Happy #DeflateGate Day

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Two years ago today, the Colts and Patriots squared off for the AFC’s berth in Super Bowl XLIX. The game would come to be known for much more than that.

The purpose of this post isn’t to relitigate a case that I’ve already declared to be a sham, born of a failure to understand how air pressure works in the cold and a desire to assume the worst about the Patriots and to nail them again. The purpose is to commemorate the fact that it’s been two years exactly since the scandal emerged — and that the Patriots are only two wins away from securing the ultimate revenge.

Yes, Commissioner Roger Goodell once again will avoid Gillette Stadium this weekend. He can’t, however, avoid the Patriots. If they win on Sunday and then win in Houston two Sundays later, Goodell will be handing the Lombardi Trophy to the Patriots.

And while the tradition is for the Commissioner to hand the trophy to the owner of the team, wouldn’t it be something if owner Robert Kraft (who still gets some flak locally for not fighting the league tooth and nail at every turn) declares in the moment that he’s going to defer the honor to Tom Brady? Goodell’s face would instantly turn 50 shades of ginger, and Patriots fans would have an image that would be forever emblazoned on T-shirts, hats, posters, mugs, and body parts.

96 responses to “Happy #DeflateGate Day

  1. It’s tradition for the commissioner to hand over the Super Bowl MVP to the player who wins it,which could also be Brady this year.

  2. Let’s see how many Steelers fans pound their chests here when the Giants gauged their balls and found them to be quite lower in PSI than the deflategate balls.

    Yet I be they’ll claim the Steelers balls was all natural deflation as explained by the ideal gas law while the Pats weren’t.

    And to be clear, I don’t believe the Steelers cheated or deflated those balls, I just believe they’ll apply a double standard to it.

  3. It’s more probable than not that Goodell would come down with a serious case of food poisoning late in the 4th quarter of the Super Bowl if the Pats are up by 10… Cuz the problem with Goodell in deflategate is that he can’t stand on the facts to justify his decision. With spyware it was simple. Pats broke the rule. Admitted breaking the rule because of a misinterpretation (whether you believe the reason or not they admitted to it) and everything was legit. Deflategate is different. It looked like garbage from the start. It proved to be garbage in the end. And Goodell can’t stand on the facts to justify anything so he does what he does best. He ducks and dodges. Lame. If you want proof that deflategate was a sham from the start, goodells actions say it all

  4. and what a shock…pats have won ANOTHER super bowl and are BACK in the AFC championship game…AGAIN.

    and my colts…laughingstocks…again….

    :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

  5. Oh no. Here come the haters.

    1. Indy balls were also lower than the limit that day. Anybody care about that?
    2. The independent report was edited twice by the nfl prior to being released.
    3. Investigators told Brady his cell phone was no longer needed. MONTHS later, the league put out that headline.
    4. The corporate NFL is slimy.
    5. No other league has ever dragged a premier player through the mud unjustly as this one did.
    5. We are not ‘sensitive’. Just tell us you hate us because we are great. We would respect that.
    5. Your team could be next.

  6. Yes we agree it was a “sham”. Really anybody with half a brain knows that. Thanks Roger, the damage has been done and is irreparable. Hopefully your just due will come soon. Meanwhile, please get some sack and stop ducking Gillette.

  7. Already a massive joke that in the same season Brady serves his suspension, the Patriots get the #1 seed.

    All of our time wasted and millions of dollars gone, and the big punishment is Brady missed 4 paychecks with a fast track to the Super Bowl?

  8. We’d be doing the next generation of football fans a disservice to just try and forget or ignore the fact the Patriots cheated all those years…

    Please keep these stories coming PFT…it is your duty!!!

  9. In case everyone missed it, there’s championship games this weekend. If we could actually get around to what’s happening with the teams and what might happen on the field, that would just be great. There’s not oing to be anything new here. There will be the same fools that haven’t read the Well$ report, the arbitration decision, the arbitration transcript, Berman’s decision, the amicus briefs, the appeals decision or it’s dissenting opinion spouting the same nonsense and the same Pats fans defending them in the same way. Meanwhile Goodell has the decision he wanted and has already abused in handling the AJ 4.
    Wake up folks, it was all smoke and mirrors.

