Glenn, Lou and Christian start the show by talking about the Red Sox retiring Wade Boggs' number. They also touch on the brief filed by the Patriots yesterday.
Glenn, Lou and Christian start the show by talking about the Red Sox retiring Wade Boggs' number. They also touch on the brief filed by the Patriots yesterday.

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Anyone who knows me is aware that the first place I go every day for my news and information is Harper’s BAZAAR. And I never, ever start a week without jumping aboard their #MancrushMonday feature, which this week takes a big, wet plunge into the middle of Lake Tom Brady. In an open, freewheeling, candid and revealing Q&A, Brady bares his soul to the site whose other articles include “The Top 10 Hairs Ideas for Summer” and “White Out: The Chicest Bags For Right Now.” They were all gems, but here are some of my own personal highlights:

Harper’s BAZAAR: What’s the first thing you do in the morning?
Tom Brady: Take a drink of water, brush my teeth, get in the shower, and take the dogs out before they pee in the house.

HB: What’s your favorite football movie of all time?
TB: Wildcats. That’s my absolute favorite, with Goldie Hawn. You’ll love it.

HB: Who would play you in the Tom Brady biopic?
TB: Matt Damon. He’s a great actor, and he’s from Boston, so we’ve got a few things in common. I’ve seen him throw a football, though. He definitely needs to work on that.

HB: What’s your favorite thing to do with your kids?
TB: I like skiing and surfing with them. They are the cutest little skiers out there, in their little outfits. I just want to eat ’em up!

HB: Do you ever offer [Gisele] fashion advice?
TB: I think she does pretty well for herself without my advice. I prefer less clothing over more, for me.

HB: If you weren’t an athlete, what would you be doing right now?
TB: I’d be that James Bond character from the Beautyrest commercial that we did. Maybe some day.

And there you have it. The man in full. Brady is just like any other guy. He wakes up and makes sure his dogs don’t pee all over his $4.5 million house, he expectts one of Hollywood’s most successful bohunk leading men to play him in a movie, thinks the Brady-Bundchen kids in ski gear are so cute he could eat them up, prefers Gisele scantily clad and dreams of being the secret agent Brady played in the mattress commercial.

I mean, I check every box on that list too. So it just goes to show success hasn’t changed him. He’s still one of us. Not to mention, his favorite football movie is Goldie Hawn’s Wildcats. What man’s isn’t? With all due respect to Rudy, Semi-Tough, Remember the Titans, All the Right Moves or Any Given Sunday, the best football movies always involve a precocious, 40-something MILF coaching an inner city team and inspiring them to achieve things they never thought possible. Talk about putting your pants on one leg at a time.

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The guys talk about Wade Boggs' number being retired today by the Red Sox, which in Lou's mind is his number being retired. Lou also shares what he bought his wife for her birthday.

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Gary Tanguay continues his defense of Patriots owner Robert Kraft and tries to talk up the importance of the team filing an amicus briefing in support of Tom Brady and the NFLPA's case.
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News of the Patriots filing an amicus brief with the court hearing the Tom Brady appeal dropped while Dale & Holley with a Thornton Chaser was on the air Wednesday, so I haven’t responded on the blog yet. And as Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch, I’d be breaking my oath not to do so.

And my response is this: The battle is on. And it is glorious.

Some will argue that it’s too little too late for the Patriots to fire this shot now, but I disagree. This is fight is not over, not by a damned sight. The odds are long and the night is dark and full of terrors and all that. But what more can we ask than the Krafts set a legal precedent by being the first plaintiff to file a petition on behalf of the opposing side? As far as anyone can tell, that’s never happened before in the history of jurisprudence. The Pats are 1/32nd of the NFL’s side of this beef, and they’re acting like a double agent, undermining the case from within.

Sure, you can demand they sue the league, but they can’t. Period. It would get thrown out of court and solve nothing. This has a chance to actually work. And for those of us who’ve wanted Mr. Kraft to stop playing well with others and go on the attack, how’s this little nugget grab you?

From the outset of this matter the League’s conduct reflects less a search for the truth than pursuit of a predetermined result and defense of a report which, despite no direct evidence of tampering or Mr. Brady’s involvement, was relied on to impose penalties with no precedent or correlation to the alleged offense. The League’s commitment to the conclusions of the Wells Report on which the penalties were based was so absolute that in Mr. Brady’s appeal one of the chief Paul Weiss investigators and an author of the Report, Mr. [Lorin] Reisner, served as the League’s counsel and examined witnesses. In addition, at the very outset of the investigation the League leaked materially incorrect PSI information and refused to correct it for months, allowing public misperceptions to fester. At the AFC Championship Game itself, and despite having no knowledge of the impact of weather on PSI (as admitted under oath), League personnel were already accusing the Patriots of cheating. …

The Commissioner publicly praised the Wells Report, imposed penalties based on it, and then insisted on hearing and deciding Mr. Brady’s appeal himself despite the authority to appoint an independent person to do so. When evidence at that hearing did not provide support for enhanced findings against Mr. Brady (to go beyond ‘general awareness’ of violations by others), the Commissioner made new findings and changed the basis on which Mr. Brady was being penalized.

Boom. Shots fired! Man down! Call the paramedics!

Isn’t this more or less the case Pats fans, sports law experts, bloggers and other Wall Defenders have been making all along, only in well-written legalese? Not to mention all the other arguments contained within. From the way the league refuses to hand over Ted Wells’ notes, even though they’re not privileged communication but part of an “independent” investigation. Or the way he completely sandbagged Dorito Dink and the Deflator, despite having all their texts and the context they provided him.

The bottom line is this filing shows the Patriots aren’t now and never have been trying to go along and get along. They’re pissed as hell, and are willing to do something no one’s ever done in a court of law to undermine the league’s case, even if it means carpet bombing the commissioner’s right to abuse his absolute power.

Best of all, it means the real leader of the Night’s Watch lives again. Welcome back, Mr. Kraft:

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