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Goodell says he’s 100 percent certain he got Deflategate right

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Despite ample evidence that the NFL botched Deflategate, Commissioner Roger Goodell insists he got it right.

Asked by NBC’s Matt Lauer if he feels 100 percent certain that he got Deflategate right, Goodell answered immediately, “Yes.”

“We went through a very exhausting process with this. We had an independent investigation,” Goodell said.

Goodell said the fact that Tom Brady is a star player and the Patriots are one of the NFL’s most popular franchises has no bearing on his decision to suspend Brady for the first four games of the season.

“Every player, every team, is subject to the same rules. We don’t have rules for marquee players and we don’t have rules for marquee teams,” Goodell said.

Goodell’s rules (and an appeals court’s backing) led to Brady spending the first month of the season at home. Many disagree, but Goodell is certain he got it right.

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159 Responses to “Goodell says he’s 100 percent certain he got Deflategate right”
  1. pwellz says: Sep 11, 2016 8:53 AM

    Chargers used stickum and then covered it up. 100k fine. OKAY.

  2. Judge Smails says: Sep 11, 2016 8:54 AM

    Cue the persecution complex warriors🙂

  3. joeflaccoallday says: Sep 11, 2016 8:55 AM

    Brady is a clown, liar, and cheater. Goodell is a dummy but he got this right for once.

  4. gbfanforever says: Sep 11, 2016 8:56 AM

    Matt Lauer didn’t press him on that at all and he was still somehow harder on goodell than he was trumpf.

  5. nolasoxfan2012 says: Sep 11, 2016 8:58 AM

    The NFL lives in the Bizarro world where words mean the reverse of their Earth meaning. In this world “independent” actually means “created by our own lawyers,” and “integrity” means “whatever I can get away with saying to the press.”

  6. logast says: Sep 11, 2016 8:59 AM

    What. A. Joke.

  7. laukkanen5 says: Sep 11, 2016 8:59 AM

    i am 100% certain the Browns (51-109 last 10 years) are the worst org. in all of sports and am 110% certain Goodell is the biggest d bag on the planet(ahead of Obama, Jesse, Al, Kap, and Rahm)

  8. mannyiac says: Sep 11, 2016 9:00 AM

    Goodell should be replaced immediately !!!!

  9. ReligionIsForIdiots says: Sep 11, 2016 9:00 AM

    So am I🙂🙂🙂

  10. canetic says: Sep 11, 2016 9:01 AM

    It wasn’t botched. Brady and the Patriots are repeat offenders. The evidence was there. His equipment guy was called “the deflator.” The same guy that took a bag of balls with him into the bathroom after the ref tested the air pressure. America isn’t fooled by Brady’s PR efforts to look like Mr. Nice Guy.

  11. patsxsaintsfan says: Sep 11, 2016 9:02 AM

    My god this is ridiculous. The fact he says every team is subject to the same rules? No one is asking for special treatment what the patriots want is if you are going to ignore all the evidence that the patriots actually did something and not even release the PSI information from last year because it would make you look like an even bigger joke then atlesst treat this like an equipment violation? Balls are equipment and messing with pressure in then would be an equipment violation would be a 25,000 dollar fine at most not a million dollars? The NFL blew this entire investigation and if you think otherwise you haven’t been reading

  12. bostonsportsfan111 says: Sep 11, 2016 9:03 AM

    What else would he say?? He paid $5 million for an ‘independent investigation’ to come up with the exact result he asked for. From his perspective he got it 100% right. Even though his own underling told Judge Berman they had absolutely no evidence linking Brady to anything that happened on the night of the only game in question.

  13. pftthoughtpolicemostwanted says: Sep 11, 2016 9:06 AM

    This guy is starting to sound like the current sitting president. Most intelligent guy ever, nothing is his fault, he is always right, and only if you rubes were smart enough to realize what a great leader you have everything would be gravy.

  14. cobrala2 says: Sep 11, 2016 9:06 AM

    Goodell wouldn’t recognize “100% right” even if Jesus was standing in front of him.

  15. bcgreg says: Sep 11, 2016 9:07 AM

    Tell lies long enough and they become the truth.

    And still pushing the whole “independent” investigation angle.

    What a tool.

  16. drakost says: Sep 11, 2016 9:07 AM

    Sure he did. Wait. No he didn’t

  17. gtodriver says: Sep 11, 2016 9:07 AM

    He’s 100% certain.

    But he’s also been proven 100% wrong.

    His investigation wasn’t independent, it didn’t prove anything (mostly proved that the whole process from the start was flawed) and Brady’s suspension had nothing to do with balls being deflated.

    Goodell, when his investigation was exposed as fraudulent, then made the claim that Brady wasn’t cooperative enough.

    And on that issue, Goodell, according to the courts, is judge, jury and executioner.

    Intelligent minds know the truth.

  18. elmerbrownelmerbrown says: Sep 11, 2016 9:08 AM

    He did

  19. draftrobot says: Sep 11, 2016 9:08 AM

    Matt Laurer just keeps asking the tough questions.

  20. rodgerstonelson says: Sep 11, 2016 9:08 AM

    I am 100% sure that you are ruining the NFL.

  21. patsfaninphilly says: Sep 11, 2016 9:11 AM

    >>>>“We went through a very exhausting process with this. We had an independent investigation,” Goodell said. >>>

    If it was ‘independent’ why did the league invoke attorney-client privilege in court filings to prevent release of the investigatory notes?
    Matt should have asked him,
    ” Roger you live in the Northeast, when you go out to your car in February and it reads, low tire pressure, does that mean somebody let the air out overnight?”
    Then ask Goodell to explain the Ideal Gas Law…..

  22. rolf1015 says: Sep 11, 2016 9:12 AM

    Goodell screws up everything he touches. He expects all players to be accountable to him, yet he will never be accountable for his numerous mistakes.

    He blatantly lied in the Brady appeal hearing (we learned that once the records were unsealed). And he refuses to release the PSI data captured in 2015 as it will make his side look very bad.

    The NFL continues to thrive in spite of Goodell, not because of him.

  23. mannynh says: Sep 11, 2016 9:12 AM

    “Every player, every team, is subject to the same rules…” which Goodell makes up as he goes along.

    The man has tarnished the league and “the integrity of the game” with his mishandled investigations more than any minor equipment violation ever could. I’m 100% certain of that.

  24. revelation123 says: Sep 11, 2016 9:13 AM

    Brady and “the deflator” were probably doing it for a long time. Who knows, he could have been doing it for a decade and we’ll never know.

  25. bobnelsonjr says: Sep 11, 2016 9:14 AM

    -Two accomplices are out of the NFL.
    -The cover up man that destroyed evidence on his telephone is suspended.
    -The organization supporting the co-conspirators lost drafting rights
    -The unaffected outcome of the game remains unchanged.
    -The anemic union got steamrolled.

    I’d say that is a balanced and well handled situation despite all the child-like whining.

    The only bad thing is that a lot of lawyers made a lot of money (ultimately the fans money) off the silly arguing.

