Can you imagine what people would be saying if it was Patrick Mahomes who had a laser shined on him at Gillette Stadium?
That’s the question Colin Cowherd is asking.
In case you haven’t heard, the NFL is investigating a video that clearly shows a green light/laser shining on Tom Brady during Sunday’s AFC Championship Game between the New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs. Few are suggesting the Chiefs are behind the sketchy behavior — but that’s not the point.
If the roles were reversed, you just know the phrase “lasergate” already would be a thing, and people would be saying Patriots fans are just like the team itself: “cheaters.” Furthermore, there’s every reason to believe the incident would be getting round-the-clock coverage on ESPN and virtually every other sports network.
And Cowherd has a problem with that.
Watch him discuss the blatant media bias during Tuesday’s “The Herd with Colin Cowherd” episode:
Hard to argue with him.
Sure you could make the case the Patriots have earned such bias, given their past transgressions. Of course, you also could make the case that Spygate, and especially Deflategate, were wildly overblown topics that to this day are covered unfairly.
(That’s not a rabbit hole we feel like going down again.)
We’ll just have to wait and see what the NFL’s investigation produces, and how long it takes. But let’s be real: It probably will wrap up quickly and offer nothing conclusive or interesting — because why would the NFL waste its time pursuing something silly and pointless that had no outcome on the game?
For now, the biggest losers in this infant fiasco are the hypocritical fans, media members and talking heads who refuse to talk about it.
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