They’re Not Booing, They’re Saying ‘Gooooooooodell!’
(They were booing).
For those not living in the Atlanta area there were two main reasons to watch the Super Bowl -- the commercials, and the prospect of watching Roger Goodell hand the trophy to Tom Brady.
Well, Goodell handed the trophy to Robert Kraft (who then took a shot at the commissioner in his speech), but Brady was on the stage and Goodell shook his hand. But the sweetest moment of all is when Goodell was introduced, and was met by an aggressive cascade of boos.
The transition from a very happy crowd that saw Tom Brady to a very angry crowd that saw Roger Goodell. pic.twitter.com/VCc72W76Gp
— Michael Hurley (@michaelFhurley) February 6, 2017
The derision really was thick enough to peel paint. And no one deserved it more. If it weren't for Goodell, I would have preferred to see Atlanta win -- Falcons fans deserved to have the Michael Vick Curse placed in the past. But the Falcons had this win and chucked it into the wind, and it naded in Brady' lap. Such is life.
Robert Kraft took a not-so-subtle shot at Roger Goodell in his postgame speech... pic.twitter.com/lsLEN9RtGB
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) February 6, 2017
So then I got my dearest wish -- seeing Goodell sheepishly pay tribute to Brady and the Patriots while getting booed back to the Stone Age. Deflategate -- and you need to believe me when I say I am 100 percent impartial about this -- was a crock of steer manure from the beginning. Under-inflated footballs? Are you kidding me? Goodell is a freaking embarrassment to the game.
I've always felt that Goodell tried taking advantage of DEFLATEGATE to fix his image after the Rice/Hardy scandals. I'm glad it backfired.
— Terry Cushman (@cushmanMLB) February 6, 2017
So let this serve as a large helping of steaming hot justice, served right in Goodell's fleshy, reddened mug.
Oh my goodness. Brady pre-taped the Shields MRI commercial ... with a 5th ring and a shot at Roger Goodell. pic.twitter.com/Zuknskdsrv
— Mike Cole (@MikeColeNESN) February 6, 2017
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