Kirk Minihane is joined by his long time nemesis Bart Hubbuch. Kirk and Bart discuss the incident between the two that led to Kirk being let go from Comcast and the long standing issue of deflategate. Bart annoyingly wouldn't get of his speaker phone. This is an explosive interview between two guys who admittedly dislike each other.

Wednesday I brought you the story of how the Dallas Cowboys have lifted the Patriots’ trademarked “Do Your Job” and embedded it into the wall of their new, gaudy $1.5 billion, monument to exceess, Taj Ma-Practice Facility.

Within hours, Rob Gronkowski was tweaking the unoriginal, plagiarizing also-ran organization for their intellectual property theft on Twitter. Bless him. “#DoYourJobGate”? I love it. And wish I’d thought of it.

Well, it was only a matter of time before someone beholden to the former Super Bowl champions (22 years ago, but who’s counting?) came back at him. And they did. In the form of the Cowboys bloggers on USA Today’s Cowboys Wire:

Yeah, we’re going to need you to get over yourself, Rob. Without knowing everything there is to know about trademark law, it seems pretty silly to think the Patriots’ trademark would affect anything the Cowboys or any other sports organization would use to motivate themselves. It’s pretty safe to say they aren’t running and printing t-shirts to sell outside of AT&T Stadium. …

Regardless, if it’s war Gronk wants, it’s war Gronk gets. If CowboysNation were to collectively inform Gronkowski he should maybe do his job instead of worrying what’s on the Cowboys wall, then he’ll be all the better for it.

And naturally, they went right to the last refuge of a scoundrel. The classic “Well, instead of worrying about X, you ought to be paying attention to Y” argument. The logical fallacy where, instead of defending your own actions, you accuse the accuser of being obsessed with your sins, without ever addressing the actual sins. It’s the verbal equivalent of Jiu-Jitsu, trying to use someone’s momentum against them. And these CowboysNation pull it off with all the rhetorical skills of a subreddit commenter saying “Why are you wasting your time on Harambe the gorilla when there are humans getting killed in this country???”

Cowboys fans aren’t defending their team for stealing from the Patriots because it’s indefensible. The fact that the most lucrative franchise in all of North American sports doesn’t have anyone on the payroll with the mental capacity to come up with their own catch phrase is an embarrassment. And they know it. It’s just another example of a team that can’t draft like the Patriots, prepare like them, coach like them, manage their payroll and roster like them, and certainly not win like them. So instead, they try to hire old Patriots coaches, overpay to get their former players, and pilfer their slogans in hopes that the winning will rub off magically like some kind of football pixie dust.

The fact that Gronk took 15 seconds out his day to call the Cowboys out for it doesn’t mean he’s not getting ready to win his second ring in two seasons. Or that Dallas is a loser organization doing loser organization things. The team needs to take its own advice and tell their motivational sign maker, “Do your job.”

Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton
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FOX SportsNew England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s venture into the world of commercial health and nutrition products continued this week when his label TB12 put out boxes of snacks for $50.

According to CNBC, the TB12 Snacks went on sale Monday and were sold out by Wednesday morning.

The TB12 Snack 12-Count Variety Pack is not simply cashews and peanuts but a mixture of six different raw, vegan, organic, gluten-free, and dairy-free snacks. The varieties are called: Blueberry Crunch, Amazon Crunch, Superfood Energy Squares, Cacao Goji Energy Squares and Dark Cocoa Coconut. 

For starters, to repeat what I said on the air Wednesday, I was about to order Tom Brady’s nuts. Until I found out they were actual nuts.

Now that that’s out of the way, if you’ve ever wondered, as I have, why the whole world outside of Patriots Nation seems to despise Tom Brady, here is part of the reason.

It’s because everything he does, he not only dominates, he does to perfection. Quarterbacking. Marrying. Fathering. Business. Fitness. Investing. Fashion. Looks. Cookbookery. He sets an impossibly high standard that no other human can hope to emulate.

And now, he no sooner enters the premium, upscale, gourmet, raw, vegan, organic, gluten- and dairy-free nut market, than he’s cornered it. He’s better than King Midas, because everything he touches doesn’t turn to gold, it turns to fricking Unobtanium.

Joe Montana was once considered the best quarterback of all time and was a true champion in every sense of the word. Do you think for one hot second he could sell out an entire inventory of Blueberry Crunch or Cacao Goji Energy Squares in one day? Peyton Manning wants to be the Man Who Can Sell American Anything, a 21st century Bill Cosby with substantially less sexual harassment in his background. And sure, he can move pizza and insurance. But no one is buying $50 pouches of Superfood from him. Only Tom Brady can pull that off.

Whether it’s fashionable slippers, mattresses or $200 cookbooks that are actually living documents of nutrition, nobody can inspire people to purchase high quality luxury like Brady can. And his greatest marketing achievement to date is, to put it in the words of America’s Poet Laureate Rob Gronkowski, deez nuts.


Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton