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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Controversy, Patriots

My Response to Bob Kravitz’s Apology and to the Rest of the Deflategaters

Bob Kravitz, is among the first of those who attacked the Patriots with “deflategate” to come out and publicly apologize…not for breaking the story (which he certainly has the right to do), but for failing to make it clear that his opinions about Kraft, Belichick and Brady held ground only “IF” they were found guilty.

I am a professional communicator, and as a professional communicator, I failed miserably there. I’m not one who blames the reader for a misunderstanding; it’s incumbent upon me, as a writer or broadcaster, to use my words wisely, whether in a column or a tweet. I have to wear that one. I own that one.

But that wasn’t his apology. This was his apology. Continue reading

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