Re: Brady Wisely Calls Out Bruschi
posted at 9/19/2011 2:15 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Brady Wisely Calls Out Bruschi
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Brady Wisely Calls Out Bruschi : I just feel what he said had some merit, but it was his tone that had people up in arms, and his tone suggested to me, he was a bit bitter over the way he ended his career and now is thinking "how are guys like Chad in that locker room now" "they need me to set this straight" and Tedy wishes he could still play, I tell you that.
Posted by JayShizzle45[/QUOTE]
Well, I don't doubt that the spirit is still willing, if the flesh comparatively weak, for Tedy, but my main problem with the whole Tweetergate (or whatever you want to call it) was that lots of guys Twit . . . just as lots of guys have had relatively slow starts this year. So there's not really any story at all here, but the reason Ocho is singled out is because he was a huge, high-profile guy in Cincinnatti, and the "fantasy" mentality that has taken over the NFL sees him as somehow having "failed" if he's not an instant overnight sensation in New England . . . despite the fact that the Patriots neither need, nor indeed may even want that from him.
To me, this has ESPN written all over it.
"Brushci, give us some dirt on Ochocinco."
And because Bruschi has whatever relationship he has with the Pats, his perspective is deemed relevant and suddenly, the reaction is more important than the story (which isn't a story at all) and -- Voila!
-- ESPN has what it wants, which is a mountain where once was a molehill.