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Some Firm Truths About Tom Brady’s Deflated Balls

SPIN THESE … IF YOU CAN || By FITSNEWS ||  At one of those rare moments when everything seemed right with the world, along came government to remind us just how wrong things still are … Thursday evening marked the beginning of the 2015 college football season … a time when we as…

SPIN THESE … IF YOU CAN

|| By FITSNEWS ||  At one of those rare moments when everything seemed right with the world, along came government to remind us just how wrong things still are …

Thursday evening marked the beginning of the 2015 college football season … a time when we as a nation do what we do best: Ignore reality and get fatter.

Our enjoyment of this rapturous evening was repeatedly maligned, though, by a “BREAKING” news scroll at the bottom of our television screen.  It was the news that New England Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady‘s four-game suspension for the “Deflate-gate” – a.k.a. Ballghazi – scandal had been overturned by a federal judge.

How’d we get here?  Cue boilerplate: In the aftermath of the Patriots’ 45-7 win over the Colts back in January, eleven of the team’s twelve footballs were determined to have been inflated at least two pounds per square inch below league specifications – which call for all balls to be inflated between 12.5 and 13.5 pounds per square inch (and weigh between 14 and 15 ounces).

Why does this matter?  Under-inflated balls are easier for players to grip – especially in slick, rainy conditions like those that prevailed at Gillette Stadium during the AFC championship game.  They are also easier for wide receivers and running backs to catch.  In fact, Brady has made his preference for under-inflated footballs well known, telling a New England radio station in 2011 “I like the deflated ball.”

(End boilerplate).

Brady was suspended for the first four games of the season for the scandal by commissioner Roger Goodell for engaging “in conduct detrimental to the integrity of, and public confidence in, the game of professional football.”

Now a federal judge has tossed that suspension, arguing that “Brady had no notice that he could receive a four-game suspension for general awareness of ball deflation by others.”

Jeez … “general awareness of ball deflation?”

What a country …

In no particular order, here are some “firm” truths about this scandal …

1. The judge who handed this ruling down is an unrepentant lib-tard. If you’ve never heard of Richard M. Berman before, this is the guy who ruled that Islamic prisoners must be allowed to eat ritually slaughtered beef at taxpayer expense during their incarceration.  He’s also the guy who threw the book at conservative filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza for minor campaign finance infractions.  Just a terrible, terrible judge.

2. The federal government has no business overturning a sporting league’s suspension.  As Brady himself said during the scandal, “this isn’t ISIS, nobody’s dying.” This was a four-game suspension – and for the federal government to presume jurisdiction over an internal league matter would be downright laughable if it weren’t so frightening.  It also sets a terrible precedent for future rulings (in any sport) – while opening a Pandora’s Box when it comes to prior suspensions (hello, Ray Rice).

3. The Patriots cheat … Forget the speculation about what Brady knew and when he knew it – or when and why he destroyed his cell phone.  The bottom line is this: The franchise for which he plays has a long and documented history of trying to bend/ break the rules in order to gain an unfair competitive advantage over its opponents.

4. … even though they don’t have to. This is the saddest part of “Deflate-gate.”  The Patriots have forever tainted their championship legacy by cheating when they didn’t need to.  Seriously: They’re better than everybody else.  They don’t have to cheat.  In fact that should be their legacy – that they’re stupid.

5.”Deflate-gate” didn’t change the outcome of the 2015 AFC Championship Game.  As Indianapolis Colts’ tight end Dwayne Allen said after the game, the Patriots could have been playing with “medicine balls” and still beaten the Colts.  He’s right.  “Deflate-gate” didn’t change the fact that Indy’s offense couldn’t run the football nor could its defense stop the Patriots from running it.  And that’s why the Patriots won so convincingly.

6. The NFL’s punishment of Tom Brady was too harsh. While we maintain the NFL has every right to suspend Brady for any length of time it wishes (and we believe Brady was complicit in the scandal), the league still didn’t prove his guilt.  And where we come, no proof means no punishment.  Obviously that’s not an “injustice” worthy of federal intrusion into the NFL’s discipline system, but we said from the beginning of this scandal that the punishment was excessive.  And it was.

7. Tom Brady is a very handsome man.  Wait … what?  Ummm … hmmm.  Is there something this website’s founding editor needs to come clean about?