  26. TheBrownswillstinkagain says: Sep 11, 2016 9:14 AM

    Im 100 percent right that you are a liar and corrupt and got this 100 percent wrong

  27. flaccojumpball says: Sep 11, 2016 9:16 AM

    Goodell got it wrong. Should have been the season. Brady got off light for cheating

  28. MichaelEdits says: Sep 11, 2016 9:17 AM

    Roger Goodell, a majority of one. It’s good to be the king.

  29. kcl10 says: Sep 11, 2016 9:18 AM

    A pile of manure in a top-hat is more capable of making informed, unbiased decisions than Fraudger Goodell is.

  30. BradyIsTheGCOAT says: Sep 11, 2016 9:20 AM

    Get em Rog! Most of the country is happy you punished these cheaters.

  31. norseyapper says: Sep 11, 2016 9:20 AM

    And I am 100% certain that Goodell is an idiot and couldn’t tell what he did or did not get right if his job depended on it. Fortunately for him, his job doesn’t depend on such trivial things as honesty, integrity, fair play, etc.

  32. tedmurph says: Sep 11, 2016 9:21 AM

    He should have just said, ‘Look at the bright side, I’ve screwed up way more important things that PSI in FBs’.

  33. Ytsejamer1 says: Sep 11, 2016 9:21 AM

    I don’t know what else Goodell would or could have said to answer this question. The truth and details that many have neglected to take the time to look into is in there. That said, it doesn’t matter.

    Thank heavens this issue is over. Let’s get back to football!

  34. footballisnotthatimportant says: Sep 11, 2016 9:23 AM

    Sick and tired of hearing about this crap. It’s over. Move on.

  35. butwhatabouttheintegrityofthegame says: Sep 11, 2016 9:24 AM

    Punishing the patriots when others wanted them punished. Never about doing what was right. It’s about leveling the playing field because other teams can’t put together a winning team.

  36. 12brichandfamous says: Sep 11, 2016 9:24 AM

    “Every player, every team, is subject to the same rules. We don’t have rules for marquee players and we don’t have rules for marquee teams,” Goodell said.

    –++++++++++¥¥¥¥¥+++++++++++++++++++

    Yes, they don’t have special rules, but the games are called by referees and they do not enforce the rules uniformly. That is the number one problem in the NFL right now.

  37. luther6 says: Sep 11, 2016 9:24 AM

    I’m sure Tom Brady spends 20 minutes on the phone with ball boys all the time. I’m sure all QBs have the nickname “the deflator.”

  38. Cyrano's Nose says: Sep 11, 2016 9:25 AM

    Footballs deflate by over 1 pound per square inch for every 10 degree drop in temperature.

    The NFL testified that it had no idea this was even a thing.

    And yet, rather than admit they made a mistake in accusing the Patriots, or admit they completely botched the investigation from the get go, they decided to nail the unpopular Patriots for what amounts to an unexplained .4 psi.

    And yet, their own air gauges they used to measure the footballs had a .4 psi difference between the two of them.

  39. wikidpissah says: Sep 11, 2016 9:25 AM

    Clintonesque.

  40. tampabayirish says: Sep 11, 2016 9:26 AM

    Of course he says he got it right. What is he supposed to say? “We were going to get Brady and the Pats on something.” Even though the only physical evidence (air pressures of Pats and Colts game balls was inconclusive at best). In the next round of negotiations with the owners, the NFLPA needs to draw a line in the sand on the powers of the commissioner, Evil King Roger. I am not a Pats fan at all but I wouldn’t mind seeing them win the Super Bowl and then see Evil King Roger squirm to have to present the trophy to them.

  41. GhostPepper says: Sep 11, 2016 9:27 AM

    Goodell may feel correct except for the whole science, evidence, and facts issues with his position.

    Even the courts only sided with him because the CBA allows the commissioner to suspend players whenever he choses for whatever reason he invents.

  42. truthfactory says: Sep 11, 2016 9:27 AM

    Tom Brady, are you a cheater?

    “I don’t think so”

    Sorry, if I did everything by the book and my reputation is on the line and someone asks me that question, the LAST answer you will hear is “I don’t think so”.

  43. phil2hood says: Sep 11, 2016 9:28 AM

    Time for Goodell to ride off into the sunset, he has truly lost his grip on reality.

  44. tjh6316 says: Sep 11, 2016 9:30 AM

    The fact the he is a star player is why goodell gave him such a big suspension. If this was mark sanchez (the sanchize) he would have had a small fine and that’s it. This became a big pissing contest between goodell and nflpa

  45. Thretosix says: Sep 11, 2016 9:33 AM

    He’s 100% lacking evidence to support his claim.

  46. roninscribe says: Sep 11, 2016 9:33 AM

    If he’s so certain he got it right, then he should release the random PSI data the league collected throughout last season. But he never will, because he’s a self-righteous pinhead hypocrite.

  47. jaxbeachsurfshop says: Sep 11, 2016 9:35 AM

    Yeah. Arrogant narcisstic fools like Goodell would think he’s 100% correct. On 100% of everything. I hope Goodell gets his ass kicked one day for how arrogant he is.

  48. wettwork says: Sep 11, 2016 9:35 AM

    Pat’s 10-6 this season

  49. jaxbeachsurfshop says: Sep 11, 2016 9:37 AM

    Haha at the Ravens fan. Gimme a break. I’m a Jaguars fan. Don’t hate Brady because he owns you. Respect him. And know that one day if the Ravens built what Pat’s have, this could happen to you. But no, you’ll take Goodells side in this war because you can’t beat them on the field. Very simple minded human you are. Get out of your small world. Time to grow up. Leave the basement

  50. skoobyfl says: Sep 11, 2016 9:37 AM

    Pats have never cheated ever, even after being caught with the same cheating people they are honestly honest now.

  51. dietrich43 says: Sep 11, 2016 9:38 AM

    Only Goodell could make Brady look sympathetic.

  52. thefirstsmilergrogan says: Sep 11, 2016 9:40 AM

    even though i absolutely believe brady and the pats assistants intended to alter the balls by removing some air, for empty suit goodell to say he handled this in the right way is an indication of how far removed from any semblance of reality he is.

  53. tedmurph says: Sep 11, 2016 9:43 AM

    Nobody that thinks Brady is guilty has anything better than, ‘I think he did it’.

  54. whywerule says: Sep 11, 2016 9:43 AM

    LOL @ the liar Goodell sitting down for an interview with the hard hitting “journalist” Matt Lauer.

    What “objective” and “competent” journalist is Goodell going to sit down for an interview with next? Mike & Mike or Chris Mortensen perhaps?

  55. MiamiDolphinsNationTravelingtoSeattle says: Sep 11, 2016 9:44 AM

    Commissioner Goodell is the greatest sports League commissioner ever and we are all very grateful to have him.
    thank you sir!
    ps AZ 38 Pats 3

  56. pwellz says: Sep 11, 2016 9:45 AM

    truthfactory says:
    Sep 11, 2016 9:27 AM

    Tom Brady, are you a cheater?

    “I don’t think so”

    Sorry, if I did everything by the book and my reputation is on the line and someone asks me that question, the LAST answer you will hear is “I don’t think so”.

    He was answering questions based on false information. So uh…yeah they didn’t know why they were 2lbs under (they weren’t).

