Obama praises Patriots, makes a Deflategate joke

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President Obama welcomed the Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots to the White House today and praised them as America’s finest sports franchise — but also cracked a joke about Deflategate.

“The Patriots organization is as good an organization as there’s ever been in professional sports. To be able to maintain that kind of consistent excellence is a rare thing in any field, including on the football field. And that’s a testament to outstanding ownership. It’s a testament to a Hall of Fame coach,” Obama said.

Obama then moved on to a joke about the Patriots allegedly deflating footballs in the AFC Championship Game.

“I usually tell a bunch of jokes at these events, but with the Patriots in town I was worried that 11 out of 12 of them would fall flat,” Obama said, to mostly groans from the audience.

“That whole story got blown a little out of proportion,” Obama said.

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady did not attend, citing a scheduling conflict, but Obama named Brady first when running down the accomplishments of the Patriots’ players. Obama called Brady and Bill Belichick the best coach and quarterback combination in football history.

162 responses to “Obama praises Patriots, makes a Deflategate joke

  1. “Obama called Brady and Bill Belichick the best coach and quarterback combination in football history.”

    Paul Brown and Otto Graham might disagree a bit on that!

  2. “They’re as good of an organization as there is in pro sports… Ya know, except for the cheating… Oh and that one guy who murdered like 3 people”

  3. The Pats wouldn’t have gotten past the Ravens if they didn’t cheat. They shouldn’t have made it to the Super Bowl.

  4. Sickening that the NFL has mismanaged this so badly. Whatever the Deflategate outcome is to be, it should have happened well over a month ago.

  5. Even the President thinks the whole story was a big joke. All hail the WORLD CHAMPION Patriots who are as the President says, “…as good an organization as there’s ever been in professional sports.”

    #SeeYouNextYearPrez
    #Drivefor5

  6. And believe that the Pats intentionally deflated those balls.

    And I believe that it had no absolutely no impact on the outcome of that game.

  7. Brady had it right, blowing it off. I would of walked out of there. Thanks again to Wells for taking a stupid amount of time to exonerate the Patriots. I hope Kraft sues.

  8. Otto Graham won championships when there was 8 teams in the league. No fan of Patriots….but winning a title against 7 teams is a joke compared to football post merger.

  9. maxtng says:
    Apr 23, 2015 2:42 PM
    The Pats wouldn’t have gotten past the Ravens if they didn’t cheat. They shouldn’t have made it to the Super Bowl.


    If that’s the excuse you want to use because the Ravens D was to stupid
    To know who to cover even though it was announced by the ref who was eligible and who was not.

    #crybaby

  10. Brady had a scheduling conflict? You have a chance to be honored by the President of the United States of America and you have something else going on that day more important? That’s the story, not a joke about the Pats potentially cheating to beat playoff teams like the Ravens and Colts….

  11. Agree on Otto Graham and the Browns winning so called titles against 7 teams……also, Chuck Noll and Terry Bradshaw and their 4 Super Bowls easily outshine Belicheat and Brady.

  12. maxtng says:
    Apr 23, 2015 2:42 PM
    The Pats wouldn’t have gotten past the Ravens if they didn’t cheat. They shouldn’t have made it to the Super Bowl.

    What did they do to cheat the Ravens?

    Lets hear it buddy.

  13. At least he knows and cares about sports.
    ——————————-
    One thing’s for certain” B.O. knows a helluva lot less about college basketball than Mitt Romney.
    But makes his clueless picks 20 times the production.

  14. Awesome. Even the President of the United States of America cracks on the New England *atriots.

    I’ll wait for the “he’s just a hater” line to form below. LOL

  15. maxtng says:
    The Pats wouldn’t have gotten past the Ravens if they didn’t cheat. They shouldn’t have made it to the Super Bowl.
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    And how specifically did the Patriots cheat in that Raven game; you know, the one the Ravens were fooled by the same play 3 straight times

  16. Pats are the best team, even as a Colts fan I recognize that. And Pats fans, no matter what the haters say, just know that there are three types of fans out there:

    1. Non-Pats Fans who respect the hell out of them
    2. Pats Fans
    3. Haters who wish they were Pats Fans

  17. baltimorons says:
    Apr 23, 2015 2:43 PM
    At least he knows and cares about sports.

