NFL investigating laser pointed at Tom Brady during game in Kansas City

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Video has surfaced appearing to show a green light on Tom Brady‘s face during Sunday’s AFC Championship Game, seemingly from a Chiefs fan using a laser pointer to try to distract him.

The NFL confirmed to the Boston Herald that the league is investigating. Kansas City police say they have not received a complaint but will investigate if they do.

Laser beams can injure people’s eyes, and even if they’re not shined directly into the eyes they can be distracting. Laser pointers are routinely banned at sporting events.

During a 2014 Bills-Lions game in Detroit, Buffalo players complained that a Lions fan had been shining a laser pointer at them. The fan was found and eventually pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct, paid a $235 fine and was sentenced to 80 hours of community service. That fan was a guest of a season ticket holder, and the Lions revoked his season tickets.

136 responses to “NFL investigating laser pointed at Tom Brady during game in Kansas City

  1. Well if even lasers can’t stop Brady, then what chance do the Rams have? I’ll be rooting for them on the day but I can’t see them stopping the Pats on their current form.

  2. What’s the matter with these people who think winning is more important than decency?

    It is a sickness.

  3. Lasers targeted at a player’s eyes should be treated as assault, and should be a felony. If they find the person who did this there should be a serious fine AND jail time.

  4. Streetyson gets Post Of The Year Award? I’d send u a trophy but it’s busy being engraved with LA Rams 2.0

  5. If this happened in foxboro people would be marching.Lasers only work on cats…not THE GOAT.It did happen at key moments late in the game(throw to jules that got intercepted,a few 3rd and longs)whoever done it does not know that Brady is his FATHER.

  6. I saw it in real time and couldn’t believe no one mentioned it. It actually occurred to me they were told not to say anything. People like that need to be found and JAILED as an example about how dangerous this stupidity is.

  7. NFL “investigating” something that could have harmed or hampered Brady? Riiiiight. Gotch cha’. Wink wink.

  8. carloswlassiter says:
    January 22, 2019 at 5:42 am
    Unless it was a kryptonite laser, it would have no effect on Brady.
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    streetyson says:
    January 22, 2019 at 5:47 am
    Roger Goodell was at the game.
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    Double LOL. And people (incorrectly) think Pats fans have no sense of humor.

  9. Hmm… Yet its the Patriots are always called the cheaters. No wonder teams have so much trouble Kansas City. The Colts had to endure snowballs and the Patriots have to deal with laser beams aimed at their faces. Keeping classy KC.

  10. …..so what, everyone knows the Chefs always choke, no matter who seems to be the latest greatest so and so…

  11. What about the constant whistles blowing from the stands every time New England had the ball. Nance or Romo even made a comment.

  12. Couldn’t have been Goodell, he would have just lasered himself in the face like Ron Burgundy with pepper spray. No, this was some KC fan who probably claims Brady is a washed up system QB but deep down inside knows he is a football assassin and brought a laser to the stadium for the inevitable defeat he knew he would face. That’s the sort of planning for failure that Andy Reid would approve of.

  13. Relax, it was simply a test to see if he’s actually human, or if he is in fact a cyborg, unfazed by mere lasers. Dang, chefs fans, first throwing snowballs, now this? Keep it classy.

  14. Lazergate. It was just the laser the Patriots use for Brady’s laser guided passes. It was obviously malfunctioning which is why he had so many picks. /S

  15. Lousy fans would try anything to get that team with a couple of woman beaters to the big game! Threw snowballs at guys the week before also. Bunch of loud drunks I guess with no security.

  16. Lazers might bother airplane pilots……But it was ineffective because Brady had lazer focus on winning the game.

  17. Fans like this ruin the game! Beer cans, snowballs, laser pointers. Come on people, get a grip, it’s a game!!!

  18. Why can’t people just go enjoy the game for what it is, a game? It’s not the Roman Colosseum. Every fan base has a few “fans” that ruin it for the vast majority who just want to go have a good time. So, please, to label an entire fan base bad because if a few, is a knee jerk reaction. Under that criteria, every fan base would be labeled as horrible.

