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DID THE NFL DESTROY KEY DEFLATEGATE EVIDENCE?

This is not something that will be considered by Judge Richard Berman in Tom Brady’s Appeal of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s arbitration decision but it illustrates a key reason why Goodell was conflicted out of hearing the appeal but also why he should never have undertaken an investigation in January after the AFC Championship Game. […]

(Brookline, MA, 0/14/15) New England quarterback Tom Brady holds his hands with all four of his Super Bowl rings during a ceremony on Sunday, June 14, 2015. Photo courtesy of the New England Patriots

Patriots In The Way Of Goodell Turning NFL Into WWE

Hope or hate. Those are the only two reasons why anyone watches professional football. Sure, there are the perverts (like me) who watch for the grace of the athletes, the speed, the power and the sheer size combined into explosive packages that collide once every forty seconds – but the casual fan, the ones who […]

U.S. District Court Judge David S. Doty, who brokered the NFL's collective bargaining agreement with the players union in January of 1993, sits in his chambers July 7, 2005, in Minneapolis with a football signed by all the lawyers involved. (Photo by Beth Schlanker)

JUDGE DAVID S. DOTY QUESTIONS ROGER GOODELL’S UNDERSTANDING OF CBA

The deeper this Deflate Gate thing goes between NFL Commissioner, Roger Goodell and Tom Brady, the greater the likelihood that Goodell is going to come out of this disagreement looking like a fool. The judge who was involved in the Adrian Peterson suspension hearings came out yesterday, saying Roger Goodell does not understand the collective […]

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Patriots In For Heavy Dose Of Stewart, Tolbert And Newton Vs. Panthers

The last time Patriots’ fans saw their team play the Carolina Panthers Aqib Talib and Steve Smith started a brawl, Panthers’ linebacker Luke Kuelchy mugged Rob Gronkowski in the end zone on the same play that Tom Brady threw a game-ending interception. The end of that 2013 week 10 game wasn’t even close to the […]

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Can Joint Practices Continue To Work?

This past week, plenty of teams practiced together. Of those teams, several got into fights. Dez Bryant got his earrings knocked out. Tempers flared at the Texans and Redskins practice. Tim Tebow broke up a fight at the Eagles and Ravens practice. What gives? Now, I get that these are grown men competing for potentially […]

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