Yes, this actually happened. An organization that publishes words on paper that are sometimes vaguely related to the news of the day put Gisele Bundchen’s e-mail on its front page.

Tom Brady’s supermodel wife apparently sent this plea to her friends in what the New York Post called a “disgustingly sappy e-mail“:

My sweet friends and family. This sunday will be a really important day in my husband’s life. He and his team worked so hard to get to this point and now they need us more than ever to send them positive energy so they can fulfill their dream of winning this super bowl . . .

So I kindly ask all of you to join me on this positive chain and pray for him, so he can feel confident, healthy and strong. Envision him happy and fulfilled experiencing with his team a victory this sunday.

Thank you for your love and support. Love, G :)

This is too New York Post-ish even for the New York Post, and they’re part of the same insatiable New York tabloid environment that took some painfully generic Brady pep rally fluff, churned it through their shock and awe headline-making machine, and created the first nothing story of Super Bowl week.

And sure, on some level by posting this we’ve allowed the Post to win, and I’m aware of my role in promoting such breathtaking stupidity. But I believe in the power of mocking, and using whatever power we have to stop future NY Post stupidity that sinks below both this Bundchen e-mail, and Photoshopped Giants dogs chasing Michael Vick.

Dare to dream, folks. Dare to dream.

Thanks, The Big Lead.