Gisele Bundchen, Tom Brady Welcome Baby #2
Yes, the genetically superior baby, a daughter named Vivian Lake, was born at home Wednesday.
The baby girl is spawn #3 for the Patriots quarterback; he and Bundchen also have a son, Benjamin, and he has another son with actress Bridget Moynahan.
“We feel so lucky to have been able to experience the miracle of birth once again and are forever grateful for the opportunity to be the parents of another little angel,” wrote Bundchen on Facebook, adding that Vivian “is healthy and full of life.”
Gisele Bundchen, Tom Brady Expecting Baby #2
Bundchen is three months into the pregnancy, an insider tells the magazine, which helpfully notes that there isn’t much of a baby bump thus far. The couple already has a 2-year-old, Benjamin; Brady has a 4-year-old son, Jack, from a previous relationship.
“They are really happy!” the source says.
Rumor: New Bundchen Baby On The Way
According to rumors, Gisele Bundchen might have another potential supermodel in her oven.
A Brazilian newspaper is reporting the pregnancy, with insiders saying, “Those responsible for dressing the model at recent events noticed changes in Gisele’s body.” The newspaper is also reporting that Tom & Gisele have already shared the good news wth close family and friends.
Gisele and Tom’s son, Jack, is 2-years old.
Tom Brady’s sister engaged to Boston Red Sox’s Kevin Youkilis
The couple, who spent Super Bowl week together with Brady’s family, got engaged “recently” after dating for at least a year, according to sources.
Youkilis and Julie met at a New England Patriots post game party last year right after the New York Jets eliminated the Pats from the playoffs.
Super Bowl XLVI: Super Bowl MVP Award
Once the coin toss is over – a hugely popular prop bet because bettors like to get off to a winning start on Super Bowl Sunday – the MVP award is the most popular prop bet for the NFL’s championship game. And in no surprise, the two star quarterbacks are the WagerWeb.com Super Bowl bets favorites to win the award at Super Bowl XLVI on Sunday in Indianapolis.
The New England Patriots are 3-point favorites over the New York Giants on WagerWeb.com in a rematch of Super Bowl XLII, won 17-14 by New York in one of the NFL’s biggest upsets. Pats QB Tom Brady, who would have broken Dan Marino’s single-season record for passing yards this season if not for Drew Brees, is the -125 favorite. Brady won the MVP awards in Super Bowls XXXVIII and XXXVI but was passed over in New England’s most recent Super Bowl win for receiver Deion Branch (who is back with the Pats). Another MVP award would tie Brady with 49ers legend Joe Montana for the most in NFL history.
Giants QB Eli Manning, who almost threw for 5,000 yards this season and has been nearly flawless during the playoffs with 8 TD passes against just one interception, is the second-favorite at +200. Manning was the Super Bowl MVP when these teams met four years ago, throwing for 255 yards, two TDs and a pick. Not huge stats, but Manning also led the game-winning 83-yard drive, capped by the winning TD pass to Plaxico Burress. This marks the first Super Bowl ever to match starting QBs who have been named Super Bowl MVP.
A quarterback has won the MVP award 24 times, which is obviously more than all the rest of the positions combined. A QB has won it the past two years and four of the past five. But a signal-caller hasn’t been named Super Bowl MVP three years in a row since the early 1980s.
The non-QB with the shortest odds is Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski at +700 on WagerWeb.com. He set numerous tight end records this season as Brady’s top target but is dealing with a high-ankle sprain that will leave him less than 100 percent. A tight end has never won Super Bowl MVP.
The non-offensive player with the shortest odds is Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul at +4000. The second-year player was Top 5 in the NFL in sacks this year. A defensive player has won the MVP award just twice this century. Giants kicker Lawrence Tynes is +5000 to win the award. A kicker has never been named Super Bowl MVP.
NFL football bets: Tom Brady back at practice for Patriots
Not that it’s much of a surprise and there was never any doubt that he would miss Sunday’s AFC Championship Game against Baltimore, but New England Patriots QB Tom Brady was back at practice on Thursday after sitting out Wednesday with a minor shoulder issue. New England is a touchdown NFL football bets favorite on WagerWeb.com’s NFL football bets.
“It’s not the first practice I’ve missed over the years,” Brady said. “Coming off a game on Saturday or Sunday, you’re just doing everything you can to be prepared. When Coach [Bill Belichick] feels it’s best to do other things to get yourself ready, that’s what you do. You can still use all that time very wisely. You’re not lounging around taking naps or anything like that. You’re just putting in extra work and make sure you’re getting prepared.”
