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Deflategate Debacle Analysis

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All-Star break is over, the second half of the season has begun. Baseball is back in full swing, but very little has been quiet in the rest of the sports world. Deflategate has finally come to an end. Tim Duncan decides to call it quits after an illustrious 19-year career. And NBA fans everywhere are on the edge of their seats wondering what else may emerge on the trade front this summer.

After 18 months, New England Patriots QB, Tom Brady has decided to not pursue further legal action to have his 4 game suspension vacated. Patriots fans, of course, are annoyed and disgusted at the Deflategate debacle. Football fans outside of Patriot nation have mixed feelings. Regardless, of our views on Deflategate or on Goodell's dictator-like approach to being the commissioner, the verdict has been laid down. Garroplo will be the QB at the helm for the Patriots first 4 games. Everyone has their opinion. Mine, let's move on. However, I won't become a member of the Goodell fan club …show more content…
An emotional Popovich uncharacteristically opened up about Duncan at a retirement gathering that Duncan himself had not shown up for.

"I'm trying to wrap my head around why I'm standing here and he's not. And we all know why. It's not Tim Duncan. We've been saying it for 19 years and he really only cared about doing the best job he could basketball-wise and being who he was for his teammates and being somebody who loved his family. That's really who he is.......he is the most real, consistent, true person I have ever met in my life. He was so genuine, it blows your mind......And he led by example. He had a vision. Everybody bought into his vision. He was accepting. He was not judgmental of people."

Tim Duncan is one of the All-Time Greats, not only as a baller, but as a leader and visionary. He went out with the same class he carried throughout his long

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