Boston Radio Show Argues With FTW Writer About DeflateGate In The Most Dickish Way Possible
WEEI's Dennis & Callahan Morning Show is your classic local sports talk radio show. They speak with thick local accents (New England), defend players on local teams from outside critics (New England Patriots) and stir up ratings with angry little stunts. Right now, the world on the other side of Massachusetts' borders seems pretty convinced that Tom Brady is unnecessarily dragging out this DeflateGate saga, entirely because his role in the illegal under-inflation of footballs appears to be obvious (sans the smoking gun, of course).
For The Win's Chris Chase -- a good writer without many notable blemishes on his journalism resumé -- wrote an opinion piece about Tom Brady's irrevocably tarnished image on Wednesday. John Dennis and Gerry Callahan (and Kirk Minihan, the show's third-wheel, who famously called Erin Andrews a "bitch") did not share Chase's sentiments, which sounded like this...
[FTW] In the battle of ego and hubris the NFL will always win and Brady will always lose, even if he should be victorious in his appeal. No longer a martyr, Brady ensured he couldn’t play the victim card the instant he let that appeal begin. Now, he’s basically the guy who fell outside a Sizzler and is suing for his medical bills. Tom Brady is a man currently trying to get off on a technicality, but all he’s done is remove the last of that luster from his Golden Boy image.
So Chase was asked to come on the show and discuss his article (which was the most shared post on the site all day), and discuss it they did.
Gerry Callahan: “Did you read the Wells Report?”
Chris Chase: “I’ve answered that about five times.”
Gerry Callahan: “Did you read the part where Jim McNally answers the only question that really matters here, 'Did Tom Brady ask you to deflate the balls?'"
Chris Chase: “I did.”
Gerry Callahan: "That's not in there...that just exposed you."
Chris Chase: "I'm sorry that your hero quarterback cheated."
Wow. Wow wow wow wow wow. You have someone on your show to talk about a 200-plus page document that they've clearly read -- at least enough to have an indepth conversation about it -- then try to trick them into sounding like a liar. Well played, guys. You win the argument. Everyone is being unfair to Tom Brady. [Rolls eyes]
These are the kinds of strawman arguments that epitomize the strategy Brady's camp has been using to shake his four-game suspension.
@ryanwhitney6 Don't. I can take three bullies ganging up and asking me to directly quote from 243-pg doc they couldn't quote from either.
— Chris Chase (@ChrisChaseFTW) August 13, 2015
Things get especially testy around the 18-minute mark. Check it out, below.
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