  19. streetyson says:
    January 22, 2019 at 5:47 am
    Roger Goodell was at the game.

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    sounds like the ‘if you want something done right, you have to do it yourself’ philosophy failed him here.

  20. “It didn’t affect the game, as far as we know.” – NFL VP Brian McCarthy.

    Now we know which direction the league will be taking this investigation. It could have been a fan acting alone, it could have been a Chiefs employee with instructions to do this. The league’s reaction, though, is to minimize the incident, which means this article is probably the last we hear of it.

  21. Imagine if this happened at Gillette to an opposing player? Ted Wells would already be 20 pages deep, Ernie Adams would be detained, and the Pats would have been docked their next three first round picks.

  22. Dillon Pauls says:
    January 22, 2019 at 5:17 am
    That was probably the same idiot that decided to run onto the field…

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    Actually thats the only suspect they have been able to eliminate so far.

  23. we all know what will happen. Belichick was beaming secret audibles after the cutoff time directly to Brady’s brain. Ted Wells will confirm it and demand everyone’s cell phone. The “laser focused guy” text message ,yeah sure, we all know what that means -it’s an obvious reference to an illegal scheme to send information to Brady via a laser pen from the stands. Loss of first round draft pick, 8 game suspension

  24. pauldeba says:
    January 22, 2019 at 8:59 am
    we all know what will happen. Belichick was beaming secret audibles after the cutoff time directly to Brady’s brain. Ted Wells will confirm it and demand everyone’s cell phone. The “laser focused guy” text message ,yeah sure, we all know what that means -it’s an obvious reference to an illegal scheme to send information to Brady via a laser pen from the stands. Loss of first round draft pick, 8 game suspension

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    lmao

    That’s hilarious. “Laser Focus”

    That’s it! Brady’s penchant for saying “laser focus” means Brady got help from a friend who used the laser to help him focus and win the game.

    That’s it!

    Call Ted Wells and Chris Mortensen!

  25. “I’m surprised they didn’t throw a flag and award the Patriots 15 yards for that too.”

    You gonna be OK sweetie?

    There were bad calls both ways. The better team won. Get over it.

  26. Idiots+Beer= This sort of thing. Relax, it’s not the end of civilization. Find and fine the guy, ban him from the stadium for life. Easy peasy, outrage not needed.

  27. “You know, I have one simple request. And that is to have frickin’ laser beams pointed at Tom Brady’s head! Now evidently my league management colleague informs me that that cannot be done. Ah, would you remind me what I pay you people for, honestly? Throw me a bone here! What do we have? “

  28. They need to use this energy to investigate these suspect officials. Robert Kraft got them in his pocket. No way the patriots would have won without that bs roughing the passer call.

  29. I can’t wait til Brady retires. I’m tired of all this cheating for this punk. Him and his team are cheating their way to championships. It’s obvious

  30. Hmmm, the week prior Chiefs fans threw snowballs on the field during the game, it got so bad Andy Reid had to intervene to get those fans to stop (hmmm, they must’ve been Eagles fans. Now, we find out that a Chiefs fan was laser pointing Tom Brady. I really haven’t heard much about these two incidents on television so I appreciate the reporting. However, if this behavior took place at the Linc in Philadelphia, Eagles fans would have been lambasted and torched nationally by the Jason Whitlock’s, John Wilbon’s and Colin Cowherds of the world…but since it was not Eagles fans behaving like this…crickets.

  31. kemp13 says:
    January 22, 2019 at 7:54 am
    But of course no investigation of the phantom roughing the passer call. Of course.

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    That one was wild. Everybody thought the flag was for the blatant DPI that got committed on Edelman and it was shocking when it it turned out to be a phantom roughing call instead. Fortunately the down and distance outcome was about the same as if they had gotten the right call so at least in the end it was just silly looking but not impacting to the game.

  32. bernieknowsfootball says:
    January 22, 2019 at 8:57 am

    The only thing that worse than that was Philly fans throwing snowballs at Santa !!!

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    This happened over almost a half a century ago, so trite….move on from this ridiculous narrative about Philly fans.

