If someone were to take a bet and try and pick the company who would be able to get Tom Brady to address Deflate Gate publicly, I have to imagine Foot Locker would be very low on the list. They might not have even been on the list, but here they are, getting Brady to address the controversy front and center in a new commercial. I honestly love everything about this. Brady is notoriously secretive, so for him to go out and do this means this entire thing was eating away at him more than we knew. Secondly, good for Tom Brady. The NFL is so up it’s own ass about everything it does that it deserves to get called out from time to time. In the end, deflate gate is going to hurt the NFL a lot more than it’s going to hurt Tom Brady. Anybody with half a brain already knows that Brady is the greatest (or second greatest) QB of all time, and the only people who use deflate gate against him are sore losers or former players who wish they were half as good as he is. The NFL, on the other hand, lost one of it’s great ambassadors for the game, at a time when everything around them is crumbling, including TV ratings. Brady 100 – NFL 0.
Patriots fans right now:
First off, congrats to Tom Brady, the Patriots and Patriots fans. The fact that this whole thing has lasted 9 months and the Patriots and their fans couldn’t even enjoy their Super Bowl win is ridiculous, but the right guy won in the end. Also, how terrible is the NFL at handing out suspensions? Every suspension that initially hand out is reduced or obliterated altogether. It’s almost comical. Now that Brady is going to play week 1, the Patriots are going to really murder some teams. Legitimate murder. And now, my two favorite reactions on Twitter:
— Rich Homie Shaneal (@CocoShaneal) September 3, 2015
— #TheGawd™ (@Chf_BoyarB) September 3, 2015
Also, no big deal but kind of a big deal. I called this ruling back in August:
TB – The court artist mocked for her curmudgeonly drawing of Tom Brady has done her redemption sketch.
Jane Rosenberg’s new portrait of the embattled New England Patriots quarterback is a far cry from her viral sketch of the gridiron superstar during his first appearance in Manhattan Federal Court over the DeflateGate scandal.
That sketch made the handsome four-time Super Bowl champion appear 50 years his senior — and left Rosenberg on the receiving end of countless online jeers.
But the court artist with 35 years of experience remained undeterred, and sketched a portrait of Tom Terrific over two days.
“I still found him very hard to draw — from a photo as well,” the sketch artist said. “Something subtle goes on with his eyes. He has a big chin with a cleft in it.”
I think if you look up the word ‘unnecessary’ in the dictionary, there would be a picture of this lady with two court room sketches of Tom Brady. Yes the first picture was horrible and also kind of horrifying, but sketching another portrait is so unnecessary it almost makes me angry. If this wasn’t a Monday morning and I wasn’t tired beyond belief I’d be fuming right now. Also, how bored is Jane Rosenberg? I understand being a court room sketch artist isn’t the most exciting thing in the world, but who the hell has the spare time to just stare a picture of Tom Brady and produce another portrait that literally no one was asking for? Apparently Jane Rosenberg does. If this doesn’t end with a Tom Brady ‘Walking Dead’ cameo then I will be supremely disappointed. The make up artists already have their blueprint.
The Latest Shocking Twist In The Tom Brady/Deflate Gate Saga: Jets Fan Think The Patriots Are Cheaters
— NYJetsFans (@JetsFanMedia) July 30, 2015
The Patriots training camp opened today, and a plane flew overhead with a banner reading “cheaters look up”. It’s a little unfair, since every time you see a prop plane with a banner in tow you’re going to look up, but I guess that’s what the Jets fans are into nowadays. It’s tough to blame them, because while every team in the AFC East has spent the off season getting significantly better, their team still has Geno Smith under center. But hey, at least their fans are clever!
No Fun – The National Football League has upheld a four-game suspension of New England Patriots star quarterback Tom Brady for his role in the football tampering scandal known as “Deflategate,” the league announced in a news release Tuesday.
Commissioner Roger Goodell, in affirming the suspension he handed down in May, said new information about the destruction of Brady’s cell phone showed the four-time Super Bowl champion “sought to hide evidence of his own participation in the underlying scheme to alter the footballs.”
