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Fri Jan 23, 2015, 10:01 PM

"This was a chance for Brady to come clean. Instead, he pulled a Lance Armstrong."



Is the NFL Going to Let Brady and Belichick Play It for a Fool?
By Mike Freeman , NFL National Lead Writer
Jan 22, 2015


There has never been a series of press conferences more full of nonsense than what we saw in New England Thursday.

Bill Belichick: I don't know what you're talking about. I would never. How dare you?

Tom Brady: I didn't alter the balls in any way. I don't know what you're talking about. How dare you?


Brady actually said these words: "I have no knowledge of anything."

"I did not believe what Tom had to say," said former quarterback Mark Brunell, now an ESPN analyst, on the network following the Brady press conference. "Those balls were deflated. Somebody had to do it. I don't believe there is an equipment manager in the NFL who would on his own initiative deflate a ball without that starting quarterback's approval."

Brady, on who in the organization has custody of the footballs after the referee checks them: "I have no idea. That's not part of my process."

No idea? A meticulous, brilliant guy like Brady—one of the most well-prepared and detail-oriented players in NFL history—has no idea? Really?

No one believes any of this except Patriots fans. No one. It's a joke. It's worse. It smells like a cover-up.

This was a chance for Brady to come clean. Instead, he pulled a Lance Armstrong.

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Thoughts on this? "Pulled a Lance"? Apt analogy or not?

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Reply "This was a chance for Brady to come clean. Instead, he pulled a Lance Armstrong." (Original post)
cleanhippie Jan 2015 OP
Callmecrazy Jan 2015 #1
El Supremo Jan 2015 #2
Callmecrazy Jan 2015 #3
El Supremo Jan 2015 #4
Yavin4 Jan 2015 #6
El Supremo Jan 2015 #7
KamaAina Jan 2015 #5
madinmaryland Jan 2015 #8

Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Fri Jan 23, 2015, 10:19 PM

1. I'm not a Pats fan...

But if the balls were deflated and both teams used them how does that help only one team? Any advantage would have helped both teams, right?
This whole fake controversy will just be used to deflate the Patriots whether they win or lose the Super Bowl.
If they win, it will be said that they didn't deserve to be there in the first place and if they lose people will say that cheaters never prosper. If the ratings of this year's game are lower than past games, the Pats will be blamed. If a ball lost a little air during the game are you going to use that as the reason the Colt's got beaten so bad? They were dominated from the first quarter and their defense was unable to contain the run game.They lost fair and square.
This is the NFL's Benghazi. A non issue.

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Response to Callmecrazy (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 23, 2015, 10:24 PM

2. How many time do we have to tell you numbnuts that the teams...

used their own balls!

It's like Benghazi or Birthgate!!!

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Response to El Supremo (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 23, 2015, 10:36 PM

3. Who you callin' numbnuts?

You must be a Colts fan.
This a public discussion board. Watch your language please.

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Response to Callmecrazy (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 23, 2015, 10:55 PM

4. Hey Crazy!

You're living up to your name.

Welcome to the Sports Group (formerly - Forum).

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Response to El Supremo (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 24, 2015, 05:42 PM

6. Congrats for using "numbnuts" and "balls" in the same post

You should get some kind of prize.

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Response to Yavin4 (Reply #6)

Sat Jan 24, 2015, 06:38 PM

7. Thank you!

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Sat Jan 24, 2015, 12:31 AM

5. You still have plenty of time to change to a Seahorses avvie.

 

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #5)

Sun Jan 25, 2015, 02:36 AM

8. Or a Farrty-Whiner Avatar...


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