  33. They never once called holding on the Patriots O line and that’s all they were doing all game. That’s the only reason Justin Houston and Dee Ford didn’t sack this dude. Robert Kraft must be paying good money to these refs

  34. bystanderhere says:
    January 22, 2019 at 8:35 am
    Imagine the outcry if the laser was pointed at Mahomes in Foxborough?

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    pbinpb57 says:
    January 22, 2019 at 8:43 am
    Where’s the the hue and cry, the out rage? If this happen at Gillette it would be front page news. SMH

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    Actually a thrown beer at Gillette did get more immediate outrage. I recall the rage in comments sections everywhere calling for the guys head, people wanted jail time. I also recall Hill talking of pressing criminal charges.

    As far as follow up on that the Patriots and local law enfircement worked together to identify the guy. He was prosecuted for what little the courts cout hit him with but then also banned him from events (more enforcable than people realize, Gillete has incredible hi tech security all over not just the stadium but the entite complex mall, hotel, lots and all) and then they put his name and picture in the papers for all to see.

    Lets see how they respond in KC.

  35. chiefs3019 says:
    January 22, 2019 at 9:53 am
    They never once called holding on the Patriots O line and that’s all they were doing all game. That’s the only reason Justin Houston and Dee Ford didn’t sack this dude. Robert Kraft must be paying good money to these refs

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    Listen, dorky dork:

    The ball comes out real quick with Brady. Everyone knows it. Throw in a beastly run game and playaction and that’s how your overrated edge sack collectors against horrible offenses at home, got exposed.

    Deal with it.

    We warned you fans that NE is not SD, Houston, Pitt or Baltimore.

  36. chiefs3019 says:
    January 22, 2019 at 9:44 am

    I can’t wait til Brady retires. I’m tired of all this cheating for this punk. Him and his team are cheating their way to championships. It’s obvious
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    Of course- blame game- finger pointing, claims of cheating, and hoping a great player retires are just the sort of attitude that will get your Chiefs a Superbowl!

    Pretty sure those were Lazer Beams coming OUT of Tom Brady’s hands!

  37. We are told that that in Foxboro cameras scan every seat during a game. There’s even a company that will sell you a photo of yourself at
    a game. With this sort of technology perhaps every NFL stadium should be so equipped.

  38. chiefs3019 says:
    January 22, 2019 at 9:41 am
    They need to use this energy to investigate these suspect officials. Robert Kraft got them in his pocket. No way the patriots would have won without that bs roughing the passer call.

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    chiefs3019 says:
    January 22, 2019 at 9:44 am
    I can’t wait til Brady retires. I’m tired of all this cheating for this punk. Him and his team are cheating their way to championships. It’s obvious

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    A low sodium diet does help.

  39. wiltmellow says:
    “..What’s the matter with these people who think winning is more important than decency?
    It is a sickness…”

    I’m not disputing your point but the irony here is off the charts.

  40. Happened to Brock O. in Mexico City a year or two ago didn’t it? Didn’t spark an investigation, just a loss. Of course, I doubt the NFL could investigate anything in Mexico without ending up in drums.

    Is it just because he’s Tom Brady?

  41. silvernblackpride says:
    January 22, 2019 at 9:01 am
    Didn’t know this game was played in Mexico city maybe they should build a wall in the stadium
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    Funny you say that, I’m pretty sure it was the KC/Pats’ game that they showed the end zone crowd, and there was a guy with one of those pull out type signs that said “Mexico”, and at the time, I thought this person must be one of those people they pay to go to big events to further an agenda. Although, I guess it could also be because of them moving the game earlier this year. It was just strange.

  42. popcherrycoke says:
    January 22, 2019 at 9:25 am
    “I’m surprised they didn’t throw a flag and award the Patriots 15 yards for that too.”

    You gonna be OK sweetie?

    There were bad calls both ways. The better team won. Get over it.

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    This perfectly sums up Pats fans. On a thread full of whining about conspiracies and unfair treatment, they have the gall to tell other people to man-up and accept reality.

    Nobody is jealous of you, or “your” team. The Patriots are dislikeable people, and people dislike them. Get over it, cupcakes.