  57. ipdaily69 says: Sep 11, 2016 9:45 AM

    If 3 of the 4 Colts balls were below 12.5 PSI, why wasn’t Andrew Luck suspended? Why wasn’t Indy fined? Why didn’t Indy lose draft picks?

  58. weepingjebus says: Sep 11, 2016 9:47 AM

    The Jets lied about Favre’s throwing arm injury for 5 games during a playoff push and tampered with Revis after he won a SB with a division rival. Total combined punishment: $225,000 in fines, 0 picks.

    Integrity.

  59. internetcommenter7 says: Sep 11, 2016 9:50 AM

    You got it wrong, herr roger. #science

  60. bullcharger says: Sep 11, 2016 9:52 AM

    Whether you think Brady and the Patriots did anything wrong or not the one thing that is certain is Roger Goodell did not get deflate gate right. It bogged down the NFL for two years, he didn’t fix the process in a way that would give teams, media or fans any insight into what actually happens to footballs PSI depending on the weather he didn’t fix the fact that the NFL leaks which ended up being wrong made this look way worse than it was and he used those leaks to his advantage.

    He may have accomplished what he wanted and it’s possible he was correct about what happened, but the way he did it was despicable.

  61. jolly1234 says: Sep 11, 2016 9:52 AM

    Anybody ever wonder why Goodell doesn’t get canned? It’s because he is doing the bidding for the owners. While that is obvious, what people seem to be missing is that all this misguided anger towards this one guy (however obnoxious) lets the owners press on with their agenda scar free.

    If everyone with a bone to pick with Goodell would instead aim their anger/frustration straight at their teams owner – things might possibly change. But in the meantime, Goodell is nothing but a very high priced lightning rod. He takes hit after hit without flinching because that is exactly what he is being paid to do – all the while the owners are laughing their asses off all the way to the bank because nobody is putting Goodell’s failures on their lap.

  62. immafubared says: Sep 11, 2016 10:02 AM

    I think if the Pats get kicked in the first two games, he may end the suspension. Otherwise he is forcing this team to climb out of a possible 0-4 hole destroying the season for the fans.
    Like him or not the team paid one million in fines and lost a first. Still no proof deflated balls make a hill of diff then he puts the star QB out for 4 games. hey if the crime was that bad make him sit an entire year.

  63. cma1973 says: Sep 11, 2016 10:09 AM

    Ya think!!!!!!

  64. steelcurtainn says: Sep 11, 2016 10:18 AM

    Not a Goodell fan but Its about the only thing he got right. Brady’s a cheater and he knows it. He got off on a light 4 game suspension.

  65. tonebones says: Sep 11, 2016 10:20 AM

    The league did get it right. There are only a handful of games where the temperature is cold, and it’s wet and rainy, so it’s not like Brady did it every game. He only did it when it would give him an advantage. That’s cheating. I personally think it’s a good idea to adjust the air pressure depending on the weather, but both teams should be using the same footballs. One team isn’t allowed to use balls that are easier to throw and catch. Is it that big a deal? Should the penalty be suspension? Those are the only questions. But there’s no question that Brady cheated. They tried to hide it. And they lied about it. The NFL let him off easy. Could have been an entire year suspension.

  66. patsfan819 says: Sep 11, 2016 10:20 AM

    Why doesn’t Matt ask a follow up to the “Independent investigation” claim ? This is all scripted and a hogwash. I bet Roger would have insisted on what questions should be asked in the interview. If NBC was an independent and unbiased organization they should get the Patriots, TB & NFLPA to wrigh in as well. But of course if that happened Roger would screw NBC over in the next TV deal. When is America going to wake up to this farce and repeated lies ?

  67. forthegoodofthegame says: Sep 11, 2016 10:20 AM

    Roger Goodell is a spin doctor. He means that he told the story right. That’s all he knows how to do.

    Hey Roger…did you ever consider that when you did all the initial interviews all the information the interviewees had was the blatantly false information that the NFL provided to them? No worries though, it never got any more “truthful” after that either.

  68. rodgerstonelson says: Sep 11, 2016 10:24 AM

    I am not a Patriots fan, but I hope they come back and win Super Bowl. Then Tom Brady can give Goodell the finger has he rides off into the sunset.

  69. dandeman19 says: Sep 11, 2016 10:29 AM

    If you mean you’d do what ever you could to stick it to the Pats by hook or crook? Then yes deflategate was perfection. But your job as I see it is to allow enforce a level playing for ALL teams without any bias by you. Then no you failed miserably. Here is one the Colts break the rules by tampering with another teams equipment during the game. You allow that and and use it to convict the Pats. Explain that please

  70. bostoncollie says: Sep 11, 2016 10:29 AM

    Fraudger is 100% delusional.

  71. sizzlinsauces says: Sep 11, 2016 10:30 AM

    Me thinks Roger Goodell has Deflated Balls

  72. realitycheckbaby says: Sep 11, 2016 10:30 AM

    WRONG!! Goodell

    You should have suspended Belichick along with him.

    Ignorance (especially feigned ignorance) is not an excuse.

    And both should have been suspended 8 minimum as repeat offenders.

  73. dandeman19 says: Sep 11, 2016 10:31 AM

    Oh and what about those PSI numbers last season. If you got it right why not prove it.

  74. greenlargo says: Sep 11, 2016 10:33 AM

    Well, if his agenda was to get the CBA interpreted in a certain way that it undermined labor law protections and gave him the power to squeeze players and make things bad for them so the Union will be forced to give him big things in negotiations in order for him to give those powers up….then yes, he got it right.

  75. fireroger says: Sep 11, 2016 10:43 AM

    Outside of the fact Goodell got it 100% incorrect I completely agree.

    The science the NFL fabricated proved nothing. The circumstantial evidence hints at it.

    Even if it was actually proven, it’s an equipment violation. Nothing more and nothing less. Regardless, everybody lied and the fans lose … again. The NFL is a mess and heading towards a cliff. All of which lay at the feet of Goodell.

  76. trajan2448 says: Sep 11, 2016 10:45 AM

    Despite the mountain of evidence that goodell is a liar read the transcripts haters , the testimony of scientists from around the country, and a federal court judge telling the NFL and Goodell you have no evidence, this pompous overpaid trust-fund brat is still out there shoveling manure. It’s really disgusting

  77. JackDelRiosHair says: Sep 11, 2016 10:45 AM

    Doesn’t matter, the NFL is now the equivalent of WWE. Designated villains, scripted drama, comedic referees. What a waste of a great sport.

  78. patsbrat says: Sep 11, 2016 10:56 AM

    5 months after the “deflator” email in the HOME game against the Jets, the balls were inflated significantly over legal levels. After that game Brady had ‘the deflator” hand refs a copy of the rules with the legal PSI numbers highlighted and tell the refs that Brady preferred inflation to just above 12.5.

    Why do that if “the deflator” was going to take air out? The answer is that there was no “scheme” to take air out at all. And science has proved that after the fact in the face of the NFL’s ignorance.

    The “deflator” email came out around the time of OTAs when the equipment guys are preparing a lot of balls. Part of the process is to inflate the balls, deflate the balls, and repeat. The deflator quip proves nothing. The rules of the NFL do not replace the laws of physics.

    Goodell is wicked obtuse.