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    ……..yeah that’s the only redeeming quality he has

  18. “also, Chuck Noll and Terry Bradshaw and their 4 Super Bowls easily outshine Belicheat and Brady.”

    Oh you mean that team that invented the steroid roster? Yea I’m sure they would would have won those SBs without super humans on performance enhancers

    “Walsh and Montana are laughing right now…”

    They are probably laughing at the fact that Jerry Stickum Rice told the world they cheated every game and no one seems to care. I’d find that funny too

  19. Obviously the league has nothing on the Pats. Right now they are thinking how do we take a draft pick away from the NFL Office. So Ted Wells employeed by Roger Goodell still can’t find anything on the Pats. Even AAron Rodgers admits to overinflating. Griggson, Harbaugh, Kensil. are all anxiously awaiting their fate. The STING.

  20. rocksoup342 says:
    Apr 23, 2015 2:54 PM
    maxtng says:
    Apr 23, 2015 2:42 PM
    The Pats wouldn’t have gotten past the Ravens if they didn’t cheat. They shouldn’t have made it to the Super Bowl.

    What did they do to cheat the Ravens?

    Lets hear it buddy.

    =
    Well all those substitutions were illegal. They were supposed to call a timeout or have the players come out of the game.

  21. Brady had it right, blowing it off. I would of walked out of there. Thanks again to Wells for taking a stupid amount of time to exonerate the Patriots. I hope Kraft sues.

    Of course you would have a Teddy tough guy …..walked out on the POTUS. The door was guarded and no one goes in or out so you would have been stuck. But of course with all your class and manners you would have sucked it and laughed……right Teddy tough guy.

  22. Hmmm…from what I found searching around, Tom waited until everybody got there before announcing he wasn’t going to attend due to a prior “family commitment”.

    If it’s not for one of his kid’s birthday or his wedding anniversary, remaining silent is a pretty lame move.

  23. beerbudsnbevo says:

    Walsh and Montana are laughing right now…
    —————————————————-
    Laughing at what ?? They only had 3 SB wins together.

  24. 12coltsfan12 says:
    Apr 23, 2015 2:59 PM
    Pats are the best team, even as a Colts fan I recognize that. And Pats fans, no matter what the haters say, just know that there are three types of fans out there:

    1. Non-Pats Fans who respect the hell out of them
    2. Pats Fans
    3. Haters who wish they were Pats Fans
    _______________________________________

    “wish they were Pats Fans” lol. anyone with an ounce of self respect wouldn’t even type this comment. their fan base is built from bandwagoners that only “wished” for about 3 seconds before switching teams. They won the last superbowl off a poor playcall amid a season full of scandalous controversy. No one “wishes” they could be a fan of that, and jealousy is so far removed from this equation it’s not even worth mentioning. Jealousy comes in for teams that are truly great, and full of integrity. The Patriots have talented players and staff, but lack integrity and will skirt the rules and turn a blind eye in order to win a few games. Shameful really.

  25. Pats are the best team, even as a Colts fan I recognize that. And Pats fans, no matter what the haters say, just know that there are three types of fans out there:

    1. Non-Pats Fans who respect the hell out of them
    2. Pats Fans
    3. Haters who wish they were Pats Fans

    Forgot no.4
    4. Non Patriot fans who want them to play within the rules

  26. The Ravens and the Colts lost because the Pats cheated? Your teams lost because the Pats played better than your teams and that includes the Seahawks. Quit whining and embarrassing your pathetic selves. The Patriots has the ring and they’re in the W.H. with the President. Choke on that losers!!!

