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Free Brady (new year thoughts)

RABBI LAIBEL BLOTNER | Posted: Wednesday, September 9, 2015 10:00 am

This past summer, I had the opportunity to visit a variety of tourist shops in some of the quaint towns that Cape Cod has to offer. As I entered the T-shirt section of one particular store, I was greeted by several different T-shirts each expressing New England Patriots patriotism. One proudly exclaimed “Pats-Beat Baltimore, Deflated Indy, Silenced Seattle,” while another said, “The Butler did it (With a pick. In the end zone.)” and of course several varieties with the now famous slogan “Free Brady.”

My initial thought was, “Hmmm. To the best of my knowledge, Mr. Brady is not in prison. In fact, I don’t recall him even being arrested.” Rather for an individual whose passion, heart and life is football, New Englanders (and the players’ union) are clamoring that quarterback Tom Brady should have the freedom to play the four games from which he had been suspended. (Subsequently, a judge has “freed” Brady and deflated his sentence.).

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