Does a football commissioner have the same right as a Judge? The big talk of course that has saved Hillary Clinton once again for even being discussed, is that Tom Brady of the Patriots, JUST like Hillary Clinton, destroyed evidence that would convict him of a “crime.” …the big crime being he cheated in the Superbowl.
Tom Brady not only violated his sport’s integrity by participating in a scheme to tamper with the inflation levels of footballs but actively tried to cover up the conspiracy, National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell ruled Tuesday, upholding the Patriot quarterback’s four-game suspension.
In a stunning statement, Goodell alleged that Brady’s “very troubling’’ coverup effort involved instructing his assistant to destroy his cellphone less than 24 hours before he was interviewed by Ted Wells, the NFL’s special investigator in Deflategate.
I remember a time when sports were sports…and I remember a time when you had to get a court order to look at someone’s private phone records.
There might be another reason that Tom Brady wanted his phone destroyed, and obviously, taking a page right off the Clintons’ book of delay, erase, destroy evidence bible, he thought…Hey, if Hillary can do it, why can’t I?
And how is that possible?
Have we gotten so used to the loss of our 4th amendment rights that now it is understood that we MUST hand over all personal data about ourselves…with no rights of protection whatsoever?
Hillary’s crime is one thing: she is paid by the citizens of this country and we have legal rights to her records, but Tom Brady is a citizen. What right does any football commissioner have to confiscate his phone records?
When the money is big, and your career depends on winning at all costs, we have see our politicians cheat, commit crimes, fraud, bribery, all the while protecting themselves by denying, lying, and protecting themselves with every deceit they can muster.
Sports in America is also big money, and why were we surprised when Mark McGuire and Roger Clemens denied for years that they took steroids?
Did they have to provide their cell phone data up?
They lied. They wanted to win. They needed to pump up to win. They did it.
And why not? Our politicians lie to us every day and get by with it.
Nobody Wonders…if a deflated ball gave him THAT much of an advantage over every other football player.
You STILL have to make the throw.
You STILL have to make the right call.
You STILL have to be one of the best.—Unlike our politicians, who it seems can be community organizers from Kenya one day, and President the next, most of the Sports stars ones who make it to the top are of the one percent.
Too bad our politicians can’t go through the same training.
Anybody that has had a kid in Little Leagues knows the scenario of cheating all too well. So, I’m sorry. The all black team that won the Little League highest honor last year, and they won it by stacking the deck with kids that were not suppose to be on that team…should lose those trophies.
Unfair you say? The adults did it? Mmmm………
According to my brother, the decision by the little league officials was right: You won the game boys…you have that honor, but you don’t get the title.
My brother has raised his son through the league, and he and I were both raised in a different America. The coaches played by the rules. But not today. I don’t know how many times I’ve heard my brother talk about five-year olds playing against kids twice their sizes by 100 pounds. Or teams with sixteen-year olds playing against 13-year olds. The kids try, but they can’t compete.
Guess what? The coaches have been doing this all over America. They go and get the best talent to make it to the top. Little league has become VERY competitive.
It’s a shame. The kids know they can’t beat the stacked team. And don’t be fooled, ALL the parents are aware of what’s going on too. The team that won the little league trophy was from Chicago.
That should tell you all you need to know.
But today, I did not hear ONE person anywhere say that the kids should forfeit the little league trophy.
The reason? It’s not the kids fault. Okay, It’s not, I agree. BUT…..
Let’s assume that the kids didn’t know that some of the kids on the team were NOT from the same place. That the coach had handpicked winners from around the area, and broke the rules.
The very fact is, rules were broken. It doesn’t matter if it’s not their fault, if everyone forgives the kids because their black or they’re just kids, than the message is:
You CAN cheat. Adults can cheat. If they get caught, nothing happens to them.
Jesse Jackson has called anyone a racist who thinks that rules were broken.
Please. How about playing another card…like the joker.
The team that lost, should receive that trophy, with an apology from the coach.
And then the kids on that team would learn a lesson about cheating. They would never forget it, and it would make better citizens of them all. They will see what happens when “leaders” who cheat hurt the people they are supposed to be leading, and they hurt the citizen…by cheating.
You either have rules, or you don’t.
IN America, cheating is not only allowed, it’s admired. Obama cheats every single day. He stacks the deck. And America has suffered dearly for it.
