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Monday, January 02, 2017

An Uncertain Man - II / The Weathervane Returns

Well, it didn't take long for Shank to do his 180 degree / Sybil act after shitting on the Patriots in his previous column, did it?
“Nothing changes on New Year’s Day.”

— U2

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — This brand new year is working out pretty well for Tom Brady thus far.

Two thousand and seventeen will be the year when Brady turns 40. It will be the year when he has a chance to play quarterback in a record seventh Super Bowl and perhaps win his fifth. It will be the year in which he is named NFL Most Valuable Player for the third time.
Well, we don't know that yet, do we?
Brady’s Happy New Year got off to a near-perfect start Sunday at Hard Rock Stadium when he threw three more touchdown passes in a 35-14 rout of the playoff-bound (really) Miami Dolphins.
Which, naturally, contradicts his last tweet, where he calls the rest of the AFC 'Tomato Cans' for the millionth time:

Let the record show that in the controversial campaign in which Brady was forced to serve a commissioner-mandated/court-upheld, four-game suspension, QB12 came back with a vengeance.
You know, Deflategate, where Shank called Tom Brady and the Patriots cheaters.

Last example:
Brady and coach Bill Belichick — the Bill Russell and Red Auerbach of this century — were in generous moods after the holiday festival in southern Florida. The Hoodie feted his squad as a “very physically and mentally tough team, no question,’’ while Brady called Dante Scarnecchia “the best offensive line coach in the NFL,’’ and repeatedly reminded us that “we worked pretty hard to get to this position.’’
Here's my question - was there even the slightest hint of this in Shank's previous column? No, there wasn't. He is the ultimate weathervane.

1 comment:

Jason Herra said...

calling him a weathervane is an insult to weathervanes