8. No one is going to stop the Colts this year. It doesn’t matter how much air is in the balls, Andrew Luck has Indianapolis poised to make a Super Bowl run in his fourth year as the team’s starting quarterback.  With new offensive and defensive weapons (and the return of dominating defensive end Robert Mathis), Indy is loaded.  And has a deflated-ball-sized chip on its shoulder.

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59 comments

Sandi Morals September 4, 2015 at 7:57 pm

It was ALL about RACE! Why ‘tip toe’ around it? Pete Rose needs to before this judge. MLB owes Rose BILLIONS for what they did to him.:

On Tuesday’s broadcast of “Pardon the Interruption” on ESPN, co-host Tony Kornheiser responded to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell saying he would have an open mind during New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s appeal of his four game suspension for the deflation of game balls.

Kornheiser, who likened the crime of using under-inflated to stealing signals, said the four game suspension is ridiculous and that the only reason he was slapped with such a penalty is because the NFL does not want black players to think they are being targeted for suspensions.

“This is watering the base paths,” Kornheiser said. “This is stealing signals. This is gamesmanship. Four games is ridiculous and what it has to do with, as we’ve talked about, is Brady’s profile and the fact that Brady is white and it’s a way to show black players in the league, ‘I don’t just come down on black players.’”

http://www.breitbart.com/video/2015/06/02/kornheiser-brady-suspension-is-to-show-black-players-nfl-isnt-targeting-just-them/

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erneba September 4, 2015 at 8:37 pm

That is an interesting point, it is about race. I think you have a good point and it does make sense, and I never considered that angle. Pay-back justice, too bad you even have to consider that when you are the head o an organization and doling out punishment.
Some sports commentators are saying that Roger Goodell is on thin ice because of this and other bad decisions. It’s got to be a tough job being the commissioner and enforcing punishment of an organization with young millionaires.

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Softballs September 4, 2015 at 9:56 pm

Everything is about race with you wingnuts.

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Sandi Morals September 4, 2015 at 10:15 pm

lol…Kornheiser is a flaming liberal.
Next.

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worse than that, he is gay and is going to cornhole you in your sleep!

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shifty henry September 4, 2015 at 11:32 pm

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Killing Democrats = Klan September 4, 2015 at 11:24 pm

How many white policemen did you shoot down today, on Obama’s orders ? …you ignorant racist FUCK????

It IS all about race, because that’s the only way you failed bastards can control your idiot voters

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Saluda Rapids September 5, 2015 at 9:57 am

Like erneba said, “Try growing up, maturity will relieve you of most of your prejudices.” It’s no shocker you would defend a cheater.

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You REALLY look like a Dumbass September 5, 2015 at 12:24 pm

Hahahaha. You look like the BIGGEST and most-IGNORANT Fuck on here. I’m surprised you surfaced. You usually hide when you ignorance is revealed. You hated Brady more irrationally and more violently than anyone on here.

And what if Tebow makes the team? You have shit all over your face, you stupid FUCK. I love it when you end up getting screwed by your hatred, because you’re such a stupid and hateful asshole. Seeing you look like a fool gives me a warm fuzzy. Hahahahaha,… Thank you. (:

mamatiger92 September 5, 2015 at 6:40 pm

Or, what if Tebow gets cut? Priceless.

Rocky Verdad September 5, 2015 at 10:05 pm

Stupid is as stupid does Mama!!

Eat Shit Nutter September 5, 2015 at 4:46 pm

Fox News idiot

Not only that, but according to the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund, in the six years President Obama has been in office, 807 officers have lost their lives- fewer officers than both Reagan or Bush. By the six-year mark in President “Tough On Crime” Reagan that Republicans idolize so much, 1,129 police officers were killed in the line of duty. President Bush’s numbers weren’t much better, by the six-year mark in his presidency 1,034 law enforcement officers had their lives cut short. While a wide variety of factors go into this data, it appears that police officers have been safer under President Obama than they were under either of the last two-term Republican Presidents, debunking Ted Cruz’s absurd allegations.

You’re sure scared, bigoted pussy.

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Rocky Verdad September 5, 2015 at 10:04 pm

Oh awesome post. Hey Tango, shove those numbers up your shit filled crap hole. Fecal chucker.

Rocky Verdad September 5, 2015 at 10:03 pm

I got two – and a three chinks too. How’d you make out.

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erneba September 5, 2015 at 9:18 am

Can you read the following paragraph?
“Kornheiser, who likened the crime of using under-inflated to stealing
signals, said the four game suspension is ridiculous and that the only
reason he was slapped with such a penalty is because the NFL does not
want black players to think they are being targeted for suspensions.”

