It’s difficult to post when you’re in the midst of a rage that grows with each passing moment.
At some point reason and common sense will take over, right?
ESPN’s Legal Analyst Lester Munson actually wrote this sentence this week.
Three men who beat up a partner or child, and a guy who according to the NFL’s own report, and even that is in much doubt, more probably than not was at least generally aware of some scheme to deflate footballs by .02 PSI.
(A more credible study shows that no deflation was done at all, and it can all be proven by science.)
The NFL has made Tom Brady into a criminal.
Most of the public and the national media believes it.
Now, disgraced plagiarist Ron Borges is floating the theory that Bill Belichick never believed Tom Brady, and the national media and general public is lapping it up and treating it as fact.
Robert Kraft has abandoned the fans and his QB, and is quoted as saying he’ll encourage Brady to accept whatever Roger Goodell decides at his appeal.
You’ve got the official NFL Twitter account (Run by — you guessed it, a Jets fan) trolling Brady and the Patriots with a Tweet about great QB’s possessing:
PSI – Get it! Haha!
The Tweet has since been removed.
You’ve got NFL.com writers putting an asterisk next to Brady’s name when listing out the Top QB’s in the game.
You’ve got Roger Goodell, dodging questions about NFL leaks and conduct, and telling bold faced lies to the media in his press conference, and most them just accepting it and not questioning it.
You’ve got local sports radio shows blaming the fans and insulting them as “toothless.”
You’ve got local sports columnists, including the “voice of New England sports” taking multiple victory laps while also mocking fans.
Yes, there are some media around here fighting the good fight. But they’re being drowned out in the noise. Noise which is just increasing in volume and vociferousness.
Robert Kraft’s stated reason for dropping the fight was to “end the rhetoric.” That’s not happening.
Instead of our own columnists we have to turn to the Washington Post (again) for the best take on this:
In trying to restore his authority through DeflateGate, Roger Goodell undermined his credibility – Sally Jenkins again takes Roger Goodell to the woodshed.