  79. cross300 says: Sep 11, 2016 11:00 AM

    The more that this idiot speaks the dumber he sounds. Most ignorant person around. Goodell must go before he completely ruins the NFL.

  80. nbptma1 says: Sep 11, 2016 11:01 AM

    I didn’t think it was possible for someone to lie more than Hillary, but then, I forgot about Roger.

  81. bert1913 says: Sep 11, 2016 11:02 AM

    Brady could get caught cheating on Gisele, and Brady fans would blame her

  82. jag1959 says: Sep 11, 2016 11:02 AM

    Of course he got it right, the NFL finally got the court decision it wanted that can be used to bludgeon any player into acquiescence on any issue and all it cost them was any last remaining vestiges of credibility. Look what they did with it in the AJ ‘investigation.’

    What a complete and total fraud. It is always disappointing when a liar’s pants do not catch on fire.

  83. MiamiDolphinsNationTravelingtoSeattle says: Sep 11, 2016 11:03 AM

    Pats fans quite upset with the greatest cheater of all time enjoying a September vacation.

  84. mmack66 says: Sep 11, 2016 11:03 AM

    After spending millions of dollars to buy his first victory in federal court, what else is the lying weasel going to say?

  85. harrisonhits2 says: Sep 11, 2016 11:07 AM

    The corruption, fabrications and lies of framegate and the science denying human filth that did so deserve conspiracy, fraud, perjury charges and jail time.

    Add in the further lies and fabrications of bountygate, capgate, bulkygate, concealing the Ray Rice incident and I see and icon of lies and coorruption in Goodell. He is a vile little worm of a man

  86. profootball13 says: Sep 11, 2016 11:08 AM

    It’s a shame that Brady Cheated and Opened Up this UGLY Can of Worms……..smh…….

  87. shadywarrior says: Sep 11, 2016 11:11 AM

    Wow, this too? $100 to anyone who can tell me why this was deleted. One more time from the top….

    Anyone who thinks Goodell got this right should fill out an application to work under Ted Wells or for Exponent, because you’re clearly passionate about “proving” a desired pre-determined conclusion.

  88. muffedpunts says: Sep 11, 2016 11:15 AM

    pete carroll was 100% certain throwing on the goal line was the right decision too

  89. realitycheckbaby says: Sep 11, 2016 11:20 AM

    FYI to all readers…

    Any post that starts with some version of “I’m not a Pats’ fan, but…” and then goes on a diatribe of ideal gas law and Goodell out to get the Pats.

    Well it’s a Pats fan with little self esteem.

    Carry on.

  90. dr45acp says: Sep 11, 2016 11:23 AM

    Goodell is 0-2….he was 100% WRONG on Bountygate….

  91. chuckshontaspads says: Sep 11, 2016 11:24 AM

    The only time psi was actually recorded was after the Patriot/Jet game when Brady complained about them being so big. Jastremski texted his girlfriend about it, measured them the next day and they were 16psi..what happened there Roger if there was some sort of ongoing conspiracy?

  92. imodan says: Sep 11, 2016 11:24 AM

    cobrala2 says:
    Sep 11, 2016 9:06 AM
    Goodell wouldn’t recognize “100% right” even if Jesus was standing in front of him.
    —————————————————————-
    ReligionIsForIdiots isn’t gonna appreciate this comment.

  93. my_old_name_was_offensive says: Sep 11, 2016 11:25 AM

    Ha Ha…

  94. imodan says: Sep 11, 2016 11:27 AM

    MiamiDolphinsNationTravelingtoSeattle says:
    Sep 11, 2016 11:03 AM
    Pats fans quite upset with the greatest cheater of all time enjoying a September vacation.
    ——————————————————————
    Haven’t seen beachsidejames around lately. Or have I? Hummmm.

  95. Blackpool says: Sep 11, 2016 11:29 AM

    I’m almost 100% certain that I’m leery of someone who always thinks they’re 100% certain.

  96. whywerule says: Sep 11, 2016 11:31 AM

    MiamiDolphinsNationTravelingtoSeattle says:
    Sep 11, 2016 11:03 AM
    Pats fans quite upset with the greatest cheater of all time enjoying a September vacation.

    Huh?

    What are you talking about?

    Don Shula retired years ago, and no football fans, least of all Pats fans, were upset about that retirement.

  97. Bubbalicious says: Sep 11, 2016 11:36 AM

    Goodell is a collective Turd, dropped on the field by the Owners to do their bidding!

  98. rvz22 says: Sep 11, 2016 11:47 AM

    And this is why Goodell is no longer good for the game of football. Time for a new commissioner.

  99. mmack66 says: Sep 11, 2016 11:47 AM

    What rules do the Jets and the Broncos operate under, because they clearly aren’t the same ones as the rest of the league.

  100. Don Humphrey says: Sep 11, 2016 11:52 AM

    Brady is a clown, liar, and cheater. Goodell is a dummy but he got this right for once.

    ——————————————-
    Goodell is a clown, liar and cheater. He is a dummy that got drunk with power.

  101. muffedpunts says: Sep 11, 2016 11:57 AM

    bernie madoff was 100% certain he’d never get caught

  102. muffedpunts says: Sep 11, 2016 12:00 PM

    cpt smith was 100% certain the titanic was unsinkable

  103. muffedpunts says: Sep 11, 2016 12:10 PM

    yeah, rog — heckuva job brownie

  104. jayhawk6 says: Sep 11, 2016 12:17 PM

    Matt Lauer let Donald Trump lie his way through an interview, so did NBC expect something different when the opportunity to talk to the second most reviled man in the country arose?

    We hope they will recognize strike three when it happens.

  105. fireroger says: Sep 11, 2016 12:29 PM

    realitycheckbaby says:
    Sep 11, 2016 11:20 AM
    FYI to all readers…

    Any post that starts with some version of “I’m not a Pats’ fan, but…” and then goes on a diatribe of ideal gas law and Goodell out to get the Pats.

    Well it’s a Pats fan with little self esteem.

    Carry on.
    ================
    Or it’s somebody with a 6th grade level understanding of science. There are so many obstuse people in this forum they might actually believe every ball that deflates must be the result of Tom Brady cheating.

  106. sonhoodoo says: Sep 11, 2016 12:29 PM

    How to Conduct A Matt Lauer “Interview”

    1. Have interviewee give him the questions.

    2. During the answer, tell him to think about dividing 2 into 4. This will make him look like he is processing something.

    3. Repeat for each question.

    4. Done.

  107. 345snarkavenue says: Sep 11, 2016 12:33 PM

    I don’t know what’s more ridiculous…..that thinks the investigation was independent, or that people believe him when he says that.

  108. fireroger says: Sep 11, 2016 12:34 PM

    The greeting Goodell got at the draft this year speaks volumes to how well he’s doing. For the yahoos applauding his accomplishments there’s a wake up call coming.

  109. sminco123 says: Sep 11, 2016 12:44 PM

    Please, please. One Brady defender, please explain the “the Deflator” to me. Seriously. Explain why a staff person is call the deflator. Do me this one favor and I will certainly reconsider my position. I want to believe that Tom is innocent but I would have to ignore the oblivious to do so. Yes, the “investigation” was crap, not independent, and used sketchy science, and yet. A guy on staff calls himself the deflator. Same guy threatens GOAT QB to go to media as well. Help me understand. If you want to use the Pats line of “losing weight” please feel free to do so, but don’t expect the rest of us to buy into your fantasy.

