Seriously, according to Gentlemen skilled in this work, this could take us beyond next year before it is even heard. Assuming the
It is a losing game. Way back, polls settled as expect: most in New England believing Tom was innocent and everyone else wanting him to be guilty. Like 63% just after Dumbass levied his suspension.
Move ahead after the court case starts and things change dramatically:
The poll’s findings painted an interesting picture. While 72 percent of respondents said they believed the Patriots deflated footballs in that game, just 16 percent are upset that New England allegedly did so. Furthermore, a majority of NFL players surveyed — 58 percent — don’t believe the Patriots are cheaters.
Faux News is reporting--on television--that the numbers have reversed. I have "heard that" by others but I cannot find the exact poll. The point is that Goodell not only managed to lose utterly, he reversed opinions.
Think about it. As I joked with a Steelers fan-friend, the vast majority of "fan boys" hate to hate. I love to remind Squeelers that "Your QB is a RAPIST! HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!" I even laugh in all caps. I would expect the vast majority of "fans" in the country would want Brady suspended . . . "because!" Simple fan hate. As I joke, like Red Sox fans before 2004: "EVERY YANKEE TITLE IS TAINTED!!11!!"
Yet, Goodell managed to change the opinions of people who should hate everything about another team that is successful.