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  1. Just quickly jumping in this thread to say how awsome the nickname T-Mobile is...carry on.
  2. As others have said, if Brady didn't destroy his phone and instead turned it over, and it didn't have the smoking gun...there would be some other thing that Brady should've done to "prove his innocence." And if he would've done that, it'd be another thing, and another. Cuz once a mind is made up, its hard to change. On the other hand, if there was a real smoking gun, real proof, undeniable...then any one who believed he was innocent would have to change their minds and start attacking how harsh the punishment was.
  3. Ugh. Guys....you can't prove a negative. You cant prove something didn't happen. Go ahead and prove definitively once and for all that Santa isn't real. See?Proving guilt as opposed to proving innocence isn't just a precedence in criminal trials...its logic. This is jibberish. http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Negative_proof So while I guess the statement "you can't prove a negative" is technically false, the rest of your wiki article goes on to completely make the case that the burden of proof is on the Goodel/Wells side of the argument and not on the Brady side...which is exactly what I was arguing...so thanks?(Edit for clarity) in other words, Brady can't prove he wasn't involved any more than I can prove I wasn't involved. All he can do is refute the evidence that suggests he was involved, which he has done to varying degrees of satisfaction, likely correlating with how much you hate the pats.
  4. Ugh. Guys....you can't prove a negative. You cant prove something didn't happen. Go ahead and prove definitively once and for all that Santa isn't real. See?Proving guilt as opposed to proving innocence isn't just a precedence in criminal trials...its logic. Except in the case of Santa, there isn't a mountain of circumstantial evidence.Nothing can be "proven" either way, but nothing has to be "proven"... just shown to be "more likely than not". TB12 making his phone available to Ted Wells would have been a check in the "not likely" tally. TB12 destroying his phone goes in the "more likely" tally, regardless of what spreadsheet was delivered the day prior to the hearing. You called out Brady for not proving his innocence. He doesn't have the ability to do that any more than I can prove that it wasn't me orchestrating deflategate. That's all I'm saying. Proving innocence, without an alibi, can't be done. That's why it's on the NFL to prove guilt. I'm not denying the circumstantial evidence. Unfortunately for Tom, there's no such thing as circumstantial evidence that proves innocence. And if there was, youd likely dismiss it as circumstantial anyway.
  5. Ugh. Guys....you can't prove a negative. You cant prove something didn't happen. Go ahead and prove definitively once and for all that Santa isn't real. See? Proving guilt as opposed to proving innocence isn't just a precedence in criminal trials...its logic.
  6. As a pats fan I fully expect Goodell to uphold the suspension and stick with 4 games. Simply because Goodell has to look out for Goodell and reducing the suspension would damage his already fragile credibility. So when the verdict comes down the same, I'll basically shrug and yawn.
  7. Instead of Goodell spending the next several days reviewing all the 'new' info or whatever to determine whether to reduce Brady's punishment based on his apparent guilt or innocence...he's going to spend the next several days deciding whether to reduce Brady's punishment based on how it will affect Rogers reputation in the media and with the other owners. Poor Tom. He never had a shot.
  8. OK, well after they played in the freaking superbowl, over 4 months have passed, yet they've continued to deny, lie, cover-up, & refuse to cooperate. So, how does that fit with the "trying to get ready to play in the freaking superbowl" idea?There were reports (sorry no links) that when Wells first met with the pats, they were expecting Wells to help them uncover who has been trying to railroad them. Baltimore? Indy? Then they realized Wells wasn't there to exonerate the pats, he was there to find a smoking gun. Hence leading to the pats being less than fully cooperative, since it likely appeared to them that Wells was gonna get them regardless. Which actually has some credibility behind it if the AEI report is to be believed.
