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….
Nobody Cares that the scandal of a deflated football and possible cheating of a quarterback, is the top news story of the day, which will lead to MORE people watching the Super Bowl,thereby making all the sponsors so slap happy, they will all go to Davos for an extended stay at their Swiss Chalets?
Nobody Cares that Obama continues to find creative ways to attack our police, and give out free money to people who don’t deserve it?
Nobody Cares that the scandal of a Sony employee hacking a movie that nobody wanted to see, and our President blaming it on North Korea, actually made millions more for the movie than was ever imagined?
Nobody Cares that that an American President will not met with the Prime Minister of Israel but will hang out with a lady who wears green lipstick and baths with her morning cereal, and that this is a real concern for our national security?
And Nobody Cares if Fox News acts like the death of a 90-year-old Saudi King is as big a news item as the death of a former U.S. President…and speaking of former Presidents, will nobody care if Obama doesn’t attend the funeral of x President, George H.W. Bush, should he die within the next two years?
Nobody Cares if the next President will have to spend $5 billion dollars to get the White House, and Nobody Cares if everybody wonders WHY would someone spend so much money to get a job that only pays $400,0000?
Nobody Cares if the reason all our American Presidents love the Saudi Kings, and will do anything for them, is the same reason they are willing to spent their life’s fortunes to get into the office?
Nobody Cares if I wonder…why the next Saudi King was just seen in Las Vegas?
Nobody Cares if I wouldn’t be surprised if the Saudi King pay a huge amount of money to American Presidents’ personal banking accounts, to keep America defending her country, and counting on her oil?
What deal did FDR make with the Saudi’s?
Hey, I can speculate. If we all seem to care more about deflated footballs than the corruption in our own government, in the words of one of the richest women in the world:
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…
Nobody Gets Email—- And Notes New look (Maybe I should hold a contest)
I don’t know about you, but how PERFECT could it be for the Boston Red Sox’s To Win the World Series and then go and place the trophy on the spot where the poor people were killed last year? Wait…they did that?
Now sports teams have to be politicians.
Go ahead and call me sour grapes, or a conspiracy nut, but I remember thinking at the beginning of World Series, game one— when both coaches came out, and the umpires were talking to them— I could have sworn that the Cardinal coach Mike Matheny looked really pissed off…sort of like he had just found out that it had already been decided that the series win was to go to Boston due to the fact that Boston had gone through so much pain last year, and a World Series win would be good for morale of the city. The big money boys had already decided it.
I’m sure that I’m not the only one in the world who thinks how easy it would be to rig a World Series. After all, they did it once before, and I don’t know how many people I heard rant on and on here in St. Louis, about how they just couldn’t BELIEVE how many simple catches the cardinals missed— Catches that even little leaguers’ could make.
Wrong. I’ve been to enough ball games to know, it’s just a game.
And so, Professional sports are NEVER fixed…And Presidents’ never lie.
And on that note, to my email!
(Thanks to J.R.)
Why Athletes Don’t Have Regular Jobs
The danger of having sports role models for kids…………….
1. Chicago Cubs outfielder Andre Dawson on being a role model: “I wan’ all dem kids to do what I do, to look up to me. I wan’ all the kids to copulate me.”
2. New Orleans Saint RB George Rogers when asked about the upcoming season: “I want to rush for 1,000 or 1,500 yards, whichever comes first.”
3. And, upon hearing Joe Jacobi of the ‘Skin’s say: “I’d run over my own mother to win the Super Bowl,” Matt Millen of the Raiders said: “To win, I’d run over Joe’s Mom, too.”
4. Torrin Polk, University of Houston receiver, on his coach, John Jenkins: “He treat us like mens. He let us wear earrings.”
5. Football commentator and former player Joe Theismann: “Nobody in football should be called a genius. A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein.”
6. Senior basketball player at the University of Pittsburgh : “I’m going to graduate on time, no matter how long it takes..” (Now that is beautiful)
7. Bill Peterson, a Florida State football coach: “You guys line up alphabetically by height.” And, “You guys pair up in groups of three, and then line up in a circle.”
8. Boxing promoter Dan Duva on Mike Tyson going to prison: “Why would anyone expect him to come out smarter? He went to prison for three years, not Princeton ..”
9. Stu Grimson, Chicago Blackhawks left wing, explaining why he keeps a color photo of himself above his locker: “That’s so when I forget how to spell my name, I can still find my clothes.”
10. Lou Duva, veteran boxing trainer, on the Spartan training regimen of heavyweight Andrew Golota: “He’s a guy who gets up at six o’clock in the morning, regardless of what time it is.”
11. Chuck Nevitt , North Carolina State basketball player, explaining to Coach Jim Valvano why he appeared nervous at practice: “My sister’s expecting a baby, and I don’t know if I’m going to be an uncle or an aunt. (I wonder if his IQ ever hit room temperature in January)
12. Frank Layden, Utah Jazz president, on a former player: “I asked him, ‘Son, what is it with you? Is it ignorance or apathy?’ He said, ‘Coach, I don’t know and I don’t care.”
13. Shelby Metcalf, basketball coach at Texas A&M, recounting what he told a player who received four F’s and one D: “Son, looks to me like you’re spending too much time on one subject.”
14. In the words of NC State great Charles Shackelford: “I can go to my left or right, I am amphibious.”
Ah, but they all ride to the bank in a Mercedes…
If we don’t talk about politics on a Friday, do they?
This is how I would feel if Ted Cruz’s DAD was President! I would LEARN how to this…if ONLY.
I got this from Yahoo…a tiny cheerleader named Marie Klein, set a Guinness Book record by doing 42 back flips. Something that we ALL have tried to do in our lives,….and some of us were drunk at the time.
What is amazing is how straight a line she did. She said she felt a little nauseated afterwards……imagine what she will be able to do in college! This woman will be able to have at least ten kids, no problem. Putin at this very minute is playing this video on his I-Phone, and saying, “We could USE that girl in OUR gene bank!”
Enjoy…and count. I didn’t come up with 42…I got 40…how about you?
Nobody Gets Email
Look what you can do if you get off your computer! Something tells me most of these people could care less about email. And none of them have a problem levitating.
Click on my title, which takes you to a bigger page, then enlarge this…and enjoy!
And…don’t try this at home.
(Thanks to my liberal friend, JR)