So far, this whole “deflategate” turned “framegate” scandal has been every thing I expected it to be and more. This is the closest thing to a sports soap opera as you can get. It really can’t get any better than this.
As a Patriots fan, you get used to the us vs. them mentality, but as David Ortiz so eloquently put it, the NFL “bleeped up on that one”. Not only did they issue a ridiculous punishment for under inflated footballs, they lost credibility. Many who actually believed Brady was guilty now stand on his side. This is too much. The NFL went too far.
What this does is shine a spotlight on the NFL. Brady has responded via his agent. Kraft has responded. One thing is clear, Brady has their full support.
It’s time to take the focus off of what Wells wanted you to believe and really dig into the pages of the 243 page report. Pages that enlighten the reader that it is more probable than not, that the NFL failed to uphold the integrity of the game. Pages that reveal a possible sting and a set up. Pages and footnotes that reveal the many holes the investigation has failed to explain.
Just a day ago I wrote a post highlighting and explaining many of those holes (although there are more I didn’t address). Brady has a lot of ammunition to fight back and he has the money, power and resources to do so. It’s a rather long post that I desperately tried to shorten, but what can I say? There’s a lot of questions, points and holes that back up Don Yee’s claims that “this outcome was pre-determined; there was no fairness in the Wells investigation whatsoever.” Nor was there fairness in how the NFL handled the situation before, during and after the AFC championship game.
You can read my previous post detailing the ammunition Brady can fight back with here.
You can read Don Yee’s entertaining and full statement here.
Interested to read Robert Kraft’s statement? You can read that here.
If entertainment is what you crave, then you will get your fill in the weeks, and possibly even months to come.
Mark my words, if the NFL and Brady duke it out, Brady will win in the end. He may not win in court (if he takes it that far), but he will win public opinion. I know that seems like a ridiculous statement considering how much people hate the Patriots.
But it will happen.
The NFL is like the principle of the school. I may not like another student, but if I see the principle bullying a student, you can bet your ass I will side with the student before ever siding with the principal. Anyone who has seen and understood The Breakfast Club will know exactly what I’m talking about. This is not Brady vs. another team. This is Brady vs. the NFL. An NFL who is skating very fine lines of support from the public to begin with.
Remember you read this.
If Brady and company decide to go all the way with this, public opinion will change…at least where Goodell and the NFL are concerned.
And I will enjoy every moment of it.