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Saturday, May 09, 2015

Bad news for Boston

Tom Brady is going to be suspended by the NFL and Bill Simmons is going to be fired by ESPN.
Tom Brady will be the highest-profile player ever suspended in the 96-year history of the NFL. Roger Goodell’s decision is expected to be announced next week, and it is no longer a matter of if the NFL commissioner will suspend Brady, but for how long he will suspend him. In conversations I’ve had with several key sources who always have a good sense of what goes on at 345 Park Ave., there is little doubt that Goodell considers Brady’s role in DeflateGate a serious violation.

The NFL is convinced, according to sources, that connecting all the dots of the evidence supplied by Ted Wells leads to one conclusion: Brady cheated.
Peter King made a good point about the fact that most of the evidence of Brady's guilt is circumstantial: ex-Patriot Aaron Hernandez was recently found guilty of murder and convicted to life in prison on the basis of circumstantial evidence. Speaking of Roger Goodell, one imagines that he might have had a little something to do with ESPN's otherwise inexplicable decision to rid themselves of The Sports Guy:
When Bill Simmons learned on Friday morning that his nearly 15-year-old relationship with ESPN was over, he responded with something uncharacteristic: silence. He said nothing to his 3.7 million followers on Twitter. He did not pick up the phone or answer requests for comment. His agent and publicist followed his sounds of silence.

Simmons’s decision not to respond to the announcement by John Skipper, the president of ESPN, that his contract was not being renewed was surprising. He had built an empire on having his voice heard, often quite loudly, in a variety of roles: columnist, podcaster, editor in chief of the website Grantland, television analyst, and one of the creators of the “30 for 30” documentary series.

Simmons seemed to have been blindsided by the timing of ESPN’s decision, which came more than four months before his contract is to expire, at the end of September. An ESPN executive, who was not authorized to speak publicly, said Skipper had told Simmons’s agent, James Dixon, that a decision had been made to end the relationship and that an announcement was coming. But Skipper did not call Simmons before going public, the ESPN executive said.

In an interview Friday morning, Skipper said: “I’ve decided that I’m not going to renew his contract. We’ve been talking to Bill, and it was clear that we weren’t going to get to the terms, so we were better off focusing on transition.”
 I'm actually glad to see Simmons leaving ESPN. He'll not only do fine without them, I expect him to be more interesting again once he's free of the corporate leash. Don't fear freedom, Bill!

UPDATE: This is apparently the phrase that sealed Simmons's fate.
 I think it’s pathetic. Roger Goodell has handled so many things so poorly that it’s reached a point now where you have something like this, where it’s taken four months to release the report, and he knew everything that was in it. He knows the results before the report is released to the public, and yet doesn’t have the testicular fortitude to do anything about it until he gauges the public reaction.
I'm wondering if it was less the criticism of Goodell and more the reference to manhood being a positive thing that more offended the ESPN executives who cut him loose. One thing is clear. They did NOT like him: “Ding Dong the witch is dead.” (That’s how one ESPN staffer describes the vibe in Bristol.) And it is perfectly clear that while his politics lean left, he is no SJW.

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67 Comments:

Blogger YIH May 09, 2015 6:42 AM  

My guess? No more than a two-game suspension for Brady - at the beginning of the season, of course.
Baddell's having to squirm here, he has to sanction the Patriots, but after frosting over the relationship with his biggest booster (Kraft, the owner) this may wind up getting this disaster of a commish out the door.
One can only hope.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan May 09, 2015 7:00 AM  

ESPN is awful, bulldoze its buildings and salt the Earth over top of them.

Blogger Mad Dok Rob May 09, 2015 7:36 AM  

Brady will get maybe a game. Probably just a fine. Pats are in to close with Goddell...which is why they can cheat with no fear of punishment. It is hilarious listening to all these idiot pats fans in the Boston metro talk about how everyone is just a hater, now we can throw this just like spygate back in their face. Pats would have been better off if Carroll had not lost his mind and threw away the SB. This story would have died then. Patriots rebranded as cheaters that can only win if they break the rules. Perfect team for Obama's America.

