Monday, February 19, 2007

Tom Brady's a daddy...JetBlue makes me happy

Weird title I know. First off, it has been confirmed that Tom Brady, the New England Patriots starting QB, is the father of the soon to be baby born to actress Bridget Moynahan. The couple had broken up a few months ago right when the baby was apparently conceived. Now, in this day and age having a baby outside of wedlock isn't anything new. My favorite actor, Johnny Depp, has 2 children with his girlfriend. The only reason I bring this up is because of how Brady could possibly be handling this. I think if I were the publicist of a big name person who was just found to be the father of a child that is going to be conceived outside of wedlock, I would definitely have some comment. I'm sure that Brady's publicist is getting about 8464354 calls, but I would definitely make sure I called arguably the number one sports source (ESPN) back with a comment. Obviously, this comment is going to be "Brady is sooooooooo excited about the announcement of him being a father." Just for your information, this same exact same thing happened to Matt Leinart, Heisman Trophy winner from USC and starting QB for the Arizona Cardinals, not too long ago.

JetBlue on the other hand makes me super happy. If you haven't heard, a JetBlue plane was stuck on the tarmac at JFK airport for like 8-10 hours the other day. No fun. Shel Holtz made some good comments about this situation and I tend to agree with everything he said. I think the apology was very nice and the way they went about it was wonderful. However, like Holtz says, there should have been something written on their website describing the situation and talking about precautions made to ensure nothing like that to ever happen again...or at least make things better when he does HAVE to happen. Until next time...

2 comments:

Kaye said...

I think it is great how you are looking at the world around you - things you're interested in (such as Brady & sports) then applying your PR critical thinking skills to assess how the practitioners are handling a particular story. Great job!

Dr. Trammell
Grady College, UGA

Kaye said...

Did you see this ESPN article about Brady's agent saying he was happy about the baby? Just saw & thought of your post.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2772517&campaign=rss&source=ESPNHeadlines

Dr. Trammell
Grady College, UGA