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A Super Bowl For The Ages

If you changed the channel after the third quarter, you missed what ended up becoming a game for the ages.

Tom Brady Abandons ‘Deflategate’ Appeals, Will Serve Suspension Beginning In September

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New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady has abandoned his option to appeal the ‘Deflategate’ ruling to the Supreme Court and will serve his four game suspension beginning in September.

Tom Brady, N.F.L.P.A. Lose Petition For Full Second Circuit Review

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Tom Brady and the N.F.L. Player’s Association suffered another legal setback in their appeal of the ‘Deflategate’ suspension.

Tom Brady, N.F.L. Players Association To Seek Review Of Appeals Court Deflategate Decision

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Deflategate isn’t over yet and, depending on what happens in the Courts, could still be unresolved at the end of the N.F.L. season that begins in September.

Appeals Court Reinstates Tom Brady’s Deflategate Suspension

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A Federal Appeals Court has reinstated the four game suspension imposed on Tom Brady over the so-called ‘Deflategate’ scandal.

New England Patriots Fans File Frivolous Lawsuit Against N.F.L. Over Deflategate Sanctions

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A group of New England Patriots fans are providing us with the latest example of stupid lawsuits that don’t belong in Court at all.

Federal Judge Overturns Tom Brady’s Deflategate Suspension

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A massive defeat in Court for the National Football League.

Roger Goodell Upholds Tom Brady’s Deflategate Suspension

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Not surprisingly, Tom Brady’s appeal of his Deflategate suspension was not successful.

Patriots Will Not Appeal N.F.L.’s DeflateGate Sanctions

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In a move that surprised many, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft announced this afternoon that the team would not appeal the sanctions imposed against it over the scandal that has come to be known as “DeflateGate”: Robert K. Kraft, the owner of the New England Patriots, who has been confrontational while warring with theN.F.L. […]

Tom Brady Appeals Suspension, Roger Goodell Says He’ll Hear The Appeal

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As expected, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady formally appealed the four game suspension imposed by the National Football League over the so-called “DeflateGate” scandal, and N.F.L. Commissioner Roger Goodell said he would personally hear the appeal rather than handing it off to an outside arbitrator: Tom Brady formally appealed his four-game suspension on Thursday […]

Tom Brady Suspended Four Games, Patriots Fined, In DeflateGate Scandal

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It didn’t take the N.F.L. long to lower the hammer on Tom Brady and the Patriots.

N.F.L. Reports That Patriots Personnel Probably Intentionally Deflated Balls

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A report prepared for the N.F.L. regarding the so-called ‘DeflateGate’ scandal doesn’t have very good news for the Patriots or their star quarterback.

The New England Patriots And The Case Of The Deflated Balls

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A new Patriots cheating scandal, or much ado about nothing?

Aaron Hernandez Indicted For Two More Murders

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Former New England Patriots Tight End Aaron Hernandez, who is already facing charges of murder in the death of his friend Odin Lloyd, has been charged in two non-related murders that occurred two years earlier: BOSTON — The former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, who was in custody on one murder charge, has […]

Putin Denies Stealing Robert Kraft’s Super Bowl Ring, And So Does Kraft

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Russian President Vladimir Putin is denying claims that he stole a Super Bowl ring belonging to New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft: Russian President Vladimir Putin is denying insinuations that he stole New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft’s Super Bowl ring that’s on display in the Kremlin, but says he’s ready to buy him another […]

Patriots Owner Robert Kraft: Vladimir Putin Stole My Super Bowl Ring

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New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft says that Russian President Vladimir Putin stole  one of his Super Bowl rings: New England Patriots ownerRobert Kraft told people for years that he gave Russian president Vladimir Putin one of his Super Bowl rings, but according to a report from the New York Post, Putin actually stole the $25,000 ring. […]

Bon Jovi Singing with Charlie Weis and Bill Belichick

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Now, here’s something you don’t see every day: Football coaches Bill Belichick (New England Patriots) and Charlie Weis (Notre Dame) singing “Wanted: Dead or Alive” with Jon Bon Jovi. Not that they had a lot of choice in the matter but Weis and Belichick were good sports. Hat tip: Mike and Mike.

2008 Predictions Scorecard (James Joyner)

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As 2008 winds to an end, it’ll soon be time for the OTB staff to post its predictions for the coming year.   First, though, is the painful look back at our predictions for 2008. Predictions that came to pass The Republicans will eventually nominate someone, pundit chatter about a divided base notwithstanding. “Ron Paul won’t […]

New England Patriots Cheating Scandal

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The New England Patriots have been caught using electronic means to steal signals and otherwise violate league rules, ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reports. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has determined that the New England Patriots violated league rules Sunday when they videotaped defensive signals by the New York Jets’ coaches, according to league sources. NFL security officials […]