  110. thehumburger says: Sep 11, 2016 12:48 PM

    Why can’t one reporter ask Goodell just one specific question about deflategate, something like, When you ruled on Brady’s appeal why did you lie about the contents of his interview to make him appear more guilty?

    Instead all he gets are general questions like, Do you think you got deflategate right? What do they think he’s gonna say, no?

  111. factpurveyor says: Sep 11, 2016 12:51 PM

    If Roger Goodell got deflategate right…
    Then can someone please explain why the NFL is still keeping the PSI information that was collected during the 2015 season secret?

  112. factpurveyor says: Sep 11, 2016 1:02 PM

    Goodell is messing up the competition of the league for the 2016 season by affecting which teams make the playoffs and how teams are seeded as Goodell makes Brady to miss 25% of the 2016 season. Four teams get to play against a backup QB and 12 teams will have to face a rested Tom Brady.

    That’s an unfair advantage for the 4 teams when it comes to the standings and the things that will affect playoff seeding and which teams are awarded home field advantage.

    All while the NFL keeps the PSI information that was collected during the 2015 secret because it shows that that footballs always lose PSI when moved from warm to cold.

    Just one of the many videos that can be found online that proves that Roger Goodell and the NFL are making a mistake by forcing Tom Brady to miss 25% of the 2016 season:
    You can watch video on the popular online video site. Just search for “DEFLATE GATE & WHY SCIENCE SAYS THE PATRIOTS DID NOT TAMPER WITH FOOTBALLS”

    The reason the NFL hasn’t released the PSI information from the 2015 season is because it shows the same thing that you saw with your own eyes in that video. The same things that numerous scientists have stated, including Roderick MacKinnon, who won a Nobel Prize in chemistry.

  113. Bubbalicious says: Sep 11, 2016 1:02 PM

    Hillary Clinton was so shocked when she read this and understood that someone could lie with more audacity then her that she almost fell on her face today!

  114. pats14 says: Sep 11, 2016 1:14 PM

    So now it’s an “independent” investigation again?

  115. factpurveyor says: Sep 11, 2016 1:28 PM

    sminco123 says:
    Sep 11, 2016 12:44 PM

    Please, please. One Brady defender, please explain the “the Deflator” to me. Seriously. Explain why a staff person is call the deflator.
    —————————————————————-
    That’s an easy one.
    He wasn’t called “the deflator”. During the off season he texted that word to his friend one time.

    A guy having part time job of inflating and deflating footballs to get them within the league mandated 12.5 to 13.5 PSI can call himself “deflator” for whatever silly reason he wants to. Contrary to many believe, nobody else called him deflator.

    There was zero evidence that anyone wanted to use footballs that were below 12.5 PSI.

    If the equipment guy was also in charge of spraying the building for pests and called himself “terminator” would you be saying that Tom Brady is guilty of killing people? People die all the time and the cold deflates footballs and both occur naturally so the analogy is fair.

    Only fools that believe that they have psychic powers would think that they can infer any guilt of Tom Brady because that part time employee used a single word during the off season. You didn’t seem to hear about the other evidence where it was stated that Tom Brady asked to have the footballs set at 12.5 PSI and asked them to remind the officials of the PSI rules prior to games.

  116. sportschatterdotco says: Sep 11, 2016 1:43 PM

    To those who keep saying Goodell is just a puppet for the owners, it’s stuff like this that makes us hate him

    “We had an independent investigation,” Goodell said.”

    Goodell hired people known to get results the people paying them want to get. He also said last time he got grilled that “it didnt have to be an independent investigation”. I seriously doubt the owners want him to lie and contradict himself all the time.

  117. ozone1030 says: Sep 11, 2016 3:00 PM

    At least the refs will be very unlikely to over pump the balls anymore which is why I believe the deflator may have actually deflated the balls.
    I think the deflator thought it would be better to check the balls himself because he had difficulties with the refs . It’s in the very same report that the refs likely overinflated the balls in NY. Nobody cares about that part because it doesn’t fit the “Cheater” narrative.
    Someday he’ll talk and we’ll find out. Don’t expect the NFL to discuss with the media any conversations they had with the refs about over pumped balls. That would lead to the real problem. Brady doesn’t need underinflated balls that’s for sure. The crybaby cheater chanters had to suck on that fact already.

  118. mmack66 says: Sep 11, 2016 3:34 PM

    sminco123 says:
    Sep 11, 2016 12:44 PM

    Please, please. One Brady defender, please explain the “the Deflator” to me.
    ———————–

    No one will ever know what it means, because the person that got paid millions to find out stuff like that didn’t bother with that one. It sure didn’t stop him from using it in his report as if he knew what it meant, though.

  119. lanman11 says: Sep 11, 2016 4:08 PM

    Goodell is The UltraDouche, and I only write that because you would censor what I really want to write. In almost 50 years of football, never have I known a commissioner to put himself and his ego so front and center. It’s about the game and the players, not the Commissioner. Honest to God, I’ve already let go of NFL Sunday Ticket and Cable, and if this keeps up, I’ll complete the trifecta and ignore the over the air broadcasts or bar broadcasts and invest my time in more productive activities. I’m not kidding. That’s how bad this has gotten.

  120. factpurveyor says: Sep 11, 2016 4:20 PM

    1. Start with millions of biased fans of 31 teams that have watched Tom Brady and The Patriots become more successful than their favorite teams since the year 2000 when Tom Brady was drafted.

    2. Count on a significant percentage of those fans to be ignorant enough to permanently believe that a single incident from a single game played almost 10 years ago, where a memo indicated that a camera needed to be moved to a different location within the stadium, represents a “pattern of cheating”.

    3. Further dupe most of those permanently gullible biased fans with an orchestrated media spin campaign that puts a false story which contradicts proven science in every media outlet in the country for 6 months before the 2 PSI information is corrected.

    4. Add red herring #1 – which will persuade many otherwise intelligent people to ignore science while being distracted by a single out of context off season text where “deflator” was mentioned once. Know that science won’t matter to them because they will find a way to imagine a conspiracy based on a single word.

    5. Add red herring #2 – while the gullible are still swallowing red herring #1, feed them even more nonsense by proclaiming “Brady destroyed his phone”. Count on only a few intelligent people to recognize the obvious and subsequently ask, “How did you obtain the “deflator” text?” Bank on the fact that only the smartest will figure out that Tom Brady can afford to replace his personal phone, and there was no unknown information on the phone, and all that remained was personal information that would have been leaked. Know that science won’t matter because many can be distracted by the sensational use of the word “destroyed” and they will envision someone taking a club to a telephone. Achieve the goal because few will figure out that there was no evidence left to obtain from the phone, so there was no unknown information to “destroy”. Know that many will assume that the phone was a mysterious smoking gun and will once again deny science.