We were referring to what Kornheiser, a liberal, said about the punishment meted out to Brady.
You people look for any instance to pull key words out of a conversation between intelligent people to interject your pitiful views, usually meant to defame anyone who disagrees with you.
Your statements are ignorant, juvenile, and reflect badly on your intelligence and ability to interact with other people.
Try growing up, maturity will relieve you of most of your prejudices.

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#niggerlivesmatter September 5, 2015 at 10:07 am

So is #niggerlivesmatter, your point?

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euwe max September 4, 2015 at 9:10 pm

interesting comment – too bad it has nothing to do with our legal system.

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Holygigidy September 4, 2015 at 10:04 pm

I would love to hear all about this long and documented history the Patriots have at breaking the rules.

I will spot you spygate, even though I found it almost as overblown as deflategate. Seriously, filming signals in a game witnessed by 80,000 people is perfectly legal, they were punished for the location from which they did it.

As for no one being able to stop the Colts this year… Really? Still have not addressed that atrocious run defense. Brady doesn’t even need to play.

A federal judge has EVERY business overturning the suspension. Its called federal labor laws and that thing called the Constitution. Those are things that cant be bargained away in a CBA, period.

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shifty henry September 4, 2015 at 11:13 pm

Some Firm Truths About Deflated Balls—–

A man boarded a bus with both of his front pockets full of golf balls, and sat down next to, of all people a beautiful blonde. The blonde kept looking quizzically at him and his bulging pockets. Finally, after many such glances from her, he said, “It’s golf balls.”

Nevertheless, the blonde continued to look at him thoughtfully and finally, not being able to contain her curiosity any longer, asked, “Does it hurt as much as tennis elbow?”

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You lost, so STFU September 4, 2015 at 11:20 pm

FITSNews was pissed when Obama and the Democrats got your asses kicked in the 2014 elections.

Remember you bitched and moaned because your voters did not come out. What a bunch of whiney Dumbasses.

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Daniel Boome September 5, 2015 at 11:03 am

GT was pissed when Obama and the democrats kicked his ass in 2008 and 2012.

Remember, he bitched and moaned because republican voters did not turn out. What a whiney dumbass.

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GT's honest, UR corrupt September 5, 2015 at 12:17 pm

If you care about America, instead being a selfish, Greedy power-hungry, immoral bastard, as you are, you’d have to be pissed Obama won, too.

If GT was pissed, it’s even more reason to like him. But I don’t even remember that he bitched and moaned about turnout. He noted that there were Obama voters like Melowise Richardson in Cincinnati, a precinct official who was convicted and jailed for voting six times. GT loves it when the law is followed and justice prevails.

You idiots get pissed when you get caught cheating.

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Daniel Boome September 5, 2015 at 12:31 pm

You always reveal who and what you are, when it manifests. If you cared about America, you would quit being a juvenile menace that turns people to liberalism. I slap the shit out of you every single time for your menacing ways, so much so that you’re now cowering as a guest on this site you claim to hate.

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Your plagiarism not working September 5, 2015 at 2:44 pm

Sounds like you swallowed what Big T fed you, then vomited it back up.

And a regurgitated mess is not not fit to eat. Go get something Fresh or STFU. You dishonor BigT by perverting his words. If you can’t create thought by yourself, don’t use his beautiful mind to try to exalt yourself. People still know he’s brilliant, and you’re just a Dumbass trying to copy him.

Daniel Boome September 5, 2015 at 3:17 pm

If Big T thinks the reason stuff he says is being regurgitated is because he has a beautiful, then Big T needs more insight. When Big T says these things, it’s because his weak mind knows nothing but pre-programmed bromides. When that shit gets blown back in Big T’s face (when others copy him), it’s because he has been exposed for his FITS derangement and his regurgitating of the things fed to him by Kenny Bingham. The only person that thinks Big T is brilliant is Big T. Even Kenny Bingham knows Big T is an idiot because Big T simply does his bidding.

Wannabe BigT September 5, 2015 at 5:26 pm

Sounds like you tried to copy BigT – did it poorly – and got busted. Now it sounds like you’re pissed, and envious of him.

Intellect is a privilege. And those who are lacking it, will always chase those who have. You certainly are puppy dogging.

