When my Patriots won the AFC Championship game, I was one of the happiest fans on the planet. Then early the next morning you here about what is now called Deflategate. What the heck?
Deflategate has quickly taken the wind out of my sails. What should have been a fun happy time of planning a super bowl party has now dwindled down to a disturbing mess.
I don’t like cheaters. And if you cheat you should be punished. The end. Pay your debt and move on. I’m not particularly proud of some of the Patriots past moves but I believe they paid their price and continue to pay for it today.
In my opinion you’d be hard pressed to find a team that doesn’t cheat. Seriously, good luck with that.
I love the game of football but I hate what it’s become. Did the Patriots cheat? I don’t know. The fact is, without even being presented all the evidence people are quick to judge and point fingers as to their guiltiness and it’s just irritating. If they are found guilty I will be very upset and sad to hear it. I also believe that they should be punished.
I believe if this was happening to any other team it would have been a non issue but because it’s happening to a team proven to win and be well coached, that it’s come under such scrutiny.
One thing I love about a lot of football teams is their outreach to the community. I’m sure there is some obligation that comes with just being a part of that team but so many players do it with such good intentions and really takes it to heart. Why can’t we talk about that?
Why can’t we talk about all the jackets that were given to the homeless. Or the joy that comes on a terminally ill child’s face when their favorite player shows up to visit with them? What about all the money raised by individual players for different organizations that they are passionate about? Is there good in football? Yes. And that’s one thing I love about it. But this dark side makes it hard to be a fan these days.
I will now get off my soapbox and hope that this comes to a conclusion very soon.
Thanks for listening. *smile*