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Wednesday’s Mashup: Gisele Bundchen has accepted Tom Brady might not retire soon, is ‘happy’ he’s still playing

Lucy Burdge
October 03, 2018 - 7:46 am

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-- In her interview with Good Morning America on Tuesday to promote her new book, Lessons: My Path to a Meaningful Life, Gisele Bundchen said she has had a change of heart when it comes to Tom Brady’s retirement date.

Bundchen said she is now “happy” Brady is still playing football because he loves the game so much.

"I never seen someone love something as much as he loves football, and it makes me happy," she said. “If I said anything in the past it's because you have a concern. ... no one is going to hurt someone I love. You know? You just feel very protective of them.”

Brady has said in the past his wife wants him to retire as soon as possible.

Earlier this year he said, “If it was up to my wife, she would have me retire today.”

She seems to have changed her mind now with a “what will be will be” attitude about when her husband retires.

-- Roger Goodell praised Donald Trump on Tuesday for his “leadership and determination” in supporting a part of the revamped North American Trade Agreement that would allow local TV ads to be aired in Canada during Super Bowl broadcasts.

In a statement, issued two days after the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement was set up, Goodell said he is pleased with Trump’s support.

“We greatly appreciate President Trump’s leadership and determination in bringing about a resolution to our intellectual property issue in Canada,” Goodell said in a statement.

Under the new agreement, the NFL could receive more money for its Super Bowl broadcasting rights in Canada, as it would overturn a regulatory order in Canada forcing the CTV network to air US commercials on its Super Bowl broadcast.

The deal states “Canada may not accord the program treatment less favorable than the treatment accorded to other programs originating in the United States retransmitted in Canada.”

Trump and the NFL, and Goodell, have been at odds recently over the issue of players kneeling during the pregame national anthem.

In July, Trump took aim at Goodell in a tweet, saying, “The NFL National Anthem Debate is alive and well again - can’t believe it! Isn’t it in contract that players must stand at attention, hand on heart? The $40,000,000 Commissioner must now make a stand. First time kneeling, out for game. Second time kneeling, out for season/no pay!”

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “He’s been going through his progress the right way. It’s nothing compared to what it was the first time he went on the DL and the days after Baltimore, so that’s why I’m 100 percent sure he’s healthy and he’s going to be fine." -- Alex Cora, on Chris Sale