The truth is that no matter the outcome of this or any other Patriot scandal Tom, net worth 120 million and Giselle, net worth 320 million, and Bob Kraft, net worth 4.3 billion, will end up fine as will their children and grandchildren if all that matters is having enough money for a comfortable living.
As for the Patriots they will continue on winning some or losing some with or without the present people. As I have said before I like to watch the team play but keep it in the context that it really is of little matter whether they win or lose. It does not affect my life one way or the other especially since I am not a gambler. There are many more important things in our city, state, country and the world to be concerned about.
I do have a few final thoughts on the Patriots and Brady before I go on to other things.
There is no doubt Brady would have to know the football he used during a game was under inflated. Any quarterback of Brady’s skill and ability would know that as Bret Favre noted.
Punishing Brady, or the Patriots, or any other team for rules infractions is nonsense especially when it is done to protect the NFL’s good name. What kind of good name is it when eighty-five percent of the people recently polled said the type of cheating the Patriots engaged in happens on every other team in the league. In other words, the vast majority of the people believe the NFL is a confederacy of cheaters.
Goodell, salary 44 million per year and net worth, deludes himself when he thinks the people care about the integrity of the NFL or its good name. They do not. They enjoy watching the football games especially those who like to gamble.
I used to be in the business of busting gambling conspiracies. The fall was the busiest time of the year. The betting and amounts wagered on profession football was staggering. The euphemisms stunned: listening to people bet “ten dimes” and understanding that meant ten thousand dollars amazed me. The great under reported fact is the NFL is so popular because of the huge number of people who bet on it.
It is not only with the bookies it is also with that great invention of fantasy football. Here’s a look at how that game began. The article notes correctly that today it “inspires, infatuates and confounds millions of players” and has “slowly matured into the sports colossus.”
Tens of millions gamble billions of dollars on the NFL each week. That is its popularity. It is a game made for gambling. And one thing you can bet your bottom dollar on is that gamblers do not care about integrity. They care about winning.
Yes, there is another side of that, they do care that the games not be fixed unless they are in on it. That should be Goodell’s goal and nothing more. The plethora of cheating the people believe is happening is already discounted by the gamblers so concentrating on that has little effect on the game.
The only ominous clouds I see in the NFL’s future is that watching a game on television is becoming more and more an unpleasurable experience. Soon only the inebriates, the brain-dead or the hard-core gamblers will be able to sit through the ever-increasing and nauseating commercials.
As I leave this subject I wish you members of Patriot nation, Kraftland and hard-core fans a fond farewell. May all your days be filled with victories; and may the gods of odds look down on you with favor.