Tom Brady laughed off a marriage proposal Tuesday from a woman in a white wedding gown and flowing veil during Super Bowl XLII media day...
GLENDALE, Ariz. — Tom Brady laughed off a marriage proposal Tuesday from a woman in a white wedding gown and flowing veil during Super Bowl XLII media day at University of Phoenix Stadium, where the sports media were joined as usual by unusual representatives from around the world.
With a pack of reporters around Brady, Ines Gomez Mont, 24, of TV Azteca in Mexico, sat on the shoulders of two assistants and shouted her proposal to the New England Patriots quarterback.
“What’s your name first?” Brady asked.
She said she was the “real Miss Brady” and repeated her offer.
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“I’ve got a few Miss Bradys in my life,” said Brady, dating Brazilian model Gisele Bündchen and the father of a child born last summer to ex-girlfriend and actress Bridget Moynahan.
Gomez Mont said she would gladly become one more Miss Brady.
“No, I’m a one-woman man,” Brady said. “But you’re beautiful. Anybody who would have the opportunity to marry you would be a lucky man.”
When the New York Giants took their turn later, Gomez Mont also struck out with a marriage proposal to quarterback Eli Manning.
Gomez Mont said she will actually be married soon to a man in Mexico. What if Brady or Manning had said yes? “I would have told the Mexican guy thanks for everything,” she said.
PHOENIX — Talk about confidence!
The Boston Globe has offered preorders of a book entitled “19-0: The Historic Championship Season of New England’s Unbeatable Patriots.”
The title seems a bit presumptuous because New England is 18-0 going into Sunday’s Super Bowl showdown with the New York Giants.
For a time this week, the book could be preordered on Amazon.comfor $14.95. By late Tuesday afternoon, the book was no longer listed; instead there was a message that read, “This item is currently not available.”
The Globe wasn’t the only publisher taking a big leap of faith. “New York Giants; 2008 Super Bowl Champions” also was available for presale on Amazon.com. The book, published by Sports Publishing Inc., went for $10.17. With the Giants 12-point underdogs, this book required a serious leap of faith. The Giants book, too, was no longer listed late Tuesday.
The Globe issued a statement saying it was “simply preparing for the possibility of a Patriots Super Bowl victory” in advertising the book, much like the city of Boston is planning for a possible victory parade.
Your bowl or mine?
NEW YORK — A friendly Super Bowl wager between the mayors of New York and Boston is pitting Manhattan clam chowder against New England clam chowder.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino are doing more than rooting for their hometown teams.
In the bet placed Tuesday, the loser will donate local foods to charity in the other mayor’s city.
If the Patriots win, that means Bloomberg will send a delivery to Boston that includes Manhattan clam chowder, pastrami sandwiches, New York pizzas, black and white cookies, New York steaks and a few gallons of lemon ice. And if the Giants win, Menino will send a package with New England clam chowder, Dunkin’ Donuts coffee, Boston cream pies, chicken sausages and Brigham’s ice cream.