Wednesday, January 21, 2015

#Deflategate is bursting my bubble....

the official game ball of the new england patriots meme

This whole ‪#‎deflategate thing is really making me mad. Going into Sunday's game, I knew the Colts were the underdog (and that was putting it mildly) and I honestly did not expect us to win (call me a pessimist if you like, I prefer to call myself a realist). We're still a young team, rebuilding after loosing our star QB. Andrew Luck is still wet behind the ears, although he has shown amazing talent in his 3 short years in the NFL.
That being said, I thought that we'd at least, MAYBE, give New England a run for their money and make them work harder for their win. Instead we got trampled. How much did the deflated balls play into NE winning, honestly I don't know. There were so many other factors in play including crowd noise, the weather, and we were playing against one of the elite teams and QBs in the league (yes I hate Tom Brady with a passion, but I can't deny the dude's got more talent in him than I have in my small toe).
But the fact that NE had the gall to cheat, knowing that they had the advantage irregardless of the equipment, just shows how little respect they have for the game, and I think that hurts more than anything. I was fine with loosing, IF everything was on the up-and-up. But this is almost unbelievable, to the point of absurd.

Gee I hope no one notices what we did to the balls....

And what can the NFL do? There is absolutely no way to know how much of an impact these tampered balls had on the outcome of the game. Would we have won? Maybe. Maybe the score would have been closer. I know that it certainly looked like we had a hard time catching any sort of pass, and at the time I had chalked it up to nerves and the weather....but now, I'm not so sure. But we can never know.
And the fact that this happened during the AFC championship game makes it even more complicated. If this had been a regular season game, some fines, some suspensions, and the take away of draft picks might be a fair punishment. But the fact that NE will probably still get to play in the Superbowl, and might even WIN.....that makes me ill.
I don't know what a fair punishment might be (although I think suspending Belichick from the Superbowl is a start), it's way too complicated for my little brain to try and figure out. I know in the end, there are going to be a lot of angry and hurt people, and I'm glad I'm not the NFL

Something doesn't seem right....


  1. I'm so glad my hubby gave up on Football years ago. lol Thanks for explaining the hashtag though. I saw it earlier, but didn't really know what it was about.

    1. Well you do have the advantage that LA doesn't have an NFL team (at the moment!) All I can do is shake my head at the whole thing, but I think it hurts more because my team is involved. It's ugly, and it's only going to get uglier.

    2. Yes that helps! lol I saw the breaking news conference where they were playing the "It wasn't me" game so it's definitely growing uglier by the day. I don't see it affecting the big game because it's a major money maker and they can't allow that to fall through, but I can understand how the whole ordeal leaves a bad taste in the diehard fans mouths.