The systemic and systematic CHEATING by the New England Patriots since BOB KRAFT bought the team has been WELL-DOCUMENTED.
Tom Brady argued with Peyton Manning to the NFL in 2006 to CHANGE THE NFL RULES to allow Tom Brady specifically to underinflate the footballs provided by the HOME TEAM because Tom Brady argued to the NFL that it made the ball easier to grip throw catch handle and hold-on to during COLD WEATHER and during WET WEATHER. NFL Rules state between 12 and a half and 13 and a half pounds per square inch is permissible. Tom Brady in 2006 got the NFL to AGREE with HIM TOM BRADY and allow the EACH TEAM to PROVIDE ALL FOOTBALLS to THEIR OWN TEAM on OFFENSE for Tom Brady.
Prior to this ruling 2006 by the NFL petitioned by TOM BRADY the ruling by the NFL back before that was that the home team provided all the footballs to BOTH TEAMS.
I know. I had Falcons’ seasons’ tickets before I gave them up after eating lunch EVERY Friday at the stadium with Rankin Smith in the West End Rotary Club. All Rankin Smith cared about was MONEY. I know. I listened to EVERY WORD he spoke between bites EVERY FRIDAY. Arthur Blank is NO Rankin Smith.
So as the worldwide media converges today on Atlanta to get the INSIDE SCOOP on the Super Bowl LI 51 here is my take on this.
You KNEW I would and here it is from OUR STANDPOINT as Falcons’ fans.
The NFL has MEASURED Tom Brady’s FOOTBALLS and found them to be in FACT two (2) pounds below the minimum standard allowed.
THIS IS CHEATING.
Calculated purposeful CHEATING.
Tom Brady implicitly encouraged the NFL to change the NFL RULES to FAVOR his ability to grip throw catch handle and hold-on to HIS OWN FOOTBALLS himself.
This is a prima facie case of CHEATING to win. Tom Brady HIMSELF after LOSING on Appeal to the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and upon LOSING a request for a rehearing Tom Brady accepted the COURT RULING and announced HIMSELF July 15 just prior to THIS SEASON that he would not appeal further and would accept the suspension THIS SEASON.
So Tom Brady is a PROVEN CHEATER.
CHEATING to purposely underinflate the footballs he used since AT LEAST 2006. And obviously it occurred to Tom Brady PRIOR to 2006 as well that underinflated footballs made the ball easier to grip throw catch handle and hold-on to.
Bill Belichick head coach New England Patriots said : “I think we all know that quarterbacks kickers specialists have certain preferences on the footballs. They know a lot more than I do. They’re a lot more sensitive to it than I am. I hear them comment on it from time to time but I can tell you and they will tell you that there’s never any sympathy whatsoever from me on that subject. Zero. Tom Brady’s personal preferences on his footballs are something that he can talk about in much better detail and information than I could possibly provide.”
An NFL source stated that the investigation was focusing on a Patriots locker room attendant who was seen on surveillance video taking the 24 game footballs 12 from each team into a restroom for approximately 90 seconds. This video was provided to the NFL.
NFL officials put 13 pounds per square inch into the footballs.
So the NFL investigated. The NFL investigative report states that specifically SEVERAL FOOTBALLS TESTED by the NFL which were GAME BALLS Tom Brady then used in NFL games “appeared to be coated in a tacky substance and seemed spongy or soft when squeezed.”
This is the NFL’s own investigative report.
THEN at the REQUEST of the New England Patriots’ owner Bob Kraft the NFL held an INDEPENDENT Manhattan prominent legal “thorough and objective and pursued expeditiously” INDEPENDENT Wells Report on this CHEATING which concluded that it is : “more probable than not” that New England Patriots’ equipment personnel were deliberately circumventing the rules. AND more to the point of Bill Belichick the INDEPENDENT REPORT states that : Tom Brady BY NAME was implicated as being more probable than not that Tom Brady was “generally aware” of the deflation.
THIS INDEPENDENT REPORT focuses on the communications and actions of locker-room attendant Jim McNally and equipment assistant John Jastremski. The report concludes it was “more probable than not” that the two deliberately purposely released air from the New England Patriots’ game balls after they were tested by game officials. In several texts between Jim McNally and John Jastremski the two BOTH mention and tell jokes to each other about the inflation deflation and needles in their methodology to CHEAT to win. Jim McNally AND John Jastremski BOTH discuss many gifts from Tom Brady to Jim McNally. Tom Brady is a constant reference point in these revelations of CONSTANT CHEATING for a LONG TIME. Jim McNally referred to himself as “the deflator” in a text message to John Jastremski for example as far back as May 2014.
THIS INDEPENDENT REPORT states that PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PHYSICS confirms within the range of game conditions and circumstances studied NO SET OF ENVIRONMENTAL OR PHYSICAL FACTORS could account for the loss of air pressure exhibited by the New England Patriots’ game balls EXCEPT FOR BY HUMAN INTERVENTION.
New England Patriots are very dogmatic and vigorous with EXCUSES about alleged “vigorous rubbing” by the New England Patriots before play leakage during games and variations in football volume STILL TRYING TO GET-OUT of ALL OF THIS.
AGAIN this INDEPENDENT REPORT states that PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PHYSICS confirms that that is all bull that NONE OF THAT would have ANY discernable effect on the pressure of the New England Patriots’ provided FOOTBALLS and that ONLY HUMAN INTERVENTION would.
Bob Kraft is chairman and CEO of the Kraft Group a one and a half billion dollar annual mostly real estate firm who is NOT Kraft Foods NOR Heinz Ketchup which is Kraft-Heinz.
Bob Kraft has a net worth of over 5 billion from his hard-nosed real estate dealings.
