Deflategate Update: Brady Should Grow a Pair of Balls
The fallout from Sunday’s AFC Championship Game between the Patriots and Colts has intensified. Since Sunday, ESPN and other media outlets have reported 11 of the 12 footballs used by the New England offense were altered at halftime. After shrinkage, balls are easier to catch and Brady’s delicate hands can grip them harder. What else can we expect from the Patriots and their culture of cheating?
On Thursday, both Bill Belichick and Tom Brady held press conferences in response to #Deflategate. Their explanations were meaningless. Brady asserted he had no knowledge of the ball issue. Belichick blamed science for the balls naturally losing pressure. Opinions will vary, but we believe the league should vacate the victory and award the game to the Colts immediately. Plain and simple. There is no room in the NFL for teams that fiddle with their balls. Balls need to be protected at all times, for not only the integrity of the game but for the continuation of the human species. And yes, insert your “ball joke” here.
Walks Like a Duck
Hopefully, the shiny veneer of Patriots superiority is finally over. Belichick and his cronies are as crooked as Governor Chris Christie’s traffic patterns. Spygate, stealing offensive play calls, and now Deflategate. The mystery of how the Patriots have been so dynastic has been solved, they cheated.
Belichick can make all the confusing arguments he wants. Brady can parade his pretty face up to the podium and try to play innocent, but the jig is up. The organization knows they can’t compete on a level playing field, so they developed a whole playbook on how to cheat and win. It’s up to the NFL to throw that book at them now.