and catch the ball at the same time.” Her retort has Patriots Nation a buzz with chatter.
Everyone from sports radio to The Boston Herald has weighed in. Polls have been taken and people are clamoring to give an opinion. It seems to be split between those who say “she should have kept quiet” and those who say “she was just sticking up for her husband.” Personally I am on the she just stuck up for her husband's side.
I really don’t see anything wrong with what she did or said. I’m sure it was a very emotional day for her. She knew, more than any of us, what this meant to her husband. She knew how he would be feeling. She was upset and emotional and sometimes that bubbles over.
I am sure on a normal day she is able to take criticism with a grain of salt. The spotlight is not new to her and I’m sure she is used to comments from the peanut gallery. However, she is human and we all have days where our emotions get the best of us. Emotion is funny in that it does not distinguish between the rich and famous and the average Joe. Yes she may live a charmed life... handsome husband, more money than she could dream of, and a beautiful child... but that doesn’t mean she isn’t human.
I am not married, nor have I ever been married, but I couldn’t imagine not coming to the defense of my boyfriend. I can just imagine that the feeling of protection I have for my boyfriend would only get stronger with marriage. If she hadn’t stuck up for her husband it would cause me to question her character. If you don’t have it in you to stick up for your partner then what does that say about your relationship?
All in all, I think this whole thing is getting blown out of proportion. I mean, I saw it on the news last night and it is all they are talking about on the radio this morning. Think about it logically, if that were your spouse would you stick up for him? Strip away the celebrity and forget who Gisele and Tom are for a minute and I’m sure you will realize that any spouse would have done the same.
What do you think?