This may be the most glamorous Super Bowl ever. At least, that is, according to many media outlets covering the run-up to Sunday's big game between the New England Patriots and the New York Giants. Many papers and news sites have focused their attention on the "Beautiful Bradys" --Pats quarterback Tom Brady and his Brazilian super model wife Gisele Bundchen.
Gisele landed on the front page of the New York Post after the tabloid got hold of an email she reportedly sent to friends and family, asking them to channel their "positive energy" to her quarterback husband his team.
"This Sunday will be a really important day in my husband's life. He and his team worked so hard to get to this point and now they need us more than ever to send them positive energy so they can fulfill their dream of winning this super bowl. ..." she wrote, according to the Post, which didn't say how it obtained the message. "I kindly ask all of you to join me on this positive chain and pray for him, so he can feel confident, healthy and strong. Envision him happy and fulfilled experiencing with his team a victory this Sunday."
Bundchen was said to have confirmed it all with an email to the paper saying: "I am surprised that you received this email; it was a private note only sent to close friends and family."
Brady and Bundchen have taken great pains to try to be a normal couple — well, as normal as one of the world's most watched and envied twosomes can be.
He's a three-time Super Bowl champ with two MVP trophies and a $72 million contract. He's GQ worthy with rugged good looks and a flair for fashion, and his hair is a source of endless fascination.
She's a bodacious beauty who made her name with Victoria's Secret lingerie, dated movie stars before settling down with a star quarterback, and is poised to become the first super model billionaire.
Brady was discovered in the sixth round of the 2000 NFL draft, Bundchen at age 14 in a Brazilian shopping mall.
Asked at Tuesday's media day if his wife had given him any advice, he said: "Throw the ball quickly. She doesn't like it when I get hit very often. My guys up front do a great job of protecting me."
His wife, too.
"I feel Tommy really needs our prayer, our support and love at this time," her email said, according to the Post.
Associated Press Writer Leanne Italie in New York also contributed to this report.