September 12, 2012 |
Tom Brady is often referred to as a pretty boy, and for a pro football player that's not always a compliment. Still that pretty face of his may have helped the New England Patriots quarterback land his supermodel wife, Gisele Bundchen. Anyone who was worried that Tennessee's Kamerion Wimbley messed everything up by giving Brady what may or may not be a broken nose during a sack Sunday can rest at ease. Brady says his wife is actually fond of his newly scarred facial feature. “Yeah, it's OK,” Brady said of his nose during a 12-minute media session Wednesday.
September 11, 2012 |
Tom Brady isn't worrying whether he has a broken nose. No word on what super-model wife Gisele Bundchen thinks, though. The New England Patriots quarterback was bloodied in their season-opening 34-13 victory over the Tennessee Titans on Sunday. He wore a bandage during the game after getting sacked by Titans defensive end Kamerion Wimbley and was wearing another following it. When asked by a Boston Globe reporter if it was broken, Brady said, "I don't know. I have no idea what a broken nose feels like.
September 4, 2012
Writers from around the Tribune Co. predict which teams will play in the Super Bowl at the end of the upcoming season, which begins Wednesday night. Feel free to join the conversation with a comment of your own. Athan Atsales, Los Angeles Times It will be the Baltimore Ravens' Joe Flacco vs. the Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers in the Super Bowl. Considering that matchup at quarterback, who wouldn't like the Pack to win another Vince Lombardi trophy? Flacco has had difficulties getting over the AFC playoff hurdle, so once he gets Baltimore to the big game you can bet there will be more lessons to be learned about playing on the biggest of stages.
September 1, 2012 |
In predicted order of finish by division: AFC EAST NEW ENGLAND 2011: 13-3, 1st in East. 2011 playoffs: Lost to New York Giants, 21-17, in Super Bowl XLVI. They're going all the way: What's not to love about these Patriots? They're coming off a 13-3 season and, going by 2011 results, have the easiest schedule in the league. Tom Brady is still in his productive years at 35, Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez are at the cutting edge of receiving tight ends, and the defense will get a big boost from the draft and free agency.
August 31, 2012 |
After Matt Barkley announced in December that he would stay at USC for a final season, Coach Lane Kiffin talked of challenging the quarterback by adding play calling to his responsibilities. But don't look for Barkley to go all Peyton Manning at the line of scrimmage. Instead, fans might see subtle hints of Drew Brees, or perhaps Tom Brady, when Barkley and the Trojans open against Hawaii on Saturday at the Coliseum. Barkley spent part of the off-season studying film of the Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks.
August 8, 2012 |
Rihanna has been appearing in ads for skin care brand Nivea since last year, but now Stefan Heidenreich, the new chief executive of Nivea's parent company, Beiersdorf, reportedly told German newspaper Welt that she is "a no go. " "Nivea is a company which stands for trust, family and reliability," he is quoted as saying. [Press Association] The Duchess of Cambridge, an ardent fan at the London Summer Olympics, met the U.S. women's gymnastics team and, among other things, told them she loved their leotards.
May 8, 2012 |
Tom Brady typically garners the most attention when he's wearing his football helmet. At Monday's Met Gala, however, it was his exposed dome that had tongues wagging. Gisele Bundchen's husband rocked a rather tall, angular new haircut that received what we'll generously call mixed reviews. Shorn on the sides and slicked into what some outlets are labeling a faux-hawk (we retired the expression after Maddox Jolie-Pitt perfected it), the 'do is generating backlash from sports blogs and mockery from celeb outlets.
March 19, 2012 |
Turns out we'll get to see Peyton Manning versus Tom Brady this season, although the matchup will look different than we've ever seen it. Manning has instructed his agent to work out a deal with the Denver Broncos, and a game at New England is on Denver's 2012 schedule. The opponents have been determined for teams, but the schedule won't be released for several weeks. In addition to their AFC West opponents, the Broncos will play home games against Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Houston, New Orleans and Tennessee.
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February 23, 2012
Tom Martinez Quarterbacks coach in the Bay Area Tom Martinez, 67, a quarterbacks coach in the Bay Area who had worked with Tom Brady from his time as a high school player through his NFL career with the New England Patriots, has died. Martinez died Tuesday in Redwood City after suffering a heart attack while receiving dialysis treatment, said his wife, Olivia. He coached at the College of San Mateo for 32 years and worked with Brady when he was a teenager growing up in San Mateo.