There has been a lot of talk about how the NFL “must” bring the “hammer down” on the Patriots and Tom Brady, to send a “strong message” about how they will not tolerate anyone damaging the “integrity” of the league.
People who say this, are idiots. It’s almost like they haven’t been paying attention since Roger Goodell took over. This is a league that runs roughshod over anyone and everything in it’s way. They make up the rules as they go along, and then ignore the rules when it’s convenient.
Here’s my list of 30 things that did far more “damage” to the league’s reputation or “integrity” than anything involved in “#DeflateGate.”
30. Josh Brent’s Return to Cowboys
And really… the list could go on and on. And it will. Just wait. More NFL double-standards and blatant hypocrisy to come. I can assure you.
So think what you want about Brady and the Pats (Me: “They did it, and should be fined. That’s all.) but get off your high horse about the “integrity” of the league, or the public’s “confidence” in the on-field product.
The public still buys this product hand over fist, despite far worse things than 2 pounds worth of stale leather air.