Anonymous trk May 09, 2015 7:43 AM  

Brady could retire. Good way to give a middle finger to the networks who want the drama

Anonymous Boomer "Bafoon"[sic] May 09, 2015 7:48 AM  

It's funny how quick Boston sports fans were to attach an asterisk to Barry Bonds, yet they scream bloody murder when anyone tries to do it to Tommy Boy and the Cheatriots. Hopefully the NFL throws the book at Mrs. Bundchen and this season is a little less pro wrestle-y than last year.

Semi-OT: How the hell did the NFL determine that letting players take amphetamine for "ADHD" doesn't give a competitive edge?

Anonymous Cash May 09, 2015 8:00 AM  

ESPN sucks. The politics, especially on the website are out of control. They had an article up yesterday about woman lacross players being ready for front line combat. They made a huge deal about their tranny reporter writing about the Kardashian freak.

We need a sports Castilia House.

Blogger Desiderius May 09, 2015 8:04 AM  

Vox,

So is it your theory that all the SJW writers at Grantland are from corporate, not Simmons?

Blogger VD May 09, 2015 8:17 AM  

So is it your theory that all the SJW writers at Grantland are from corporate, not Simmons?

No, but I very much doubt Simmons had much, if anything, to do with hiring most of them. He's a sports guy, not a politics guy, for the most part. He's not a proper SJW.

Blogger Nate May 09, 2015 8:35 AM  

wait... the NFL is going to suspend a player for something that actually involves football?

can they do that?

Anonymous ? May 09, 2015 8:35 AM  

So... I don't follow football or know anything about it...

Is there actually a rule against deflating the ball?

Also, I would have thought that both teams played with the same balls. But I guess each time provides its own? (As otherwise, deflating the ball that both use provides no advantage.)

Blogger Jay Lucas May 09, 2015 9:04 AM  

Yes. There's almost always a rule about the inflation of a ball. It's part of what defines the ball, much like its shape or composition. And while for most of us it'd be common sense to shrug at a detail like that (both sides are playing with the same ball after all) there was an incentive to change the inflation of the ball, so it's reasonable to assume the effect is non-trivial.

Blogger YIH May 09, 2015 9:18 AM  

?
But I guess each team provides its own?
Yep. Taking air out of the ball makes it softer, and thus easier to grip, throw, and catch. NFL teams each bring 12 balls to the game and use their own on offense, so only the Patriots would have benefitted from the deflated balls.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan May 09, 2015 9:20 AM  

Nope not a chance that a cadet system could ever be implemented in this country with all those SJW controlling the media narrative, not a chance just pure merit. Thanks conservatives for playing the dope

Blogger JaimeInTexas May 09, 2015 9:20 AM  

I am not a fan of profesional sports either. The footballs must be inflated at a range of PSI. The penalty for improper ball inflation is a fine. The Patriots should have simply acknowledged the infractions and paid the fine and the storm would not have developed. Now the storm has a name; Brady. Maybe another NFL rule will bear Brady's name, too.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan May 09, 2015 9:20 AM  

That was caste system by the way

Anonymous David-093 May 09, 2015 9:22 AM  

@Nate

It's a trial run. They're taking it day by day.

Blogger Josh May 09, 2015 9:27 AM  

No, but I very much doubt Simmons had much, if anything, to do with hiring most of them. He's a sports guy, not a politics guy, for the most part. He's not a proper SJW.

The man who brought Women. Ruin. Everything. to the internet cannot be a SJW

Blogger Guitar Man May 09, 2015 9:49 AM  

Brady is the GOAT who probably cheated. Pay the fine, suspension, and go full on FU mode for number five, Touchdown Tom.

