WARNING: I know it's early. I know you're already on edge about the fate of the Nation. So please make sure you are seated and take a deep breath before you read what Colin has found. Don't say I didn't warn you.
Stunned isn't even the word. I am down right flabbergasted at this news. For the last 20 years I was under the assumption Tommy was a local lad. Malden's finest. The pride of Revere. The King of Cohasset. I didn't even know you could select players from outside of your region. Is that even allowed or is this one of Belichick's classic rule breaking situations that's going to cost us a bevy of picks now that this information is public? Do those titles even count anymore? I can't imagine they count, right? If I'm Robert Kraft this morning I'm feverishly tearing down those banners as a self-imposed sanction in hopes that the Shield takes notes and doles out a lighter punishment because of it. I need RKK swinging from those banners like Tarzan if he can't get a cherrypick out there by mid-morning at the absolute latest.
It's a hard mirror to look into. Realizing the last 20 years were all one giant lie concocted by "the Man." For what end, that remains unclear. But to have the good people of New England HOODWINKED in such a manner is untoward at best and sinister at worst. Whoever is responsible for this crime against humanity should be buried under the prison. Any other era in human history and they get away with this heist and no one is ever the wiser. But not in 2020. Not with Cowherd's nose to the pavement. You think you can slip a picture from 2007 featuring two of the most famous people on Earth by Crime Dog Cowherd? That's like trying to sneak a fastball middle-in on prime Bonds. It's not gonna happen. Not today, not ever.
I know people typically take out their anger and frustrations on whistle-blowers. Most folks would rather be left in the dark than have the horrors and terrors of the world put out in the open like this. Ignorance is bliss and whatnot. But not me. I applaud Cowherd for standing up and shouting the truth from the mountain tops. Because we are no better than the animals if we're not willing to deal with reality. And the reality of this particularly grim situation is that Tom Brady is NOT from Boston. Not even from one of the surrounding suburbs. Not even from Rhode Island and claims to be from Boston while he's away at college around people who don't know any better. In fact he's from about as far away as a person could be while still in the confines of the continental United States. I know, I know, it's a tough sentence to read and accept as fact, but it's better to accept this new reality sooner than hold on to lost hope. Rip that band-aid off and step into the new world. At least we still have local legends like Larry Bird, Babe Ruth, Bobby Orr, Bill Russell, David Ortiz, and Ted Williams to help us hold our heads high during these tying times.