I wasn't too upset on Bill Belicheck getting caught cheating until I went to Jim Rome's site, a big Barry Bonds hater, and caught what he said:
The “Hoodie” got off easy! Roger Goodell may have “dinged” Bill Belichick $500 “grr”, the ‘Pats, “two-fifty” and threatened to “rip” a first-rounder if they make the Playoffs, but the Commissioner should have suspended Belichick. He suspended Dallas Cowboys Assistant Coach Wade Wilson five games for loading up on HGH to treat impotency, errr, I mean, “E.D.”,…but Belichick didn’t get even one game for cheating? What is that?!
And how lame is Belichick’s rationalization that his interpretation of the rule was off. The rule is pretty straightforward, “Hoodie”: no video recording devices on the field, in the booth or in the locker room during the game. Black and white! No gray, “Hoodie”. Where’s the room for misinterpretation? You cheated! You were caught! Own it! This guy is getting over! He should be watching the next couple of games from his couch and the only reason he’s not… is because the Commissioner is tight with his owner!
I find this pretty weak of a take from Jim Rome who suggested that Barry Bonds, who never got caught illegally for steroids, should get an Asterisks on his home run record. So here's what I wrote his show:
I like how everyone is on Bonds and says to put the Asterisk on his record, yet he's never been caught for anything. Belichick gets CAUGHT cheating, but no one cries for an Asterisks on his Super Bowl championships.
And don't give me that, "Oh well, he had to plan and make the game plan" crap because Bonds had to swing the bat to hit his home runs. And just like how we really don't know how much Bonds' alleged use of steroids helped his home run record, we don't know how much Belichick's cheating helped him win Super Bowls. Belichick is just like, if not WORSE than Bonds because Belichick got caught. Yet no one is asking for an Asterisks on the Pats Super Bowls. You say it's not about race for Bonds, but obviously it is for you because Belichick should get a one game suspension for getting caught cheating while Bonds should get an Asterisks next to his home run record for suspicion of cheating. Yeah right not a race issue.
I pretty sure Jim Rome won't read my email because I called his ass a racist, but I thought it was entertaining. All the arguments for Bonds to have an Asterisk applies to Belichick except Belicheck got caught.