    6. Count on fewer to recognize that individual privacy is important in America and to understand that the NFL had no right to examine a personal telephone. Realize that only intelligent people can notice details, so few biased people will notice that the NFL already had telephone logs that Tom Brady provided. Know that the NFL already had the 2 team owned phones that any texts could have been sent to or from. Hope that many won’t realize that you don’t need both phones to obtain messages that were sent between 2 telephones.

    7. Sprinkle in “56 lies the NFL told during deflategate” to reinforce the smear campaign. Continue to deny science.

    8. Manipulate the system by picking a court in NY that you think will help you railroad Tom Brady. Lose because federal judge Richard M. Berman is competent. Double down on stupid and appeal the loss. Get two lazy judges that were apparently influenced by media headlines to rule in your favor. Cringe after Chief Judge Robert A. Katzmann actually understands the facts and issues a dissenting opinion that slams your case.Triple down on stupid and reinstate the suspension. Publically gloat on the eve of the 2016 draft because you actually won 2 to 1.

    9. Allow the Patriots to be cheated out of their 1st round pick in the 2016 draft and schedule them to be cheated out of a 4th round pick in 2017. Continue to try to make Tom Brady miss 25% of the season to help make some other teams feel more confident. Count on low information headline readers to continue to deny science and also believe that Tom Brady is hated while his jersey continues to be the top selling jersey of all the players in the NFL.

    10. Sit back and watch as too many biased gullible fans of the other 31 teams spew ridiculous hate against one of the most successful athletes of all time, who has been a model football player that has not been in any actual trouble with 16 years in the league. Understand that it’s easier to lie to people than to later convince them that they were lied to so the gullible masses will continue to deny science and believe lies.

    11. Make sure that no information is ever both collected and released to the public which contains independent (before & after) PSI measurements from games played outdoors while it was very cold and raining, during any season. Try not to allow science to expose the lies.

    12. Know that 31 team owners will publically support the farce either because they are afraid to challenge the commissioner or because they want a better team to have to play with several competitive disadvantages. Count on the support of 31 owners even if it is only by their silence.

  121. rpahl13 says: Sep 11, 2016 4:35 PM

    Brady is innocent. I will prove it.

    For the science, the following scientists/firms have demonstrated that no deflation occurred: John Leonard. Drew Fustin. HeadSmart Labs. Mide Technology. Dale Syphers. Michael Naughton. FLIR Systems.
    Basically, a 20F drop = a 1psi drop. Rain causes an additional drop up to .7psi. The Pats’ footballs averaged 11.5psig at halftime, the lowest was 10.9psig. That’s within the expected effects of the ~50F raining weather.
    No scientists have confirmed or even agreed with Wells’ conclusion. Wells’ report had instances of obvious bias. For proof, look at the images of the gauge needles – figure 3, page 15 of Exponent’s appendix. They’re measured from different points to make their difference in lengths seem smaller, so Wells’ could more easily dismiss ref Walt Anderson’s recollection that he used the logo gauge pre-game.
    Wells/Exponent did an experiment to try to determine which gauge was used. See section VIIB for the explanation. The problem is, without precise temperature values for the pressure measurements, it’s literally 100% impossible to experimentally determine which gauge was used.

    The Colts’ footballs did not appear to lose as much pressure because they were measured at the *end* of halftime. The Pats’ were measured at the start of halftime. This means the Colts’ had ~10 minutes to warm and dry while inside, and the Pats had little to no time. More time = more heat = more pressure. Newton’s law of cooling.

    If you think the May 2014 text with ‘the deflator’ matters, consider the following;
    Months later, during a cold November Pats@Packers game, McNally texted Jastremski “deflate and give somebody that jacket” when he saw him on TV on the sideline wearing a thick jacket and holding another. This definitively demonstrates a different meaning for the word.
    In an October 2014 text, Jastremski mentions to his fiancee after a Pats v Jets game that the footballs were nearly 16psig, but they were “supposed to be 13” This demonstrates it was not their goal to go outside the legal limit.

    Brady’s phone. As posted on Brady’s FB: “I replaced my broken Samsung phone with a new iPhone 6 AFTER my attorneys made it clear to the NFL that my actual phone device would not be subjected to investigation under ANY circumstances.”
    This means his phone was not evidence. It was never going to be evidence. Therefore, destroying it was not tantamount to destroying evidence.
    Besides, Wells went through McNally and Jastremski’s phones and found no evidence of a scheme. In order to believe Brady’s phone had other evidence, you’ve got to believe he texted it only to someone BESIDES the last 2 guys to handle footballs before a game. That is completely illogical.
    If their texts are indicative of any kind of deflation, it’s because Jastremski pumps up footballs to rub them down with rags/brushes, then gives them to McNally to set them to the desired pressure before the pre-game inspection. Not tampering, just preparing footballs together legally.

    There was no motive to tamper with the footballs. In 2006 Brady got other QBs to support him in petitioning the league to change a rule, allowing teams to alter the surface texture of footballs. This means if Brady wanted pressure outside the legal limit, he could have just gotten that rule changed. There was no need to sneak around. His 2015 stats were better than the previous FOUR seasons. The Patriots 2015 fumble rate was as remarkable as any other year. There’s no apparent statistical advantage.

    There is no evidence the footballs were ever tampered with.
    There is no evidence anyone wanted to tamper with them.
    There is no motive to tamper with them.

    Also look up ’56 lies the NFL told during deflategate’

  122. Bubbalicious says: Sep 11, 2016 5:27 PM

    I’m 100% convinced Roger is a butt hole and has a long history of disgracing the sport. Under his mis- management the league has been dishonored.

  123. nepatriot1 says: Sep 11, 2016 6:11 PM

    canetic says:
    Sep 11, 2016 9:01 AM
    It wasn’t botched. Brady and the Patriots are repeat offenders. The evidence was there. His equipment guy was called “the deflator.” The same guy that took a bag of balls with him into the bathroom after the ref tested the air pressure. America isn’t fooled by Brady’s PR efforts to look like Mr. Nice Guy.
    ————————————
    Repeat offenders? I would be fascinated to know how Brady manipulated the outside temperature to be lower than the inside temperature, that’s some trick.

  124. ozone1030 says: Sep 11, 2016 6:13 PM

    That turkey neck that Goodell has is growing. That tells me the fish hook in the voodoo doll of him that I have is working.

  125. nepatriot1 says: Sep 11, 2016 6:30 PM

    steelcurtainn says:
    Sep 11, 2016 10:18 AM
    Not a Goodell fan but Its about the only thing he got right. Brady’s a cheater and he knows it. He got off on a light 4 game suspension.
    ————————–
    You have no evidence whatsoever to support your statement. There is zero evidence Brady did anything and the science actually proves nothing happened.
    Just say you don’t like the Patriots and you don’t care what happened you’re just glad they were punished for nothing, it would be at least honest on your part instead of making up blatant lies.

  126. johnwaldron8 says: Sep 11, 2016 8:24 PM

    In July, Goodell said he and the NFL had moved on from deflategate “quite a long time ago.”

    On opening weekend, Goodell goes on national TV and makes sure he comments on it.

    What a surprise, more dishonesty from Roger Goodell.

