Can we drop the term ‘Deflategate’ from the lexicon..PLEASE!!??
And since when did Tom Brady become Jesus Christ, Elliot Ness and James Bond all rolled into one? I’m just not sure. This ‘game ball deflation’ story has taken on a life of its own since the NFL came out with the Wells Report saying Brady had “general knowledge” of the skirting of the rules.
Since then people have just gone nuts.
Cases in point:
1. From the Associated Press:
BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts woman has used her own obituary to convey a final message on Tom Brady and the “Deflategate” scandal.
Boston.com (The Boston Globe’s website) reports that Patricia M. Shong, of Auburn, Massachusetts, died on Monday (5/18) surrounded by family. Her obituary says the 72-year-old enjoyed scrapbooking, weekly card night and spending time with her family. “She would also like us to set the record straight for her,” it reads. “Brady is innocent!!”
2. Thanks again AP:
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Dozens of New England Patriots fans filled a parking lot at Gillette Stadium to protest the four-game suspension handed to quarterback Tom Brady over the “Deflategate” scandal.
The “Free Tom Brady” rally was organized on Facebook. Many of the fans who gathered on Sunday wore Brady football jerseys with his number 12 on the back and held signs calling on NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to rescind the suspension.
3. From CBS Boston (WBZ)
FOXBORO (CBS) — Two just-married New England Patriots fans are suspending their own honeymoon until Tom Brady can take the field again.
The NFL has punished the star quarterback with a four-game suspension for being “generally aware” that the Patriots were deflating footballs to below the league limit.
Paul and Kellie Goodrow, married on May 9, went to Sunday’s “Free Tom Brady” rally in Foxboro with their own unique show of support: they’re postponing a honeymoon to Bermuda as long as the suspension stands.
“Til Brady is back on the field, that’s the way it is,” Paul Goodrow said. “I’ve been a fan my whole life, since 1982. Actually, I have tattoos of Tom Brady on my body.”
Let’s just stop there.
I have a news flash for all of you folks. TOM BRADY DOESN’T NEED YOU! He has a fine two-income family without all the idol worship. Let him sit his four games and be done with it. Heck..with the extra rest..he might be even better and fresher for the season.
Think about that.
However it goes…can we just put “Defl..” (whoops!) that scandal behind us.
Oh..and don’t get me started on the fan site seeking to raise money to help pay the Patriots organization’s million-dollar fine.