I am a New York Giants fan to heart. So obviously, this isn't my year for another championship in the Big Game.
In fact, I didn't even decide on who I wanted to win the game this year until Monday, when I heard what Tom Brady did to defend his daughter.
A Boston radio sports host on WEEI last week called Brady's daughter "An annoying little pissant," in response to a documentary that came out on his family. Tom has a weekly call-in he does on this station, and he had the best response any parent could ever hope for:
“You know, I tried to come on this show for many years and showed you guys a lot of respect,” Brady said. “I’ve always tried to come on and do a good job for you guys. It’s very disappointing when you hear [the comments about my daughter], certainly. My daughter, or any child, certainly does not deserve that. I’ll obviously evaluate whether or not I want to come on this show again. I really don’t have much to say this morning. Maybe I’ll speak with you guys some other time.”
I think this is a class act response that any parent would hope for if their child was mocked out like that, let alone to the entire city of Boston. I respect him and his decision to be a caring, loving parent for his child. And as a Mother, I would absolutely do the same thing.
So yes. Everyone may be rooting against the Patriots here on Sunday. But I'll be rooting for Tom, and his daughter, to win it all.
And another fun note, this makes me reminisce on a time when I surprised my son with tickets to go see the Giants play at home.
I picked Tucker up from school one day and told him "You ready for a Christmas present?" And when I told him we were going to see them play a game, boy oh boy did his face light up with excitement! When we got there, a fan welcomed us by telling us we had purchased his best friends' seats, and that "We'd have the time of our lives, but we'd need to show it!" It was tremendously fun. I do hope the Giants get back into the mix next year, but for Sunday, Tom has my back.