Anonymous Will Best May 09, 2015 10:01 AM  

Pats would have been better off if Carroll had not lost his mind and threw away the SB.

In point of fact, they had already tightened up the inspection procedure to eliminate the Pats ability to cheat in that manner. So the SB was a clean game (at least on that front lord knows how else anybody tried to cheat). Though I suppose you could argue it should have been Hawks over Ravens.

Also, I would have thought that both teams played with the same balls. But I guess each time provides its own? (As otherwise, deflating the ball that both use provides no advantage.)

Footballs are like baseball gloves, or ice skates, they need a certain amount of breaking in before they achieve peak performance. The old rule was home team supplies the balls, but then the visiting QB has to play with the style of ball the home QB likes. So Peyton and Tom teamed up to get the rule changed to each team brings their own balls about a decade ago.

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I hope its a 4-game suspension. Since that is what they give you if you test positive for a PED. Then again those tests are pretty conclusive, and all they seem to have is a couple disgruntled employees bitching about how they have been treated by a diva.

Anonymous Boomer "Bafoon"[sic] May 09, 2015 10:22 AM  

The best part about this whole incident is that if Brady has just owned it from the beginning, said "Yea, I like them a little underinflated, the ballboys just went a little overboard, so what?", and taken his fine, every QB in the league would have backed him up and the Pats would have a taint-free trophy.

Now, after he gets suspended, the taint will never go away, and the "no clean rings" meme will live on. Too bad the NFL won't give the Pats the A-Rod treatment they deserve.

Blogger Guitar Man May 09, 2015 10:27 AM  

Boomer, Yankees suck! In all seriousness, this is the dumbest scandal.

Anonymous Boomer "Bafoon"[sic] May 09, 2015 10:35 AM  

Baseball sucks in general Guitar Man. However, I have the utmost respect for the way that MLB has given its cheaters their just desserts, every sport should emulate them.

It wouldn't be a scandal at all for any other team. The only reason it became a scandal is the Patriot's decade long legacy of cheating.

Anonymous Anonymous May 09, 2015 10:53 AM  

this is the best part of the article

"Considering how soft Goodell was in originally giving Ray Rice just a two-game suspension for slugging his future wife in an elevator"

why would something that has no influence on the actual games played influence the punishment for directly cheating in those games?

these people are crazy

-AmicusC

Blogger Tommy Hass May 09, 2015 11:03 AM  

American sports media are pozzed beyond belief.

Anonymous Brian May 09, 2015 11:04 AM  

Simmons is correct. Goodell has proven he cares more about what the media and SJWs think than fans or even players. Hence his inability to make fair and consistent decisions regarding punishment. This should be a non-issue in the grand scheme of things. But in Goodell's World, where every minor controversy is milked 24/7/365 for ratings and fake outrage (because it "drives fan interest" (?)), this has to be made into a big deal, even if you have to tarnish legacies to do it. Remember when the Seahawks gave the Cowboys that greased pig for their FG attempt and Romo dropped it? That was a playoff game too. Seahawks got no punishment and the media called it "gamesmanship." Can you imagine that happening today? Goodell cares not for the game, only that you tune in and watch it, and don't get up during commercials. Bottom line: did Brady cheat? Who cares, as long as you take a side and tune in this fall. Remember, 1/32 of your t-shirt and hat purchase goes to New England; no matter how much you hate them they still win.

Blogger Guitar Man May 09, 2015 11:04 AM  

The media is ridiculous. As a homer, I'm looking forward to TSG's strong take on Ballghazi.

Blogger Guitar Man May 09, 2015 11:07 AM  

After all, Brian, the Pats are part of the ELOE, and BB happens to be the dark overlord.

Blogger rondolf May 09, 2015 11:23 AM  

http://deadspin.com/aaron-rodgers-likes-to-tamper-with-footballs-too-1680676328

This goes for every QB.