  43. Since it wasn’t the Pats who did it nobody in the NFL will care. In all seriousness though, this happened before a pick it definitely did have an impact on the game but the Chiefs still failed. Now that is funny.

  44. aj66shanghai says:
    January 22, 2019 at 10:21 am
    popcherrycoke says:
    January 22, 2019 at 9:25 am
    “I’m surprised they didn’t throw a flag and award the Patriots 15 yards for that too.”

    You gonna be OK sweetie?

    There were bad calls both ways. The better team won. Get over it.

    **************************

    This perfectly sums up Pats fans. On a thread full of whining about conspiracies and unfair treatment, they have the gall to tell other people to man-up and accept reality.

    Nobody is jealous of you, or “your” team. The Patriots are dislikeable people, and people dislike them. Get over it, cupcakes.

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    Every credible person that spends time with Brady, Belichick or Kraft says they are excellent people. They all do a tremendous amount for their community in charitable work, and much, much more that is never promoted publicly by them. Ask Chris Carter what he thinks of Mr. Kraft. As James Harrison what he thinks of Tom Brady, Ask Randy Moss what he thinks of Bill Belichick.

    You surely haven’t met anyone on the team and if you had I am confident you would think differently.

    It’s ok to dislike them as an opposing fan or to be tired of them, but they aren’t bad people. They are great people.

  45. aj66shanghai says:
    January 22, 2019 at 10:21 am
    popcherrycoke says:
    January 22, 2019 at 9:25 am
    “I’m surprised they didn’t throw a flag and award the Patriots 15 yards for that too.”

    You gonna be OK sweetie?

    There were bad calls both ways. The better team won. Get over it.

    **************************

    This perfectly sums up Pats fans. On a thread full of whining about conspiracies and unfair treatment, they have the gall to tell other people to man-up and accept reality.

    Nobody is jealous of you, or “your” team. The Patriots are dislikeable people, and people dislike them. Get over it, cupcakes.

    1 7 Rate This

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    Yes, I always hate classy, selfless, hard working and successful people.

    Welcome to 2019 America, folks. It’s littered with 5th Place Trophy Millennials and we are living in their creepy little world.

    My goodness do I weep for our country’s future.

  46. Lasers are stupid and potentially dangerous. I hope someone gets arrested. As for the whistles, they *could* be dangerous as well if one player stops the play and another one doesn’t. Both are in awful taste. Grow-up people.

  47. It was totally Goodell. Good thing it wasn’t in Foxborough or we’d already be talking about lost draft picks by now. Don’t worry haters, I promise, we don’t like you, either

  48. wonder how many million goodell will spend and how much effort “sports journalists” will put into “investigating” “lasergate” since it happened to the patriots rather than their opponent?

  49. Could you imagine if that was at all a factor in key moments like that goal line INT? I am not even Brady himself could refute that such a thing at least subliminally influenced him. Knowing him, he would deny it.

    Had the Patriots scored on that drive on which he threw the goal line INT, the whole complexion of the game would have been different.

  50. steelpenguin6687 says:
    January 22, 2019 at 10:16 am
    silvernblackpride says:
    January 22, 2019 at 9:01 am
    Didn’t know this game was played in Mexico city maybe they should build a wall in the stadium
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    Funny you say that, I’m pretty sure it was the KC/Pats’ game that they showed the end zone crowd, and there was a guy with one of those pull out type signs that said “Mexico”, and at the time, I thought this person must be one of those people they pay to go to big events to further an agenda. Although, I guess it could also be because of them moving the game earlier this year. It was just strange.

    ___________
    I saw the same thing.

  51. I’d be all for the NFL dumping on a team for a fans behavior. But, what would happen then is some “Fan” would buy a ticket to an away game and do something stupid at that stadium. And that team would take a hit instead of their own.

  52. itsfootballfolks says:
    January 22, 2019 at 9:57 am
    Ted Wells and Inspector Clouseau are on it!

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    More like the Keystone Cops and Mr. Bean.