  10. “The purpose of this post isn’t to relitigate a case that I’ve already declared to be a sham”

    Darn straight, the purpose of the post is to drive hits. There will be endless uninformed posts to follow, few of which will involve any facts. The trolls won’t admit that they were hoodwinked by Goodell and will post cheater nonsense and the Pats fanboys will ignore that it was all about getting the legal precedent the case gave the league and there was nothing personal about the Patriots or Brady involved. The league had been dying the death of a thousand cuts in court with every disciplinary decision, as soon as they could get a case against a star player that didn’t involve criminal charges this was going to happen. It just turned out to be Brady. Business is business, it’s only a sport to us.

  11. It would be even be funnier if the Pats won the SB and Goodell handed them a trophy in which the usually beaming figure of a football was slightly deflated (upon closer inspection).

  12. Oh yes, because text messages regarding “deflating” refer to WEIGHT LOSS…right…

  13. As a Dolphins fan I have obvious disdain for the Pats but must admit if it has to be, Kraft must do this. My contempt for Das Fuhrer runs deep.

  14. Steelers balls 11.4 and 11.6. Giants illegally gauge ball on sideline. Colts illegally gauge ball and let air out of intercepted ball…these are all facts…The serial liar says “nothing to see here”. Two years later zero proof the Patriots did anything….Goodell will not go to Foxboro cementing what everyone knows, Goodell and Mara and 31 other owners conspired to equal the playing field with a shameless, baseless sham…INTEGRITY

  15. .
    Losing the draft picks hurt, but one can’t help but laugh at the abject stupidity of the imbeciles in the league office . They wasted 10 million dollars on an investigation that looked like something from the files of “Police Squad”.

    Let’s not forget that the Patriots will be docked a fourth round pick in this year’s draft. ” It’s the frame that never ends . It goes on and on my friends.”
    .

  16. Its was a sham from day one and real Patriots fans understand this. ESPN ran a premature report for three weeks 24 hours a day along the bottome of the screen only to retract it at 330 am 18 months later last 15 seconds……Patriots arent going anywhere…deal with it…………

  17. Everybody knows it was a sham.

    It took $5+ million to determine ball protocol was violated in NE and a grand total of a 30 second phone call in Pit. No cells were needed. No reviewing of security footage to make sure the balls made it to the field correctly.

    ‘Nuff said.

  18. This mess is the natural result of the deal made between Goodell and Kraft. When the Pats got tied up in video spying, Kraft persuaded Goodell to bury the most damning evidence and levy a penalty the Pats could live with, in return for which Kraft would support Goodell’s outrageous salary and the Pats would play within the rules. Goodell destroyed the tapes and warned that another violation would be dealt with much harsher. The other owners were aware of this deal.

    Then the deflation issue erupted and Goodell was persuaded by a number of owners, tired of watching the Pats carry home Lombardies, to make the hammer fall on the Pats.

    In Spygate the Pats were under punished, despite great evidence, and in Deflategate the Pats were over punished, despite weak evidence.

    The one constant in all this is that Goodell is, and has always been, a pusillanimous puppet with no integrity, which is, in fact, the job description.

  19. idpfantasyfootball says:
    Jan 18, 2017 10:15 AM
    Let’s see if the Steelers headsets work in the AFC Championship game…
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    If they don’t, blame the League, they have sole control over communications.

  20. Maybe one last minute pardon for the Pats? Too late to commute their sentence? They were caught spying on other teams practices before Goodell “bleached” them. #SaveThePats!

  21. craven245 says:
    Jan 18, 2017 10:26 AM
    People who don’t cheat often destroy their cell phones the day before they are to talk to an investigator.
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    How long did it take the NFL to determine the ball protocol wasn’t violated in Pitt again?

    Was it <30 secs or <60 secs?

    What about the texts?

    LOL==========

  22. usmutts says:
    Jan 18, 2017 10:33 AM
    This mess is the natural result of the deal made between Goodell and Kraft. When the Pats got tied up in video spying, Kraft persuaded Goodell to bury the most damning evidence and levy a penalty the Pats could live with, in return for which Kraft would support Goodell’s outrageous salary and the Pats would play within the rules. Goodell destroyed the tapes and warned that another violation would be dealt with much harsher. The other owners were aware of this deal.

    Then the deflation issue erupted and Goodell was persuaded by a number of owners, tired of watching the Pats carry home Lombardies, to make the hammer fall on the Pats.

    In Spygate the Pats were under punished, despite great evidence, and in Deflategate the Pats were over punished, despite weak evidence.

    The one constant in all this is that Goodell is, and has always been, a pusillanimous puppet with no integrity, which is, in fact, the job description.
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    LOL at the under punished. Y’all understand Spygate was the largest penalty in league history for (1) something every team does and (2) arguably has little if any advantage. Under punished indeed.

