Joe Thomas is rooting for the Patriots, for one specific reason

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The Browns have never been to the Super Bowl, and they probably won’t be during the remaining time tackle Joe Thomas has with the team. Thus, his interest in the NFL’s annual championship game will come from other factors.

Specifically, Thomas wants to see what would be one of the most awkward moments since Commissioner Pete Rozelle handed a Lombardi Trophy to Raiders owner Al Davis.

“As much as I’d like to see my buddy [Alex Mack] win a Super Bowl, I would sure love to see [Commissioner Roger Goodell] have to hand a SB trophy to [Tom] Brady!” Thomas tweeted.

The comment could make Patriots fans pine more openly for Thomas to be traded to New England. Until he’s an official member of the team, it’s safe to say he’ll be an honorary Patriot.

43 responses to “Joe Thomas is rooting for the Patriots, for one specific reason

  1. Only problem with that is the commissioner would hand the trophy to the owner, not the winning QB. So there’s that…

  2. Regardless of my dislike of the Patriots, I agree. I think Roger Goodell is the worst thing that has happened to football in recent memory and I would thoroughly enjoy seeing egg on his face.

  3. As much as I like Thomas, I don’t believe the Patriots would want to pay for an aging star. Of course, Thomas is right. People would all tune in to see how Goodell would handle dealing with Tom Brady if Brady were to win MVP of SB 51.

  4. Thanks for the support, buddy! Here’s hoping the Browns have at least one season worthy of your talent before you decide to hang up the cleats!

  5. ATL 37
    NE 20

    It’s just not gonna happen. This game is being played indoors, with regulation footballs. Hotel security isn’t going to be headed by Mark Wahlberg and Matt Damon-tier homers.

    Goodell will go out of his way to make out with Arthur Blank and Matt Ryan.

  6. I think Joe’s remarks speaks for many of the players opinion of Goodell and I trust the players on these things as they are the ones who really know the truths about life behind the curtain of the NFl rather than what we are fed by the media spin doctors.

  7. Thomas always seens to say the right thing. Nice shout out to his buddy but watching Goodell squrm beats all.

  8. Dang, I think even some FALCONS fans want to see that!

    Should he win, Tom should just stare at Roger for a few moments, savor his pain, and then say “See you next year!”

  9. trollaikman8 says:
    Jan 23, 2017 3:13 PM
    ATL 37
    NE 20

    It’s just not gonna happen. This game is being played indoors, with regulation footballs. Hotel security isn’t going to be headed by Mark Wahlberg and Matt Damon-tier homers.

    Goodell will go out of his way to make out with Arthur Blank and Matt Ryan.

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    It’s fun watching fans of other teams that couldn’t cut it now count on the Falcons as their last hope to beat the Patriots….. Many of these same people were claiming that Pittsburgh would crush the Patriots….

  10. The SB trophy will be handed to Mr. Kraft not Brady. Also don’t be surprised if the SB MVP is a defensive player. The Patriots defense has been flying under the radar but they will need to show out against Atlanta. This has all the making of SB 48 repeat. High flying offense versus once in a generation defense.

  11. I’m sure any trophy presentation would look no different than any of the 50 before it. These guys are professionals and would act like it while on-camera.

    For historic reference: See Pete Rozelle handing the Lombardi trophy to Al Davis after Super Bowl XVIII. They hated each other personally.

  12. Me too. Roger is probably trying to pay off the refs and NY instant replay, and it wont do any good. He is gonna have to man up and take his medicine. Give the Lombardi to the Pats with a big ol smile on your face while everybody gets a picture of it and plasters it everywhere for you to see. Perfect end to the big payback.

  13. codythao35 says:
    Jan 23, 2017 2:57 PM

    Wow, that’s back stabbed Joe. That’s why you won’t win a thing.

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    Being in Cleveland probably has more weight on that one.

  14. If (when?) the Pats win the super bowl Roger may have a Lombardi trophy with the football that is on it look like a deflated ball😀

  15. As a Steeler fan I don’t want NE to win t SB. But in this case I am willing to except a NE win because of my disgust for goodell.

    I agree with Joe Thomas.

  16. “This game is being played indoors”

    Check the stats and you will find that Brady plays far better indoors, stat-wise, even though he, of course, never has played a HOME game indoors. Most QBs do put up better stats inside, it stands to reason.

    You can argue that most other QBs have a bigger DROPOFF, going outdoors, than does Brady.

    If Kraft had built a dome (yuk!), Brady would have long-since owned all of the career passing records and likely would have won at just as many rings.

  17. That’s great.

    Joe Thomas deserves a ring, but that’s another story.

    The obvious story is how patriot fans remain the biggest delta bravos of all.

    Carry on.

  18. Said the most over rated left tackle in the game….why would Belichick give this guy 10 million when he can pay a hungry rookie or 1st yr player a million to do the same job? Tired of hearing guys who have never won anything on this level continue to give us their opinion on everything….

  19. jerseyraider says:
    Jan 23, 2017 3:02 PM
    Only problem with that is the commissioner would hand the trophy to the owner, not the winning QB. So there’s that…
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    Guarantee Bob Kraft will make sure Brady is handed the trophy.

  20. I would be shocked if the NFL didn’t do anything/everything within it’s power to prevent NE from winning the SB. NE might still will anyway.

    But awarding the MVP to Brady? Whether deserving or not, that will not happen.

  21. The Patriots fans are already sounding like Yankee fans. If the Falcons win, its already but you only have one look at us. Or the excuses of how the Patriots are hated and it wasn’t fair, or whatever.

    Man I wish my team was as great as New England has been for years. Enjoy it. Be thankful you have this all the time. But don’t start with excuses or the talk of downgrading what the Falcons have done and can do, especially if they win.

  22. It’s a shame Thomas won’t hit the market until 2018.. With $56M already earned, he could be willing to take a discounted contract to be a part of the Patriots for the last 5 or 6 years of his career. Unfortunately he will be 34 when his contract runs out and he may not have enough left in the tank to be as valuable as he would be today.

  23. The 4 game suspension was the DEAL for Tom’s 5th Super bowl Ring… Watch and see…

    Just like the NBA can’t have Lebron keep losing championships….

  24. I think everybody on both teams would like to be there and witness what it would be like for Roger to hand Tom that trophy.
    Nobody works harder than Tom. And thats why one of the greatest offensive lineman of our times wants to have his back at a time like this.

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