  27. Remember last year when Lynch didn’t attend and everyone on here went apocalyptic?

    Where’s the rage over Shady Layd?

  28. The Patriots are a laughing stock. Goodell has a great opportunity to regain some credibility here. Suspend Brady, ban Belicheat, take away the trophy, and put a huge asterisk on last year. Anything short of that will make a lot of fans angry, especially that little league baseball team in Chicago.

  29. Why would Obama be bothered by lying, cheating, or breaking the law? Does he work with anyone that doesn’t do all 3?

  30. The World Champion, 4 and soon to be 5 time Super Bowl Champions, winners of more NFL games this century than any other NFL team, winners of more NFL titles than any other team in the last 25 years and greatest NFL dynasty will see you next year Mr. President! 🙂

  31. whitetrash69 says:
    Apr 23, 2015 3:18 PM
    The Patriots are a laughing stock. Goodell has a great opportunity to regain some credibility here. Suspend Brady, ban Belicheat, take away the trophy, and put a huge asterisk on last year. Anything short of that will make a lot of fans angry, especially that little league baseball team in Chicago.

    Time to wake up from your little dream trashboy!!!

    How does this sound….. World Champion New England Patriots….hurts doesn’t it. Now go back to sleep.

  32. I’ve come to really love how many people grow physically ill over the fact that Tom Brady now has 4 Super Bowl rings. Makes me feel good.
    Embrace the hate.

  33. For all you people crying about how the Patriots “cheated”, (a) no they didn’t; please show me what rule they were found guilty of violating (and forget about Spygate, which was almost a decade ago now and I don’t feel like arguing about that), and (b) show me one team in any sport that wouldn’t take advantage of any loopholes in the rule book that they could find. 100% guaranteed you would not find one single team who wouldn’t exploit it any way they could. If you want to keep whining and ignoring the facts, then I guess no one will stop you, but just know how stupid it sounds to hear the same lame nonsense about how the Patriots aren’t a good team.

  34. Taking into account the salary cap arguably the greatest run in the history of professional sports. And, btw, it’s started in 1994 not 2000

  35. “Tom Brady did not attend, citing a scheduling conflict”

    Ha! You would think meeting the President would be a priority. Did he have a Pizza Hut commercial to shoot or something? Not knocking the guy but am curious about who/what couldn’t get bumped for Obama.

  36. Too many only consider “recent history”… like they were born yesterday.
    Reminder, there is ONLY 1 PERFECT SEASON AND TEAM.

    And it’s not the patz.

  37. “wish they were Pats Fans” lol. anyone with an ounce of self respect wouldn’t even type this comment. their fan base is built from bandwagoners that only “wished” for about 3 seconds before switching teams. They won the last superbowl off a poor playcall amid a season full of scandalous controversy. No one “wishes” they could be a fan of that, and jealousy is so far removed from this equation it’s not even worth mentioning. Jealousy comes in for teams that are truly great, and full of integrity. The Patriots have talented players and staff, but lack integrity and will skirt the rules and turn a blind eye in order to win a few games. Shameful really.

    ______________________________

    1. Sold out since ’94 so no bandwagoners here.
    2. If that pass is completed it is one of the greatest playcalls in superbowl history. Butler made a play when it counted.
    3. Controversy fueled by media speculation and other franchises who are tired of watching the Pats win all the time.

    I would agree that it is not jealousy, but good old fasioned hate. Keep it coming. Here in New England, its known as motivation.

  38. The world’s biggest liar (if you like your plan, you can keep your plan and save $2500) addressing the cheaters about a tainted trophy. Do I have that about right?

  39. The real question is — what method will the Patriots come up with next year to cheat? I don’t think anyone has ever earned 5 asterisks before — it would be a truly incredible feat.

