Deflategate news aside, there are some reports that Tom and Giselle are having some trouble in paradise. Lou, Christian and Gary discuss the validity of the reports, and Christian gives some advice to Tom.

[0:01:50] ... DC who's that. English name was brought up you know I bet. Bob Sanders just or just a warning. As soon as the show is over I would leave as quickly as possible but what he's ...
[0:02:52] ... oracle but also. Supports put it you know there are up for Matt Smith who has been very good. I mean I do about high school football news Manson and he's probably going to tank which. ...
[0:06:06] ... that's not get real they are on a fast first that the United States Olympic Games and I'll let your emotions out of it. And I say I was I was most of them while it's just it just speaks to the hole but it Tom Brady's human beings in ethics of those we lose we in sight of that. Do we see him on the football field and ...





Jerod Mayo dropped by the studio to talk with Lou, Christian, and Gary about the stress that some guys go through on "cut-down" day. He also made fun of Christian for his focus on fashion, and how exaggerated he thought HBO's "Ballers" was.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Can HBO and the NFL just work out a deal right now where the “Hard Knocks” cameras just stick around Houston after the show is over and follow Vince and Bianca Wilfork around? The world needs more Vince, not less. He’s a natural. You just can’t create this kind of persona. He gives new meaning to the term “larger than life.” And it seems like the Internet agrees.

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Lou, Christian and Gary (and the rest of us) are all patiently waiting for Judge Berman to decide Tom Brady's future. The guys wonder.... What is he waiting for?

 

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Rest easy, people of America. Our long, national nightmare is over.

The scourge that was the underinflation of footballs, which had eaten away at the very foundations of our society and threatened to send us into a death spiral of anarchy and lawlessness, has been eradicated at last. NFL executive vice president of football operations and handing out ridiculous punishments Troy Vincent has seen to that.

Vincent has released to an anxious world the guidelines by which footballs will be handled in the 2015 season and beyond. And as you can well imagine, they are magnificent. Here are just some of the highlights:

Two hours and 15 minutes prior to kickoff, both teams will be required to bring 24 footballs (12 primary and 12 back-up) to the Officials’€™ Locker Room for inspection. Two Game Officials, designated by the Referee, will conduct the inspection and record the PSI measurement of each football. The League’€™s Security Representative will observe the inspection process. Primary game balls for each team will be numbered one through 12, and any game ball within the allowable range of 12.5 PSI to 13.5 PSI will be approved, and the PSI level will not be altered. …

Once the game balls are approved by the Referee, the K-Ball Coordinator (KBC) will take custody of and remain responsible for the security of the game balls and back-up balls for each club. They will remain in the custody of the KBC until 10 minutes prior to kickoff. …

At designated games, selected at random, the game balls used in the first half will be collected by the KBC at halftime, and the League’€™s Security Representative will escort the KBC with the footballs to the Officials’€™ Locker room. During halftime, each game ball for both teams will be inspected in the locker room by designated members of the officiating and security crews. …

All gauges will be certified prior to each season by Wilson Sporting Goods. Each Referee will be provided with a primary and backup gauge. NFL Football Operations will maintain a backup supply as well. The same gauge will be used for pregame, halftime, and postgame testing.

Bravo, Troy Vincent. A hearty “well done” for your iron-willed leadership on this. These rules and regulations are such an upgrade from the guidelines you had in place for the 2014 season:

Prior to the game, in violation of rules set forth in the game operations manual, the officials’ locker room will be filled with league personnel all in there watching the end of the earlier game on TV. The referee will have the duty of inspecting the footballs but not required to jot down the PSI because that’s too much work. The NFL will take his word for it that they all conformed, unless of course his memory is inconsistent with the fact the Patriots cheated, in which case we’ll determine that his otherwise flawless memory was, in this one instance, dead wrong.

The inspected footballs will then be carried to the field in a bag in full view of a dozen or so NFL executives by a per diem employee who’s real name nobody knows but who answers to “Bird” or “Dorito Dink.”

The K-ball will be placed in the sole possession of a league employee who steals them before they can be auctioned off to help underprivileged kids so that he can sell them on Ebay.

When it suits the purposes of the Colts (in collusion with the Ravens), officials from the league office will swoop down on the Patriots sideline, confiscate the footballs and test the PSI using random, haphazard and uncoordinated methods  and in complete ignorance of standard middle school physics. An official will then be permitted to tell a low-level equipment man “We weighed footballs. You are in big f***ing trouble.”

All footballs will be measured with $5 Walmart bicycle aisle pressure gauges that register different readings. A set of utterly fictitious numbers will be leaked to a willing media hack, setting off a national excrement storm. A league-appointed investigator will then conduct a witch hunt in which he will use the numbers from whichever gauge makes the case the Patriots cheated, and ignoring the other one.

Of course I could point out that since Vincent decided these guidelines had to be established now, that it would discredit the entire way the league did things before and invalidate this preposterous phony non-scandal. But I won’t. Rules is rules. Even the ones you only enforce retroactively in order to screw over the Patriots.

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Schilling emailed Awful Announcing.

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Florio gave us the latest on Brady vs Goodell.

[0:08:33] ... be happy. If the NFL wins and really really bombed out of Tom Brady wins French market. You don't take the football and deflated or insulated it's a rules that they had an edit they have that it has to have a certain amount of pressure if you purposely. Break the rules. Then you should be punished. And and the New England Patriots have a history of breaking the rules. The commissioner came down fairly. Suspended four for four games and now. Brady is a ...
[0:09:22] ... the rules and then he takes this lead for the says the New England Patriots have a history of doing this up talking about the new look in patriots history here. What history is Brady have of ...
[0:11:57] ... being a legal issue and it becomes a potential PR issue. If Tom Brady is willing to accept two games. For failure to cooperate. Exonerate should. Of anything related to the alleged. Deflation scheme in his ...
[0:12:55] ... this but. The NFL would be in a very tough spot if Tom Brady doesn't appeal. Mean everybody wants is to be over the fans want this to be over so this ruling in theory comes out. Less than a week roughly a week before the first game of the regular season everybody wants to clear the decks of this deflected stuffed. Here's a ruling from the judge splitting the baby in half two game suspension Tom Brady says I'm five to NFL's file that. And what's unifil do attempt settled back into quarter that put my PR standpoint how ...






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