    Suggesting Goodell buried evidence is and has always been speculative at best. Even if that was the case you don’t enact a second round of punishment for the same act. And you certainly don’t do it by manufacturing science to convince the uneducated something was wrong.

  23. “People who don’t cheat often destroy their cell phones the day before they are to talk to an investigator.”

    Just keep telling that lie.

    The phone had been examined multiple times by Wells prior to that and he had told Brady that he had no further interest in looking at it again.

    But you knew that. You just preferred to toss out what you knew to be a lie so you could smear a team you don’t like.

  24. Time to move on from this. The bigger question is, what covert cheating operations are the Pats using today and when will they be uncovered by the nfl?

  25. isleptwithoj says:
    Jan 18, 2017 10:52 AM
    Time to move on from this. The bigger question is, what covert cheating operations are the Pats using today and when will they be uncovered by the nfl?
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    I thought this was the Giants year to cheat?

  26. usmutts says:
    Jan 18, 2017 10:33 AM

    …Pats got tied up in video spying, Kraft persuaded Goodell to bury the most damning evidence…
    ________________________________________

    Video taping has never been and will never be illegal. You can video tape the opposing coaches all you want as long as you do it from the right spot.

    You are saying that fining someone a first round draft pick is “under punished” for video taping 30 feet away from the legal area?

  27. I think most of us would like to move on, but the media will never let this die. If I’m still alive on 01/18/2065 (if so I’ll be about a month shy of my 95th birthday), all the talking heads will be screaming “50TH ANNIVERSARY OF DEFLATEGATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LET’S TALK ABOUT IT SOME MORE! LET’S REHASH IT AGAIN!”

    And I’ll try to storm out of the room and trip over my own walker, breaking my hip. While everyone else in the old folks’ home gathers around me to see if I’m dead, I’ll still be saying….

    #StopTalkingAboutFlatFootballs

  28. There has never been a case with so much factual information gained from the 2 court trials. Yet look at what people “choose” to believe instead of the factual information that came out of 2 court proceedings while under oath?

  29. And since this day the Pats have won a Super Bowl, came within inches of going to another one, and will play to go to one on Sunday.

    Through all the nonsense and penalties and distraction all they’ve done is go 27-6, best record in the league.

  30. I bought a football the other day when I got home int fel like some air was missing so I bought it back the cashier told me Tom Brady had it before me

  31. If the Patriots happen to beat the Steelers this weekend and go on to win the SuperBowl, then I really wish that Brady would turn his back on Goodell and refuse to take the Lombardi from him.

    I know that he would never do this because that isn’t how he’s wired, but just this one time I wish that he would go off-script.

  32. thecape15 says:
    Jan 18, 2017 10:15 AM

    Oh no. Here come the haters.

    1. Indy balls were also lower than the limit that day. Anybody care about that?
    2. The independent report was edited twice by the nfl prior to being released.
    3. Investigators told Brady his cell phone was no longer needed. MONTHS later, the league put out that headline.
    4. The corporate NFL is slimy.
    5. No other league has ever dragged a premier player through the mud unjustly as this one did.
    5. We are not ‘sensitive’. Just tell us you hate us because we are great. We would respect that.
    5. Your team could be next.
    _________________________________

    Boom. Mic drop. The end.

    Signed,

    A non-Pats fan. (but recognizes their greatness and the GOAT QB).

  33. my_old_name_was_offensive says:
    Jan 18, 2017 10:21 AM
    We’d be doing the next generation of football fans a disservice to just try and forget or ignore the fact the Patriots cheated all those years…

    Please keep these stories coming PFT…it is your duty!!!
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    I have yet to hear anyone man up and state how the New England Patriots “cheated all those years” Or “culture of cheating” etc. Spygate was a misinterpretation of a rule where we took the infraction and moved on. Deflategate was a smear campaign against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots where the league could not prove guilt. So where is the culture of cheating? Or are you just conjuring false information to fit your narrative just like ESPN does? To make you feel better about yourselves and why your team lacks what the Patriots were able to achieve over 17 years? You people are out of your damn minds.

  34. nepatriot1 says:
    Jan 18, 2017 11:44 AM
    crush22 says:
    Jan 18, 2017 10:08 AM
    Patsies*
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    Donkeys*
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    Not a Bronco fan, but thanks for playing.

  35. 12coltsfan12 says:
    Jan 18, 2017 10:15 AM
    and what a shock…pats have won ANOTHER super bowl and are BACK in the AFC championship game…AGAIN.

    and my colts…laughingstocks…again….
    ____________
    How’s Francis doing?