  40. whitetrash69 says:
    Apr 23, 2015 3:18 PM
    The Patriots are a laughing stock. Goodell has a great opportunity to regain some credibility here. Suspend Brady, ban Belicheat, take away the trophy, and put a huge asterisk on last year. Anything short of that will make a lot of fans angry, especially that little league baseball team in Chicago.

    ————————————————————————

    WOW the Pats are so far in this guy’s head it’s scary! LOL

    Every story remotely connected to the Patriots and he’s here with his asterisk. DUDE!

  41. I would agree that it is not jealousy, but good old fasioned hate. Keep it coming. Here in New England, its known as our entitled right to be hated because we are arrogant jerks rooting for a good team that goes to frequent Super Bowls and wins once every ten years so we are God like blah blah blah..

    There I fixed it for you.

  42. There is no apology that will be good enough from Goodall and the league after this is over. Shameful reporters with erroneous information, lies from various sources with a grudge.
    Kraft should sue. He let it slide last time the team was wrongly accused of wrongdoing before a super bowl, he shouldn’t let it slide this time. Some people and their so-called sources should be held accountable.

  43. Question…

    Has there ever been a SB winning team with a history so rife with cheating that the POTUS actually makes fun of them for it?

    WOW.

    SMH

    LOL

  44. Whether you believe they cheated this time or not,there will always be doubt and an asterisk next to anything they have accomplished – Like it or not Pat’s fans. First there was spygate,then the tuck rule,then pushing the rules with the Ravens,and now there is deflategate. You Pat’s fans seem to think just because any given team has lost,that they are just haters and jealous.That is far from the truth and I am sorry you cannot accept it.

  45. This empty-suit ever work?

    If he isn’t flying around on multi-million dollar vacations he is filling out football brackets, golfing or yucking it up with athletes. The debt is 18 TRILLION and growing even in the face of tax increases — how about you focus on that for a bit.

  46. mikermiker says:
    I’m # 4, a fan who is ashamed to name his team and is jealous of Pts fans who are proud of their team.

    Apr 23, 2015 3:10 PM
    12coltsfan12 says:
    Apr 23, 2015 2:59 PM
    Pats are the best team, even as a Colts fan I recognize that. And Pats fans, no matter what the haters say, just know that there are three types of fans out there:

    1. Non-Pats Fans who respect the hell out of them
    2. Pats Fans
    3. Haters who wish they were Pats Fans
    —————–

  47. @colts fan

    4) Giants’ fans – ownership over this supposed greatest team to ever walk the Earth deserves its own category.

  48. Another Lombardi….Its good to be KING….love all the peasants out there pouting in their basements & wishing they had it as good as we Patriot fans!!!

  49. Patriots fans are so defensive about the cheating because after they blatantly cheated in spygate they know that deflategate could have been their one Super Bowl without and asterisk. BB just always finds ways to cheat or blatantly work outside the integrity of the rules. He is the flag football coach for 10 year olds that tells his kid to make pretend he is hurt and start walking off the field and then snap the ball to someone else while everyone is looking the other way.

  50. dansardo says:
    Apr 23, 2015 3:29 PM
    Taking into account the salary cap arguably the greatest run in the history of professional sports. And, btw, it’s started in 1994 not 2000
    _______________

    – Just 2 losing seasons in 21 years (1995, 2000)
    – 7 Super Bowl appearances (33% Super Bowl appearance rate spanning an entire generation)
    – 10 AFC Championship Games
    – Sold out every single home game since 1994

    Yea, you’re right

  51. marianfl24 says:
    Apr 23, 2015 3:54 PM
    Whether you believe they cheated this time or not,there will always be doubt and an asterisk next to anything they have accomplished – Like it or not Pat’s fans. First there was spygate,then the tuck rule,then pushing the rules with the Ravens,and now there is deflategate. You Pat’s fans seem to think just because any given team has lost,that they are just haters and jealous.That is far from the truth and I am sorry you cannot accept it

    Blah Blah Blah…we embrace the hate and love it…keep it coming please. World Champion New England Patriots…don’t you love the sound of that!!