  9. Oh, I don't know...how about January 19th?How about January 21st? How about January 24th? How about January 27th? How about when they refused to allow Wells to re-interview McNally after discovering the "deflator" text? How about when Brady refused to share copies of his electronic text records? That's 6 chances, off the top of my head...they literally had the chance EVERY DAY since the AFCC to do what I said. They chose not to, and they brought this on themselves, by thinking they were above the rules, above every other franchise, and above the NFL. If they had possessed even the tiniest shred of humility, and said "we screwed up, in a very minor way," this would have ended months ago. Instead they chose to make the situation much bigger than it needed to be by denying, lying, demanding apologies, refusing to cooperate, etc. They've no one to blame but themselves for how ridiculously overblown this became. Oyyy,The Chris Mortensen\NFL public crucification\lynching of Brady (Jan 21) was like a nuclear bomb and there was no way, no how to reverse it. Anyone who tries to claim otherwise is a fool, a hater or both. That ESPN report was a smear job full of lies designed to fire up all the butt hurt haters (Colts, Ravens, Steelers broncos etc) fans and convict NE and Brady in the court of public opinion. Mission accomplished, there is nothing Brady and NE can ever do that will stop the butt hurt Steeler\Colt\Raven\Bronco\Jets\etc fans from whining over NE kicking there ### year in and year out. ESPN falsely reported the following and even though the NFL knew for a fact it was all lies they said and did nothing to correct it........ "The NFL has found that 11 of the New England Patriots' 12 game balls were inflated significantly below the NFL's requirements, league sources involved and familiar with the investigation of Sunday's AFC Championship Game told ESPN. "The investigation found the footballs were inflated 2 pounds per square inch below what's required by NFL regulations during the Pats' 45-7 victory over the Indianapolis Colts, according to sources. "We are not commenting at this time," said Greg Aiello, the NFL's senior vice president of communications." http://espn.go.com/boston/nfl/story/_/id/12202450/nfl-says-new-england-patriots-had-inflated-footballs-afc-championship-game%22%20target=%22_hplink%22%3Edeflated%20footballs These were out and out lies and smears released for one hateful nasty purpose and one purpose only. Whether you believe NE and or Brady did anything wrong or not, it is undeniable that once the ESPN smear came out on the 21st there is nothing NE or Brady could have done that would have made one bit of difference to the whiney butt hurt tools, never mind the poisoning of opinion of the casual nfl fan and the percentage of the population who didn't already envy and detest NE to begin with. There really was\is no way of coming back from the ESPN\league hatchet\smear job that came out on Jan21. Carry on.... Okay........... If all this is really true, and nothing will clear Brady or the Pats, then why would they be bothering with this appeal? Why would he (if you believe the reports out there) be considering lawsuits if he doesn't get completely exonerated? If I'm not mistaken, he stands to lose less than $2 million in salary if he sits out 4 games. He'll likely pay that out in legal fees if he decides to go ahead with a lawsuit. So, that being the case, Brady's decision to appeal and possibly file a lawsuit indicates that he believes his name could be cleared, which means that all the ridiculous nonsense you posted is, well, nonsense. But, at least you got to use that cool, sophisticated "butt-hurt" phrase a few times. That must make you feel like such a cool guy. For the same reason that you would shout innocence from the rooftops and fight to the last man if you were convicted of a crime that you either A. Were innocent of...or B. Truly believed you were innocent of due to being ignorant of the crime.Again...Sure,the pats could have acted with more tact, laid down and taken their punishment, thereby probably getting off easier both with Goodel and the public...but everything they've done so far has seemed to me like the actions of an organization that doesn't believe it's guilty, not of an organization that got its hand caught in the cookie jar, like is being suggested. If they are willing to proclaim innocence to such an absurd degree, then maybe there is something to it? After all, the factual evidence (ball pressure) actually suggests there may be nothing here. So you really haven't seen this yet? http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/patriots-press-conference-cold-open/2842425I have. Its still hilarious.
  10. Oh, I don't know...how about January 19th?How about January 21st? How about January 24th? How about January 27th? How about when they refused to allow Wells to re-interview McNally after discovering the "deflator" text? How about when Brady refused to share copies of his electronic text records? That's 6 chances, off the top of my head...they literally had the chance EVERY DAY since the AFCC to do what I said. They chose not to, and they brought this on themselves, by thinking they were above the rules, above every other franchise, and above the NFL. If they had possessed even the tiniest shred of humility, and said "we screwed up, in a very minor way," this would have ended months ago. Instead they chose to make the situation much bigger than it needed to be by denying, lying, demanding apologies, refusing to cooperate, etc. They've no one to blame but themselves for how ridiculously overblown this became. Oyyy,The Chris Mortensen\NFL public crucification\lynching of Brady (Jan 21) was like a nuclear bomb and there was no way, no how to reverse it. Anyone who tries to claim otherwise is a fool, a hater or both. That ESPN report was a smear job full of lies designed to fire up all the butt hurt haters (Colts, Ravens, Steelers broncos etc) fans and convict NE and Brady in the court of public opinion. Mission accomplished, there is nothing Brady and NE can ever do that will stop the butt hurt Steeler\Colt\Raven\Bronco\Jets\etc fans from whining over NE kicking there ### year in and year out. ESPN falsely reported the following and even though the NFL knew for a fact it was all lies they said and did nothing to correct it........ "The NFL has found that 11 of the New England Patriots' 12 game balls were inflated significantly below the NFL's requirements, league sources involved and familiar with the investigation of Sunday's AFC Championship Game told ESPN. "The investigation found the footballs were inflated 2 pounds per square inch below what's required by NFL regulations during the Pats' 45-7 victory over the Indianapolis Colts, according to sources. "We are not commenting at this time," said Greg Aiello, the NFL's senior vice president of communications." http://espn.go.com/boston/nfl/story/_/id/12202450/nfl-says-new-england-patriots-had-inflated-footballs-afc-championship-game%22%20target=%22_hplink%22%3Edeflated%20footballs These were out and out lies and smears released for one hateful nasty purpose and one purpose only. Whether you believe NE and or Brady did anything wrong or not, it is undeniable that once the ESPN smear came out on the 21st there is nothing NE or Brady could have done that would have made one bit of difference to the whiney butt hurt tools, never mind the poisoning of opinion of the casual nfl fan and the percentage of the population who didn't already envy and detest NE to begin with. There really was\is no way of coming back from the ESPN\league hatchet\smear job that came out on Jan21. Carry on.... Okay........... If all this is really true, and nothing will clear Brady or the Pats, then why would they be bothering with this appeal? Why would he (if you believe the reports out there) be considering lawsuits if he doesn't get completely exonerated? If I'm not mistaken, he stands to lose less than $2 million in salary if he sits out 4 games. He'll likely pay that out in legal fees if he decides to go ahead with a lawsuit. So, that being the case, Brady's decision to appeal and possibly file a lawsuit indicates that he believes his name could be cleared, which means that all the ridiculous nonsense you posted is, well, nonsense. But, at least you got to use that cool, sophisticated "butt-hurt" phrase a few times. That must make you feel like such a cool guy. For the same reason that you would shout innocence from the rooftops and fight to the last man if you were convicted of a crime that you either A. Were innocent of...or B. Truly believed you were innocent of due to being ignorant of the crime.Again...Sure,the pats could have acted with more tact, laid down and taken their punishment, thereby probably getting off easier both with Goodel and the public...but everything they've done so far has seemed to me like the actions of an organization that doesn't believe it's guilty, not of an organization that got its hand caught in the cookie jar, like is being suggested. If they are willing to proclaim innocence to such an absurd degree, then maybe there is something to it? After all, the factual evidence (ball pressure) actually suggests there may be nothing here.
  11. If the pats knew and believed they were guilty, then admitting it may have been the wiser move. However, they may truly believe they are innocent. Tom Brady is certainly still taking that line. The evidence of deflated balls has basically lost a ton of credibility since the wells report, and certainly since the AEI report. So there is really nothing other than a text or two to suggest any wrong doing at all. So, if the pats are truly innocent, or if Brady has misled his team into thinking no rule was broken, then acting the way they did and demanding apologies and the context website, etc. is perfectly the correct approach. Admitting guilt when your innocent just to avoid a heavy punishment is an absurd response.
  12. His combine weight was higher than Bernard and Ellington. Not that it really matters. If Ameer has the type of rookie season I expect, he will be a top 10 dynasty RB at this time next year. Then you can decide what to do with him. Personally, I think he's a better prospect than any of the guys you named. Much better than Ellington and Freeman. Drafted a lot higher too. Think he's going to be quite a nice get for PPR redrafters this year. Perfect for the Lions offense. Great blend of rushing & receiving ability. But how do you view him in standard? Same?
  13. I'll keep going. We're half way there. That article's dead on. If McNally "took the top off" the game balls post inspection, that's an out and out violation. Of a minor rule based on a manufacturer's recommendation. And the Patriots have received the biggest penalty in league history for it. That's a joke, but there you are. BUT! The far, far greater disservice to the sport was done by the league in the shameful way this was handled. Right out of the bloody gate. And the Pats are paying for it. As Baloney Sandwich said above, the league's bought and paid for independent investigation fulfilled its purpose and exonerated the league. Surprise! Week six baby. (Actually, we should pull a Popovich and rest everybody.) Which Kraft, the Patriots, and Brady denied, lied about (they claimed to have done their own investigation but didn't find anything about "the Deflator?"), and then started pointing fingers at the league, demanding apologies, Goodell's job, etc. If they had just shut up, said "yeah, this idiot did this-we fired/suspended him;" it would have been done with months ago.The Pats made this into a much bigger deal than it needed to be. If it were you in this situation, and you believed you were innocent, you would make a big deal of it too. If you were in the situation, and knew you were "more likely than not" guilty, you would'nt have made a very big deal of it.