  36. Remember Pats fans, it wasn’t the PSI that got you in trouble as much as it was your history of being caught cheating and the blatant lying that became very habitual by your quarterback during the investigation. I mean come on, the nickname for the ball boy was the deflator because of his weight loss? The destruction of the cell phone? The smug attitudes just caught up with you. That’s all. Don’t consistently get caught cheating and lying and you’ll be good. I doubt that you will quit cheating and lying but hey, that’s on you.

  37. Video taping has never been and will never be illegal. You can video tape the opposing coaches all you want as long as you do it from the right spot.

    You are saying that fining someone a first round draft pick is “under punished” for video taping 30 feet away from the legal area?

    ====================

    Video taping signals is not legal. If it was legal what was the purpose of the memo restricting the areas you could video tape.

    Keep lying Cheatriot fans. Hey did the NFL steal the urinal that the Deflator lied about using?

  38. Once Goodell realized the ideal gas law was real he changed the narrative….

    It’s either “Protocolgate”

    or

    “cooperationgate”

    Take your pick because it was never deflategate.

    Its now common knowledge that every single NFL team has used footballs under 12.5psi at one time or another…..and its been that way since air has been added to footballs and exposed to ambient air.

  39. I knew Brady was guilty when he gave up his fight for innocence. You dont admit guilt for something you did not do….

  40. unclebluck says:
    Jan 18, 2017 12:29 PM
    I knew Brady was guilty when he gave up his fight for innocence. You dont admit guilt for something you did not do….
    ___________
    The owner did the same……….almost immediately.

  41. pittsburghdamned says:
    Jan 18, 2017 12:18 PM
    Does Tammy celebrate every year by destroying a new cell phone?
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    When did he ever destroy a new phone? Are you referring to the old phone that Wells said he DIDN’T want? And nor did he have a right to. But you are right in that Brady celebrates almost every year. For any other ignorant hater, this is the first trial’s key admission:-
    Judge Berman: “What evidence…on January 18?”
    NFL lawyer Nash: “No, not for that specific game.”
    Judge Berman: “The Wells report relates to only one game. There is no finding in this case that there was anything done by Mr. Brady.”
    And the 2nd court merely determined the Commissioner’s power to suspend, not Brady’s guilt – because (see above admission in 1st court).

  42. isleptwithoj says:
    Jan 18, 2017 10:52 AM
    Time to move on from this. The bigger question is, what covert cheating operations are the Pats using today and when will they be uncovered by the nfl?
    _________________
    The next will be the first.

  43. Remember, the NFL “case against Brady” rests on the following two “claims”:

    1) the Pats “deflated their footballs by approximately 0.3 psi”

    2) Walt Anderson’s memory about which gauge he used before the game is incorrect. Anderson thinks that he used the gauge that consistently read 0.3 psi higher than the one the NFL claims he actually used.

    William of Ockham is rolling over in his grave.

  44. Video taping signals is not legal. If it was legal what was the purpose of the memo restricting the areas you could video tape.
    ——————————————————

    Good question.
    But taping signals is STILL legal.
    Filming your opponents’ signals is — and always has been — completely legal, even today. the rule is you can’t do it from a location where the team could potentially use it during the same game–and that is why you can’t do it from the sideline.

    Of course now you can use video in realtime on the sideline…so go figure.
    And the whole baloney made the game better by giving the defense a headset, which frankly should have been done 20 years earlier.

  45. “3 out of the 4 Indy balls tested that day were below the 12.5 psi level.”

    The 4th one probably was too, but somebody fudged the numbers.

    No, really! That’s what happened. For every single other pair of measurements, the “logo gauge” gave a higher number than the “non-logo gauge”. But for one of the four Colts’ footballs, that relative relationship was curiously backwards.

  46. The day that everyone found out they cheated against the Ravens as well as the Colts. They deflated those balls down and yeah ended up coming back. No wonder why. If Flacco was also throwing a nerf ball he would have put 60 up on that defense.

  47. Mr. Commissioner,

    You’ve done enough.
    Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last? Have you left no sense of decency?

  48. No team is allowed to check another team’s equipment during a game. The Colts did that then told the officials that the Pats ball was short on air. That is a rule in the NFL rule book. Look it up. No we see Goodell won’t come here? Obviously not a man with courage of his conviction.

    Oh and as for Pats fans we won’t let this fraud die

  49. Does Tammy celebrate every year by destroying a new cell phone?
    ====================

    When you get a new cell phone, do you erase all the data on your old one before turning it in? You realize that you are “destroying” your cell phone when you do that, right?