Anonymous Brian May 09, 2015 11:34 AM  

Saw this on Lew's site and followed the link.

https://consortiumnews.com/2015/05/07/holes-in-nfls-deflategate-report/#comment-193893

And yes, BB is overlord of ELOE. That's why they always show him making the evil hoodie face on TV.

Blogger Guitar Man May 09, 2015 11:39 AM  

The media wants coaches who will smile and do a song and dance. They are like the gammas of sports because they never had the ability to compete. So they want to feel accepted by the greats but are easily offended when a coach doesn't bend over for them.

Anonymous Will Best May 09, 2015 11:39 AM  

Brady has the ball boys tamper with the balls after they cleared inspection. Rodgers has the balls over inflated before they are inspected. Its one thing to try and catch a break with a less than zealous ref. It is another thing to actively circumvent the process.

Anonymous CarpCzar May 09, 2015 11:47 AM  

Ray Lewis killed 2 people, hung the rap on his posse, and paid for the silence of the families of the deceased, and is seen on ESPN every Sunday, and is in the HOF. Deflated footballs seem so inconsequential. But what do I know?

And yes ESPN is so PC. I want a network that promises never to broadcast women's basketball.

Anonymous The other robot May 09, 2015 11:48 AM  

The link to HumanAction (Scholar's Edition) no longer works. Looks like the free PDF is no longer available.

Blogger Patrikbc #0344 May 09, 2015 11:53 AM  

The Patriots are building quite a rep for cheating this past decade, which doesn't look good when you have that many Super Bowl appearances.

Blogger Guitar Man May 09, 2015 11:56 AM  

The refs admitted that the only time they didn't watch the balls was during the AFCCG. Wells should have investigated the incompetence of the officials.

Blogger YIH May 09, 2015 12:09 PM  

Brian:
Remember, 1/32 of your t-shirt and hat purchase goes to New England;
Not quite, 31/32 of licensing money goes to the NFL as a whole, it pays the refs, pays the commish and office and the rest goes to the United Way. The exception is the Raiders, they do keep their slice.
That's how the NFL (as a whole) could be (until recently) a ''non-profit''.

Anonymous The Millennial Falcon May 09, 2015 12:15 PM  

Simmons may not be an SJW, but they own his soul after that epic self-emasculation he performed on himself to establish common ground with the transgendered community he so offended: http://grantland.com/features/the-dr-v-story-a-letter-from-the-editor/

Anonymous Brian May 09, 2015 12:18 PM  

YIH,

Yes, that is technically correct. But, all the merch money left over goes into a pool, and is then is split evenly amongst all teams. So you support your "rival" as much as your team when you buy a shirt.

Blogger Poor Guy May 09, 2015 12:45 PM  

I thought they said there was no evidence implicating Brady?

Anonymous Eric Wilson (#0242) May 09, 2015 12:54 PM  

The Millennial Falcon,

Completely agree with that. Before that piece, Simmons seemed a bit rogueish, even if some of his writers (Katie Baker, Charles Pierce) are completely SJWs. But after that grovelling apology about a piece that no one read, yikes.

Although, I have to say that Grantland was maybe kind of bad for him, in a way. He stopped being The Sports Guy and became The NFL Gambling and NBA Guy. I can get behind the former, but the latter completely bores me. I read all of his older stuff, but his new stuff, sheesh, I mean there's only so many NBA columns that a guy can read.

Anonymous rienzi May 09, 2015 1:24 PM  

Patriots fans must be thanking God at this point that Brady was only caught trying to influence the outcome of an important game by cheating. Imagine their horror if Brady had been caught spanking his child, then they could be absolutely certain of losing him for the entire season, and maybe beyond.

Blogger Michael Maier May 09, 2015 1:35 PM  

Wasn't it "THE CORNER" or something on ESPN.com? I stopped reading because Simmons got too much into "being Simmons". His goofy pop culture references felt like they'd become the meat of his writing instead of the spice. A victim of his own success.