Daniel Boome September 5, 2015 at 5:32 pm

Sounds like you are repeating yourself, as usual. I must have hit the nail on the head regarding Kenny Bingham, that’s why you have nothing to say about that and are “puppy dogging” him. Anytime I want the most trite and simple-minded response, I will copy Big T. Give my regards to Mr. Bingham.

Jack September 7, 2015 at 11:13 am

Can both of you stop referring to that lazy, unemployed welfare and Medicaid recipient known as Big T in the third person. Big T get a job, or go pick up trash by the road. Whatever, but if you have time to sit around an type dumb crap all day, I do not need to be supporting your lazy ass.

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Liberal media got crushed! September 4, 2015 at 11:44 pm

Liberals desperately wanted Brady to be punished for this petty little infraction. And they could not even prove he was in on it.

Libertarians will murder themselves in sacrifice demanding Due Process for child-killing terrorists. But the ignorance of trying to crucify Brady outs them for the Gestapo, liberal bastards they are.

Thank goodness that judge slapped Goodell upside the head. The media is not the law, nor is the liberal Democrat Party. STFU, and take it. You were stupid for pushing it in the first place.

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Bible Thumper September 5, 2015 at 9:31 am

Godwin’s law:
A four game suspension is Gestapo? Federal court interference in trial matters is more troubling.
New Law
Thumpers Law:
“As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving crusifiction approaches —?that is, if an online discussion (regardless of topic or scope) goes on long enough, sooner or later someone will compare someone or something to being crusified or crusifiction.

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Setting you straight September 5, 2015 at 9:38 am

Natural Law:

People who do not like being defined by the people they hate (the people they constantly attack and inaccurately define) will find all sorts of distractions to keep from discussing a very accurate description of themselves.

FITSNews is melting down because the liberal media witch-hunted this guy, and it got stopped short. Whatever words used to describe those who imploded because they did not get their way, is irrelevant, unless you’re trying to deflect from what FITSNews is (Defend the indefensible.)

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Bible Thumper September 5, 2015 at 9:57 am

At the Salem witch trials, people were put to death. Brady got a four game suspension. Slight difference. Same law applies, Gestapo, crusifiction, witch-hunt… ;-)

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Glass House dweller September 5, 2015 at 12:49 pm

By interjecting the Salem Witch Trials, when no one alluded to those, you are doing EXACTLY what you accused the poster above of doing.

Bible Thumper September 5, 2015 at 1:05 pm

I’m doing the opposite. He stated, “because the liberal media witch-hunted this guy,”

If you can name an actual, historical “witch-hunt” that did not result in executions, then you might have a point.

I ask you what is comparable between what is happening to Brady and the victims in this link?
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Witch-hunt

Quit back peddling September 5, 2015 at 2:20 pm

You went in with corrupt motives, and got the SHIT slapped out of you by the legal system. Now you look like a whiny little Dumbass. STFU and take your medicine.

Quit talking all over yourself to avoid admitting you hate the guy, and wanted to punish him because he’s not like you.

If you had any character you’d learn a lesson about irrational hatred, and going after people based on your liberal fears and ignorance.

Bible Thumper September 5, 2015 at 2:46 pm

You’re the liberal. Everything has to be settled in court. It’s another worker dispute settled by court interference.

I was paddled in the first grade for having my shirt tail out before classes began at school. I was more wronged than Brady. If I had suggested suing, my Dad would have given me another paddling at home.

I took my paddling without a tear. Brady should have done the same.

The Almighty Rocky September 5, 2015 at 8:23 pm

STFU – see Tebow is out work again – jackass.

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GMoney September 5, 2015 at 8:32 am

You obviously haven’t kept

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GMoney September 5, 2015 at 8:38 am

You obviously haven’t kept up with this story. There were never 11 of 12 balls that were under inflated – that was erroneous info floated to Chris Mortensen. Also has been determined by independent lad after lab that the balls that did end up less than 12.5 were consistent with natural gas law. Also – do your self a favor and go look up ESPN and Hanna storm having to apologize for erroneous spy gate reporting. Know what you’re talking about before writing an article.

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You witch-hunted Brady September 5, 2015 at 9:43 am

It is common for Liberals to try to criminalize the behavior of the people they hate, especially when they lose to people are not like them. (See Rick Perry in Texas.)

You witch-hunted Brady, just like you witch-hunt Republicans. You are very childish and immature people, who lack character. You cannot accept getting your asses kicked, even though you are corrupt and deserve it.