  52. “Whether you believe they cheated this time or not,there will always be doubt and an asterisk next to anything they have accomplished”

    Hmmm I just looked at the updated NFL record books and couldn’t find any asterisks anywhere! Please point them out for us.

    And if you are one of the trolls who thinks any of those “scandals” equates to 4 super bowls and 6 appearances in 14 years you ARE simply a hating, jealous, loser troll

    I am sorry you cannot accept that

  53. So now he’s leaked the results of the Wells investigation. I thought the government tried to keep secrets?

  54. jolink653 says:
    Apr 23, 2015 3:28 PM
    For all you people crying about how the Patriots “cheated”, (a) no they didn’t; please show me what rule they were found guilty of violating (and forget about Spygate, which was almost a decade ago
    _____________________
    BWHAHAHAHAHA!!

  55. Non pats fan – Please realize that the Patriots are a very good team and have been for a while. They are one of the best coach teams ever and have applied a great system on both sides of the ball. One play can change any game and the great teams find a way to make that play.

    Pat Fans – Please realize that people do have reasons the question the Pats greatness based on all the cheating allegations for the past 10 years. All of them are not haters , they are realist that read and hear about all of the situations the Patriots have gotten themselves into.

  56. I’ve come to the conclusion that Ted Wells has forgotten about Deflategate. I bet if you called him up and asked how the investigation is going he’d say “Oh crap. Was I supposed to be working on that this whole time?”

  57. jolink653 says:Apr 23, 2015 3:28 PM

    For all you people crying about how the Patriots “cheated”, (a) no they didn’t; please show me what rule they were found guilty of violating (and forget about Spygate, which was almost a decade ago now and I don’t feel like arguing about that), and (b) show me one team in any sport that wouldn’t take advantage of any loopholes in the rule book that they could find. 100% guaranteed you would not find one single team who wouldn’t exploit it any way they could. If you want to keep whining and ignoring the facts, then I guess no one will stop you, but just know how stupid it sounds to hear the same lame nonsense about how the Patriots aren’t a good team.

    I don’t think anybody thinks that the Patriots aren’t a good team. I think they’re a great team. They still cheated though…

  58. “I’ve come to the conclusion that Ted Wells has forgotten about Deflategate”

    He’s working on a consulting basis, right? In other words, he probably only gets paid until the investigation is over.

    He’s obviously just milking the gig for all it’s worth.

  59. that ’11 out of 12 jokes falling flat’ comment is more of a stab at Chris Mortensen than it is the Patriots

  60. I just really enjoy how many fans of other teams there are out there that are totally OWNED by everything Patriots related…. Gives me great insight on how your teams owners & players must feel when they have to try to compete against them….WOW….that’s got to be sooooo frustrating……MAYBE in 5-7 years after Brady retires life will get better for you… Guess you got THAT to look forward to… Hope you’re working on those coping skills cause you’re gonna need them!!!!

  61. richheddleson says:
    Apr 23, 2015 2:52 PM

    Agree on Otto Graham and the Browns winning so called titles against 7 teams……also, Chuck Noll and Terry Bradshaw and their 4 Super Bowls easily outshine Belicheat and Brady.
    **********************************************

    No offense to Noll and Graham, but they didn’t have a salary cap to contend with. In this current age of the salary-capped NFL, what Kraft/Belichick/Brady have accomplished is simply incredible.

    Hate all you want, but for anyone with an ounce of intellectual integrity there is no discussion to be had.

  62. I think the President laughs at all the inferior teams that actually think they are good enough to be on the same field as the World Champion, 4 and soon to be 5 time Super Bowl Champions, winners of more NFL games this century than any other NFL team, winners of more NFL titles than any other team in the last 25 years and greatest NFL dynasty. Just like we all do.

