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Friday, January 23, 2015

Bill Belichick's post-Super Bowl press conference

It's been hard to escape Deflate-gate the past few days.

And given Patriots coach Bill Belichick's previous record of shenanigans, one can only wonder what statements he will be making after his team's victory next weekend:

"I have no idea how that Ex-Lax got into the Seahawks pre-game meal. Honestly, I was as surprised to hear about that as you all were."

"Put vaseline on the outside of my tackles' jerseys? We'd never even consider doing such a thing."

"Are you seriously suggesting that three of the refs were bribed just because my assistant coach was allegedly seen handing them envelopes? I'm not even going to dignify that with a response."

"We did not hire people to sit in the stands and throw things at the Seahawk players. That's utterly preposterous."

"A gigantic wind blower near our end zone to prevent their field goals from going through the posts? I would never, ever do that."

"I have no idea how that Taser got on our sidelines, or how Russell Wilson got Tased. I wouldn't be surprised if Pete Carroll put it there himself just to make us look bad. C'mon, you guys know me better than that."


Steven said...

"Russel Wilson missing all those throws has nothing to do with the fact that I was allegedly seen by the tv cameras holding a gun his wife's head. This kind of finger pointing doesn't get us anywhere."

Anonymous said...

A co-worker recently made me laugh with "if you're not cheating, you're not trying" in response to this scandal.
- Ed

John Craig said...

Ed --
Belichick's track record leaves little doubt that he's been, uh, trying hard recently.

Taylor Leland Smith said...

I was actually really curious what your opinion would be on this, given that you write a lot about other forms of cheating in sports. I remember the good old days when cheating by deflating your balls meant that you were taking steroids.

I'll usually watch the Superbowl, even if I don't care for either team. This year I definitely won't, it isn't a championship if one of the teams cheated to get there. To me, it's that simple. Hopefully I'm not the only football fan that feels this way.

John Craig said...

Taylor --
Ha, very clever….

I'm not a football fan, and never watch any games, to tell the truth. But I've been interested in the ways Belichick has cheated in the past, and this new method las weekend was a new twist.