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Saturday, August 1, 2015

Articles tagged: New England Patriots

Tom Brady suspended four games; Patriots lose 1st-round pick, fined

The NFL on Monday handed out punishments to the Patriots for allegedly breaking the rules by deflating footballs, and they are fairly harsh. Tom Brady was suspended four games. The Patriots are losing their first-round draft pick in 2016 and fourth-round pick in 2017. They are also being fined $1 million. The fine is meaningless,…Read More

What if the Patriots didn’t cheat against the Colts?

Before I get accused (yet again) of being a New England Patriots apologist, go ahead and do some digging into the actual meat of the Ted Wells report. What you might find is that the role veteran NFL referee Walt Anderson played in the Deflategate investigation is, at best, rather ambiguous. For starters, it seems…Read More

Don Shula takes shot at Patriots over Deflategate

With the Miami Dolphins announcing on Saturday that they will celebrate their 50th season as a franchise this year, legendary head coach Don Shula felt it was appropriate to take another shot at the New England Patriots. Before the Deflategate scandal erupted, Shula infamously referred to Bill Belichick as “Beli-cheat.” He put the Pats in…Read More

Report: Patriots fear ‘lengthy’ suspension for Tom Brady

The New England Patriots are reportedly bracing themselves for the possibility that they could be without their star quarterback for a significant portion of the 2015 season. According to Mike Giardi of, sources within the Patriots organization fear that Tom Brady could be hit with a suspension that is somewhere in the six- to…Read More

Five details from Deflategate report that are causing overreaction

The New England Patriots probably cheated by taking air out of footballs. Tom Brady probably knew about it. In its simplest form, that is what the lengthy report from “independent” investigator Ted Wells revealed on Wednesday. Before we begin, let us stress that this is not a defense of Brady or the Patriots. The truth…Read More

Barack Obama makes Deflategate joke during Patriots’ White House visit

The New England Patriots visited the White House on Thursday to be recognized for winning the Super Bowl XLIX, and Barack Obama managed to zing the world champions with a well-timed Deflategate joke. Ragging on a team like the New York Jets probably would have been more appropriate in this situation, but Obama — or…Read More

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