A Giants fan hurled insults at Gisele Bündchen, wife of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, as she left the Super Bowl last weekend, but the supermodel has at least one defender in New York City: Councilman Peter Vallone.
Ms. Bündchen’s responded to the fans shout of “Eli owns your husband!” by criticizing Mr. Brady’s teammates. Her remarks have become earned her many enemies in Boston, but Mr. Vallone argued the Giants fan who mocked Ms. Bündchen acted even more inappropriately than the supermodel herself.
“yeah giselle said some classless things,” Mr. Vallone wrote on his Facebook wall. “you know what’s even more classless? grown men shouting at and harassing a woman.”
At a press conference this morning, Mayor Michael Bloomberg spent some time discussing the Giants’ Super Bowl victory last Sunday. Mayor Bloomberg started things off by saying he tried to invite his predecessor, Rudy Giuliani, to the victory parade, but “Rudy was traveling.”
“I don’t know that he was ever a big football fan. Rudy is a very big baseball–a very big Yankees, not baseball fan,” Mayor Bloomberg said.
He went on to reveal he used to feel self conscious because Mayor Giuliani reigned during the World Series between the Yankees and Mets in 2000.
“Deep down inside, I’ve always felt a little bit inferior because he delivered a Subway Series and I have not, but I have delivered, and I have a lot to do with this, two Super Bowl champions.”
New Yorkers may be celebrating the New York Giants Super Bowl win in the streets today, but Councilman Vinnie Gentile, who sits on the Council’s Committee on Veterans, is asking why New York City isn’t hosting a parade for returning veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan as well.
“I think we can all agree that the New York Giants deserve a parade for winning the Super Bowl,” he said in a statement. “I’ll be there today cheering them on along with everyone else. But if a football team gets a parade, shouldn’t our veterans? Are they not the real giants here?”
Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino announced they have entered into a “friendly wager” on the upcoming Super Bowl between the New York Giants and the loathsome New England Patriots. When the Giants win, one New York City family will “win” a trip to Boston with free hotels, food, tours, tickets to a Bruins or Celtics game, a concert and a photo with Mayor Menino. Mayor Bloomberg announced the Super Bowl bet in a press release, this afternoon.
“New York sports teams have a history of cleaning up when they go to Boston – and now our fans will have a chance to do the same,” said Mayor Bloomberg said.