    I wonder if Jaws will be editing this years edition of the “Kansas City Chiefs Blueprint for Winning the Super Bowl”

  53. I hope they are able to find out who did it, and punish them to what ever extent allowed. However, since Brady didn’t mention anything about the laser (that I’ve heard), I don’t believe that he would use it as an excuse for a bad throw or play. But, come on people, there is an outcry about the incident. I know at least one national media outlet that has it on the front page, so no one is trying to sweep it under the rug, and make out like it’s no big deal.

  54. If this happened in Foxboro… anyone who isn’t a moron or in denial would know what would happen.

    Enough.

  55. I suspect NFL investigators will find the laser right next to the missing pressure gauge. Speaking of which it probably would have come in handy as it was colder than the Deflategate AFCCG. Now that I think about it it’s not necessary at all. All they need to do is make a phone call now to determine the ball protocol wasn’t violated. 🙂

  56. Are they investigating what happened in New Orleans? Probably not, right NFL?

    The NFL is a disgrace. Now they’ve got a super bowl on their hands that 80% of fans don’t want to see. No one outside NE wants to see Tom Brady win a 6th super bowl. On the other side of the ball, the Rams don’t have any fans and that will be evident when they fail to sell tickets to the super bowl.

    NFL has zero integrity or credibility. It’s become professional wrestling.

  57. Simple solution to this problem is award the offensive team an automatic 1st down and 15 additional yards. Have the ref make an announcement that if it happens a second time the game will be forfeited. Of course if the culprit is found, jail time for assault and banned from NFL games for life.

  58. tylawspick6 says:
    January 22, 2019 at 10:48 am
    aj66shanghai says:
    January 22, 2019 at 10:21 am
    popcherrycoke says:
    January 22, 2019 at 9:25 am
    “I’m surprised they didn’t throw a flag and award the Patriots 15 yards for that too.”

    You gonna be OK sweetie?

    There were bad calls both ways. The better team won. Get over it.

    **************************

    This perfectly sums up Pats fans. On a thread full of whining about conspiracies and unfair treatment, they have the gall to tell other people to man-up and accept reality.

    Nobody is jealous of you, or “your” team. The Patriots are dislikeable people, and people dislike them. Get over it, cupcakes.

    1 7 Rate This

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    Yes, I always hate classy, selfless, hard working and successful people.

    Welcome to 2019 America, folks. It’s littered with 5th Place Trophy Millennials and we are living in their creepy little world.

    My goodness do I weep for our country’s future.

    ************************************

    Not sure who this is directed at. I never said ‘hate’ and I’m not a millenial. I have 2 asimilar jobs, on 2 continents, both jobs requiring thorough certification and background checks. I will spend the bulk of this year working 6 and 7 days a week. So, I’m not lazy, or entitled, or any of your other favorite buzzwords.

  59. shadywarrior says:
    January 22, 2019 at 8:57 am
    Imagine if this happened at Gillette to an opposing player? Ted Wells would already be 20 pages deep, Ernie Adams would be detained, and the Pats would have been docked their next
    three first round picks. And Brady would have to turn over his cell phone.

  60. “It didn’t affect the game, as far as we know.” – NFL VP Brian McCarthy.
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    I’m sure it didn’t … but apparently .2PSI does

  61. As a fan of another AFC team I am looking forward to Brady’s retirement. That comment is purely out of respect. As the announcers said “its like having your OC on the field with you”. Dear fans of other NFL teams, let’s gift him this super bowl and convince him to retire.

  62. Ryan Lewis says:
    January 22, 2019 at 11:50 am
    Simple solution to this problem is award the offensive team an automatic 1st down and 15 additional yards. Have the ref make an announcement that if it happens a second time the game will be forfeited. Of course if the culprit is found, jail time for assault and banned from NFL games for life.

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    Doesn’t have to be the offense that gets hit with the light. Shining the light into the eyes of a defensive corner back also screws things up. The offensive team had nothing to do with it and too be fair they’d have to have a loss of a down or yardage.

    Nothing says the “fan” supports the home team either.

    The really stupid thing is, all a fan does is witness the event. They aren’t part of the team no matter how many D-Fence signs those hold up, prayers said and gear worn. At best you have blood in the game or are friends with someone playing or coaching. Even then, you didn’t win and you dind’t lose.