  50. Filming of signals is done every week at every game. Why do you think the coaches and coordinators cover their mouths when they are talking to the players? It’s to stop lip readers.

    The location is so that anyone filming can’t just walk over to the coaches and give them the signals in real time.

  51. Let. It. Go.

    Jeez. Not about the balls. Pats were warned that they would be subjected to a lower standard of discipline because of past transgressions. That includes destroying evidence. I run a multi-BILLION dollar company and I reserve the right to do the same thing. The team has a history of “pushing the rules” (i.e., cheating) that goes back to at least 2001 and it is a stain on the league (which needs no additional stains).

    And for those of you still citing the Ideal Gas Law, most of you didn’t know what it was before you read it here so stop acting like a Master Physicist. This isn’t about the balls it’s about the arrogance of a team or individuals of a team thinking they are bigger than their employer. If they worked for me they would be fired. Period.

  52. troy43mvp says:
    Jan 18, 2017 12:15 PM
    Don’t consistently get caught cheating and lying and you’ll be good.
    ====================================
    Here’s the problem with what you suggest. The pattern you speak of had to have existed BEFORE Spygate. Which was something the Pats fully cooperated with AND was their FIRST major issue with cheating outside of the snowplow scandal 25 years prior. So understand that this supposed pattern\history of cheating started with Spygate. To that end, Belichick admitted that what he thought he was doing was legal. It’s mind blowing how anybody can possibly still think that constitutes lying. You and many others want to point out the history of cheating to support the deflategate sham when the reality is the only basis to support that is a borderline scandal that the Pats fully cooperated with. None of this even deals with the fact that other teams have been caught cheating in the past and have never gone through what the Pats have gone through. Denver being the front runner who arguably have much more eggregious offenses.

  53. troy43mvp says:
    Don’t consistently get caught cheating and lying and you’ll be good.
    ====================================
    It’s fine to bring up the texts, video and cell phones to support Deflategate. Just understand none of that was needed to determine the ball protocol wasn’t violated in Pittsburgh last month. It might be disingenuous to suggest the NFL take the Pats at their word despite doing that very thing last month with the Steelers. But wouldn’t integrity demand making certain? Simply put, if the texts, video and cell phones were SO important in one incident why weren’t they equally so in the other?

  54. it wouldnt surprise me to find out the league is tampering with opposing teams headsets in Foxboro to create suspicion and justify their baseless vendetta against Belechick for not coaching the jets.

  55. “most of you didn’t know what it was before you read it here so stop acting like a Master Physicist.”

    it is a simple formula and the wonderful thing about it, is that it doesn’t matter whether we knew about it or not, Goodell can’t hang his hat on “the balls WERE deflated because Brady and the Patriots fans KNEW NOTHING about the science beforehand!!!! ” We have no evidence that Brady knew of this scientific phenomenon BEFORE the scandal, therefore we know something else must be behind this act”

  56. flaccojumpball says:
    Jan 18, 2017 1:12 PM

    The day that everyone found out they cheated against the Ravens as well as the Colts.
    \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\
    Wrong. They didn’t cheat against the ravens. They did not break a rule. The rule was changed after the season. The refs told the ravens who not to cover and the D still couldn’t get it right

  57. fullbacksarepeopletoo says:
    Jan 18, 2017 10:25 AM
    Oh yes, because text messages regarding “deflating” refer to WEIGHT LOSS…right…

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    A wise man once said: Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt.

    You obviously have not read or kept up with the case.

    smh

  58. idpfantasyfootball says:

    Jan 18, 2017 10:15 AM

    Let’s see if the Steelers headsets work in the AFC Championship game…
    —————–
    You mean the headsets that are controlled and monitored by the NFL, that the home team/Patriots have nothing to do with?

  59. fullbacksarepeopletoo says:
    Jan 18, 2017 10:25 AM
    Oh yes, because text messages regarding “deflating” refer to WEIGHT LOSS…right…

    ———————————————————————-

    You are totally correct!!

  60. luckyforus says:
    Jan 18, 2017 12:27 PM

    Video taping signals is not legal. If it was legal what was the purpose of the memo restricting the areas you could video tape.

    ========================================

    The stupidity is breathtaking.
    If video taping was not legal, the memo would have said that video taping was illegal.
    Instead it stated the restrictions on the locations from which you could legally video tape signals.

