Today in sports: Gisele Bündchen is already blaming husband Tom Brady's receivers for New England's loss, Seattle could be close to landing an NBA team, and expect slow Internet service in London during this summer's Olympics.
Last night's Super Bowl: terrific. Equally terrific: the footage of Gisele Bündchen, international supermodel and wife of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, informing a bunch of rowdy Giants fans "my husband cannot f------ throw the ball and catch the ball at the same time." A fair and valid point, considering all the passes that were dropped by New England receivers, but not the thing for a star player's wife to say hours after a Super Bowl loss, especially when there's so much blame to be spread around. [The Insider via The Big Lead]
The official numbers won't be in until later in the day, but NBC is touting last night's game as the third most-watched telecast in Super Bowl history. Which is great, but also maybe a bit of a disappointment, since it means this year's ratings were down from the 2010 and 2011 numbers. [TV Line]
Oh, no: NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is threatening to get rid of the Pro Bowl if players don't start taking the meaningless all-star game more seriously. This is terrible news for anyone who enjoys the sight of players cramping on the sidelines and gaudy, vaguely tropical uniform combinations. [ESPN Radio]