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Tebow slaps piss out of you September 5, 2015 at 10:00 am

And while the judge was slapping the fuck out of you…check this out: Eagles deal Matt Barkley to Cards, potentially opening spot for Tim Tebow…

That’s like kicking you in the nuts.

I really Laugh My Ass Off when your liberal hatred comes back to bite you ignorant fucks in the ass.

Brady innocent, and Tebow given a chance. Man it SUCKS to be You…assholes…

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Saluda Rapids September 5, 2015 at 1:23 pm

Tebow CUT! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! And you are on the losing end again, asshat. Boy are you stupid. Please tell us it’s b/c he’s Christian. And remember, Brady is not innocent….he’s a cheater. He was acquitted…just like your boy O.J. was acquitted. Robert Kraft (the one who you thought was a conservative but who is really a liberal supporter of President Obama…again, wrong) accepted the penalties ($1 million fine, 2 draft picks) because he knows he runs a ship full of cheaters (and 1 murderer). Now go away and let the adults talk sports and politics. You know nothing on both subjects. That is why your failed “blog” was so poorly named. Man it SUCKS to be You…asshole.

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Check out this nutjob, ya'll September 5, 2015 at 1:48 pm

I pray you don’t have a weapon. You seem like a very hateful person, coming unglued. Remember Dylann Roof, like you, hated Christians, and killed them

And they have not caught the cop murderer in Chicago yet, I think I have a lead.

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Rocky Verdad September 5, 2015 at 10:10 pm

No, Dylann like you, hated black people.

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U Bigots may be premature September 5, 2015 at 2:14 pm

If you read the reports surrounding Tebow’s situation, you may be setting yourself for another face plant.

Hating the guy because he is a Christian, and basing your happiness on his failure, could bite you in the ass, like Brady has made you look like a big Dumbass.

Tebow’s numbers are good enough to make it anywhere, and the fan base is eating the management alive for the Tebow news. If he gets hired, I can the see Christian Haters in meltdown, just like FITSNews is over Brady being declared innocent.

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Rocky Verdad September 5, 2015 at 10:09 pm

That’s why he’s got offers lined up around the block.

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MashPotato September 5, 2015 at 12:31 pm

Hey Will, I have some pictures for sale you might be very interested in… they’re of Brady wearing various pairs of his wife Gisele’s Jimmy Choo heels!! Get ’em while they’re hot (and trust me, they are!)

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Rocky Verdad September 5, 2015 at 8:24 pm

Tebow fired by Eagles. Once again Grand Tango and Flip show how great they are at rating potential in quarterbacks.

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Setting yourself up September 5, 2015 at 8:37 pm

Eagles management is being excoriated for following pop culture and dumping a talented, worthy player based on liberal hate.

If they hire Tebow back, I bet you shit your pants.

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Rocky Verdad September 5, 2015 at 10:08 pm

Hey Shit Head, Shitter, Pants Shitter, Fecal Fingers, Poop Player – Tebow, has, a, piece, of, shit, throwing, mechanics and thus, he, doesn’t, ever, get, a, slot. Get it? I doubt. Yeah, Tebow’s so freakin’ good the NY Giants, the San Fran 49ers, Dallas Queerboys and the Redskins are fighting over him. Oh right – they’re not.

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Not so Fast, Dumbass September 6, 2015 at 12:38 pm

It looks like you may end up w/ shit all over your face. (What’s new?)…Stayed Tuned (:

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Steve Spurrier September 7, 2015 at 8:58 am

PHILADELPHIA — The Eagles were determined to start the season with a mobile quarterback from the state of Florida on their roster. It just turned out to be Stephen Morris instead of Tim Tebow. – How’s that Shit tastin’ now – ass wipe.

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You Know Who You Are LIb-tard! September 6, 2015 at 10:29 pm

I love to think of deflating Brady’s balls. I sometimes lather myself up with Old Spice soap, and think of showering in Bryce Stadium with Tebow and Brady. Oh, how I’d love to play goal posts to their field goals. I just think they’re so hot.

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Frank Palmer September 8, 2015 at 11:46 am

Written by a true Colts fan with a man crush on Mr. Brady, or as we know him where I come from, the G.O.A.T.

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Christomason September 10, 2015 at 1:55 pm

too bad 11of the 12 balls were not underinflated by 2 pound was made up by the NFL and ESPN ran with it. Completely false.

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