    “But, but I did it so we would win!!!!!”
    Sorry, bucko, you ain’t part of the “we”.

  63. No matter what using a Lazer pointer is wrong. I can’t stand Tom Brady but that is just wrong. I think people going after Dee Ford for the loss is wrong also. Yes he cost us. So did scoring too fast. Not scoring in the first half. None of the defence showing up in overtime.

  64. aj66shanghai says:
    January 22, 2019 at 10:21 am
    popcherrycoke says:
    January 22, 2019 at 9:25 am
    “I’m surprised they didn’t throw a flag and award the Patriots 15 yards for that too.”

    You gonna be OK sweetie?

    There were bad calls both ways. The better team won. Get over it.

    **************************

    This perfectly sums up Pats fans. On a thread full of whining about conspiracies and unfair treatment, they have the gall to tell other people to man-up and accept reality.

    Nobody is jealous of you, or “your” team. The Patriots are dislikeable people, and people dislike them. Get over it, cupcakes.
    =====================
    Why can’t it be both?

    The reality is it was a horrible call that impacted the outcome of the game. Unfortunately it wasn’t the first and won’t be the last (unless fans somehow dictate the NFL to change their ways). Teams know calls will go for and against them (against, unfortunately). That existed WAY before 1/20/19. The bottom line is the Saints had TWO chances to beat the Rams. They didn’t. It’s extremely unfortunate the call pooched the Saints. But it wasn’t their death knoll. Not even by a long shot.

  65. The Chiefs can’t even win with home-field advantage and they lost the time of possession in the game and yet, some of their fans want to talk about how they felt cheated? Get out of here.

  66. chiefs3019 says:
    January 22, 2019 at 9:41 am
    No way the patriots would have won without that bs roughing the passer call.
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    There’s no way that the Pats could win, when down 21-17 in the 4th qtr with 7:00 min left and that call happened on a 2nd and 7? Really? The Pats were dominating on 3rd downs all game and you don’t think they had a chance to convert a 3rd and 7?

    Not sure if you realize it but there were 30 more points scored in that game after that penalty – so I’m going to go out on a limb and say they would have had a chance without that call.

  67. aj66shanghai says:
    January 22, 2019 at 11:52 am

    Not sure who this is directed at. I never said ‘hate’

    aj66shanghai says:
    January 22, 2019 at 10:21 am

    This perfectly sums up Pats fans. On a thread full of whining about conspiracies and unfair treatment, they have the gall to tell other people to man-up and accept reality.

    Nobody is jealous of you, or “your” team. The Patriots are dislikeable people, and people dislike them. Get over it, cupcakes.

    ************************************

    Just keeping it real

  68. Not sure who this is directed at. I never said ‘hate’ and I’m not a millenial. I have 2 asimilar jobs, on 2 continents, both jobs requiring thorough certification and background checks. I will spend the bulk of this year working 6 and 7 days a week. So, I’m not lazy, or entitled, or any of your other favorite buzzwords.

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    I don’t believe you. You believe Goodell and then think that Pats have the “gall” to suggest to the Haters they need to accept reality?

    Do you believe in the Easter Bunny too?

  69. They are going to investigate a lazer but won’t do anything to rectify a blown call that obviously determined the outcome of the other game. Ridiculous! Reinstate the Saints as NFC winner.

  70. the Chiefs have proven themselves unworthy in the AFC playoffs. The Broncos are the only team to have any success against the Patriots in the AFC playoffs in modern times (the Ravens as well I suppose). Time for the Broncos to dethrone these frauds in the AFC West. Laser pointers? Are you guys 10 years old or something?

  71. “No way the patriots would have won without that bs roughing the passer call.”

    So you claim 1 bad all changed the outcome, but ignore the DPI on Edelman the same play, and the DPIs the Chiefs secondary was getting away with all game.

    That’s called a double standard by the way and invalidates any complaint you have.

  72. When Jimmy Johson was employed by the chiefs, he said they use to video tape signals. The Jets taped the Patriots in 2006 but nobody cares. Then again I enjoy all the whiney fans that cry every time the Patriots win and think their own teams have always played by the rules. LOL Now this. Stay classy KC??

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