Gregg Doyel, IndyStar — This story ends the way it should, with DeflateGate mastermind Tom Brady paying for that with a four-game suspension that will stick to his Hall of Fame resume like a splatter of stink. And now, can this story please go away? … [T]he Patriots prepare to play four games without one of the greatest, and most busted, quarterbacks in NFL history.
Dan Shaughnessy, Boston Globe — Bottom line: The Patriots were doing it. They had a system of deflating footballs after the balls were inspected by officials. Any agenda-less person who reads the Wells Report would come away with no other conclusion. The texts were unexplainable. … And when caught, they deny, then accuse. They do the deeds of guilty men.
Steve Serby, New York Post — On the day that Deflategate became Reinstategate, Tom Brady learned once and for all that if you have the balls to mess with the integrity of Roger Goodell’s game, and then engage in a coverup, eventually, you will be stripped of your Teflon coat and sacked. … Pretty Boy cheated and lied about his involvement with Patriots equipment staffers in a scheme prior to the 2015 AFC Championship game against the Colts.
Bob Kravitz, KTHR — In the end, it didn’t really matter whether the Wells Report reached the proper conclusion, a conclusion based on facts they gathered over the course of several months, that Tom Brady was more likely than not aware the Patriots had engaged in a conspiracy to deflate the footballs.
Mile High Report — To the surprise of no one, at least outside of the New England bubble, Tom Brady’s four-game suspension was reinstated by a federal appeals court. Monday just became glorious for us all. The decision was announced Monday morning and proves, emphatically, that the New England Patriots quarterback is, in fact, a cheater.
I present these to you as a public service. Because I think it’s important to know how the fervent, Patriots-hating zealots out there are taking the news that a federal court upheld Tom Brady’s suspension.
For 15 months now, Roger Goodell has stood before the mob of these backward, anti-science, dark ages serfs and told them he caught Brady practicing witchcraft. And the gullible peasants have waved their laptops and their Twitter feeds in the air and screamed to see him burned at the stake. Now that they’re getting their wish, they’re too excited about bathing in Brady’s professional blood to give a damn if witches are real.
In spite of everything. Basic physics. Standard of proof. Presumption of innocence. Common sense. By their own admission, none of that matters. They hate the Patriots so much, they’re embracing philistine pig-ignorance. Even though it means ignoring:
- The ideal gas law
- The corruption of Exponent, Inc.
- Dozens of articles by impartial scholars
- Mike Kensil’s involvement
- The lie that it all began with D’Qwell Jackson’s interception
- The lack of texts implicating Brady
- The way NFL attorney Jeff Pash helped write an “independent” report
- The horrendously sloppy way the NFL conducted the investigation
- The fact the focus was supposed to be only on the AFC championship game
- The NFL’s cover-up of ball pressure data in 2015
- Brady’s own performance since the league “cracked down”
I could go on, but you get the point. The willfully stupid dopes I cited above are on the side of a commissioner no one respects. Who has bungled every disciplinary matter he’s ever taken up and had it blow up in his face like a Jason Pierre-Paul firework. A conniving, scheming, feckless bureaucrat who has lied to the public more than a congressman. But this one time, they’re on his side because he’s tucking it to Tom Brady and that makes him right. Justice be damned.
Notwithstanding that when Judge Richard Berman overturned Goodell’s punishment last August, this same crowd cried with one voice that this didn’t exonerate Brady. Then it was all about procedure. But now that that decision is reversed? Well, this is proof that Brady is guilty and they were right all along. He’s a proven cheater. A mastermind. A cover-up artist. Liar. Still a Pretty Boy, but a Pretty Boy with a tainted legacy because he got caught and it’s “glorious.”
Of course, this is just a small taste, taken from the first 24 hours of this. Samples I’m laying out for you at the snack counter, but there is a whole Trader Joe’s worth of hatred on its way. So as always, keep Defending the Wall.
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