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Patriots fans, remembering Deflategate, say ‘no chance’ to ESPN

Patriots fans are loyal, and the flip side can be a deep animosity toward anyone seen as an enemy of the team.


A State House go-to guy on energy issues finds a new place in the sun

Ben Downing was the Senate’s lead negotiator on energy issues.


MIT professor brings Deflategate to high school classrooms

MIT’s John Leonard made a name for himself with sports fans through the pro football scandal. Now he’s taking those lessons to schools.

Tom Brady goes for Deflategate laughs in new Foot Locker ad

The scandal isn’t directly mentioned, but the reference is hard to overlook.

What will Tom Brady do during his four-week forced “vacation”?

For Tom Brady, forced vacation may be agony

For New England’s best-known workaholic, it’s likely that this mandatory vacation is the stuff nightmares are made of.

The immediate plan for Jimmy Garoppolo is to keep Tom Brady’s seat warm while simultaneously establishing himself.


What to expect during Jimmy Garoppolo’s four-week audition

It’s possible Garoppolo will just have to be a guiding light rather than a guiding force.

FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2016 file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady faces reporters before a scheduled NFL football practice in Foxborough, Mass. On Wednesday, July 13, 2016, a federal appeals court has rejected Tom Brady's attempt to get a new hearing on his suspension. Brady was asking for the full 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to hear the case. In April, a three-judge panel said that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell was within his powers when he suspended the star quarterback four games for his role in a scheme to doctor the footballs used in a Jan. 18, 2015, playoff game. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)


By ending Deflategate, Tom Brady did us all a favor

Ending his appeals fight was the right thing to do — from the beginning.

The latest ruling in the Deflategate saga is, without a doubt, bad news overall for Patriots star quarterback Tom Brady.

6 silver linings to the latest Deflategate ruling

Look on the bright side, Patriot Nation. Or not.

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.

Reaction to the Tom Brady Deflategate ruling

Here’s a look at how the news of Tom Brady’s rejected Deflategate appeal reverberated with fans and analysts on social media.

Read the appeals court’s Deflategate decision

The one-page decision rejects Tom Brady’s request for a rehearing of his appeal.

Ben Affleck says what he really thinks of Deflategate

The Cambridge native went on an expletive-filled rant on Bill Simmons’s new HBO show.

FILE - APRIL 25, 2016: It was reported that a federal appeals court has ruled Patriots quarterback Tom Brady must serve a 4-game Deflategate suspension. NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 12: New England Patriots' quarterback Tom Brady arrives at federal court to appeal the National Football League's (NFL) decision to suspend him for four games of the 2015 season on August 12, 2015 in New York City. The NFL alleges that Brady knew footballs used in one of last season's games was deflated below league standards, making it easier to handle. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Tom Brady’s Deflategate fight is not over yet

The appeal asks the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit to have all 13 active judges review the case.

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LeBron James dunk reminds Patriots fans: Life isn’t always fair.

A dunk by the Cleveland Cavaliers star that appears to show an underinflated basketball was applauded, not condemned.

Tom Brady has until May 23 to file a petition to seek a new hearing in front of the entire circuit.

Third party tries to intervene in Tom Brady ‘Deflategate’ case

The filing led to false reports that Brady had officially appealed his four game ‘‘Deflategate’’ suspension.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell pauses during the national anthem before an NFL Play 60 event at Grant Park, Wednesday, April 27, 2016, in Chicago before Thursday's first round of the NFL football draft. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)


Goodell ready to move on from Deflategate

Goodell defended the league’s discipline process for players.

Tom Brady could head back to court if he petitions the Second Circuit for an en banc hearing and it is granted — but the odds are against that.


Tom Brady’s next legal options in Deflategate are long shots

The chances of a reversal appear slim, although a spokesman for the players union said, “I don’t think this is over.”

Game On is calling for a ban on Roger Goodell.

Game On calls for Roger Goodell ban in Boston

Workers at the Fenway-area bar aren’t mincing words.

Foxborough- 05/15/14- An aerial view of Patriot Place and Gillette Stadium. Boston Globe staff photo by John Tlumacki (metro)

After Deflategate ruling, ticket prices dip for Patriots’ first 3 home games

The decision reinstated Tom Brady’s suspension — and appears to have affected the ticket market.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Monday’s decision reaffirmed his authority.

Roger Goodell says court made right decision on Deflategate

The NFL commissioner also said it was important to protect the integrity of the game.

Tom Brady stands to miss the first four games of the 2016 season.

Brady must serve ‘Deflategate’ suspension, appeals court rules

In a 2-1 decision, the appeals panel found that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell acted properly and within his authority.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump backed Tom Brady at a rally in Warwick, R.I.

Silence in Foxborough after court rules against Brady

Others were quick to offer their reactions, though, including the NFL and Donald Trump.

Jimmy Garoppolo has played in 11 games over two seasons.

Jimmy Garoppolo now in line for his first NFL start

The Patriots quarterback would face a challenge against the Cardinals in Arizona for a Sunday night game.

Appeals court ruling was improbable, statistically speaking

The legal odds seemed to be in favor of Tom Brady after Judge Berman’s ruling.

The confetti swirled around Patriots quarterback Tom Brady after the loss to the Denver Broncos in January.


Patriots brought this overpunishment on themselves

They don’t need to engage in dirty tricks to win, but they do it anyway, and they’re paying the price.

Brady walked back to the bench after his season ended in Denver earlier this year.