Since Bob Kraft bought the team in 1994 ALL OF THIS has happened for the New England Patriots who frankly weren’t any better than the Falcons before that.
This has been a clear purposeful CHEATING from the beginning perpetrated by the New England Patriots TO CHEAT and nothing else.
And they ACHIEVED DYNASTY STATUS.
The footballs were in fact actually LESS-INFLATED than the INDEPENDENT REPORT stated because the FOOTBALLS were PLAYED in New England weather which is COLD.
Thus why Tom Brady INSISTED that the NFL allow HIM specifically to PROVIDE HIS OWN FOOTBALLS to each own football team’s offense to make the balls more malleable pliant soft workable pliable manipulative to grip throw catch handle and hold-on to.
Tom Brady who petitioned the NFL to CHANGE ITS RULES IN 2006 TO FAVOR HIS DESIRE FOR UNDERINFLATED FOOTBALLS to grip throw catch handle and hold-on to was “generally aware” himself personally about ALL OF THIS Deflategate.
I can tell when a ball is underinflated. Tom Brady SAYS HE CAN and that it AFFECTS his ability to grip throw catch handle and hold-on to MOST ESPECIALLY in wet or cold conditions.
THIS IS CHEATING.
BOB KRAFT released a DEFIANT statement that : “we will accept the findings of the report and take the appropriate actions based on those findings as well as any discipline levied by the league.”
The NFL SUSPENDED Tom Brady without pay for four (4) games THIS SEASON NOW that he faces the Falcons in the Super Bowl for his involvement based on “substantial and credible evidence” that Tom Brady knew New England Patriots employees were deflating footballs AND THAT he failed to cooperate with investigators.
But it’s NOT JUST TOM BRADY.
The New England Patriots owned by BOB KRAFT were also fined one million dollars.
And Bob Kraft had to forfeit his 1st round pick in the 2016 NFL draft THIS YEAR as well as their fourth round pick in the up-coming 2017 NFL draft.
The NFL THEN RELEASED a PUBLIC STATEMENT to Tom Brady SPECIFICALLY : “Your actions as set forth in the report clearly constitute conduct detrimental to the integrity of and public confidence in the game of professional football.”
The NFL THEN stated that BOTH Jim McNally AND John Jastremski could not be rehired without the NFL’s approval.
BOB KRAFT then issued ANOTHER PUBLIC EDICT of his in his inimitable fashion that the punishment was UNREASONABLE.
THEN the NFL upheld on Appeal stated that Tom Brady SPECIFICALLY destroyed his own personal cell phone.
THEN the NFL released this statement after the Appeal by BOB KRAFT and Tom Brady about Tom Brady’s destruction of his cell phone : “He did so even though he was aware that the investigators had requested access to text messages and other electronic information that had been stored on that phone. During the four months that the cell phone was in use Brady had exchanged nearly 10000 text messages none of which can now be retrieved from that device. The destruction of the cell phone was not disclosed until June 18 almost four months after the investigators had first sought electronic information from Brady.”
To which Tom Brady went to his facebook page and issued THIS : “I was under no obligation to set a new precedent going forward nor was I made aware at any time during Mr. Wells investigation that failing to subject my cell phone to investigation would result in ANY discipline.”
Well yeah it does Tom Brady. THIS subjects you to THIS right here right now the NEXT Super Bowl from ME boy. I am going to have MY SAY about this which frankly meant NOTHING to us here in Atlanta at the time. NOW it does. So I studied it since THIS IS the Super Bowl AFTER you are FOUND GUILTY.
The Integrity and public TRUST of NFL football is at STAKE boy. And Mr. Wells’ investigation is possessive Tom Brady.
The Boston Globe sportswriter Mr. Dan Shaughnessy states: “Bottom line: The Patriots were doing it. They had a system of deflating footballs after the balls were inspected by officials. Any agenda-less person who reads the Wells Report would come away with no other conclusion. The texts were unexplainable.”
Tom Brady has beat in Super Bowls : Jake Delhomme Kurt Warner Russell Wilson and Donovan McNabb when everyone knows BOTH college football and the NFL are DOMINATED by the play of the QB. Eli Manning beat Tom Brady BOTH times he played him in the Super Bowl and Tom Brady is NOT that much better a QB than Matt Ryan is – just a CHEATER. If Matt Ryan plays well Falcons have a chance against him.
He is just a CHEATER.
The NFL released a STATEMENT that Tom Brady “knew about approved of consented to and provided inducements and rewards in support of a scheme by which with Mr. Jastremski’s support Mr. McNally tampered with the game balls” and purposely destroyed his cell phone when asked to provide it.
Tom Brady ADMITTED to THAT too.
So for THIS SEASON in which now the Falcons play these confirmed CHEATERS Tom Brady was SUSPENDED four (4) games THIS SEASON. Now we play them THIS SEASON in the Super Bowl.
THIS is the back-drop THIS SEASON to the Falcons’ and New England Patriots’ CHEATERS’ Super Bowl. It has been well-documented through the BOB KRAFT years that New England CHEATED including not ONLY THIS but also video-taping of opponents’ signals to gain a CHEATER’S advantage of their signals. THIS is what is PROVEN. THIS is what THIS SEASON is all about. THIS tainting of the NFL and its DYNASTY New England Patriots picked to win again but this time with the substantially superior QB not the New England Patriots’ QB and he but a CHEATER who should not be playing the game AT ALL ever again.
*Dynasty ? *4 Super Bowl victories ?
*4 Super Bowl victories
*=Cheaters proven confirmed repeat CHEATERS.
THIS is what THIS Super Bowl is ALL ABOUT.
Whether proven cheaters prosper or not THIS SEASON.
There is NO QUESTION that Tom Brady should NOT have been allowed to compete in THIS SUPER BOWL.