Some of you may have heard, the New England Patriots have been without their starting QB Thomas Brady for the first 4 weeks of the season due to a suspension. It’s arguably the most under-talked about news story of all time because Thomas “Tom” Brady is just not that popular, especially in New England. I’m not going to go into the entire story, but in summary, the wicked-witch of the east, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, decided to lay his wrath on Brady and the Patriots because there was slightly less air in some footballs during a Patriots game. I know, I know, not enough hot air? Shocking.
The story is now over and completely behind us never to be mentioned again. After reports and counter-reports and counter-counter reports and counter-counter-counter reports followed by lawsuits and court hearings and more ink spilled than the Merriam Webster Dictionary, it’s over. The words deflate, deflated, and deflategate will not be spoken on Sunday during the Patriots vs. Browns game, nor will it come up in any game broadcast from now until February. Plainly said, it’s behind us and we are on to Cleveland.
Or not. This is just the next chapter in the nauseating talk about a dictator and his all powerful role in the NFL. If Brady goes out on Sunday and lights up the Cleveland Browns, which would not be a surprising outcome, the talk will get louder and more annoying with each passing day. Look, I can just see the headlines now: Tom Brady is Sticking His Shrunken Balls in the NFL’s Face, Brady’s Revenge Tour to Deflate Roger Goodell in Full Force, Brady Sucking the Air Out of Goodell’s Lungs, Roger Goodell is a Dick. Ok, ok, the last one is just my commentary on the unstable psychopath running the league, but I think you get the point.
I, for one, believe that Thomas Edward Patrick Brady Jr. will be on a revenge tour to screw the league and win the Super Bowl. I believe that he will look like a younger version of himself and guide this Patriots team deep into the postseason with a sole mission of ripping that Super Bowl trophy out of the cold, dead hands of Goodell on the stage in February. If this suspension motivates him, that’s fantastic and I’m all for extra motivation, but for everyone’s sake, can we just let Brady play some freaking football. It’s the thing he was born to do and the thing he will do until he’s dead and buried. Game on.