By Tom E. Curran
Tom Brady's most indelible Super Bowl memory?
The touchdown to David Patten in SB36? The drive to get the win at the end of that Super Bowl? The other two Super Bowl wins?
Not exactly. At least not at the moment. On Friday, Brady, Joe Montana, Jim Plunkett and Aaron Rodgers were part of a fundraiser in San Francisco.
My buddy Matt Maiocco from CSN Bay Area was there. Maiocco relates that the memory Brady offered up during a panel discussion hosted by Bob Costas happened just a few months ago.
And it should be stressed that, according to Maiocco, this was delivered lightheartedly.
"My recent one, this year after the game, I was in my hotel room after the game," Brady began, adding, "and this was not a good memory, by the way. I was going to bed and I was talking to my wife after the game. You just sit up and you think and nobody quite understands -- your wife and your parents or best friends -- they just don't quite understand how you're feeling. You're just going through play after play after play after play."
Brady, of course, knew nothing of the postgame fusillade unleashed by wife Giselle Bundchen at heckling Giants fans. During her defense, Bundchen kinda, sorta, intimated a little that maybe some balls should have been caught that were dropped.
"Just before she goes to bed, she says, 'Yeah, people were following me and I just said something I shouldn't have said,' " Brady recalled.
He answered, "'I don't care really what you said. Just go to bed.'
Bundchen had ripped Wes Welker.
"I woke up the next morning, I tapped her on the shoulder (and asked), 'Why did you say that?' She was talking about the best player on our team, Wes Welker, yeah. That was my most recent memory."
The event was spearheaded by former 49ers All-Pro lineman Harris Barton and benefited First Tee of San Francisco, Monterey County and Silicon Valley; and Champion Charities, created by Barton and Ronnie Lott.