one. The last episode from Man in the sand, the ESPN + documentary series on Tom Brady, covers the Patriots’ 21-17 loss to the Giants in Super Bowl XLVI.
If you remember, after the game, Gisele Bündchen was caught on camera saying, “My husband can’t throw the ball and catch it at the same time.”
The clip went viral.
Tom and Gisele spoke about the incident on Man in the sand, with Brady revealing a rather amusing reaction.
Bündchen explained what happened near the locker room area after New England’s loss, saying, “So now we have to walk to the damn elevator. And these guys who probably had a few drinks too said, ‘Your husband sucks, and Eli Manning owns your husband. He sold. You have to retire. Tell him to go home and cry like a baby.
That’s when Gisele reacted with her line.
“We went back to the hotel,” Brady recalled, “and I remember lying in bed because I didn’t sleep that night either and I was laying in bed and she said, ‘I just want you to know that I said something. ‘
“[Brady] He said, ‘You can’t say THAT!’ “
Bundchen then added: “I thought I was soft on what I said. It’s true. How can you do everything? You cannot catch and throw the ball at the same time. That’s just the fact.
“I knew how hurt he was going to be. And you don’t want someone to say that about your husband. That’s a no. A no situation. Do not do that “.
Bundchen also addressed the fact that everyone assumed his comment was about wide receiver Wes Welker.
“The next morning when they talked about Wes, it broke my heart,” she said. “Are you kidding me? He’s the hardest-working guy I know on that team.”
Welker did not take the comment personally, saying: “I know where his heart is. I know who she is. I almost agreed with her at the time. I was angrier at myself. “
An observation on Man in the sand, five episodes in: Episodes about losses in the playoffs or the Super Bowl are more compelling than episodes that focus on the Patriots’ victories.
two. Speaking of Brady, as I’ve said a million times in 2021, his rise as a featured content creator this year is simply fascinating, as demonstrated once again by this video he posted on Monday.
3. Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit will make the switch from college football to the NFL again during the final week of the regular season, when they call one of two games Saturday in Week 18 for ESPN. Fowler and Herbstreit were excellent at calling an NFL game last season, so this was a no-brainer for ESPN.
Four. The over / under in Monday night’s Rams-Cardinals game was 51, and ESPN’s Steve Levy managed to give a little shout out to those with a bet on the total when he was 30-20 at the end of the fourth quarter.
5. I have written before that it has been wonderful to follow JR Smith’s return to college as it has taken us on his journey through social media. So it was especially good to see this tweet from JR this morning.
6. The last SI Media Podcast features an interview with ESPN’s Stanford Steve. If you like sports betting, this podcast is for you.
Stanford Steve discusses his role in Scott Van Pelt’s edition of Sports Center and the duo’s popular weekly segment “Bad Beats”. Steve explains how they put it together, the problems they run into, and the biggest challenge in making the segment entertaining.
Steve also gives us his personal worst “Bad Beat” of 2021 and worst overall “Bad Beat” of 2021, weighs in on the explosion of the game and the popularity of sports betting, and shares his betting tips for Georgia-Michigan and Cincinnati. Alabama College. Soccer playoff games.
The podcast closes with the weekly segment “Traina Thoughts”. This week Jimmy and Sal Licata of WFAN radio and SNY TV in New York discuss whether NFL television rules analysts really add something to a broadcast, how this week’s ManningCast fared by cutting off a guest, how a Christmas tree enhances the viewing experience of the NFL, Fox’s upcoming John Madden documentary and much more.
You can also see the SI Media Podcast in Youtube.
7. RANDOM VIDEO OF THE DAY: Jimmy Kimmel’s Mean Tweets is still a bit of fun, and a new issue was released Monday night.
Be sure to catch up on past editions of Traina Thoughts and look at the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast Presented by Jimmy Traina at Apple, Spotify or Stapler. You can also follow Jimmy on Twitter Y Instagram.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.