  127. johnwaldron8 says: Sep 12, 2016 12:57 AM

    “Every player, every team, is subject to the same rules. We don’t have rules for marquee players and we don’t have rules for marquee teams,” Goodell said.
    ————————–

    Which is why the Giants Josh Brown is suspended 6 games under the league’s domestic violence policy. And why the Jets had their kicker suspended, lost a 1st round pick and $1 million fine when they were tampering with footballs.

  128. veddermn8 says: Sep 12, 2016 11:37 AM

    Also a knock against the “independence” is that Wells’ colleague, Lorin Reisner, was involved in the Wells report and then is allowed to represent the NFL at the appeal and was even allowed to ask Brady questions during the proceedings.

    And his comments on the league caring about concussions when Lauer pointed out Case Keenum was further proof he is just paying lip service. If concussions are such a concern to the NFL, why did you add another gameday per week and why do you keep pushing for an expanded regular season and playoff? Both of those expose players to more frequent opportunities for head injuries.

  129. veddermn8 says: Sep 12, 2016 11:40 AM

    tonebones says:
    Sep 11, 2016 10:20 AM

    The league did get it right. There are only a handful of games where the temperature is cold, and it’s wet and rainy, so it’s not like Brady did it every game. He only did it when it would give him an advantage. That’s cheating. I personally think it’s a good idea to adjust the air pressure depending on the weather, but both teams should be using the same footballs. One team isn’t allowed to use balls that are easier to throw and catch. Is it that big a deal? Should the penalty be suspension? Those are the only questions. But there’s no question that Brady cheated. They tried to hide it. And they lied about it. The NFL let him off easy. Could have been an entire year suspension.

    Both teams do not use the same balls, each QB is allowed to prep their own footballs. And more “than a handful of games” are cold in New England after mid October.

    And high school physics destroyed the NFL’s case. And Goodell lied in open court about Brady’s testimony, there is not credible.

  130. limakey says: Sep 12, 2016 7:04 PM

    Goodell got it right. He stuck to his guns and maintained the public confidence in the game. Brady and the Pats were caught fair and square. The NFL did their due dilligence and put intergrity of the game first and did not cave to Kraft’s media cartel. He suspended a cheater.

  131. thecornercubby says: Sep 12, 2016 11:15 PM

    Limakey, how can Goodell be credible if he has consistently lied to the public in this and other investigations and also has been proven to have lied in court? Every major investigation from concussions, bounntygate , bullygate, Rice disaster to this one has been riddled with NFL mistakes and lies. Not credible.

  132. limakey says: Sep 13, 2016 1:39 PM

    Cornercubby, lets take one incident at a time. Ray Rice – he did the right thing even by getting it horribly wrong. He admitted that and his ignorance on the subject, he clearly put it out into the public domain. He did not lie in court. It was a he said/he said in the description of the incident. If you read both men’s description of the events and look at the actual video, neither one of them came close to what really happened. The judge was not convinced that Rice lied to Goodell over what happened. Never did she say that Roger lied. However, the bottom line is, even with his first ruling, he NEVER picked game day performance over a battered woman. Which was done hundreds and hundreds of times with prior comissioners. By getting it so wrong, his mistakes educated a lot of people on this. I find him credible for being honest on how bad he screwed it up but never picking football over a battered woman.

  133. thecornercubby says: Sep 13, 2016 9:51 PM

    Goodell lied about his office seeking the second tape. He said they did everything they could have to get it, but the NFL comissioned Mueller report completely contradicts him and said a formal request was never sent to NJ police. He also lied on national tv by saying on 60mins the second tape had an effect on the new punishment then a week later at a press conference said it didn’t have an effect, clearly showing he couldn’t keep his own story straight. And then of course there is the recorded message of the NFL office employee admitting she saw the second tape long before the first suspension. Goodell lied in Rice case, NFL own report admitted it.

  134. thecornercubby says: Sep 13, 2016 9:57 PM

    And you may believe Goodell didn’t pick football over domestic abuse awareness but what about his willful ignorance of CTE which has caused numerous domestic incidents in explayers? He has defunded scietists he doesn’t like, added gamedays per week, fought to add regular season and playoff games all which exposes players to more injuries.

  135. dandeman19 says: Sep 14, 2016 12:54 AM

    Limakey Goodell got deflategate right? How when the Colts broke the rules and the league never addressed that? They then used that to prove the Pats MAY have broken the rules. That is the best they could say. No what Goodell got right is the how to sting your enemy which is Coach B

  136. veddermn8 says: Sep 14, 2016 9:44 AM

    The Mueller Report which was commissioned by the NFL, contradicted Goodell’s testimony that the NFL made every effort to obtain the second Rice tape. The report stated that no formal request was made to the NJ police or other authorities for the tape. That’s not a good look for Goodell’s credibility with regards to league investigations.

  137. jcozumel says: Sep 14, 2016 12:43 PM

    If 3 of the 4 Colts balls were below 12.5 PSI, why wasn’t Andrew Luck suspended? Why wasn’t Indy fined? Why didn’t Indy lose draft picks?

    ************************************
    Because it wasn’t there fault Tom Brady and his gang of ball deflators put on their invisible suits in the middle of the game and ran across the field and took air out of the Colts balls.
    Did you think it happened naturally ?

  138. ibillwt says: Sep 14, 2016 2:46 PM

    90% of the fans are 100% certain you’re an idiot Goebbels. Understood that lawyers don’t understand elementary physics, but most get some exposure to logic, if only to distort it.

  139. whispersd says: Sep 14, 2016 4:07 PM

    This is why politicians cannot be put in a position of serving judgement on others according to a rules-based system. Goodell literally doesn’t care whether Brady was innocent or guilty. He only cares that he looks like the boss. And if he’d conceded that there wasn’t enough evidence, 25+ owners would have been yelling at him – because, really, they didn’t care whether there was evidence or not.

    Biggest con in the history of the NFL.

  140. factpurveyor says: Sep 14, 2016 8:04 PM

    It’s only fair that the Patriots get the draft picks back that were taken since the NFL is still hiding the PSI information that was collected during the 2015 season.

  141. johnwaldron8 says: Sep 15, 2016 12:06 AM

    The difficult thing with Goodell’s handling of the Ray Rice situation is that tough to narrow down all the things he was dishonest about. A few people have mentioned the league’s false claims that they did everything they could to obtain the footage from inside the elevator.

    There is also Goodell’s false claims that Ray Rice misled him when they met in June of 2014. Goodell claimed Rice was ambiguous about what happened and the “inside the elevator” video (when it was released) showed very different events than what Rice told him.

    Goodell’s goal of lying about this was to portray himself as being unaware of what happened inside the elevator when that video was released and justifying Rice’s indefinite suspension. He lied to make Rice, already the bad guy in the story, seem even worse for telling the commissioner a vague, sanitized story about how his fiance became unconscious.

    The problem for Goodell was that the federal judge who heard Rice’s appeal determined that Rice did not make any misleading statements and that his version of the events that he told the commissioner in June matched what everyone saw when the video was released in September.

    The fact is, Goodell knew what happened in that elevator after he met with Rice and decided to only suspend him two games. When this backfired on him and he came off as looking soft on domestic violence, he tried to paint Rice as a liar. That failed when a federal judge overturned Rice’s indefinite suspension. Goodell truly has no credibility.

