February 5, 2012, - 7:27 pm

The Boring Super Bowl or “Why I Hate Tom Brady” – Do You Care? For Whom Are You Rooting?

By Debbie Schlussel

If you’re reading this, you’re either not watching the Super Bowl, or you’re as bored as I am, so far, with the game, the commercials, and every hyped-to-death aspect of it.  I’ve said this about previous Super Bowls:  I just don’t care much about it or who wins.  The commercials are usually overrated, except maybe one decent one.  And, this year, most advertisers have already released their ads, and I’ve already seen them a million times.  Boooring. Elton John as a King in a dumb Pepsi ad. Not funny.  The only fun is in counting how many convicted criminals are playing on each team or how many kids each has fathered out of wedlock and left you to pay for. And then there are the specific teams and the people involved.


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I don’t have a dog in this hunt or any NFL hunt.  I’m not the team owner who stands to make more money in memorabilia sales or a player who stands to make bonus money and even more money from lucrative endorsement deals.  And even if my “hometown” team, the Lions, were playing, I wouldn’t care.  I have no connection to these people and neither do you.   They are mercenaries with little or no ties to where the home team is located.  Most don’t live there in the off-season.  And they go to whichever team is offering them the most money.  I don’t begrudge them that.  But I also have zero identification with them, nothing in common.  That said, I’m rooting for the Giants against the Patriots.  Why?  Well, as I’ve said before, I can’t stand Tom Brady.  I hate the guy, or as I called him on this site, “Woman of the Year.”

Brady is your typical hypocritical liberal girlie man.  I call him, “Tom Brady-ette.” Reader Ari calls him, “Jan Brady.” I think, maybe, he looks more like Marcia with brown hair. Yes, he’s a liberal Democrat.  But that’s not what makes me hate him.  It’s that he fathered a kid with a gorgeous woman, then dumped her and the kid for another woman whom he thinks is gorgeous, model Gisele Bundchen, then had a son with him.  Yup, he’s a baby daddy, and he has little involvement in son #1’s life.  We know that kids without a father in their lives–whether poor OR rich–are more likely to become problems.


And there’s more hypocrisy.  He and the model, Bundchen–who looks more manly than he does, and he looks more womanly than she–built a humongous mansion (22,000 square feet, with a spa and an elevator) in the Los Angeles area, which they bragged is “eco-friendly.”  Uh-huh, yet another couple of elitist liberals lecturing us about how enviro-friendly they are, as they guzzle more energy than a small town in G-d’s country.

That’s not to mention that Brady, every girlie as he is, is a model for Uggs, which masculine men in the U.S. do not wear, though many masculine women do wear them. While he’s a multi-millionaire, Tom Brady chose to marry one of the few women who has more money than he does. And he’s largely her arm candy and errand boy. That’s not masculine. And neither is he. I cringe when I see him in ads for Stetson cologne.

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Woman of the Year, Tom Brady: Shallowest Puddle on the Super Bowl Sidewalk

Contrast him with Eli Manning, the Giants’ quarterback, a conservative. He seems like a class act and, to my knowledge, hasn’t fathered kids out of wedlock, then abandoned them. He also hasn’t bragged how eco-friendly he is in a way which is actually garish and eco-hypocritical. He’s generally conducted himself as a class act and a masculine way. Tom Brady use some pointers. And hopefully, like 2008, Brady is the runner up to Manning’s team, tonight. Brady has enough Super Bowl rings. Same for Unabomber lookalike coach, Belly-chick. Give someone classier a chance.

Oh, and as for the halftime show, um, Madonna? PUH-LEEZE. Her audience, these days, is women over 50 and gay men–not the typical NFL audience, and not ripe for the NFL picking. I doubt 99% of NFL fans can even tell me what Kabbalah is–the faux-version of Judaism that she’s embraced. I bet nobody can tell me how many men with whom she’s had kids and how many of ‘em are legit.

Overall, I predict that, tomorrow, there will be little watercooler chatter at the office about this year’s Big Game. It’s just become sooo overhyped that we’re sick of it already. And the actual “product” simply doesn’t live up to the ever-growing saccharine, commercial build-up.

Do you care about the Super Bowl? Why or Why not? For which team are you rooting? Why? Which commercials do you like so far?

