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George Hale Talks More About Tom Brady 

THE RED SOX HAVE FEWER THAN TWO DOZEN GAMES UNDER THEIR BELT IN THIS YOUNG BASEBALL SEASON.

BUT TONIGHT GEORGE HALE, RELUCTANTLY, IS TALKING FOOTBALL

“I SAID A WHILE BACK THAT I HOPED THAT I WOULDN’T HAVE TO SAY ANYTHING MORE ON THE TOM BRADY SAGA.

GUESS WHAT?

I WAS JUST FOOLING MYSELF.

THE ANNUAL N-F-L FOOTBALL DRAFT GOT UNDERWAY LAST NIGHT WITH ALL OF THE EXCITEMENT OF FINDING OUT WHERE THE TOP COLLEGE PLAYERS WILL LAND.

IT’S A FOOTBALL RITE OF SPRING.

HOWEVER, BEFORE ALL OF THAT GOT UNDERWAY A FEDERAL COURT IN NEW YORK CAME OUT WITH THE RULING THAT BRADY, WHO HAD WON IN LOWER COURTS, WOULD INDEED HAVE TO SERVE HIS FOUR GAME SUSPENSION NEXT SEASON

AND WITH THAT 2-1 DECISION A CAN OF WORMS WAS OPENED AGAIN.

ONE MORE TIME DEFLATED FOOTBALLS, CRAZY SCIENCE AND A DESTROYED CELLPHONE MADE HEADLINES.

ALL OF THE OPINIONS SURFACED AGAIN INCLUDING THOSE WHO, FOR NO OTHER REASON THAN JEALOUSY, DISLIKE THE PATRIOTS AND TOM TERRIFIC.

SUPPORTERS RALLIED TO HIS SIDE AGAIN AND THE BACK AND FORTH THAT WE THOUGHT WAS BEHIND US RESURFACED AND STARTED ALL OVER.

HOWEVER, ALL OF THE SLINGS AND ARROWS IN THIS CASE REALLY MISS THE POINT.

THIS CASE FROM THE VERY BEGINNING HAS BEEN ABOUT ONE THING AND ONE THING ONLY.

SIMPLY PUT IT’S A POWER STRUGGLE BETWEEN THE COMMISSIONER ROGER GOODELL AND THE N-F-L PLAYERS ASSOCIATION.

THE PLAYERS UNION SIGNED ON TO A COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT THAT STAYS IN FORCE UNTIL 2020.

TOM BRADY SIMPLY BECAME A PAWN IN THE BATTLE BETWEEN THE TWO SIDES.

LET’S GO BACK TO THE FEDERAL COURT ORDER.

IT WAS A SPLIT DECISION OF THREE OUT OF 15 JUSTICES WHO SIT ON THE COURT AND THE CHIEF JUDGE WROTE THE DISSENTING OPINION.

THE RULING WAS NOT ABOUT BRADY’S GUILT OR INNOCENCE IN THIS BIZARRE CASE.

IT WAS WHETHER OR NOT GOODELL HAS THE POWER TO DOLE OUT HIS BRAND OF JUSTICE TO PLAYERS IN THE LEAGUE.

THE U-S COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SECOND CIRCUIT SAID YES HE DOES.

THE REAL LOSER, AT THE MOMENT, IS NOT BRADY AS MUCH AS IT IS THE PLAYERS WHO NEGOTIATED THEMSELVES INTO A CORNER WITH THE C-B-A.

THE PATRIOTS AND BRADY HAVE BATTLED BECAUSE THEY BELIEVE NOTHING WRONG HAPPENED IN THE GAME WHICH THE PATRIOTS EASILY WON.

LIKE MOST FANS I’M GETTING WEARY OF THE WHOLE THING.

THE CLOCK IS TICKING AND BRADY HAS NEVER BEEN ONE TO BACK AWAY FROM A FIGHT AND HE MAY NOT NOW.

HIS LAWYERS HAVE TWO WEEKS FROM THE RULING TO FILE A PETITION TO HEAR AN APPEAL.

THE ODDS ARE LONG THAT THE 2ND CIRCUIT WOULD GO THAT ROUTE AND ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE THAT THE SUPREME COURT WILL.

IN ITS SIMPLEST FORM BRADY SIMPLY WANTS TO BE ON THE FIELD ON SEPT 11TH WHEN THE PATRIOTS OPEN IN ARIZONA.

THE CHANCES ARE SLIM.

THERE ARE SEVERAL SCENARIOS WHICH COULD ALLOW THE QUARTERBACK TO PLAY IN 2016, INCLUDING A STAY IF HE WANTS TO TRY THE SUPREME COURT ROUTE.

AS I SAID THE N-F-L DRAFT BEGAN LAST NIGHT AND THE PATRIOTS WERE ON THE SIDELINES IN THE FIRST ROUND BECAUSE BOB KRAFT SURRENDERED A FIRST ROUND PICK AS A RESULT OF THE DEFLATEGATE CONTROVERSY WITHOUT A FIGHT.

BUT IF KRAFT AND TOM BRADY HAVE ANY IDEA OF ROLLING OVER AND PLAYING DEAD YOU CAN’T SPOT IT.

THE PATRIOTS CAME OUT ON SOCIAL MEDIA WITH A PICTURE OF BRADYS NUMBER 12 JERSEY ON INSTAGRAM AND THEN CHANGED THEIR TWITTER ACCOUNT THE SAME WAY.

YOU CAN READ IT ANYWAY YOU WANT REALLY.

FOR ME I THINK THE MESSAGE IS CLEAR.

BILL BELICHICK TOOK TOM BRADY IN THE SIXTH ROUND AND HOW DID THAT WORK OUT, ROGER?

IN THE YEAR HE WAS HURT THE TEAM WENT 11-5.

AND BRADY HAS THE BACKING OF THE THE OWNER, COACH AND, MOST IMPORTANTLY, THE PLAYERS WHO WILL BE OUT TO PROVE A POINT ONCE THIS THING IS FINALLY OVER.

THEY WILL NOT BE GOING INTO THE NIGHT QUIETLY.

THIS IS GEORGE HALE WITH MY PERSPECTIVE ON SPORTS”