"Grantland" looks retarded and barely sport-related.

Hell, someone linked to a "John Wick" piece and I didn't even realize the site had anything to do with sports.

Blogger Cail Corishev May 09, 2015 1:42 PM  

A network that wants to be tight with the Pinktober League was bound to get rid of the guy who said "Women ruin everything." It's a wonder he survived a day past that statement, really.

Sports radio guy Steve Czaban has a lot of fun with his "Roger under his desk" character, where Goodell's hiding under his desk every time they interview him about some controversy. It's spot on. The league is now desperately trying to protect its "integrity" by punishing everything, even becoming a law unto itself in cases which the real courts dropped, to try to make up for the fact that half the guys in their studios are serious criminals.

Anonymous BGS May 09, 2015 2:06 PM  

I don't really follow the steroid using sports, as sports medicine doctors can tell what PEDSs someone uses by their injury patterns, but was not the majority of the difference accounted for by taking the balls out in the cold? I mean people spun conspiracy theories that the balls where measured in a sauna, but isn't this an issue that they pay referees to adjudicate during the game?

Anonymous Will Best May 09, 2015 2:22 PM  

That's how the NFL (as a whole) could be (until recently) a ''non-profit''.

Utter nonsense. Non-profit is a taxing classification that means you are adhering to a particular business structure. All privately owned business could be so structured if they wanted. And it doesn't deprive the IRS of any revenue, the NFL and its owners won't pay any more taxes this year than they did last year (well to the extent their income stays the same).

The reason the NFL non-profit formation is being attacked is more Leftist horseshit. This time they are policing the purity of a treasured word, "non-profit". All bad non-profits need to go because the word has to be associated with good, and the NFL (and other sports) is not good.

Blogger Bobo May 09, 2015 2:44 PM  

Now Boston is added to New Orleans on the "Cities Roger Goodell Can Never Visit Again" list...

Blogger Guitar Man May 09, 2015 3:01 PM  

One former NFL QB claims that every QB deflated.

http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/12244290/ex-quarterback-jeff-blake-deflating-footballs-common

Anonymous Too-Soon-ami May 09, 2015 3:01 PM  

BGS, I think the cold balls theory was shot down pretty quick by "real scientists" in lab coats who in real life would never be asked their opinion on anything they actually work on, who said the pressure drop at those temperatures would be miniscule. I don't give a shit, so I'll take their word for it.

The "gate" part of Deflategate was nullified IMO by 2 things:
* In the first half, when NE was using "illegal balls", the score was low and close; after they were "caught", and began using "proper balls", they went on a scoring rampage. Indianapolis should be kicking themselves for blowing the whistle.

* After every play, the ball is handled by probably 3 or 4 referees, who throw it to the sidelines for a replacement, or throw it to another ref who throws it to another, to set it down for the next play. Not ONE of those professional officials ever noticed anything wrong with any of the balls in play.

The sport is turning into a big gay soap opera, and richly deserves to lose its place as National Pastime.

Blogger Michael Maier May 09, 2015 3:31 PM  

+1, Too-Soon-ami.

Anonymous Clyde May 09, 2015 4:02 PM  

"I think the cold balls theory was shot down pretty quick by "real scientists" in lab coats"

The only people I know of who said the temperature change theory didn't hold up were Bill Nye and Neil Degrasse Tyson - and calling either of them a "real scientist" is a stretch. Nye didn't say the temperature change wasn't great enough to cause that level of air pressure change, he said the only way to change the pressure inside a football is with a needle. Even if he hadn't followed that up with "go Seahawks" he could be dismissed as a lying midwit.

Tyson acknowledged the possibility of temperature change leading to pressure change, but said the temperature change wasn't enough. After being called out for being incorrect, he admitted he had done the calculation incorrectly, and that the temperature change could, in fact, account for the pressure change.