    It really is an honor and a privilege to be a fan of the World Champion, 4 and soon to be 5 time Super Bowl Champions, winners of more NFL games this century than any other NFL team, winners of more NFL titles than any other team in the last 25 years and greatest NFL dynasty.

    Suffer Patriot haters. 🙂

  63. Damn proud to be a Patriots Season Ticket Holder!!
    What I have seen the last 15 seasons will be talked about forever!!! All I can say is … I was there…

    Congrats on #4… Now get to work on #5…

    BTW layoff Tommy for not showing up… He’s been there 3 times already… Spending time with your family is reason enough for me… lord knows from June to January he doesn’t get to spend alot of time with his kids… he’s probably missed a few things he can never get back…

  64. The best coach and quarterback combination IN FOOTBALL HISTORY. And he’s the president talking. That makes it official. Cry haters cry.

  65. “That whole story got blown a little out of proportion,”
    ———————————————-
    You heard it from the President, Mr. Goodell – Ted Wells’ term paper is way overdue – have him hand it in already or give him an F for the semester.

  66. As I’ve said before the Pats are not the best franchise ever. Not a Steelers fan but 6 SBs in 8 appearances IMO makes them the best franchise. The Pats have 4 SBs in 6 appearances. That’s not even top 3 to me. The best dynasty ever? Absolutely I’ll give em that but dynasties fade out and it won’t be long this one does too if it hasn’t already.

  67. I think the President laughs at all the inferior teams that actually think they are good enough to be on the same field as the World Champion, 4 and soon to be 5 time Super Bowl Champions, winners of more NFL games this century than any other NFL team, winners of more NFL titles than any other team in the last 25 years and greatest NFL dynasty. Just like we all do.

    It really is an honor and a privilege to be a fan of the World Champion, 4 and soon to be 5 time Super Bowl Champions, winners of more NFL games this century than any other NFL team, winners of more NFL titles than any other team in the last 25 years and greatest NFL dynasty.

    Suffer Patriot haters. 🙂

    My question for you……do you finish your post with a cartwheel followed by three minutes of intense PomPom waving ending with a full on split with you exclaiming I love my Patsies? Nah that would be a bit much for a twelve year old.

  68. duncanthecat says:
    Apr 23, 2015 4:15 PM
    The only folks I saw by the podium where cheaters and losers.
    ———
    I’m guessing you aligned yourself with the latter grouping?

  69. Whole lot of fox news sheep in here. Under Obamas watch we got improved healthcare (much improved in my case) I’m paying less in taxes, Bin Laden is dead, necessary regulations to prevent another depression like the one Bush created, student loan reform, our stock market is higher than ever, the dollar has rebounded huge vs when GWB was in office, the economy is growing, etc etc. But Rush Limbaugh and Bill O’Reilly tell y’all he’s the worst we’ve ever had and you believe them, even though I bet 90% of you have been effected positively by his presidency and 90% of you will probably still vote for the next Republican war monger who wants to tax you more so he can lower the burden on the 1% and get rid of all the reforms that BO put in place.

  70. Ah so nice to be on top and look down at all you cry babies
    Wishing your team was the one that just won the last super bowl
    Watch on September 10th as banner 4 is Revealed 😜

    I could care less about clicking on other teams stories and writing about them , no interest at all .
    Jealousy and envy will kill a person
    😗💨💨💨💨💨💨💨💨💨

  71. “Whether you believe they cheated this time or not,there will always be doubt and an asterisk next to anything they have accomplished”

    pretty much verbatim what everyone said to us Hawks fans after we won the year before. it’s sour grapes, and it’s BS. nobody remembers anything other than the final score, and in the case of this year’s game, that final play.

    there’s nothing to say but congrats to the Pats. it’s been a great run for that franchise.

    hope we get to meet again in the big game.

