Tom Brady

Quarterback Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots lies on his back after being sacked by defensive end Justin Tuck #91 of the New York Giants in the third quarter during Super Bowl XLII on February 3, 2008 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

Giant Memories: Patriots Not Dwelling On Last Super Bowl Loss In Arizona

The road to perfection reached a dead end in the Arizona desert. Now the New England Patriots are back where a Super Bowl championship — and an unbeaten record — barely eluded them seven years ago.

01/29/2015

Spike Lee (Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images), Patriots coach Bill Belichick (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Spike Lee On ‘Deflate-Gate': ‘Where There’s Smoke, There’s Fire’

The filmmaker — a passionate NY sports fan — said he may attend the Super Bowl on Sunday in Arizona. And he will be rooting for Russell Wilson’s Seattle Seahawks.

01/29/2015

Tom Brady speaks to the media during the New England Patriots' Super Bowl XLIX media availability on Jan. 28, 2015 at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass in Chandler, Arizona. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Brady Fighting Cold, But Not Worried About Health For Super Bowl

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.

01/28/2015

Quarterback Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots speaks with the media on January 28, 2015 in Chandler, Arizona. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Keidel: Love Or Hate The Patriots, We Need Them In The NFL

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.

01/28/2015

Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots talks with head coach Bill Belichick prior to the 2015 AFC Championship Game against the Indianapolis Colts at Gillette Stadium on January 18, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Change.Org Petition Calls For Immediate Disqualification Of Patriots

This is an extreme response to “Deflate-gate,” but no one can say it doesn’t have support.

01/28/2015

Patriots owner Robert Kraft addresses reporters at Super Bowl XLIX Media Day inside U.S. Airways Center on January 27, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Jared Max: Deflatriots Suddenly Getting High And Mighty Doesn’t Pass Sniff Test

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.

01/28/2015

Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks addresses the media at Super Bowl XLIX Media Day Fueled by Gatorade inside U.S. Airways Center on January 27, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

‘Deflate-Gate’ A Non-Issue With Reporters, Patriots And Seahawks On Media Day

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.

01/27/2015

Tom Brady of the New England Patriots addresses the media at Super Bowl XLIX Media Day inside U.S. Airways Center on Jan. 27, 2015 in Phoenix. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Keidel: Leave It To Belichick, Brady And Kraft To Play Patriot Games

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.

01/27/2015

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft walks off the stage after arriving at the site of Super Bowl XLIX on January 26, 2015 in Chandler, Arizona. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Robert Kraft Demands Apology If Patriots Cleared In Deflate-Gate

In an unscheduled statement on Monday, Kraft strongly defended his team’s actions and integrity, growing more fiery with each sentence.

01/27/2015

Ines Gomez Mont of TV Azteca asks New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady to marry her during media day for Super Bowl XLII at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 29, 2008 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Wild Media Day Moments: The Real Miss Brady, ‘Boomer Montana’ And More

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.

01/27/2015

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady talks to the media during a press conference at Gillette Stadium on Jan. 22, 2015, to address the under inflation of footballs used in the AFC championship game. (Photo: Getty Images)

Brady To WEEI: ‘My Feelings Got Hurt’ By ‘Deflate-Gate’ Scandal

Somebody get Tom Brady some Kleenex.

01/26/2015

Nick Mangold (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images), Bill Belichick (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images), Sheldon Richardson (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Jets’ Richardson, Mangold Not Least Bit Surprised Pats Caught Up In ‘Deflate-Gate’

As far as some of the Jets see it, the underinflated footballs saga is just the Patriots being the Patriots.

01/26/2015

Seattle CB Richard Sherman (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images), Patriots QB Tom Brady  (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Seahawks’ Sherman On Deflate-Gate: ‘Conflict Of Interest’ Will Shield 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.

01/26/2015

Umpire Carl Paganelli holds a ball after a play during the 2015 AFC Championship game between the Indianapolis Colts and New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass., on Jan. 18, 2015. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Jared Max: Sports Often Emulate Life — Many Lie, Cheat And Steal

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!”

01/25/2015

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick talks to the media during a press conference to address the under inflation of footballs used in the AFC championship game at Gillette Stadium on January 22, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Belichick On Under-Inflated Balls: ‘We Try To Do Everything Right’

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.

01/24/2015

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