Anyway, let’s hope the officials at Little League stick to their decision.
(Thanks to my brother for his excellent take on it, and for making me see all sides.)
Nobody thinks it’s only right that a coach from a Boston Team called the Patriots wear a shirt that says, “Don’t Tread On Me.”
I want one….
This week was a no-brainer. We have two contestants who SHOULD have won their respective contests, but blundered beyond comprehension.
It was the height of stupidity, the epitome of idiocy, moronic nirvana.
It was a mistake of monstrous and monumental proportion, the Great Wall of dumb surrounding the Grand Canyon of dumber.
It went down in flames, and it will go down in history, quite simply and simple-mindedly, as “The Call.”
It was, by acclamation and without argument outside the Seattle Seahawks brain trust, the most imbecilic, senseless, defenseless, half-witted, empty-headed, brain-dead call in the history of organized football – and every other sport known to man in the history of the world.
And then there’s France.
France, has the reputation of being number one in the world of fine cuisine. The French got that honor right after they got rid of the guillotines and gave the government back to the rich Kings, and put the chefs back to work.
But this week…the French LOST the international chef contest! In fact, it placed…
Get your forks ready…7th!
From the National Post:
PARIS — It is considered to have one of the finest cuisines in the world. But France faced gastronomic humiliation after it failed to make the podium on home soil in a global cooking championship.
Norway won this year’s gold medal in the Bocuse d’Or, a contest often described as the World Cup of chefs. France only managed to muster seventh place in the competition in which chefs must “demonstrate creativity, spontaneity and the mastery of their art”.
This is truly epic: America, land of chicken McNuggests, Whoppers, sloppy Joes, and onion rings, came in…second.
This could be an international crisis.
So, who wins the Nobody’s Perfect Award for the week?
How did our losers handle their defeat?
Nicolas Davouze, the main French Chef, who had high hopes for his “facon grenobloise and guinea fowl truffee petites farces bourgeoisis” said:
“Whatever happens, I have no regrets. I gave everything.”
Coach Carroll said:
“We were going to run the ball in to win the game, but not on that play. I didn’t want to waste a run play on their goal-line guys. It was a clear thought, but it didn’t work out right. The guy (Butler) made a play that no one would have thought he could make.”
(Evidently the ONLY person in the world who didn’t imagine what would happen was Pete Carroll. )
Who wins the Nobody’s Perfect Award for the week?
The French have held the tradition of making god awful crepes stuffed with cream crudités a la fish for ages, and will continue to win, all they need to do is get new judges next year.
Pat Carroll’s “call’ on the other hand, will NEVER be forgotten. Not even in France. Not even while dining out at the finest restaurants in all the world, right now, at this VERY moment people are eating their dinners and saying—-CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT CALL?
Congratulations Pete! You may have lost the Superbowl but you have won the Nobody’s Perfect Award for the week!
I suggest if any of us happen to run into Pete, we all buy him a drink, and suggest he take a nice long trip to France, where he will feel…more at home where he can share a heartfelt cri de coeur. (cry in French.)
There’s always next year.
Okay, you all made it through the week reading my very depressing and very often, sarcastic opinions, so it’s only fair I share some laughs on the weekends, right?
If you haven’t seen this video, you might be the only one in the world who hasn’t.
Enjoy! (I like the pickle comment.)
“Thou Shalt Not Steal” said Moses. And it was a pretty good rule too. All those starving people were probably stealing grandma’s favorite goats out there in the desert… but that was long ago, BEFORE the world invented such temptations like Superbowl rings, and color TVS.
And so, This week, we compare a football team, and an unknown lady, both accused of cheating.
Let’s start with the one most talked about: The Patriots are accused of “cheating” and thereby ‘stealing’ a win, in their last football game, which happened to take them to the Superbowl:
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Patriots coach Bill Belichick said Monday he will cooperate with an NFL investigation into whether the Patriots used footballs that were not fully inflated during Sunday’s 45-7 win over the Colts in the AFC Championship Game.
The potential use of underinflated game balls was first reported by Bob Kravitz of WTHR.com two hours after the game. Using underinflated footballs can help quarterbacks and receivers grip the ball better, especially in the rain. It rained during the game and there were occasional downpours.
Yes, even though the OTHER team got to catch that deflated football TOO..logic does not serve here.
And then you have the Costa Rican Lady who just wanted to steal a TV…and did.
