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"Deflategate" will define Tom Brady's legacy instead of Superbowl wins
Tom Let It Go
I have been following the "Deflategate" scandal in the NFL just like ever other National Football League pro football fan on the earth since the beginning. It was not until recently with the news of Tom Brady had someone destroy his cell phone that had damning evidence (Or so I believe) just hours before on the exact day when the authorities of the National Football League started their investigation that I felt compelled to say something.Tom Brady is not asking my advice, but if he was I would say simply "Tom let it go". Just take your 4 game suspension and stay home with the supermodel wife in your mansion and bone up on your football skills playing Madden NFL 16 on the Xbox. The more Tom stirs the pot by claiming "I am clueless and innocent" and keeps the controversy in the headlines the more it stinks. And outside of the New England area public opinion is that Tom "You Are Guilty" And the more that comes out, the more everyone is starting to believe Tom Brady had full knowledge and instigated the deflation of the footballs. Once again outside of the New England area Tom is being viewed along with "Bill" Belichick and the Patriot's organization at the heals of another NFL scandal "Spygate" as a win at all cost cheaters.
What is "Deflategate"
For those Americans that were off on some other planet or in a coma "Deflategate" is a controversy in the National Football League (NFL) that stems from accusations the Tom Brady led New England Patriots tampered with the footballs that the Patriots would use by deflating them from the NFL requirement between 12.5 to 13.5 pounds per square inch (PSI) In the American Football Conference (AFC) Championship game against the Indianapolis Colts on January 18, 2015 giving the Patriots a tactical advantage in throwing, receiving and prone to less fumbles an easier to grip football.
Suspicions were raised after Tom Brady threw an interception to Colts linebacker D'Qwell Jackson and he thought the ball seemed different and deflated. The football was checked and was in fact found to be under inflated by 2 PSI. Eventually 11 of the 12 balls used by the Patriots that day would be found under inflated. The New England Patriots would go on to win the AFC championship 45-7 and giving the Patriots a berth in the Super Bowl, which in turn gave Tom Brady a win and his 4th championship ring.
Definition OF Integrity
- The quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness."he is known to be a man of integrity"synonyms: honesty , probity , rectitude , honor , good character, principle(s), ethics , morals, righteousness , morality , virtue , decency , fairness, scrupulousness, sincerity , truthfulness , trustworthiness "I never doubted his integrity"antonyms: dishonesty.
Former Baltimore Ravens Ray Rice
Minnesota Viking Adrian Peterson
Former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez
Why Is "Deflategate" Important To The NFL?
Now I know you are sitting there shaking your head, wondering how or why a few teaspoons of air can change Tom Brady superstar quarterback of the New England Patriots legacy or why it is even important? How can a 2 PSI drop of air pressure inside a football mean more to the NFL and Commissioner Roger Goodell than former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray (Elevator Punch) Rice, or Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian (My son needs a whooping) Peterson? Is it even more important to the NFL that former New England tight end Aaron (I shot a man just to watch him die) Hernandez?
The answer to those questions is YES! Before you start a lynch mob and get a rope and look for a proper tree for a hanging. Hear me out. I fully admit that Ray Rice's filmed knockout punch of his lady love in an elevator and that Adrian Peterson whooping that he gave his son that landed the boy in the hospital and of course the Aaron Hernandez murder of a man who he believed disrespected him (Now looks like 3 murders for Hernandez) are horrendous criminal acts and should be punished to the full extent of the law. And all the cases involving the 3 that I mentioned here were in fact held accountable for their actions (Hernandez is now playing tight end in prison) and received the same or maybe even harsher punishment by the authorities that you or I would have received if we had committed the very same crimes. Justice has been served in these cases. The American criminal court system may be flawed, but, it really is the best in the world. I am not suggesting in the world outside the NFL what Tom Brady did was even close to Rice, Peterson and Hernandez crimes. What I am talking about is the crime against the integrity of what has become Americas pastime NFL Football.
Roger Goodell NFL Comish
Tom Brady Lost Integrity
In the world of the National Football League Tom Brady superstar quarterback, married to arguably the most beautiful woman in the world with all the riches and castles that once only belonged to the Kings and Queens. From his lofty position above the rest of us Tom Brady showed his true nature when he chose to think he was better than the NFL and you and I. His crime, his cheat tarnished the image and the integrity of the game that every NFL fan loves. His crime, his cheat was not committed against one individual or even three. His crime, his cheat was perpetrated against millions of NFL football fans. He spit them all in the eye. He thought he was above "The Game"..... Americas Game.
If the football fans believed that the NFL was subject to cheaters that could sway the outcomes of individual games. We would stop watching and listening and Americas pastime would be destroyed, the new holiday "The Super Bowl" would become meaningless. That is why a few teaspoons of air are very, very important to Roger Goodell and the National Football League. His job, his only job it to protect the integrity of the NFL, Americas pastime and the game that millions love.
What rankles me most and gets my hair up about what Tom Brady did is in all reality did Tom Brady and the New England Patriots need to cheat on that day to defeat the Indianapolis Colts? That would be NO!!, HELL NO!!. January 18, 2015 in the American Football Conference (AFC) game the Colts albeit a very good football team led by none other than Andrew (Caveman) Luck had little chance, maybe zero chance of beating the superior New England Patriots led by Tom (I am a Cheater) Brady. The outcome would have been the same regardless. Brady and the Patriots would have been playing in the Super Bowl anyway..... Tom Brady you just didn't need to cheat.
Tom Brady 4 Super Bowl rings. Did he win them fairly?
Tom Brady's Legacy Forever Tarnished
Will Tom Brady ever be vindicated from the "Deflategate" scandal? Never! Has Tom Brady and the New England Patriots cheated before? Yes! (They have gotten caught once before with the "Spygate" scandal, how many times were they not caught is the real question!) Will Tom Brady ever be stripped of his Super Bowl ring of the year of "Deflategate"? Nope! Will Tom Brady be enshrined in Canton, Ohio Pro Football Hall Of Fame someday? Of course! Will Tom Brady after he retires from football be considered forever in the top 10 quarterbacks of the NFL? Arguably Yes! Will Tom Brady win more Super Bowl rings? Maybe (The Patriots without cheating are still a great team)! Will Tom Brady name and legacy always be linked to the term "Cheater"? That would be a resounding YES!
Tom (I am a cheater) Brady name for now on will be mentioned in the likes of Lance (What me, dope?) Armstrong, Pete (I gambled only on other pro baseball teams, not my own) Rose, Tonya (I will have your leg broken) Harding, Woody (I throw a punch) Hayes, and of course we cannot forgot another famous New England Patriots cheater head coach Bill (I videotaped other teams' practices to steal their hand signals) Belichick.
Hang me, cuss me, but these are my thoughts and opinion's about superstar Tom Brady.....Final thought and question "Mr. Brady, what the Hell were you thinking?"