Cheating Scandals and Legacies

Mike Freeman writing at

It’s time to stop with the excuses. Stop with looking the other way. Just stop. Stop defending Tom Brady and Bill Belichick.

I’ve defended their Spygate shenanigans as minor cheating. Defended their Super Bowls. Defended it all. But no human being with a functioning cerebrum can do that now.


One underinflated football is interesting. Three are curious. Eight are are a pattern. But 11 of 12?

The Patriots are winners. They’re brilliant. They may also be something else.

And here we are. Entering the Super Bowl, we have The Deflatriots. And God forbid they lose this Super Bowl, because if they do, everyone will say the team can’t win without cheating.

And this is how legacies are destroyed.


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