The Boston Globe. Allegedly THE paper of record for New England sports, is embarrassing themselves with this Tom Brady holdout garbage.
Albert Breer’s lede on the Extra Points blog:
With all the noise of a Tom Brady holdout (which I hear pretty strongly isn’t happening … and was never happening), it’s worth asking this question: How could it really come to this?
Um, what? Yeah, How could it really come to this which was never happening? Does that lede even make a modicum of sense?
Breer then goes on to quote colleague Chris Gasper, who has a few gems of his own:
He shouldn’t have to threaten not to show up to camp to get a new contract.
What threats would those be? The ones solely created by the media to “move the needle?”
The Patriots are playing a dangerous game here with their most valuable asset.
As far as I can tell, they’re not playing any game here.
The CBA has become a rather convenient bit of CYA for the Patriots not to cut Brady a big, fat check.
Right. That’s really all it is. How stupid does he think they are?
Tony Massarotti took his whack at the situation earlier this week…practically begging Brady to hold out. Not only hold out, but not play the entire season.
Meanwhile, Peyton Manning sits in the exact same situation. The only difference being he’s getting a higher base salary than Brady. But isn’t he also risking $50 million dollars by showing up for Colts camp?
Congratulations, Boston Globe, for abandoning any real reporting in favor of trying your hardest to simply stir the pot.