Pretty slick, huh? Either she has thighs that would fit on the hubs of a RAM Truck, or this is NOT the first TV she has stolen.
So, who wins the Nobody’s Perfect Award for the week?
Is it the Patriots, who by their very name are no doubt hated by Eric Holder, and Barack Obama, if for no other reason than they are not named after an Indian Tribe? Nobody Thinks even if the football WAS deflated, it’s not like they are the only ones allowed to touch it. I didn’t see the game, but something tells me, they should blame whatever rep handles the footballs, not the teams. Nevertheless..
This is not the first time the Patriots have been involved in a game-day controversy. In a 2007 game against the Jets, they were accused of taping the Jets’ sideline defensive signals. The NFL determined the Patriots violated NFL rules and made them surrender their 2008 first-round draft pick. The team was fined $250,000 and Belichick was fined $500,000.
Wow. That’s serious. Taping the other team? Whoa. I don’t know.
Or is it the lady who had the “squat and insert” position down pat?
Or maybe we should be asking, “What would Moses do?”
I don’t know. Nobody Thinks the trophy for best cheater and stealer of the years goes to the Costa Rican woman. Who KNOWS how many things she has stolen? I bet she could walk out with a lawn mower, microwave oven, one of those expensive mixers I can’t afford…..a new washer, at least ten boxes of expensive perfume..
What was her name again?
As for the Patriots?
Keep the name fellows. Deflated football or not…I don’t follow football, but something tells me, if you can’t play with ANY kind of ball in the rain, then you deserve to lose.
I suggest the Colts go to the gym, and start developing those thighs.
It’s one thing for the liberals to get into our eating habits, now they are using sports as another means to promote their agenda: which is usually don’t offend anybody: gays, or Indians.
But, Kirk Herbstreit put some common sense back into play:
The ESPN announcer responded by strongly disagreeing with Costas’ decision to inject politics into his sports duties:
Well I work on two shows, College GameDay in the morning, studio show like you guys do. I’ll talk about that topic…I’m going to break down the game, analyze the game, the subject matters involving that night and that broadcast. I just don’t think that’s the platform to do that. I agree with Al.
As NewsBusters has documented, Costas has a long history of pushing his liberal agenda while covering sports for NBC. In December of 2012, Costas blamed an NFL player’s murder-suicide on guns by proclaiming “If Jovan Belcher didn’t possess a gun, he and Kasandra Perkins would both be alive today.” During the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Costas proclaimed that Vladimir Putin was a better statesman that President Obama.
Costas has also weighed in on the debate over the Washington Redskins name, insisting in October 2013 that “Redskins can’t possibly honor a heritage…It’s an insult, a slur.” While Costas has eagerly talked politics while covering sports, millions of Americans would likely agree with ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit that politics and sports shouldn’t mix.
So, congratulations Kirk Herbstreit, you win the Nobody’s Fool award for the week, for expressing what most everyone feels who is a sports fan:
Please…just call the game guys.
Often times, the ones who invent something never really get the credit for it, so for the man who invented the jump shot, recognition was a long time coming. Kenny is a simple man, who invented a way to solve a problem…and it became part of the game.
The end of the story is filled with wisdom, for all the men and women who live silently knowing they contributed to the world, and never blew their own horn about it.
It’s a great story to start off the week.
(Thanks to Kim Komando)
Yes–I’m from St. Louis, and the Blues are our hockey team, and just in case you have been watching House of Cards (yes, I have and I did) instead of the Olympics tonight, T.J. Oshie, our hometown Blues boy, DEFEATED the Russians in a shootout game in Sochi!
I would have liked it better if NBC hadn’t of posted Michelle Obama’s congratulations tweet and Obama’s phone call to him while they wrapped up their broadcast at 10.30 pm…because it’s T. J. Oshie’s moment, and they just HAD to get top billing on his achievements.
I don’t ever remember any U.S. Presidents ever doing that for just one player.
Total fame hogs, the Obama’s. They should get on that giant hot dog with Miley.
Anyway, America won: …sweet.
Nobody Flashes on a Saturday morning
Two weeks of hearing about the Superbowl…is enough to drive anybody crazy. So, here’s some fun to get us all in the mood.
It’s for those of us who watch the game and WONDER….what cuss words came out of what player. Now we know.