  142. waters20 says: Sep 15, 2016 6:53 AM

    PATs fans whining about Goodell when they should be thanking him- everyday, for literally burning the evidence on their Super Bowl winning (*) cheating season. Sad!

  143. joemontanafootball16 says: Sep 15, 2016 7:47 AM

    Only a Sith deals in absolutes.

  144. packfanaj12 says: Sep 15, 2016 11:00 AM

    60 percent of the time it works every time

  145. veddermn8 says: Sep 15, 2016 11:25 AM

    waters20 says:
    Sep 15, 2016 6:53 AM

    PATs fans whining about Goodell when they should be thanking him- everyday, for literally burning the evidence on their Super Bowl winning (*) cheating season. Sad!
    …….

    He showed the tapes to the media before getting rid of them, so why does that matter again? And they didn’t win the Super Bowl in the 2007 season so you don’t even have that right.

  146. afwhigs says: Sep 15, 2016 12:42 PM

    canetic says:
    Sep 11, 2016 9:01 AM
    It wasn’t botched. Brady and the Patriots are repeat offenders. The evidence was there. His equipment guy was called “the deflator.”…

    I’m not a Pats fan, but a nickname is not “evidence” of any kind. Is it suspicious? Sure. Was the weight loss explanation ridiculous? Sure.

    But a nickname isn’t proof that the guy altered equipment out of spec.

  147. factpurveyor says: Sep 15, 2016 7:56 PM

    It wasn’t a nick name. It was a word used once in an off season text message.

    A guy having part time job of inflating and deflating footballs to get them within the league mandated 12.5 to 13.5 PSI can call himself “deflator” for whatever silly reason he wants to. Contrary to many believe, nobody else called him deflator. There was zero evidence that anyone wanted to use footballs that were below 12.5 PSI.

    If the equipment guy was also in charge of spraying the building for pests and called himself “terminator” would you be saying that Tom Brady is guilty of killing people? People die all the time and the cold deflates footballs and both occur naturally so the analogy is fair.

  148. factpurveyor says: Sep 15, 2016 7:59 PM

    Almost 10 years ago the Patriots had a camera in the wrong location for a portion of the first game of the 2017 season against the Jets. They were punished for it and the matter was considered closed the time, although it is still mentioned from time to time by crybabies.

    The film from that game was destroyed by the NFL, not by the Patriots, so that no teams, including The Patriots could ever benefit by watching it. The NFL destroying the film also ensured if The Patriots kept an undisclosed copy they would have risked having Roger Goodell over punish them again.

    Then you had the tinfoil hat crowd inventing a bunch of silly things. Unfortunately those with weak minds believe that nonsense. Even though it has all been disproven.

  149. Mo Pro Babble says: Sep 16, 2016 6:46 AM

    The desperation in Haternation is palpable.

  150. qbarrel says: Sep 16, 2016 9:00 AM

    canetic says:
    Sep 11, 2016 9:01 AM
    It wasn’t botched. Brady and the Patriots are repeat offenders. The evidence was there. His equipment guy was called “the deflator.” The same guy that took a bag of balls with him into the bathroom after the ref tested the air pressure. America isn’t fooled by Brady’s PR efforts to look like Mr. Nice Guy.

    ————————

    ….and yet they still weren’t able to find a single ball that measured below threshold let or that they could prove had lost any air. The only text message referring to “the Deflator” was from May 2014 – long before the 2014 season would have even started. Please explain how this constitutes a proverbial “smoking gun” in your estimation? As for the’repeat offender’ label, many NFL teams have been busted for cheating over the years, yet this only seems to be taken into consideration by the league when it involves the Patriots.

  151. dstroi says: Sep 16, 2016 9:13 AM

    patsfaninphilly says:
    Sep 11, 2016 9:11 AM
    >>>>“We went through a very exhausting process with this. We had an independent investigation,” Goodell said. >>>

    If it was ‘independent’ why did the league invoke attorney-client privilege in court filings to prevent release of the investigatory notes?
    Matt should have asked him,
    ” Roger you live in the Northeast, when you go out to your car in February and it reads, low tire pressure, does that mean somebody let the air out overnight?”
    Then ask Goodell to explain the Ideal Gas Law…..
    *******************************************************
    Then ask Mr. Goodell 4 more questions:

    1.) Why was there a Colts employee on the sideline with a needle and gauge which is strictly prohibited.
    2.) Why were 3/4 Colts footballs out of compliance as well regarding PSI?
    3.) Why did you not release the 2015 PSI results to the public?
    4.) Why was Mr. Brady suspended 4 games, docked 3 draft picks and fined $1MM for an equipment violation which is known to be a $25k fine WHEN he was not even found guilty in the first place?
    #agenda

  152. orrnumberfour says: Sep 16, 2016 12:34 PM

    WHY WEREN’T THE COLTS PUNISHED?

    Oh wait, actually they were.

    They were punished by the Patriots ON THE FIELD IN THE SECOND HALF.

    The Patriots punished the Indianapolis Cheaters so badly that they haven’t recovered from that humiliating beat down yet.

  153. limakey says: Sep 16, 2016 4:47 PM

    Fact, the only one wearing a tin foil hat are the fans who believe Spygate was just about one game and one tape. Unless you are denying the fact that Belichick admitted he started his illegal intelligence gathering in 2000 and that Goodell sent NFL reps to Gillette where they destroyed several tapes and files of notes dating back to 2002. Are you ignorant of this? And Matt Walsh had how many tapes from 2000 to 2002, all of it illegal? Surely you are not ignorant of this as well? And if you truly are ignorant of this, then you should be giving praise to Roger Goodell who went to great lengths to white wash the depths of the cheating that was and I believe continues to run rampent in the Pats organization.

  154. fireroger says: Sep 16, 2016 5:09 PM

    In the end the haters only have cheating to explain the success. They have to claim spygate started in 2000 and continues to this day. Because it’s THE only way to explain the record pre and post spygate.

  155. ampatsisahypocrite says: Sep 16, 2016 6:02 PM

    tedmurph says:
    Sep 11, 2016 9:43 AM
    Nobody that thinks Brady is guilty has anything better than, ‘I think he did it’.
    ———————————————-

    Pretty much sums up your case against Roethlisberger, too.

  156. swagger52 says: Sep 16, 2016 10:31 PM

    Let the cheater win a Super Bowl, then disciplined him..How is that getting it right?

  157. limakey says: Sep 17, 2016 5:57 PM

    Fireroger, got it a tad backwards. I only hear the cheaters and their fans eplaining that they are so good, they deserve to be allowed to cheat. That their systematicand extended cheating doesn’t matter.

  158. veddermn8 says: Sep 17, 2016 8:20 PM

    Limakey it’s not helpful to your point to cite 10 year old stories that have been retracted and debunked. The Herald even published the retraction on the front and back pages, an unprecedented move by a major metro paper.

    Also you haven’t addresed the Goodell Rice testimony lies I pointed out.

  159. veddermn8 says: Sep 19, 2016 11:48 AM

    swagger52 says:
    Sep 16, 2016 10:31 PM

    Let the cheater win a Super Bowl, then disciplined him..How is that getting it right?

    ….

    He didn’t cheat, he retired. Where did you get that info?

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