Few legal options left for Tom Brady to keep fighting ‘Deflategate’ suspension

Brady may need the legal equivalent of a successful Hail Mary to avoid serving the four-game ban.

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.

NFL fans react to Deflategate court decision

Tom Brady is set to be suspended for four games next season. And the reactions to the news on social media was swift.

Tom Brady.

Read the dissenting opinion in the ‘Deflategate’ case

Judge Robert Katzmann wrote the dissenting opinion in the case.

Tom Brady.

Read the full ruling that reinstated Tom Brady’s ‘Deflategate’ suspension

The ruling overturned a lower judge and sided with the league in a battle with the players union.

Tom Brady.

Patriots fans are so riled up over Deflategate, they’re suing the NFL

A group of fans bereft over the scandal filed a federal complaint Tuesday seeking to block enforcement of the penalty.

Twelve-year-old Ben Goodell did a science project aimed at debunking the Deflategate controversy.

Did a seventh-grader just prove the NFL wrong over Deflategate?

Ben Goodell (no relation to the NFL commissioner) said his mission for the project was to exonerate quarterback Tom Brady.

Tom Brady left federal court after a judge erased his four-game suspension.

Did Judge Berman rule correctly in Tom Brady case?

That will be the central issue at a hearing Thursday in the NFL’s appeal of a ruling to vacate Tom Brady’s punishment for Deflategate.

The New England Patriots took the field at Gillette Stadium on Saturday.

Police had to rush forgotten footballs, air gauges to Patriots game

The referees who worked the playoff game between the Patriots and Chiefs on Saturday forgot to bring a few tools of their trade.

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush spoke during an interview on his campaign bus in Portsmouth, N.H.

Jeb Bush says he likes Patriots, downplays Deflategate

As Jeb Bush is reorienting his campaign toward a more New Hampshire focus, he increasingly is trying to pander to the Patriots.

Dion Lewis celebrated with Danny Amendola after he scored a third quarter touchdown.


It was another sweet taste of revenge for Patriots

Their season of payback is continuing right on schedule.

A fan showed support for Tom Brady during a pre-season game with the New York Giants.

After a Deflategate boost, Patriots’ ticket prices waning

The average ticket resale price peaked Sunday at $503, but by Wednesday, that number had fallen back to $343.

Tom Brady spoke to media at Gillette Stadium.

On Deflategate, it’s N.E. vs. the nation

Only 32 percent nationwide agreed with the decision to lift Tom Brady’s suspension, versus 77 percent of Patriots fans polled.

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in Foxborough in January.


Tom Brady, Gisele Bundchen are in a ‘great place’

The Pats quarterback says his marriage is just fine, contrary to an Us Weekly story.

Patriots fans at Gillette Stadium may be using the word “exonerated,” but it doesn’t really apply.

Ben Volin | On Football

Brady cleared on procedural issues, but that doesn’t mean he’s innocent

Brady escaped punishment because of the NFL’s procedural violations, but many questions about this case remain.

Bridget Moynahan.


Bridget Moynahan backs Tom Brady ruling

“Yippee! I can go back to private texts and enjoying the game,” the quarterback’s ex tweeted.

Patriots fans cheered during Thursday night’s preseason game at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough.

Adrian Walker

NFL crushed in Brady ruling, and New England rightly rejoices

This is a big victory for Tom Brady and his legacy.

A federal judge sided with Tom Brady in his appeal of the NFL’s four-game suspension over Deflategate.

Five takes: Deflategate

A roundup of reaction to the judge’s ruling in favor of Tom Brady.

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Snoop Dogg speaks out about Deflategate decision

The rapper posted an Instagram video complaining about the decision that overturns the NFL’s punishment of Patriots QB Tom Brady.

Mayor Martin Walsh hosted a sendoff rally in January on City Hall Plaza for the Patriots before Super Bowl XLIX.

Mayor Walsh elated by judge’s ruling

“It’s just good to get this behind us,’’ Walsh, a Patriots fan, said of the judge’s decision.

FILE - In this July 30, 2015, file photo, New England Patriots fans wait for practice to complete, while standing behind a sign supporting quarterback Tom Brady, during an NFL football training camp in Foxborough, Mass. A federal judge deflated

Brady isn’t completely innocent in eyes of national media

Not everyone in the media universe agrees that New England’s QB was exonerated.

Governor Charlie Baker gave a thumbs up while wearing a “Free Brady” T-shirt before completing the ALS ice bucket challenge on the front steps of the State house in August.

Charlie Baker had Tom Brady’s back during Deflategate

Through it all, the Republican governor remained steadfast in his support for the four-time Super Bowl champion.

Ortiz, Trump, and more react to ruling

The Patriots reacted to the decision on Twitter with just a fist-pumping photo of Tom Brady.

Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady in Paris.


Are Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen headed for divorce?

US Weekly published a big story on Wednesday: “Gisele Bundchen Threatened Tom Brady With Divorce.”

Judge Richard M. Berman enters federal court in New York on Monday.

Deflategate ruling coming by Friday, judge says

It remains to be seen whether Tom Brady will be in action for the Patriots’ Sept. 10 opener against the Steelers at Gillette Stadium.

Patriots QB Tom Brady arrived at federal court in New York on Monday.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

Tom Brady has more rights than most American workers

The Patriots QB has the rare ability to take his boss to court when he thinks he’s being punished unfairly.


Woman’s obituary shows support for Brady

The notice, published in the Providence Journal, asked to “make memorial contributions to ‘Tom Brady’s Deflategate Defense.’”