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Gisele Bundchen to Tom Brady: “You played the best game of your life”

View Photo Gallery: Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady console each other after the New England Patriots’ Super Bowl loss.

By any measure, the day after the New England Patriots’ second Super Bowl loss in the Tom Brady era was a tough one in Boston.

A Denver pawn shop sent thousands of Butterfingers candy bars to Copley Square in honor of Wes Welker, which seems unfortunate given that he has been nothing but stand-up about his failure to haul in a pass.

And then there’s the “Yoko Ono” treatment Gisele Bundchen, Brady’s supermodel wife, is getting for her spirited defense of her husband’s performance, after her spirited request for prayers. It prompted a modest, tasteful front-page reaction from the New York Post.

The going isn’t likely to get any easier now that another video of her comments to Brady immediately after the 21-17 loss to the New York Giants has surfaced. She hugs him and tells him: “You played the best game of your life ... you were amazing.”

Just guessing, but she’s likely to be reminded, over and over, that her assessment isn’t even close, that there were far, far better games and that Brady, in the Bundchen era, is 0-2 in Super Bowls.

After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.


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