I just don’t care about deflategate. I really don’t. I know, I know, but there are all these rules … and regulations … and people cheated …
Let’s make this simple.
My thoughts on this case
Tom Brady probably knew the balls were deflated –
–I don’t care
There are rules about ball inflation –
–I don’t care
It gave the Patriots an advantage –
–Due to ball inflation? I don’t care
This taints Tom Brady’s legacy –
–No it doesn’t
This taints the Patriots legacy –
–No it doesn’t
The Patriots didn’t deserve to win the Super Bowl –
–Don’t be absurd, of course they did
Tom Brady should be suspended for 8 weeks to the whole season –
–Don’t be absurd, no he doesn’t
I feel like the NFL is making a much bigger deal out of this than they should. People are up in arms over the inflation of the ball and about the fact that a rule was broken. First off, get rid of the rule. If Aaron Rodgers likes the ball overinflated and Tom Brady likes it under inflated, who gives a shit? People who would complain about this type of thing (I’m looking at you Colts) are fucking ridiculous. The Colts should have invested their time into a better running back and not trying to operate some stupid fucking sting operation.
Also, I really don’t think the fans care about ball inflation. It’s an ancillary fact, a minor detail that is an individual’s preference. If an under inflated ball gave everyone an advantage it might move one millimeter up on my “who gives a fuck” meter, but that’s not the case. Aaron Rodgers has said he likes it overinflated. So there you are – case by case issue that’s not even an issue. The mere fact that Tom Brady had to sneak around the get the balls to feel the way he wants them to is absurd. Just fix the rule.
While we are at it, let’s talk about other things in the NFL I don’t give a fuck about.
These stupid marijuana suspensions. I don’t give a shit. Some player wants to smoke a little weed in his downtime, by all means, go ahead. Who cares? I know, I know, it’s about player reputation and how the kids view their idols. But dope? And suspensions over it? Come on.
Suspending a player because he doesn’t want to speak to the media. I don’t give a shit. Absolutely zero fucks given. Those post game conferences are so stupid they make my skin crawl. I can not imagine having to sit through them. Get rid of them. If they can’t be eliminated, then how about shorten them to two minutes. If you have an important question to ask, then it can be asked in two minutes. There is no need to drag out over, what, 30 minutes to an hour about why the Packers lost to the Hawks in the NFC championship game? How many times can they say they blew it? Asking how does Aaron Rodgers feel after a loss like that? How do you think asshole?
Things I do give a shit about?
1. Player safety.
Suh, Incognito, Raiola, and the entire Saints defense are the true scandals of the game. To go out and try and hurt another player is immoral. That’s a guy’s life – not just financially, but physically as well. The pain that some of these players will endure for the rest of their lives will be traumatic, why would a fellow champion of the NFL try and diminish another human’s quality of life? That is something I care about.
2. Getting the penalties and flags right in a game.
There is nothing worse than getting a call wrong. That’s something I care about, not stupid PSI.
3. Adding teams to the playoffs.
Just don’t do it.
4. Games in London.
Just fucking stop with this bullshit already. There is no way it is fair for Seattle, Oakland or another west coast team to have to fly all the way to London for a game. An east coast team playing a west coast team in London is the definition of unfair.
NFL, stop being so fucking greedy. Play a damn preseason game over there if you want. No regular season games. Stop being assholes.
5. Women not getting beat by NFL players. Women not getting raped by now NFL players.
Ricky Williams wanting to smoke some pot doesn’t hurt anyone. It’s not even in the same spectrum. He didn’t knock someone unconscious. He didn’t pull up at a stop light and execute someone. Ricky Williams was suspended from the Miami Dolphins for 4 games for testing positive for weed. Ray Rice was suspended indefinitely, but low and behold, he won his appeal. Aaron Hernandez was found guilty of murder. We now have a number one draft pick with Jameis Winston, who is now counter suing his accuser. My, God. I would be so unbelievably pissed if the Packers had signed Winston. I know, I know, Aaron Rodgers isn’t going anywhere. I’m just saying in a world where the Packers needed a QB and Jameis Winston was available, I would disown the Packers if they drafted him.
Because that is something I care about. Not these piddly marijuana rules, not how much air should be in a ball.
Deflategate? Who gives a shit …