The Replay: ‘The Deflator,’ Tom Brady, and ‘Jon Grady’

Weight Loss Edition
Every Friday, we post up The Replay, our weekly look at sports. It’s mostly fouls and airballs.


» Steady Diet of Bullsh*t: In the Ted Wells report, which concluded it was “more probable than not” that the New England Patriots deflated footballs for quarterback Tom Brady in last season’s AFC Championship game against the Colts, a team locker-room attendant referred to himself as “the deflator.” Now, a lawyer for the franchise claims Jim McNally’s nickname is in reference to his weight-loss efforts. Fat chance.


» Quarterback Sneak: The NFL hit Tom Brady with a four-game suspension for his role in Deflategate, but it appears the Patriots have already lined up a replacement:


» Rank Stupidity: Sports Illustrated rates Deflategate headlines.


» Up in Smoke: The Indiana University men’s basketball program dismissed Devin Davis and Hanner Mosquera-Perea after an incident involving marijuana earlier this week. That’s one way to weed out the roster.


» Christmas Legend: reports the Pacers and Pelicans will don special uniforms when they meet on Christmas. We are still awaiting word on what Pacers president Larry Bird will be wearing. Fingers crossed it’s this:

















» Now Read This: Why can’t the best pitching coach in baseball find a job? Former IM staffer, writing for SBNation, tells us.