Super Bowl Week is filled with plenty of unique scenes that have nothing to do with football. Each day leading up to the big game, the Daily News will share our writers' unique view of the scene with our readers in "Postcards from Glendale." Here is today's installment:
GLENDALE, AZ. - "The Real Miss Brady" was wearing a sort of Halloween costume wedding dress, white silk but miniskirt length, stockings and garters above red high heels, and a lacy trousseau billowing above her raven-colored hair. Her Super Bowl media credential (a proud moment for the profession, this) identified her as Ines Gomez Mont, from TV Azteca in Mexico City.
She was dressed this way for media day, of course. Those of us who had contemplated pulling that very outfit out of our wardrobes for interviewing Giants and Patriots players were relieved we'd made other choices, thus avoiding the inevitable hair-pulling, scratching, biting scene.
She held a T-shirt up for cameras that identified her as "The Real Miss Brady." For the bit to make any sense, she had to mean "Mrs. Brady." Presumably, it was a language barrier thing. She explained to the reporters interviewing her (proud moments for the profession just kept coming) that her intent was to offer herself in marriage to Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. She had a fallback plan, however.
"If Brady tell me no, I'm gonna ask Eli Manning," she said.
If both refused? "I'm gonna cry, and that's it."
But what of Brady's girlfriend, Brazilian model Gisele Bundchen?
"She's gorgeous. I like her. But I really, really love Brady, so I want to marry him," she explained.
As the Giants players began filing into the interview area on the field at University of Phoenix Stadium, "Miss Brady" excused herself from her interviewers.
"I need to work," she said.
Later, standing on a riser at the back of a scrum of reporters, she indeed made her offer to Brady, as a radio station, broadcasting live, provided play-by-play. "She's offering herself to Tom," the announcer intoned. "I don't know what this means."
Here's what it means: media day at the Super Bowl is a circus.
Brady, by the way, took the whole thing in stride, remarking that more than a few women seem so inclined.
Meanwhile, the guy from Austria carrying the soccer ball and the candy bar got much less attention, as he set forth to talk to Giants players. He never really explained the soccer ball, but he did say this: "The players don't like to talk to European media, they don't think it does them any good, so I'm going to try to bribe them with a candy bar. It has a picture of the most famous Austrian of all."
Maybe you're thinking, "but according to that YouTube video, Hitler is a Cowboys fan."
Ah, but the guy on the candy bar wrapper was Mozart.
Look for another Postcard from Glendale tomorrow.