Deflategate hurting Brady, Gisele Country Club application?


Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen have applied to join The Country Club in Brookline, but they may be too famous to join, according to one report. And apparently the media frenzy around Deflategate isn't helping. 

The Boston Globe's Mark Shanahan wrote on Wednesday that Brady and Gisele are interested in becoming members in the prestigious club that's located not all that far from their home near Pine Manor College, but it's up in the air as to whether or not they'll be accepted.

"Why?," Shanahan wrote. "Because the 133-year-old institution prizes privacy and discretion above all else. And Brady and Bundchen, trailed as they often are by paparazzi, and occasionally controversy, attract the sort of attention abhorred by the multimillionaires who belong to the primrose playground on Clyde Street in Chestnut Hill."

One Boston businessperson was quoted in the story as saying, "The Country Club believes your name should appear in the newspaper just two times: When you’re born and when you die."

The media firestorm that continues to swirl around anything related to Deflategate could be enough to work against the couple's admission, members told Shanahan. But there are those who are for the Patriots quarterback and his supermodel wife joining The Country Club, which was the site of the 1913, 1963 and 1988 US Opens as well as the 1999 Ryder Cup. 

"Personally, I hope they get in," one member told the Globe. "I think if Tom and Gisele were at the club playing volleyball, a lot more people would be hanging around."

"I would support them, yes," another member said. "My husband isn’t around to gawk at Gisele, but if Tom Brady wants to come home with me, he can do that anytime."

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