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BTW, another topic I’ve written about before sadly continues to be in effect: Superbowl affirmative action contracting–ie., racism against non-“minorities”. It’s alive and well and enforced by the NFL in the host city of the Big Game. Don’t forget my piece on how this favored extremist Muslims at the Detroit Superbowl XL in 2006. It’s still happening. Because 75% of the positions on the field (through real talent) is not enough for minorities. We must give them an extra leg-up, regardless of talent, off the field.

When will the NFL start believing in the same merit off the field that the League practices on the field.

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35 Responses

Green Bay is not in it unfortunately but at least Eli Manning is there. One of two ain’t bad. I wish Peyton Manning would have made it.
What is missing is the old mud, blood, everything goes game of the 1960’s and 1970’s.
Years ago I would have hoped that Dad would be watching the game when some of those sexually provocative women appear in commercials so I wouldn’t have to explain to mom what I was watching.
The little fellers minds should be on the game and not something sleazy.

Confederate South on February 5, 2012 at 7:52 pm

Exactly what I think of TB. He fits in very wewll oin Massachuset ts with the Kennedys, Patrick, Frank and others like them.

dammad on February 5, 2012 at 7:54 pm

I don’t care who wins. I’m not a football fan. I’m listening to it while my husband is watching. He is not a big football fan but can enjoy watching the super bowl and eating a special dinner. I got excited enough about the super bowl to make him something special for dinner.

Lady in Northern Virginia on February 5, 2012 at 7:55 pm

Good points Debbie, i didn’t know that about Brady. I’m gla doyu mentioned the Affirmative Action issue as I am looking into some writings by Shelby Steele after I read your blog about Don Cornelious. I like this quote about “White Guilt”;

“Whites submit to just about any humiliation if that is what it takes to demonstrate that they are untainted – what Dr. Steele calls ‘disassociation from racism at any cost’ – and he emphasizes ‘the classic liberal mistake of trying to pass off mere dissociation from racism as selfless virtue and real human empathy.’ Liberals preen themselves on their compassion, but, as Dr. Steele writes, ‘in the age of white guilt, whites support all manner of silly racial policies without seeing that their true motivation is simply to show themselves innocent of racism.’ Blind to his real motives the liberal genuinely believes he is ‘a better man than the world has seen before.’

One of the best recognized ways to demonstrate guiltlessness is to practice racial preferences, to join the scramble to lure indifferently qualified blacks onto college campuses. ‘And what is enough minorities?’ asks Dr. Steele. ‘Enough is just enough to clearly dissociate the institution from America’s old racist patterns. Without preferences it would be utterly impossible to admit enough minorities for a convincing dissociation. Dissociation requires evidence of a proactive effort, a self-conscious and highly visible display of minority recruitment.’

Hollywood on February 5, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    Hollywood, I love Shelby Steele’s “White Guilt” and I am glad you’re reading it. You’ll learn a lot!

    Lady in NV, your evening sounds lovely! Even though I don’t care about the “big game” I am certainly a fan of families gathering together and having fun and eating yummy foods. That’s the special part!

    Skunky on February 5, 2012 at 8:35 pm

Debbie, this one funny Super Bowl article you’ve written so far in my few years commenting and reading you’re website. So far the game doesn’t look too interested to me, even though I picked the Patriots to win this one, and DS, it’s you’re opinion if you don’t like Tom Brady, but you have to give the guy some kudos, he’s one of the best quaterbacks in the NFL today!

The only games that looked interesting today are in the NHL, Philadephia Flyers @ New York Rangers, and my NY Rangers defeated the Flyers earlier on this afternoon. And in mens NCAA basketball, Miami Hurricanes upsetting the Duke Blue Devils in overtime. And how about those Missouri Tigers beating the Kansas Jayhawks last night in mens NCAA basketball!

“A nation is defined by its borders, language & culture!”

Sean R. on February 5, 2012 at 7:59 pm

A football game clock runs for 60 minutes. A football game lasts for three hours or more. I turn off the sound, not just because I can’t stand the banter of the commentators, but also so I can do some reading during the two hours (more than that actually because the clock runs during huddles when the ball is not in play) of non-play. If you’ve watched football for a long time it’s easy to do.

CornCoLeo on February 5, 2012 at 8:20 pm

DS, bravo! You said it! I feel exactly the same way that you do about “Jan” Brady. There ain’t nothing sexy about a baby-daddy. It’s disgusting and the poor child will suffer and feel lesser than the baby he had together with the git Gisele. I loved that you called him “Woman of the Year” because that is what he is.