  61. luckyforus says:
    Jan 18, 2017 12:27 PM

    Video taping signals is not legal. If it was legal what was the purpose of the memo restricting the areas you could video tape.
    ___________________________________

    The fact that there is a memo restricting the areas where video taping is allowed means video taping is legal.

    For example, in Georgia it is illegal to sell distilled spirits within 200 yards of a school. Does that make it illegal to sell distilled spirits in Georgia? (Yes, that is a rhetorical question.)

  62. fullbacksarepeopletoo says:
    Jan 18, 2017 10:25 AM
    Oh yes, because text messages regarding “deflating” refer to WEIGHT LOSS…right…
    ———
    Deflation is another way of saying to make smaller, I really don’t see what’s so hard to understand about that.

    Reading books generally helps with synonyms & comprehensive thinking…try it sometime.

  63. Happy…the weather lowered the PSI in footballs again day !!!

    Now that the 2016 regular season is over….shouldn’t the NFL be releasing the PSI information that they collected during games played in both the 2015 and 2016 seasons ???

  64. sxk129 says:
    Jan 18, 2017 3:54 PM
    luckyforus says:
    Jan 18, 2017 12:27 PM

    Video taping signals is not legal. If it was legal what was the purpose of the memo restricting the areas you could video tape.

    ========================================

    The stupidity is breathtaking.
    If video taping was not legal, the memo would have said that video taping was illegal.
    Instead it stated the restrictions on the locations from which you could legally video tape signals.
    ________________________________________
    At the time this all happened it was a MEMO…NOT a RULE. It became a rule in 2008! Don’t take my word for it…Look it up. NAPF.

  65. The Patriots had a camera in the wrong spot within the stadium for a portion of the 1st game of the 2007 season. That was 10 years ago and it is still being mentioned by fans of loser teams.

    Even after the Patriots were over punished for it.
    * Lost first round draft pick
    * Largest fine ever imposed by the NFL

    Even after Goodell took the tapes away.
    * To protect the team that was filmed.
    * To catch and punish the Patriots again if an undisclosed copy ever surfaced.

    So don’t get mad 10 years from now when Patriots fans are still mentioning how the NFL convinced dupes to ignore science so they could cheat the Patriots.

  66. troy43mvp says:
    Jan 18, 2017 12:15 PM
    Remember Pats fans, it wasn’t the PSI that got you in trouble as much as it was your history of being caught cheating and the blatant lying that became very habitual by your quarterback during the investigation. I mean come on, the nickname for the ball boy was the deflator because of his weight loss? The destruction of the cell phone? The smug attitudes just caught up with you. That’s all. Don’t consistently get caught cheating and lying and you’ll be good. I doubt that you will quit cheating and lying but hey, that’s on you.
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    This is another example of a whiner making an effort to sound correct, there was never a cheating, The rule the Pats broke was not ” a recording” or what to record, it was the place where they were recording. There is “no history”of cheating here, but losers, including casual fans, base fans, even coaches, that have been losing time after time against NE, want to make it sound like there is. Please get your facts together, Brady destroyed the phone after providing the texts and the NFL said they didnt need the phone.
    You got to love whiners and losers when they post the crap you posted here, specially when the Pats are playing a team accused of the same thing.

  67. pauldeba says:
    Jan 18, 2017 2:16 PM
    “most of you didn’t know what it was before you read it here so stop acting like a Master Physicist.”

    it is a simple formula and the wonderful thing about it, is that it doesn’t matter whether we knew about it or not, Goodell can’t hang his hat on “the balls WERE deflated because Brady and the Patriots fans KNEW NOTHING about the science beforehand!!!! ” We have no evidence that Brady knew of this scientific phenomenon BEFORE the scandal, therefore we know something else must be behind this act”

    —-

    Law 101. Ignorance of a law doesn’t isn’t an excuse. They just didn’t think they’d get caught. Besides your argument makes no sense. I don’t care about Goodell (I disagree with the homers but do NOT like Goodell) but it doesn’t mean everything he does is wrong. Whether Brady and the fans knew about the law beforehand doesn’t change the fact that a bunch of folks are quoting it without a full understanding of what it was. When it first went down, few people were quoting it, now it is Pats Nation lore. It’s ridiculous.

    Like I said, those folks wouldn’t work for me, and I run a multi-Billion dollar company. You will not be evasive in my investigation, you will not destroy evidence, and if you have a history of screwing up – which isn’t in dispute – you will not be employed with me for long.

    Saint Thomas of course is forgiven. What if your girlfriend or wife did the same thing? You’d dump her.

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