Controversy, Patriots

Oh, the Irony: The Patriots vs. the NFL, ESPN and Sports Illustrated

The NFL obviously doesn’t like to lose. Within mere days after Judge Berman’s ruling, all kinds of new lows have emerged from the depths:

  1. A misleading photo of Kraft with two other gentlemen, drinking and laughing is plopped smack under the headline ‘Patriots owner, ‘Deflategate’ judge mingle at a party. The truth? If you go to the New York gossip website Page Six who broke the story, you will see the names of those in the photo: Ron Perelmen, Robert Kraft, and Jack Welsh. No photo of the judge and Kraft exist, for the fact that they were introduced, spoke politely for a couple of minutes, and were never seen together before or since.
  2. On Tuesday…two days before the Patriots home-opening game…ESPN’s Outside the Lines, unleashes a forty page expose mixing facts with dazzling urban legends they have titled ‘Spygate to Deflategate: Inside what split the NFL and Patriots apart
  3. On the same day ESPN slammed the Patriots with a propaganda-esque style campaign fit for a John Steinbeck novel, Sports Illustrated’s article waves its magic football needle to pump more hot air into the heads of the true victims here: the general public.

The irony of all this? In a desperate attempt to smear the Patriots’ name and credibility, the NFL, ESPN, and Sport’s Illustrated, are destroying their own reputations. Continue reading

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Answering Bart Hubbuch’s Five Questions to Tom Brady

Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post had five questions for Tom Brady in his Sept. 4th article, ‘Fess up, Tom: 5 damning Delflategate questions Brady must answer’.

Just as Mr. Hubbuch refused to call in to WEEI’s Dennis and Callahan show because of this reason…

Hubbuch D and C

…it’s safe to say that Tom Brady probably has better things to do with his time than to answer Mr. Hubbuch’s supposedly five “damning” questions that could easily be answered by anyone who has followed the case.

Since Mr. Hubbuch expressed he is above going on radio shows that don’t get the ratings or clicks worthy of his presence, it would be a darn shame for Mr. Hubbuch to sit in the dark any longer with these mysterious questions: Continue reading

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Controversy, Patriots

How Mike Kensil, the Mastermind Behind Deflategate, Framed the Patriots

It’s one thing to set up a sting to catch someone in the act of a crime, but it’s a whole different ball game when an official plants evidence in order to justify an investigation. It doesn’t matter if the official believes the suspect is guilty, planting evidence is a crime. In fact in the real world, it’s a felony.

After reading the Wells report, most took it at face value that it was the Colts’ interception that sparked a half time inspection of the Patriots footballs. This isn’t the case. It isn’t far fetched to suspect that Mike Kensil knew he was going to inspect the Patriots footballs before the AFC Championship game started. He could accomplish this feat by planting evidence of an illegal football known as the K-ball, or kicking ball.

This would be the justification needed to inspect all the footballs at half time. Continue reading

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Controversy, Patriots

Don’t Forget the First Warrior Who Built This Town We Call Patriot Nation

So Robert Kraft is a sell out eh? If it weren’t for Tom Brady and Bill Belichick, Kraft wouldn’t be rolling in the cash right? Hold on while I laugh out loud for a moment.

Okay, laughing complete. Commence disappoint with a dash of anger at my fellow Patriot fans who follow in line with the likes of Skip Bayless in thinking Kraft sold out his quarterback and the Patriots to the NFL for cold hard cash. Sorry, but I’m not buying the crap you or Skip are trying to sell. Kraft has more money than you or Skip could ever dream of (pre and post Patriot owner) and if you haven’t noticed, he isn’t the youngest of bucks any more.

Rich people like Darrelle Revis are about cold hard cash. Wealthy, savvy businessmen like Robert Kraft are interested in building things and making their mark on the world. You don’t destroy the house you built for one public battle you can’t win. Kraft could care less about one battle, he’ll take that bullet so long as he wins the war. Continue reading

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Controversy, Patriots

Brady Will Fight Back and He Has the Ammunition to Do It

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. Continue reading

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Controversy, Sports

The Missing Key to “Deflategate”: A Theory

In the wee hours of January 19th, just hours after the AFC Championship game, an Indianapolis beat writer by the name of Bob Kravitz broke the biggest story of his career. This story, which would become known as “deflategate”, set both the sports and mainstream media world into a frenzy.

This, I believe, is the missing key to “deflategate”.

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Controversy, Sports

Someone Got Cheated…and it Wasn’t the Colts

The NFL works for 32 teams. Their job is to ensure the integrity of the game and an equal level playing field for all teams. This means that they must be fair to all 32 teams. None should have a better advantage over the other.

In an ironic twist, that integrity and equal level playing field has come into question…not against the Patriots, but against the NFL. It seems the leaks of false information and a public campaign to smear the Patriots’ legacy before the investigation is complete, didn’t come from low level employees. No, this could be coming straight from NFL leaders and executives who wear the NFL shield. You know, the shield that supposedly represents integrity. Continue reading

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