The New England Patriots quarterback sounded under the weather during his session with the media on Wednesday. He rubbed the back of his right hand under his nose at one point.
To a man, woman and child, you will miss them. We need New England, or someone like them, even if we don’t like them.
This is an extreme response to “Deflate-gate,” but no one can say it doesn’t have support.
I see enough evidence to merit charges. Odds on a conviction are high, I believe. I don’t care who pulled the trigger — or the pin, in this case.
Patriots owner Robert Kraft’s pre-emptive strike the previous night took the issue of air pressure in footballs on Super Bowl media day and, well, deflated it.
The NFL’s worst nightmare is a New England victory this Sunday. It will cast a pall over the playoffs, and stain the sacred Lombardi Trophy.
In an unscheduled statement on Monday, Kraft strongly defended his team’s actions and integrity, growing more fiery with each sentence.
Outrageous scenes have become the norm at the Media Day extravaganza. The event is a circus. At least both Super Bowl teams are quite familiar with the silliness on tap Tuesday.
Somebody get Tom Brady some Kleenex.
As far as some of the Jets see it, the underinflated footballs saga is just the Patriots being the Patriots.
Relishing no longer being in the “villain” role, Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman is painting his team’s Super Bowl opponent as occupying that position.
When I initially read about the deflated footballs a few hours after the AFC Championship game last Sunday, I smiled and shook my head. “Belichick! … Again,” I said to myself. I sounded like Jerry Seinfeld grunting, “Newman!”
New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick is defending the way his team preps its game balls and said his team earned its spot in the Super Bowl fairly.
If the Patriots can put the hangover of this scandal behind them, this could actually be one of the most memorable Super Bowls of them all.
The NFL says it is still investigating how the Patriots used underinflated balls in its last game but has no conclusions yet and no timetable for resolving the cheating accusations with the Super Bowl nine days away.