Anonymous Gapeseed May 09, 2015 5:40 PM  

I am more interested in what happens to the Patriots than Brady, because at some point, an organization becomes "strictly liable" for the actions of their employees. Given the general lawlessness around the Patriots since Kraft took over (including stealing Belichick from the Jets), a really just punishment for this modern day and smoother Al Davis would be for the NFL to force Kraft to sell the team. That could be negotiated down to a Brady suspension, loss of draft picks, and large fine, but anything less is further proof that Kraft's role in setting Goodell's compensation has bought him carte blanche to cheat his fellow NFL partners.

Blogger Guitar Man May 09, 2015 5:50 PM  

Gapeseed, you're some sort of insane person, right? Or at least, a commie.

Anonymous Gapeseed May 09, 2015 8:20 PM  

Sorry Guitar Man, I don't follow your rhetoric. Try dialectic if you want me to get your point.

Anonymous Boomer "Bafoon"[sic] May 09, 2015 8:37 PM  

Its sad how many Boston homers there are at VP. The sooner you all realize that the P*triots are 4-time champions in the same way that Lance Armstrong is a 7-time champion, the easier it will be.

Blogger Bobo May 09, 2015 9:15 PM  

@ Boomer
I used to race w/Lance, we have a lot of friends in common but I never liked him myself. But, I can tell you in all honesty that he won all of those Tours against others that were just as juiced as he was, he was just better. You could stick elephant steroids up my ass for 3 generations and I couldn't win the Tour.
The Patriots didn't win because their balls had 2psi less, they won because they were better.
As a Saints fan...

Blogger Bobo May 09, 2015 9:45 PM  

@ Boomer
I used to race w/Lance, we have a lot of friends in common but I never liked him myself. But, I can tell you in all honesty that he won all of those Tours against others that were just as juiced as he was, he was just better. You could stick elephant steroids up my ass for 3 generations and I couldn't win the Tour.
The Patriots didn't win because their balls had 2psi less, they won because they were better.
As a Saints fan...

Blogger Bobo May 09, 2015 9:45 PM  

@ Boomer
I used to race w/Lance, we have a lot of friends in common but I never liked him myself. But, I can tell you in all honesty that he won all of those Tours against others that were just as juiced as he was, he was just better. You could stick elephant steroids up my ass for 3 generations and I couldn't win the Tour.
The Patriots didn't win because their balls had 2psi less, they won because they were better.
As a Saints fan...

Blogger Jason Roberts May 09, 2015 9:59 PM  

Yeah I remember reading that and wanting to puke, but I think he was trying to protect that young writer's future (it was a great article). He was like The Dark Knight, but way too obsequious.

Anonymous Jack Amok May 09, 2015 10:49 PM  

Brady will get maybe a game. Probably just a fine. Pats are in to close with Goddell

I assume that's why the report hung Brady out to dry. If they'd pinned the blame on Bellichek, I think they would've had to do something drastic since that would've been twice he was caught cheating. Brady can get off as a first time offender.

In ESPN related news, the Program Director (and on-air host) of the local Seattle ESPN affiliate made a complete ass of himself over the Frank Clark draft pick. For those who don't know, Clark was kicked off the Michigan team in November because he was arrested on a Domestic Violence charge. The prosecutor (a woman) last month dropped the charge to some flavor of Disorderly Conduct because she determined that the poor widdle woman Clark allegedly beat was actually the attacker and Clark was just defending himself (after trying to leave and having the dummich go after him, still hitting him).

The host hung up on a couple of callers who tried to make any sort of point about maybe Clark wasn't a horrible person. That station is the one with the broadcast rights for Seahawks games. I sent the Seahawks and the station letters saying I wasn't listening to the station again until the PD was fired.

Blogger Desiderius May 10, 2015 12:15 AM  

"The Patriots didn't win because their balls had 2psi less, they won because they were better."

The fumble numbers look bad.

