It seems NFL coaches who lost to the Patriots in big games are still obsessed with the Patriots "Spygate" scandal five years later. This time Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh weighed in on the Patriots after being asked a question about the Saints bounty scandal.
"The funny thing about that is ... in the end, everything is brought before the light of day when it's all said and done. Even the thing in New England — no matter whether those things had any impact on whether they won any of their championships or not, they've got asterisks now. They've been stained. So to me, it's never worth it. I mean, you've got to figure out ways to use the rules to your advantage, and figure out ways to make the most of everything. We've got new work rules [in the new CBA] about what he can and can't do with our players, and we're going to make the most of it. What we're finding out is that ... man, we can do something even better than we did before, because these rules make us focus on some things we didn't do before. That's what success is in this world — you've got to find ways to do things better than somebody else. But if you're cheating? In the end, you're going to get discredited. It's just not worth it."
Former Patriots great Tedy Bruschi responded on ESPN saying.
"You want to take a shot, go ahead and say it. When I look down at my hand and I see championship rings, I know how much work had to be put in to win those championships. I'm very set and secure with all of the victories that we had the work we put in."
No. 1 dunce
Who would have ever thought Celtics guard Rajon Rondo would be dethroned in a matter of a day when it comes to the biggest dunce of the NBA playoffs. Rondo bumped referee Mark Davis at the end of game 1 against Atlanta and drawing a one game suspension, but he was outdone by Knicks power forward Amare Stoudemire, who cut his hand punching a fire extinguisher case following the Knicks loss to Miami Monday and is expected to miss most of if not the rest of the series.
-Compiled by Nick Curcuru