The SI piece that just so happens to coincide with this article is a direct attack on New England. As we can safely assume the timing of these articles is not mere coincidence, I'm going to disagree with you. They're both hitjobs that center around "Pats are big cheatie cheats, and you don't know the half of it! Well, neither do we, but look at these accusations from 50+ sources who have lost repeatedly to the Patriots over the past 15 years."SemperFidelisSox said:Major overreaction in here. The point of this was to show how the perceived improper handling of Spygate by Goodell set in motion the events of Deflategate. The story just goes into more detail about the various accusations made over the years that we already knew about, why also noting the lack of evidence each time. These suspicions and accusations created a perceived "culture of cheating" that many outside New England felt went ignored for years, putting Goodell in the position of having to use the trumped up charges of Deflategate to appease the masses this time around. This is attack on Goodell and NFL, not the Pats.