DATELINE: Wafting Emanations
What the ‘L’ is going on, NFL?
You want to put Deflategate behind you, like Satan, but you don’t accomplish that by scheduling your appeal court date three days before the half-time show.
In case you were wondering, the NFL does not believe Tom Brady will appear in Super Bowl 50. As we have all noticed, the NFL has abandoned their traditional Roman numeral for the next Super Bowl, thinking its fans would not understand the meaning of L.
They also have agreed to have the appeal of Deflategate during the week of the Super Bowl in February of 2016. So much for their claims they did not want Deflategate to distract fans.
So, there will be two super events leading up to kickoff. Media Day will compete with Court Day.
A few legal experts claim Tom will not have to travel back to court with an entourage of lawyers and media in tow.
Yet, we cannot help but think the notion of a Super Bowl quarterback facing the ultimate distraction is a guarantee to try to make the Patriots lose the game.
Integrity, where is thy sting?
Ask that old Bumblebee Goodell. We aren’t sure if Roger is a stinger or a stinker.
The idea that the NFL will try to compromise who wins the game is only slightly less appalling than the idea that the entire enterprise is fixed, a long held suspicion among the cognoscenti.