So Rodger Goodell finally announced his verdict against Tom Brady and the Patriots regarding DeflateGate and what can I say except I prediced this!
I’ve been saying for a long long time that the NFL doesn’t hold up justice as its standard. It holds up fairness. And look at the punishment the NFL brought against the Patriots: Tom Brady suspended for 4 games, a $1 million fine, and a loss of a first round draft pick. That’s unjust!
But to the mob of resentful, low-information sports fans, it’s only fair. The Patriots’s numerous victories is de facto proof that they cheat. And so DeflateGate provided an opportunity to punish them. Look at how the punishment singles out a single individual for no other reason than he is a prominent, successful man.
That’s what happens with fairness. All you can do is punish the successful.
Welcome to Barack Obama’s NFL
Now, let’s review the specifics of my predictions. I made a rhetorical point about the Colts culpability in DeflateGate. Let me restate it. If the Colts balls weren’t deflated by halftime, that’s proof that they cheated. Since they knew they would be dropping a dime, they were over-inflating their balls to make the Patriots look bad by comparison.
The Wells report proves I was more correct than I thought!
It publishes info regarding the recorded psi at halftime where we see the several of the Colt’s balls were borderline PSI. But by the end of the game, they were about the level that the Patriots were by the half, i.e. under-inflated. You would expect that given the weather conditions.
So the Colts failed in their own sting operation. As Tom Brady’s agent, David Yee so forcefully states:
The [Wells] report also presents significant evidence the NFL participated with the Colts in some type of pre-AFC Championship Game planning regarding the footballs. This fact may raise serious questions about the integrity of the games we view on Sundays.
How could this be? The NFL is fixated on the idea that the Patriots cheat. They win because they cheat. Their winning is proof that they cheat.
That’s the jist of the Wells report. The balls were under-inflated because the Patriots cheat. The Patriots cheat because the balls were under-inflated.
They were so sure of their delusion, that when the sting failed to bring the hard evidence they expected, they went ahead with a punishment for the crime they failed to find.
My next Bold Prediction
Since I’m on a roll here with these bold predictions, I’m going to make another right here. I predict we will discover the NFL referees tamper with the Patriots’ game balls. The suspect known as the Deflator, deflates balls over-inflated illegally by NFL referees.