Brady hinted that the coaching staff felt it was best for him to take an additional day of rest, but he still found ways to ready himself for Sunday’s game. His absence from practice didn’t affect the line on NFL football bets.
The quarterback stretched and ran a few drills during the 15 minutes the media were allowed access to the session. He ran with the ball in his left arm as backup quarterback Brian Hoyer half-heartedly attempted to knock it out. Brady showed no signs of being in pain. So those placing NFL football bets at WagerWeb.com need not worry.
The injury first kept Brady out of practice on Dec. 28, four days before he played all but the final offensive series in a 49-21 win over Buffalo. Last Saturday, he played every New England offensive series in a 45-10 divisional playoff win over Denver. The Pats easily covered in both on NFL football bets.
The Ravens know they must pressure Brady to have a shot Sunday on NFL football bets. And the Ravens’ pass rush been languishing lately with only 10 sacks in the past six games since a nine-sack performance during a Nov. 24 win over the San Francisco 49ers.
They recorded zero sacks against the Houston Texans during a 20-13 AFC divisional playoff win, no sacks in a Dec. 18 loss to the San Diego Chargers and only three sacks in the past four games. Baltimore has covered two of the four on NFL football bets.
Although the Ravens finished third in the NFL with 48 sacks for the season as Pro Bowl outside linebacker Terrell Suggs registered a career-high 14 sacks with seven forced fumbles, they can’t afford to leave Brady unscathed and hope to cover on NFL football bets, much less win.
“You’ve got to stop them,” Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. “You’ve got to find a way to stop them and control them, and you can’t just let them go up and down the field on you. That’s true for any game.”
The Ravens will need to knock Brady down repeatedly and prevent him from getting the football out of his hands, likely requiring some creative blitz packages in order to contain Brady. Otherwise, the Pats will easily cover that spread on NFL football bets and move on to the Super Bowl.
2011 NFL most passing yards prop: Tom Brady odds
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady has led the NFL in passing yards twice in his Hall of Fame career: in 2005 and 2007. Can the reigning NFL MVP do it again in 2011? Brady is among the favorites to lead the league in passing yards at +400 on WagerWeb.com.
Last season, in leading New England to the best regular-season record in the league, Brady was the first unanimous choice for NFL Most Valuable Player Award. It was Brady’s second MVP award. In 2007, when Brady won his first MVP, he got 49 votes (one shy of unanimous); one voter went for Brett Favre.
Although he didn’t set nearly as many passing marks as in ’07, Brady by far was the league’s top performer in leading New England to a 14-2 record, best in the NFL. He had a record streak of 335 throws without being intercepted, and passed for 36 touchdowns with only four picks. That’s the highest ratio (9.0) in NFL history — surpassing his own record from 2007.
He completed 66 percent of his passes for 3,900 yards and recorded the fifth-best passer rating in NFL history (111.0). Brady twice threw for four touchdowns in a game and four times had three in 2010. Twelve times, he had a passer rating of at least 100.
When Brady threw for the most yards in the league in 2005, he put up 4,110. In 2007, he had 4,806. The Chargers’ Philip Rivers led the NFL last year with 4,710.
Brady will have a new weapon this season in WR Chad Ochocinco and there’s a chance the Patriots could take a flier on free-agent Braylon Edwards, formerly of the Jets.
Brady enters 2011 with a record of 111-34 (.765) in regular-season and playoff games. It is the best record of any NFL quarterback in the Super Bowl Era (since 1966) with at least 100 starts.
Brady enters 2011 with a 14-4 (.778) playoff record, the second best in NFL history behind Bart Starr (9-1, .900). His 14 total playoff wins are tied for the second most in NFL history behind Joe Montana (16).
Entering 2011, Brady’s touchdown-to-interception ratio (2.27) is the best in NFL history among all players with 2,000 or more passing attempts. Steve Young ranks second in NFL history with a 2.17 touchdown-to-interception ratio.
Bridget Moynahan talks about being a single mom, Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen
Bridget Moynahan became tabloid fodder in 2007 when she discovered she was pregnant just after splitting from New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady—who was by then already dating now-wife Gisele Bundchen—but she says she wouldn’t have it any other way. Son John Edward Thomas is the light of her life and “there’s not a second that I regret having a child on my own,” she tells More magazine in a cover interview picked up by the New York Daily News and E!.
Even so, “I don’t think any girl grows up dreaming of being a single mom,” she says. “It’s a challenge. Here is the most valuable part of your life, your child, and you have to learn to let go and hand him over to the person that you couldn’t communicate enough with to have a relationship.” But she won’t talk much about the years-old drama, because “I have a relationship with these people on a daily basis. … The media creates these dramas, and that’s not what’s happening in my life.”