South Park Came Through With Their Take On DeflateGate, And Of Course They Pretty Much Nailed It
Well, that was, uhhh, oddly perfect. Fucking Trey Parker and Matt Stone. Every fucking time man. Just using the context of a bunch of foul mouthed, animated, elementary school kids from the middle of nowhere Colorado to prove to us how goddamn dumb pretty much every single one of our "social issues" are. Say what you want about Tom Brady, or Roger Goodell, or the judge's ruling on DeflateGate, but it really just became a huge pissing contest between the NFL and the New England Patriots. It really was just a bunch of grown ass millionaires managing to keep a straight face while pointing fingers at each other regarding the air pressure in a football. Sure you had a few people that paid super close attention to every detail during the entirety of the saga (AKA Patriots fans), but to most of us it was just an 8 month shouting match between a "respected" organization and a professional franchise within that organization.
The best part? I learned just as much from this video as I did from the actual court case. Were the balls actually deflated? Did Tom Brady actually know? Did the NFL actually just make the whole damn thing up? I don't know, and quite honestly, after the first month I didn't really care. All I know is that the Patriots came out victorious because, much like in this short South Park clip, Roger Goodell is a complete parody of an NFL commissioner. In five years when we look back on DeflateGate we will bring up rules, cheating, and injustice, and we will all sound every bit as dumb as the many faces of Eric Cartman in this segment. That's the beauty of South Park. It makes it impossible for you to take things too seriously when it gives you a simple, funny, and most importantly, dead on balls accurate portrayal of a controversy that swept the nation for the better part of a year. DeflateGate; Just a bunch of assholes yelling about rules. May it go down in history as just that.
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