DATELINE: Deflated at Last
Tom Brady is taking his football and heading south.
You can blame the Patriots for not wanting to invest in a man who claims he has found the Fountain of Youth. We recall from history that another gentleman of the old school went to Florida on his quest: Ponce de Leon also thought the elixir of eternal and immortal life awaited him in the bays of Florida.
Bill Belichick now will show he is the genius by winning another Super Bowl without Brady. Heaven help him if his team tanks.
As for Brady, he is trading Paul Revere for Jean LaFitte. He is a trader of the first order, heading for the world of Disney and smart dolphins like Flipper.
If you wonder if he will be motivated, you never followed Deflategate, which sent him reeling into a new stratosphere.
Some never believed Belichick would let it go this far, but that parallel universe: In Bill We Trust, now is on confederate tender.
The all-seeing eye of money is looking back at the Patriot Place and finding that TB12 is a franchise that will sell more jerseys with a new logo.
As for Brady in New England, it was NEVER his home, and if you think he won for Boston, you are deluded. He happened to win while in the Greater Boston area. He would have been just as elated to win in Tampa Bay over the past 20 years.
He never spoke a bad word about Aaron Hernandez, and we figure he will give Belichick the same courtesy.
Now, the curiosity factor will follow him, eyes moving across the gridiron looking for a train wreck.