Anonymous Jack Amok May 10, 2015 12:50 AM  

The fumble numbers look bad.

Yes, 1 to 2 extra wins a year since the rule change, due to lack of fumbles. Even so, I think there's only one year where they make the playoffs that they wouldn't have without deflating footballs. The Patriots make the playoffs so often because they play in the lamest division in the NFL.

Blogger Guitar Man May 10, 2015 2:18 PM  

Ah, the old fumble numbers. Google it. Plenty dispel the poor math of that report.

Also, the NFL just came out and stated that there has been absolutely no decision on a suspension. They are already in damage control on this.

PFT finally pointed out the pressure gauge gate today...

Blogger Eric May 10, 2015 6:55 PM  

Great advice for Simmons.

Anonymous Jack Amok May 11, 2015 12:45 AM  

"Google it" ain't gonna cut it Guitar Man. I've seen the fumble numbers. They're pretty damning, and it doesn't take any fancy math.

Links or it happened.

Anonymous LegallySpeaking May 11, 2015 1:18 AM  

Yawn. A mountain out of a molehill:

-everyone tries to do it/does it (former QB Brad Johnson has said this, Dennis Green and that Sgt. Slaughter guy who used to coach the Steelers have all publicly downplayed the event). Most qbs and coaches are treating this as much ado about nothing or a light-hearted affair.
--it pales in comparison to the other massive cheating going on in sports--steroid use (and possibly gambling)---that do seriously affect the outcome of games a lot more
--it pales in comparison to the off-the-field crimes players are doing (Aaron Hernandez), which may be part of the reason the NFL is going nuts on this---distraction from their real problems.
--the point where Brady cheated was the first half, where he and his team were not playing great. The second half had properly-inflated footballs, where Brady and his team scored a ton of points and won the game.
--it's a convenient white-guy-doing-wrong story so the NFL/ESPN/national media doesn't have just a string of black/hispanic athletes doing wrong (Tom Wolfe is smiling).

This is the equivalent of a baseball player (George Brett) having pine tar above the legal line, or a pitcher greasing/scuffing up a baseball (Gaylord Perry) or a great scoring hockey player (think Getzky or Lemiuex) being caught with a stick blade that is "too curved" under NHL regulations (yes, that is a thing). In football, this is akin to a wide receiver using illegal "stickum" on their hands or, alternatively, a receiver greasing up their jersey so it's harder for opponents to tackle them.

In other words, a minor infraction that gives a slight advantage that is wrong and should be punished by a fine (after the fact) or being kicked out of the game currently (if caught in the middle of it), but nowhere near the earth-shattering, game-changing, game-winning event anti-Patriots dude are making it.

I can't help but think that the fact that Brady snubbed Obama at the White House has made some of the media this week make a bigger deal out of this than need be. CBS news literally LED with this story on the day it came out. I almost fell off the couch laughing---with everything going on in the world, the pravda workers were going with this sports trash to distract us.

The more and more I read the Anonymous Conservative's blog, the more and more I see the signs of unbelievably sensitive narcissism in SJWs. The idea that the Obamas and the SJWs who worship them are so thin-skinned as to take Brady's snub as a call for complete career assassination becomes more and more plausible as I delve into the r/K divide. Scott Pelley (CBS anchor) intoned as if this were Watergate.

Blogger Guitar Man May 11, 2015 9:08 AM  

Jack Amok,

You're so lazy, but here's one. I'll let you do your own research from here on out.

Hint. Copy and paste the link into a web browser to view it. I'm too lazy to pop in some HTML code.

http://regressing.deadspin.com/why-those-statistics-about-the-patriots-fumbles-are-mos-1681805710http://regressing.deadspin.com/why-those-statistics-about-the-patriots-fumbles-are-mos-1681805710

Blogger Guitar Man May 11, 2015 10:26 AM  

LegallySpeaking, good points. As a fellow Patriots homer, I enjoyed your take.

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