Tom Brady expressed gratitude for his family members after the Buccaneers’ extra time win in opposition to the Cardinals, however there was one conspicuous omission.
When collaborating in a put up sport interview with Melissa Stark on “Sunday Evening Soccer,” the Tampa Bay quarterback gave his dad and mom, siblings and kids a Christmas Day shout-out. He didn’t point out ex-wife Gisele Bündchen roughly two months after their divorce.
“Say hello to my dad and mom, my sisters, my youngsters, love you all, hope you had fun. Merry Christmas to everybody, see you quickly,” Brady mentioned, in accordance with the New York Put up.
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Brady, 45, introduced in October that he and Bündchen, 42, had referred to as it quits after 13 years of marriage.
The previous couple has two youngsters collectively, son Benjamin, 13, and daughter Vivian, 10. Brady can be a dad to 15-year-old son Jack, whom he shares with ex Bridget Moynahan.
Main as much as Sunday’s sport in Arizona, Brady spoke about what enjoying on Christmas could be like this 12 months and his plans to have a good time after.
“It’ll be a brand new expertise that I’ve by no means had earlier than that I’m gonna learn to cope with,” Brady mentioned final week on his SiriusXM podcast, “Let’s Go!”
“And I feel that’s what life’s about. So that you simply requested a query about what have you ever realized from this soccer season? I’m gonna learn to cope with Christmas Eve in a lodge, and I’m gonna should learn to cope with Christmas and Christmas night time and nonetheless go on the market and be knowledgeable, after which sit up for celebrating Christmas with my youngsters the day after. Which is, you recognize, simply a part of what soccer season has been for a very long time.”
Although removed from good in opposition to the Cardinals, Brady helped lead Tampa Bay to its seventh win of the season with a 19-16 victory over Arizona.
The Buccaneers can clinch the NFC South this weekend with a win over the Panthers (6-9), whom they’ll host Sunday.
However sealing the victory was removed from fairly — as NFL commentator Cris Collinsworth can attest.
With the Buccaneers up 6-3 within the second quarter, Brady and Tampa Bay’s offence tried to maneuver the ball downfield on a Third-and-one in their very own territory. Brady then threw an incomplete move to extensive receiver Russell Gage, with the wrong throw perplexing Collinsworth within the NBC sales space.
“I received nothing,” Collinsworth mentioned of the gimme throw. “I imply, this can be a layup. That is like watching LeBron James miss a layup proper right here … I don’t know what I’m watching.”
Although it’s unclear if Brady and Gage had a miscommunication, the Buccaneers’ offence has struggled mightily this season, averaging 17.7 factors per sport in comparison with 30.1 final 12 months. The miscues have additionally triggered fiery sideline rants from Tampa Bay’s quarterback, whose future with the staff — not to mention his time enjoying within the league — stays unsure.
— This story initially appeared on nypost.com and has been republished with permission