  72. I applaud Brady for missing the antics of that idiot in the WH.
    At least he had the good sense to stay away.

  73. Obama got it right Tom”GOAT”Brady and Bill “the legend” Belichick are the greatest of all time. 4 titles in 15 years 6 Super Bowl appearances in salary cap era

  74. Make a fist, and look at your fingers. Imagine a different Super Bowl ring on each finger. TB 12 is a king. Kings don’t bow to a President.

  75. Pats didn’t win a SB in 10 years. And then only won another SB by default of Seattle clutching defeat from the jaws of victory. Nothing dynastic about that franchise. Yeah you’ve got one of the best QB’s and coaches ever. Given that the Pats should have 10 SB’s by now…10 year draught says dynasty talk is hyperbole…keep it real Pats.

    Brady should have found a way to be there….not a good look at all for a face of the franchise to blow off the prez.

  76. bearsalwaysbearit says:
    Apr 23, 2015 4:25 PM
    Non pats fan – Please realize that the Patriots are a very good team and have been for a while. They are one of the best coach teams ever and have applied a great system on both sides of the ball. One play can change any game and the great teams find a way to make that play.

    Pat Fans – Please realize that people do have reasons the question the Pats greatness based on all the cheating allegations for the past 10 years. All of them are not haters , they are realist that read and hear about all of the situations the Patriots have gotten themselves into.
    ———
    I know you are trying to sounnd reasonable but you don’t condemn a team becasue you are too lazy to look up the facts or put what other teams do in the same light.

  77. Right now the biggest joke in Washington is 99% of the reptilian brained GOP Presidential candidates who sound like televangelists and have so little faith in science think the world is only 6,000 years old.

    Being a Republican must be frustrating about now. Jon Huntsman was the one guy who probably would have won the nomination and he was run out of town.

  78. @Skawk don’t be dumb 4 superbowls in 15 years and 6 appearances and the seahawks the patriots were supposed to blow those people out but who cares the better team won

  79. The mere presence of the absurd numbers of trolls here 24/7 is all the proof needed that they are sooooooooooooo jealous of all things NE.

    PIT, BAL, NYJ, IND, SEA, MIA, BUF are all proudly represented in trolldom. Congrats.

  80. Well all those substitutions were illegal. They were supposed to call a timeout or have the players come out of the game.
    ===
    The players who were ultimately ineligible (while wearing eligible numbers) came off the bench to the huddle or were on the field and huddled. That’s legal either way.

    It’s going the OTHER way – altered eligibility to normal eligibility – that you have to come off, take a TO, or have another stoppage like a penalty. That happened EVERY TIME. The IE player came off on both the first (Vereen) and second (Hooman, I think) play. On the third, the IE player was Vereen, but Coach Hothead lost it afterwards and got a penalty. That meant the Vereen didn’t have to come out before the next play, which was a touchdown.

    SMDH @ Baltimorons.

  81. Saw the presentation with the President. It looked like fun for the team as well as Mr. Obama. Have fun reading how some on here blame all their problems on him. Thanks, President Obama. My 401 has tripled, job is secure and have a great health plan. And I’m still in the middle class!

  82. Brady had a scheduling conflict? You have a chance to be honored by the President of the United States of America and you have something else going on that day more important?

    After he honored a known deserter of the military, the words ” being honored” ring hollow.

  83. As a Patriots fan sometime I question our win at all costs attitude. I can’t get over the fact that so many people think our SB titles are tainted. It doesn’t do the organization and the players justice consider they work their tails off. We need to prove to the world that we can win without any allegations of wrongdoings tainting our wins. We have yet to do it but I believe we can do it.

