Skip to comments.Tom Brady’s New England Patriots Are Team MAGA, Whether They Like It or Not (Unintentional Hilarity)
Posted on 02/03/2019 6:45:22 AM PST by Drew68
Their star quarterback, coach, and owner all supported Trump. But thats not the only thing that makes the Super Bowl LIII-bound Patriots the preferred team of white nationalists.
This past weekend, the Super Bowl-bound New England Patriots held a rally for their sweatiest fans at Gillette Stadium. Brady gave a speech. It ended unnervingly.
WERE STILL HERE! WERE STILL HERE! Obviously, Brady is referring to his aging, decrepit, cheating-ass squads progression to the big game. But, imagine you didnt know anything about football, or who Tom Brady was, or anything like that. You would think that you were watching some square-jawed grifter throwing red meat to the hogs at an alt-right rally, screaming at the libs who thought Nancy Pelosi and her gender warriors were gonna keep DECENT AMERICAN FOLKS from BEING HERE.
Of course, even if you do know stuff about Brady you may still think hes on his way to pursuing this line of grifting. He flashed a red MAGA hat, an accoutrement that is gaining more and more traction as a symbol of white nationalism in America, in his locker back in the primary days. He wasnt the only one! Patriots Coach Bill Belichick wrote a goddamn letter to Trump right before the end of the campaign that basically amounted to an endorsement, that Trump then read on stage. And Pats owner Robert Kraft is also his pal, and was even shouted out at Trumps pre-Inauguration dinner in D.C. for his most deep-pocketed donors.
And hey, its not like their fans are cool guys, either! Dave Portnoy, the founder of Barstool Sports, a toxic masculinity-humping outpost for the worlds worst people, is a Boston sports fan. A Red Sox fan yelled a racial slur and threw a bag of peanuts at Adam Jones a mere two seasons ago. Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia told ESPN, Ive never been called the N-word anywhere but in Boston.
Bill Russell, the legendary Celtics center and 11-Time NBA champion, the greatest Boston athlete of all time by a considerable margin, called Boston a Flea Market of racism in his wonderful memoir Second Wind. It had all varieties, old and new, and in their most virulent form. The city had corrupt, city hall-crony racists, brick-throwing, send-em-back-to-Africa racists, and in the university areas phony radical-chic racists Other than that, I liked the city.
Remember that scumbag teen, bused into DC by his racist-ass private school to protest a womans right to choose, smirking at a Native American military veteran while wearing that dumb little red hat as his schoolmates stood around and did tomahawk chops? Remember how, at first, everyone saw what was happening for what it was, entitled little shits being racist and disrespectful, until this kids wealthy parents hired a PR firm to run interference and coach him up to do an interview where, even if he was saying the right things on paper, he still seemed like a low-boil sociopath?
The people I am sitting here roasting for their support of Trump have tried to run the same playbook. Brady backed off a little when his wife clearly told him to, said that he didnt actually have political opinions at all, that actually he was a positive person, and that Trump was just his friend he supported because he always supports his friends, even if he did think it would be cool if he won. Im not actually with him, hes just my friend is somehow even more unnerving in its way, because what kind of weirdo do you have to be to be friends with Donald Trump? Is he a fun guy to hang out with? Is Brady really so vacant that he hangs out with this doddering fool for access to golf courses? If Brady really does want to satisfy the Daniel Radcliffes of the world, wouldnt he find it in his heart to distance himself from the president everyone hates? But he doesnt, presumably because he sees nothing wrong with it, because his worldview lines up with that of our racist president.
Kraft insists he doesnt agree with Trumps rhetoric on Kaepernick, but its not as if hes cast the man aside. Belichick wont even deign to answer a question on that matter, because he is a robotic psychopath who only thinks and talks about football.
Look, it doesnt matter if the Patriots like it or not, they are the official team of American White Nationalism, the MAGA Boys On the Field. You cant implicitly or explicitly support Trump, who reads speeches written by Stephen Miller as a matter of course, play in a market whose sporting culture is renowned for its racism, have a decade-plus organizational obsession with undersized white receivers, and be called, no shit, the Patriots, without getting the vile Fox News Soup that poisoned half the country on your shirt. Try to put on a bib of distancing yourself, deflecting questions, telling everyone your wife told you to stop talking about it, that shit isnt gonna work. Youre the MAGA Kid. Its on you forever. It stalks and haunts you.
When you root for the Patriots, you are associating yourself with a virulent and revolting strain of politics that seeks to Make America Great Againwhich is to say, white, European, English-speaking. And look, I understand if youve been rooting for Boston teams your whole life. Fandom is a hard drug to quit. But please, look at yourself, look at who these guys put out for, and reconsider. Think about if you would want to find yourself in a crowd of sweaty, white men chanting WERE STILL HERE while a Trump supporter egged you on. Are you one-hundred percent sure youre comfortable with that?
Wipes when he pees.
Just love love love his shirt! /s
Corbin Smith = lying, left-wing faggot.
So, this is what madness looks like. As scary as pathetic. Most of all, entertaining! #MAGA!
Ooooo. Someone is triggered.
I can’t believe anyone would pay someone to write this crap. Or why anyone would enjoy reading it.
corbin can stuff his white man guilt where the sun doesn't shine.
What a gutter snipe son of a Communist bitch!
New England is not my favorite team. Neither are the (R)Lams.
The Daily beast is trying to influence my sympathies towards NE.
I remember a time, long ago, when “football” was all about—
And politics had no place. Sports were by nature non-political. Those whose fanaticism demand politicization of Everything are driving us Normal People krazzy.
I sure wish they’d all stop — but I know they won’t.
Why do libs have to ruin everything? It’s like they have to spread their self hatred everywhere.
They guy is really unhinged!
A “sportswriter” who wrote nothing about football or sports.
If the foul language was excised, his article would be reduced 30%.
MAGA go Pats
Where do these "men" come from and do they honestly think they're going to have a seat at the table in AOC's, Ilhan Omar's, and Rashida Tlaib's new intersectional democratic socialism?