The first thing I want to say is that none of this would have happened if Tom Brady were white. Oh he is white? Well then I’m not sure what stance to take here. Is it dumb to suspend a guy for four games for something you can’t prove? Yes. Am I surprised the NFL, a somehow multi billion dollar operation who gloriously screws up every investigation over the last few years, screwed up an investigation? No. Anyone who thinks the NFL is punishing Tom Brady for deflating footballs is missing the point. Roger Goodell and the NFL are suspending Tom Brady for not going quietly into the night. They wanted a quick and painless situation and wanted Brady to do everything their way, including giving up his cell phone. If anyone saw the texts on my cell phone, I’d be thrown in an insane asylum immediately. Plus why would Brady let the NFL, the league that bungles every investigation, have his personal cell phone? That shit would’ve been leaked to the world in a nanosecond. So Brady didn’t comply, pee wee brain Roger Goodell didn’t want to look weak, and now the defending Super Bowl Champions won’t have their quarterback on the field until week 6. May God have mercy on Andrew Luck and the Colts for that week 6 matchup.
The Deflate gate scandal has taken a crazy turn, as Tom Brady has been suspended for the first four games of the 2015 regular season. We report live from Foxboro on all the craziness and then get Twitter’s reaction to the news!
– The Average Nobodies
By now, you’ve heard the news: Tom Brady, four time Super Bowl winner and one of the most noticed athletes on the planet, has been suspended four games for maybe, possibly, probably cheating. Like most things that happen in the Internet age, the reactions have been far and wide. Anti-Patriot fans (for which there are many) either love the punishment or think more should’ve been done, like stripping Brady of his Super Bowl title last year and banishing his first born child to Siberia. Patriot fans and Brady defenders have either quietly chastised the NFL and Goodell or called for the commissioner to be hung from Copley Square while Bill Belichick throws lit cigarettes at him. As a non Patriots fan, my thoughts are somewhere in the middle. I think Brady cheated, but I can’t for the life of me figure out how missing 25% of your team’s games is a fair punishment for deflating footballs. Here’s the real problem: the NFL and Roger Goodell have royally fucked up so many of these investigations that they backed themselves into a corner. Instead of doing the right thing with guys like Ray Rice and Greg Hardy, the NFL refused to act and let the general public dictate what should be done. The more hands in the pot, the worse it got, and by the time the NFL finally acted, no punishment was going to be good enough. The same thing happened here. If Tom Brady didn’t get suspended, everyone besides Patriot fans would have been in an uproar because the official NFL investigation supposedly said he cheated. It would’ve most definitely been turned into a race issue (because what ISN’T turned into a race issue in 2015?) and Goodell would have been forced to act eventually. If Brady got suspended one game, Patriots fans would have been in an uproar and compared it to the two games Ray Rice received for assaulting his wife. “Tom Brady deflates footballs and gets a one game suspension but Ray Rice beats his wife and gets two games. That’s fair.” Does that sentence look familiar? It should, because if you have a social media account you’ve seen that exact statement, except of course, Brady got four games, which is double the initial Ray Rice punishment. Roger Goodell is like Dr. Evil or a Bond villain, except much worse; when the movie ends, the bad guy disappears. Unfortunately for football fans, Roger Goodell is very real, and very bad at his job. He claims suspending Brady for four games is protecting the integrity of the game, but the integrity of football has been gone for a long time. Brady’s cheating might have directly affected the outcome of a game, but is that really worse than some of the things Goodell has let his players get away with over the years? Here’s an excerpt from the arrest report on Greg Hardy:
In the protective order request, the woman said Hardy picked her up and threw her into the tiled tub area of a bathroom. He then dragged her into the bedroom, choked her, picked her up again and “threw [her] onto a couch covered in assault rifles and/or shotguns.”
“Hardy bragged that all of those assault rifles were loaded,” the motion stated.
She said that Hardy threatened to shoot her if she went to the media or reported the assault to anyone.
Hardy was suspended 10 games, and just signed a one year incentive laden deal that could pay him $13 million this year. So if a guy like this can just serve his 10 games and get paid, what exactly is stopping other players from being a complete pile of garbage? Hell, the 10 game suspension probably prolonged Hardy’s career. The NFL allows this stuff to happen then tries to save face by suspending, of all people, Tom Brady. A 4 time Super Bowl winner, a top 2 or 3 quarterback of all time and by all accounts a good husband and father. You may say the latter part has nothing to do with deflate gate, but you’re wrong. The NFL and Roger Goodell are tainting a guy’s legacy to make up for all the bullshit they messed up in the past, and it isn’t right. At the same time, they let guys like Hardy and Ray Rice continue to make money and enable their deplorable off season behavior. It’s a sad day for the NFL and professional sports, and as long as Roger Goodell is at the helm, it won’t get better.
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– The Average Nobodies