And you also explained in great detail why I HATE football now. I know I liked it once in my life (as I did baseball and basketball) but I can’t remember what team I liked. And NO, I have NEVER, EVER been a Patriots fan even though I am a Bostonian. Not even during the Steve Grogan years.

I have never subscribed to liking a team because of where I live. When I liked baseball I was a huge Royals fan and when I like basketball I was a HUGE Lakers fan (this caused me trouble as it was during the Larry Bird years). I think picking one’s home team is kinda gay…but that’s just my humble opinion.

I like tennis for all those things you said about present day team sports. I can’t pretend it’s not all about the money. Tennis is mano a mano and I like that you’re out there all by yourself and have to keep mentally acute to win.

I couldn’t give two sh*** about the Super Bowl. And I also want the Giants to win too. That will shut up the fools in my backyard for a good week…or until next year.

Skunky on February 5, 2012 at 8:23 pm

Skunky since you mentioned “Steve Grogan”, he played his college ball for my NCAA team, Kansas State Wildcats in the early 1970s. Despite KSU having mediocre years when Grogan was their QB, he put up great numbers playing for K-State, and I wasn’t born when he played colliegatley and when he was drafted by the Patriots in 1975, but as a little child in the 1980s when I began watching sports I remember seeing Grogan playing ball on television.

After football this evening, it’s NCAA basketball (mens and womens) along with the NHL season and two months from now the start of baseball season and I hope the NY Mets get their act together and make the playoffs!

“A nation is defined by its borders, language & culture!”

Sean R. on February 5, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    That’s right Sean. Steve Grogan was the player of note when I was a young’un and I also remember watching him on the TV before the advent of remote controls. He was also the great hope for the Pats to win a Super Bowl but alas, it was not meant to be.

    I missed the Australian Open this year. I sure do miss my tennis. Now if peeps got all excited for tennis the way they do footy, I would sure be a happy gal! I was happy to hear Sharapova got beat…but I love the men’s game more than the female game.

    Skunky on February 5, 2012 at 9:24 pm

I couldn’t agree more with this post. I don’t begrudge players or owners making as much money as they can. It’s just that they don’t truly care where that happens. Players play for the biggest contract and owners will threaten to move a team if certain demands aren’t met. Good for them, but why should we care if they win or lose? It’s mercenary professional sports. Of course, people don’t want anything tampering with their diversion. The illusion remains.
And Yea, I don’t get Gisele Bundchen, either.

Gregg on February 5, 2012 at 9:25 pm

I, too, rooted for the Giants – not necessarily for the reasons Debbie cited, but I do keep her analysis (especially on “Jan” Brady) in mind. And B.T.W., the ‘Jints’ won, 21-17.

ConcernedPatriot on February 5, 2012 at 9:53 pm

The idiotic halftime show yielded something for people to squawk about. I didn’t watch the halftime show but I know it was idiotic because it always is.

CornCoLeo on February 5, 2012 at 10:17 pm

I always root against the CHEATriots, and tuned in tonight to see the final quarter. Sweeeeet.

civilwarvet on February 5, 2012 at 10:58 pm

Do I care? No, not at all. Unlike previous games, I didn’t even watch a second of it this year, not even for the commercials. Nothing against the sport, I’ve just lost all interest in ‘pro football’, period.
Still, I’m glad the Giants won.
Never cared for the Pats after they won a few years back by basically cheating.
@CS, I also miss the “old mud, blood, everything goes game of the 1960?s and 1970?s.” I was never a huge fan of the game but those were at least fun to catch once in a while, unlike the all too “pro” games of modern times.

theShadow on February 5, 2012 at 11:00 pm

It is the American church of cultural rot. When I was a teenager I thought Madonna was the great whore the Bible talks about.

Poncho on February 5, 2012 at 11:09 pm

Debbie, all good points.

But, still, I admit it, I’m a football fanatic and I love football. In the South here it’s a religion.

You are so right about Brady. But, the guy is one of the all time greats in football.

I was fine with either team winning. As long as the Cowboys or Jets don’t win it, I just enjoy the game.

As for commercials, sorry, but I couldn’t care less. I don’t understand this sudden national obsession with the commercials. For me it’s the game, commercials are a chance for a break to get food or you know what.

