Friday, September 28, 2007


The Patriot Way

Last Sunday's NFL Countdown on ESPN had a feature on how problem-child wide receiver Randy Moss had become, in QB Tom Brady's characterization, a "role model" on the New England Patriots.

The cheap shot, of course, that came to mind was, "Well, sure he's a role model. On a team with a head coach who helps break up his assistant's marriage and has a quarterback who dumps his pregnant actress girlfriend to hook up with a hot supermodel. Oh, and yes, this is a team involved in what may be one of the biggest cheating scandals in NFL history. In that sense, I guess Moss is a role model."

Anyway, I decided against using the joke...until I read Gregg Easterbrook's
disturbing column on how the NFL is "handling" the taping scandal (i.e "helping participate in a cover-up"). Yes, the piece is as much of an indictment of the NFL as it is the Pats, but since Easterbrook couldn't get an answer to the question of whether there was evidence that the Patriots could have cheated in their Super Bowl wins, I'm fine with throwing the flagrant foul.

So there!

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