Remember that infamous NBA forward, Rasheed Wallace? He had a funny saying after he would get called for a foul and didn’t agree with the call. If the free throw was missed, he told the Ref – “Ball Don’t Lie”.
Well, I am a superstitious sports fan, and watching these NFL playoffs, I sensed a karma going on. If a team got breaks in a game, good fortune turned against you in the next. Look at the Cowboys – for once, they got some favorable calls against Detroit that helped them get by a fairly tough team. Next week, one of worst calls I have ever seen (almost prompting the creation of a different website, before the Belicheat thing) occurred and a ref who could not believe what he saw on the tape – where Dez Bryant caught a ball and transferred it to his left hand in order to lunge for goal line – reversed a call that took the game away from the Cowboys and gave it to the Packers. I could write for pages and pages on this blown call (e.g., what happened to the presumption that the call on the field stands unless the Ref sees clear evidence to reverse), but that isn’t the point here – the fact is that karma delivered a blow to Cowboys because they had received some good fortune the week before.
Now, let’s move forward a week and the Packers decide that the game should only last 3 quarters (or maybe 3.5) – Seattle was apparently down to a 3% of winning at one point in the 4th quarter. Then, karma took over – a blown coverage, an onside kick, some of the most pathetic play calling I’ve seen (Coach, did your forget that Aaron Rogers was your QB?), a 2 point conversion lob pass was inexplicably watched by a fairly good DB (what were you doing Ha Ha, I could have knocked that one down), etc. So, while I was getting ready for this Super Bowl (which was a great game by the way, and I won’t take anything from you, Shady – at least not yet), I had the following feeling – karma dictates that Seattle lose in a bad way to the Pats. But…. what about Deflategate? Could this be the best test for “Ball Don’t Lie”?
Maybe Shady and Belicheat didn’t know about the air being taken from their balls. Maybe, the kid in the bathroom acted alone (you don’t really think the laws of physics were at play, do you?). Let’s break down the end of the game – Kearse makes a great catch (a little lucky, but the Hawks had been tossing the ball downfield with success since the 2nd quarter, when they apparently learned that the Super Bowl had already started 15 minutes before). Now, Beast Mode is in the backfield – for anyone who doesn’t know who this guy is – first, get off of my site; second, he’s the best TD scoring back around. 4 plays from the 5 yard line and time wasn’t a real concern – only one thing lingered … Mother Karma (I chose to add a female embodiment because people always say “karma is a b*tch”). Which way would she take it – did Shady, Belicheat and Krafty cheat, and even if they did, would that turn the tide in favor of the 3 percent crew from Seattle? Ball don’t lie or in this case – coach done choked – and maybe Cheaty Petey’s own karma came back to bite him. First play – Beast Mode for 4 yards. The Pats weren’t fooled and he went for 4, that’s 80% of the way to victory. Nobody could have foreseen what would take place next – would the Pats let them score so they could get the ball back, would Beast Mode get stopped, would Wilson throw a slant (wait, you know you weren’t expecting that)… Karma struck and Shady became the greatest ever in one play where wasn’t even on the field (weird, isn’t it?). Some guy named Butler turned into Primetime (or, simply reacted because Belicheat can certainly coach ‘em up), and made one of the most memorable plays in SB history. The reality is – Mother Karma and Ball Don’t Lie converged. Who knows – maybe, they didn’t cheat this time, or maybe something had to give. Last time, they cheated, they went 18-0 and lost in horrific fashion. This time, we will have to wait a bit longer — after the hoopla dies, we will all be paying attention to the INVESTIGATION because what else do we have to do? Watch the NBA, MLB (I guess March Madness may give us some excitement)? No, we now go into hibernation and long for the return of next season – the draft hype will help, but the INVESTIGATION will fill that empty void.
Stay tuned – Belicheat.com will continue to operate and tell it the way it is…