Jeff_W on February 6, 2012 at 12:48 am

I hate to offend DS and many of the posters here, but the only thing on my mind now is the Leafs drive to the Stanley Cup.

Will they survive the drive or burn out through stress and attrition? That’s what gets me going right now. Go Leafs Go!

The Reverend Jacques on February 6, 2012 at 1:38 am

Madonna and Elton John both disregarded antiSemitic pressure and gave concerts in Israel.

Miranda Rose Smith on February 6, 2012 at 6:13 am

Speaking of women over 50 and gay men, who produced NBC’s pregame? Oprah? I tried to watch it but was nothing but feel good stories. I didn’t last long.

Blayne on February 6, 2012 at 7:57 am

I don’t know I just can’t get into pro football anymore. Can anyone here remember Terry Bradshaw, Roger Staubach, Dan Marino, Joe Montana, etc.? Now those were the days! Awesome football without all the baggage we have today.

I did watch the first half of the game. Really didn’t care who won. I can’t stomach the “material girl”/ uber-skank Mandonna so turned it off after that.

I am student of the male/female dynamic and I always find it irresistably charming when you ladies (Skunky) talk about family. That is something very important to women. Not a major focus for men until they get older and really begin to understand and appreciate women. Oops, how did I get off on this?! Sorry.

ex mossad on February 6, 2012 at 10:14 am

This article on Brady is right on the mark. I rooted for the Patriots because I am a JETS fan. What I didn’t want to see was a GIANTS Super Bowl banner in Met Life stadium.

As for Brady himself, well to leave your girlfriend who was pregnant for another woman is without class. At least she is working hard on “Bluebloods” to support her child.

I had to laugh when I saw the article in the NY Post on Tom Brady’s home in Pacific Palisades. When his wife said it was environmentally friendly I had to shake my head. So it has solar power and catches rain water. That is nice to have on a modern middle class house. However, at 22,000 sq Ft.the house is so big it would take enormous amounts of energy just to run it. Plus don’t forget he and his wife have a place in NYC and in Boston. Since they are not using them all, I have to say any conservation aspect is pretty much wasted.

Glen Benjamin on February 6, 2012 at 11:25 am

Where to begin. Yes I care aboout the SB. I like having a few friends over for beers and chicken wings. As for this years game it was a pleasure to watch the Patriots in general and little Tommy Brady and Bill Belicheat go down in flames. Debbie thanks for reminding me about why I hate TB with the fury of 1000 suns. This pantywaist does fit in with the likes of New England douchebags like John(Lurch)Kerry and Scott(pose with my half naked daughters)Brown. He and his wife ( who looks like she could use a couple of mcdoubles) can take their environmental liberlism and stick it where the sun don’t shine. Back to the Super Bowl. My team wasn’t in it but I’m glad the Giants won. The half time show sucked because of the presence of the anti-american Madonna. This old harpy had to nerve to bad mouth the USA all the while forgetting that it was this country who made her dumbass rich. Back to England with your dimlib carcass. Skunky your posts are always spot on. Like you I like tennis but can’t stand the Williams brothers er, sisters. I also like the NBA. But just like the NFL it has to many criminals/baby daddys. Maybe I’ll start watching NASCAR.

ken b on February 6, 2012 at 12:09 pm

I’m a Giants fan.

Laura on February 6, 2012 at 4:57 pm

I’m with you DS – could care less about the superbowl and Tom Brady makes me want to barf! He married the pushy supermodel because she wears the pants when she’s not taking them off for her VS porn shots. He should win a ring for girlie man of the year!

MRobs on February 6, 2012 at 4:57 pm

Is there any man Madonna hasn’t pulled her bloomers down for?

Dennis Rodman?!

[blowing chunks]

tameJewman on February 6, 2012 at 8:27 pm

Oh yeah, almost forgot, the middle aged prostitute is Jewish now. R-I-G-H-T.

tameJewman on February 6, 2012 at 8:30 pm

I’m a Patriots fan.

fred on February 6, 2012 at 9:06 pm

I don’t care. Football is too violent for me. I prefer auto racing. Can’t wait until the Daytona 500.

Hard to imagine that we almost didn’t have an NFL season. A lot of people have forgotten about that.

There is NO Santa Claus on February 6, 2012 at 10:46 pm

I also hate Tom Brady because of the “baby daddy” stuff, but he’s much more than that–he’s an arrogant cheater who is quick to blame others for the teams problems. Now we see that his wife is also a blaming hating whiner. I’m ecstatic that the Giants won AGAIN over BelLicose, I mean Belichek. Has he spoken to the press yet?

