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ESPN.com is reporting that Tom Brady has won his appeal against the NFL and DeflateGate has been tossed.
It is hard to beat Tom Brady in 2015. After stomping on the Indianapolis Colts with over-inflated footballs, and winning one of the most exciting Super Bowls in memory, David has taken down Goliath.
This might be the biggest win against the NFL ever, and our interns are now doing the research to verify that. Roger Goodell has shown that there are kinks in his armor of the NFL “shield” that he claims to protect.
What happens next? Pure speculation, but I think here at On The Bench Report we have a pretty good idea:
- NFL appeals. That’s a no brainer. That is what the news has been reporting since U.S. District Court Judge Richard Berman began breaking down Goodell’s arguments.
- Brady has a career year. Do you remember how pissed off Brady was after the Week 4 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in 2014 when he was actually benched? The New England Patriots were 2 and 2! All this talk about Brady being washed up, and his career being over. And then the Cincinnati Bengals came to town in Week 5, and Brady lit them up for 292 yards, 2 touchdowns, and even ran for 13 yards! Then, of course, that washed up Brady led the Patriots to their 4th Super Bowl victory. Ho-hum. Brady is pissed again, which means Peyton Manning’s record of 55 touchdowns is in risk of getting broken.
- Brady is taken in the first round of Fantasy Drafts. Let’s be honest, Tom Brady of recent has not been a consistent source of points for fantasy the past few years. But see Point #2. He’s pissed. He is going to put together yards and touchdowns. He is going to be a points machine in fantasy this year.
- September 3 will be declared a state commonwealth holiday in Massachusetts. It could happen.
Good job NFLPA. And thank you Judge Berman for giving us trust in our court system.
Don’t bet against the Pats in 2015!