  84. As a Patriot fan I know & understand that when a Franchise such as the Patriots continually sustain such a high record of success in a time where checks & balances have been installed to create league wide parody (salary cap, free agency, franchise tags, multi level player tenders), fans of other teams are going to be upset & grasp at anything to try to bring us down so they can then feel better….however I don’t choose to fall victim to their hate, jealousy & misguided views but in turn try to empathize with them for not holding their own teams owners, coaches,scouts,etc accountable for the poor decisions they have made. & instead point fingers at th Patriots organization as the cause of all their woes….. After all it’s so much easier to blame others than face the reality of it & place blame where it truly belongs…. The Pats have a great owner, a future hall of fame coach & the best QB to have ever played the game…what a blessing it has been to watch them work together & instill such a winning culture as TEAM leaders that hold every player accountable for the betterment of the TEAM….
    I am very excited to watch this formula of ongoing success continue to elude(for the most part) all the other poorly ran franchises…. The longevity of a great owner/coach/QB is the key to the Patriots success as an organization unparalleled in the history of the NFL, salary cap era or not!!!
    Couldn’t be prouder than to call myself a Patriots fan!!!

  85. pcoisma says:
    “..The president joking around with the Patriots??
    It is official I am now a Republican…”

    And why not?
    Many people have become Republicans for much stupider reasons than that.

  86. #SixRealRings.
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    *5 by cheating 1 by refs

    Every single Steeler title…tainted. Every one of them.

    Aww…what a shame huh? 🙂

  87. 28-24.

    You Patriots haters haven’t forgotten already have you?

    No… we superior fans of the greatest team in football will NOT let you forget. Getting in your grills, gloating and rubbing it in is WAY TOO MUCH FUN! 🙂

  88. The jealous losers think NE’s titles are tainted because they’re just that – jealous losers. No more, no less. They will always find something to cry about.

    It’s been going on for years now with most of the jealous losers not even knowing what they’re crying about. They think Belichick invented video taping and that air pressure doesn’t drop in the cold weather. They even think that if the NFL changes a rule, that it is somehow retroactively applicable – but only to NE.

    I just choose to embrace the hater’s hate knowing full well that their hate for such nonsense says more about them than it does about NE.

  89. Who cares what O’Bama has to say about anything? I know I don’t.
    Ever the grandstander, he’s the first guy to rip police BEFORE the facts are all in. But he has no problem standing shoulder-to-shoulder with the ultimate ambulance chaser Al Sharpton.
    I never thought it was newsworthy when any team visited the White House to help the President (any President) get more face time on tv.

  90. “Tom Brady did not attend, citing a scheduling conflict”

    Ha! You would think meeting the President would be a priority. Did he have a Pizza Hut commercial to shoot or something? Not knocking the guy but am curious about who/what couldn’t get bumped for Obama.

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    I can’t speak for Tom Brady. But I wouldn’t walk across the street to meet O’Bama. That goes for all the other pols in Washington, too.

  91. Brady should have gone. I dislike Obama as much as any red meat conservative, but we respect the office if not the man.

  92. If I was a raven fan I would pretend we didn’t even make the playoffs.

    Embarrassing to remember getting “sand lot” tricked 3 plays straight, and blowing two huge leads with 10 to go in the 4th .

    Somebody should have lost a job.

    Shure makes the stomach turn to look back

  93. That whole story got blown a little out of proportion,” Obama said

    NO REALLY… Blown a little out of proportion…Next story will be that Patriots
    cheat cause other fans are envious…Oh wait.. That’s telling the truth…!!!

  94. Bellichek and Brady have made the Patriots a laughing stock. The NFL can’t go full out after them because of legal implications of betting, etc. Therefore, we all just have to put up with the Patriots and their cheating.

  95. This is what keeps him the golden boy. All these things like this for him and his team get swept under the rug.

  96. all4patriots says:
    Apr 23, 2015 2:58 PM
    The leader of the free world can’t take time off to meet THE PRESIDENT, silly people
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    Classic!

  97. I am usually a fan of what Obama says- but he is dead wrong here with brady and belicheat being best combo ever. Maybe he is too young to remember Montana and Walsh. B&B are not worthy to hold the jock strap to Montana/Walsh.

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