I wish somebody would make a Mick Jagger video and do this…I could NEVER tell what the heck he was saying.
When it comes to sports, this week, we have a new bad boy on the block: Richard Sherman. Okay. I didn’t watch the game, but I didn’t have to. According to Richard himself, he is the bad–est guy in all of football, and was so overpowering Erin Andrews, all she could muster was disbelief. (Really, she was priceless.)
And so, this week I just HAVE to put up more proof, of how seriously our country is in decline. Even our sports hero’s can’t match the sports hero’s of yesterday when it comes to…how to talk smack.
Watch Muhammad Ali show the new boys how to do it–and you tell me…who wins the Nobody’s Perfect award for the week?
Cassius Clay…and he’s not around to gloat. But if he was, I would sure like to hear what he had to say about Richard Sherman, wouldn’t you?
Richard Sherman definitely needs to practice more on his smack down communications. Julian was right on.
The president made the comments while speaking aboard Air Force One with David Remnick, the magazine’s editor and a former sportswriter for The Washington Post.
Obama said that while the risks were understood, if he had a son, he would not allow him to play professional football.
“I would not let my son play pro football,” he said. “But, I mean, you wrote a lot about boxing, right? We’re sort of in the same realm.”
I suggest we bring rugby America.
Is ANYONE surprised?
Nobody Gets Email
In celebration of Obama’s 160th round of golf, I present the real Masters…
This week we have the Miami Dolphins VS Crystal Greer Brooks.
Let’s start with the Dolphins. Remember in high school when the freshmen were harassed by the seniors? Well, that fine tradition has been fine tune to a very lucrative extortion business in the Miami Dolphins.
Young Dolphins players are under pressure to dig deep into their pockets to pay for veterans’ social outings, a practice that is straining their finances and locker room chemistry, according to a source with direct knowledge of the situation. These allegations come on the heels of an ESPN report Sunday morning that Incognito pressured Martin into paying $15,000 for an unofficial team vacation to Las Vegas — a trip that Martin, an offensive tackle, didn’t even join.
One young defensive player, whose privacy the Miami Herald is protecting, is on his way to going broke because he has been unable to say no to the older players, a source said.
“Everything tastes better when rookies pay for it,” veteran defensive end Jared Odrick wrote on Twitter over the weekend. “Yes, the bill would make you sick.”
How nice it that? The younger players are making about $400,000 a year, but they are told to fork up $30,000 for the team dinner. Sometimes the veterans let them split the bill.
The source characterized Dolphins veterans using younger players as ATMs to finance their nightlife whims. These older players have been caught up in the fast-paced Miami lifestyle without the burden of having to pay for it, the source continued.
Gee…sound like anyone you know? (I’ll get to that in a minute.)
And then we have Crystal Greer Brooks, who ran over her boyfriend with his truck three times, all because he didn’t want to go to McDonald’s.
To which a nobody commented: “Three fractured McRibs and a punctured McLung?”
Hey, I’m all for admitting that McDonald’s is putting chemical addicting adding into their food so that you crave it all—- but Crystal— you were IN his truck, why didn’t you just leave his butt on the side of the road and drive there yourself? Or maybe that restaurant he wanted to go to was Hooters, and you went there LAST week?
So, who wins the Nobody’s Perfect Award for the week?
Obama and Congress, of course!
Our American leaders make the Miami Dolphins look like it’s extortion amateur night. Just like the Miami Dolphins, our American leaders are exempting themselves from Obama care, and making the rest of the poor hardworking class nobodies pay for their big meals, their free healthcare, their free vacations,—all while we have to sit at home and watch ESPN on TV munching on our Doritos.
While we eat McDonald’s, they dine on steak, lobster, and $8,000 bottles of wine thanks to the rookies in the lower soon-to-be be- gone middle class looking for an exit route crowd.
And just like the poor rookies who are afraid of losing their jobs, we can’t say “NO” to Obamacare, because we will lose our jobs.
WAIT…everybody is losing their jobs anyway.
So…congratulations are in order American Government! You win the Nobody’s Perfect Award for the week!
If it is your intention, then I’d suggest you call up the Miami Dolphins and ask to be included in the next rookie dinner, and give the rest of us that make well below $400,000 a break.
As for Crystal…maybe Crystal hadn’t eaten in days, due to Obamacare…maybe she just found out she lost her health insurance and would have to go on a diet.
That would explain it.