Tommy T on February 7, 2012 at 2:04 pm

Didn’t tune in to the show. What happened? Oh yeah replays. Well it looked to me like NY won. Tom threw it 100 mph, ILB # 55 for the Pats puposefully left a gape up the middle to permit a score. Haven’t viewed the Supe in its entirety for about 15 years now.

jake49 on February 7, 2012 at 3:30 pm

If you want to watch a fine super bowl try the 1985 Bears- Patriots. 46 to 10. Oh, yes the Bears won.

The Bears creative defensive line of Perry, McMichael, Hampton and Dent, created so many piles of Patriots and sacked quarterbacks (they had to put in Grogan because Champagne Tony got whacked so many times( the Pats never got statred the whole game. Grogan could not do much better the CT.

The announcers actually talked about he game, not about the shows following the Super Bowl, or such drivel. The game was the game not the hoopla.

Ah, for the good ole days, right Skunky?

Panhandle on March 5, 2012 at 3:42 pm

Debbie, I do not think you deliberately lie, or you should not hate Brady. But you missed the minimum research, so a little help(an interview from early 2011):

” They’ve had rocky patches, but Bridget Moynahan says she and Tom Brady – along with his wife Gisele Bündchen – have managed to create a stable family for their son, 3 ½-year-old John Edward.

“I never made a comment about Gisele or Tom publicly,” Moynahan, who graces the March cover of More, tells the magazine. “I have a relationship with these people on a daily basis.”

And, she adds, that the blended family is going well. “My son has two loving parents and an extended family, whether it’s cousins or stepmothers or boyfriends. My son is surrounded by love.”

Still, Moynahan, who turns 40 in April, admits being a single mom has been tough, starting with the birth itself in 2007.

“[Tom] was not in the [delivery] room,” says Moynahan, who had already split from Brady when she discovered she was pregnant. “He was there on that day and came in afterwards. He certainly wasn’t holding my hand while I pushed.”

Relying on her parents and friends for support, she recalls “hyperventilating” with anxiety after giving birth: “Every time my dad mentioned he had to go [home to Massachusetts], I’d start crying.”

Even though she doesn’t believe “any girl grows up dreaming of being a single mom,” she also stresses, “There’s not a second I regret having a child on my own.”

A New Love
Apart from her son, another positive force in her life is her new boyfriend, Charlie’s Angels director Joseph “McG” McGinty Nichol.

Revealing they met on an airplane, Moynahan – who currently plays an almost-divorced prosecutor on the CBS series Blue Bloods alongside Tom Selleck – says McG is not only good for her, but for her son, as well.

“He’s witty, he’s smart, he’s incredibly funny, he’s got incredible taste, and he comes from a great family,” Moynahan gushes. “He’s the salt of the earth but also very successful in the crazy business that we’re in.”

And, she adds, “He and Jack have a great relationship.”

constantfacepalm on June 6, 2012 at 8:58 am

Debbie, I just happened to stumble across this article while looking something up, and felt I had to clarify one trivial thing, and stress another. First, you’re correct about Brady. Be thankful you don’t have to live in the tri-state area and have to deal with the Brady worshippers day and night. He’s a good QB, but not really a good guy. He did leave his former gf for Giselle who is GOD UGLY and certainly long in the tooth, however, to her and Tom’s credit- Giselle has stated that she considers Tom’s first child as if he were her own and loves him to death. I also believe they built that ridiculous mansion in Cali to be closer to Brady’s first son who lives there. I’m just sayin.
Second, you make mention of illegitimate children a few times in your article. Now, I realize it’s the worst thing in the world to have unmarried parents (lol), but it’s actually the PARENTS who are illegitimate- not the children. The children unfortunately carry the stigma, while the parents don’t. I have always been sensitive to this, as my best friend had parents who were not married and always felt sad when people used words like illegitimate or bastard. I would find it ironic that David Letterman used to use the word “bastard” and “Out of wedlock” like it was going out of style, yet he fathered a child while single. Funny he never referred to him as “my bastard son”, or my son, “Who was born out of wedlock…”.
Anyway, thanks for letting me vent. I enjoy your point(s) of view.

On The Fence on November 27, 2012 at 11:49 am

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