So the NFL dominated the headlines yet again during the off-season with the reports of Robert Kraft paying for some oral sex in Florida the same day the Patriots played in Kansas City for the AFC Championship, and then he kissed Tom Brady on the mouth.
— The Hill (@thehill) February 26, 2019
So let’s start out with how Kraft got busted. As the story goes, the Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter, FL was tipped off to police as a possible sex/human trafficking building in July of 2018 by a health department employee who was doing a inspection of the business. Since then, police started an investigation that not only involved this specific business but others in counties across Florida. What alerted the police was the confirmation, to them at least, that people were living inside of the business, and the clientele for a massage business was all men, and advertised for “rub and tugs.”
The police obtained a search warrant and caught Robert Kraft twice. Kraft has denied these charges through his legal team. He is among at least 200 other men named and charged for solicitation in this case, and as of now he is the most famous.
So what does this mean for Kraft and the Patriots? Owners are held to the same standards, even high standards then players and coaches, or at least they should be. Here is what the NFL had to say about the situation:
“Our Personal Conduct Policy applies equally to everyone in the NFL. We will handle this allegation in the same way we would handle any issue under the Policy. We are seeking a full understanding of the facts, while ensuring that we do not interfere with an ongoing law enforcement investigation. We will take appropriate action as warranted based on the facts.”
We have no idea what the NFL and Roger Gooddell will do here to punish the Patriots. A fine? That won’t effect Kraft or the Patriots. Suspension? That won’t effect Kraft of the Patriots. Removal of draft picks? That would effect Kraft and the Patriots. It’s hard to see what the NFL will do but I do not think we’ll get an answer until the legal situation is sorted out more clearly, and the NFL has the chance to talk to the police.
As it stands today, Patriot fans are all standing beside Kraft and backing him up. The man simply paid for oral sex. Now if it comes out he knew there was human and sex trafficking going on, then its a total different story. But if he simply paid for oral sex in Florida, it is what it is. Guys to Las Vegas and do that all the damn time. In fact, its happening right now, as you read this. Some random guy, or maybe his friends, are paying a woman to willingly give him oral sex in a hotel room.
What is clear here: the NFL still dominates sports in America. This story was the headline on very radio show, TV show, podcast, subject at the bar across America. If an MLB owner, NHL owner, NBA owner (depending on the owner) did this, the story is not nearly as big. The NFL is king.
One of my favorite sports personality Scott Van Pelt likes to say, “how good is your good?” In single elimination situations this matter, NCAA tournaments, NFL playoffs, or college football. Your team or individual may not be the most consistent, but when they play at their best can they beat anyone? Sometimes that’s all that matters.
When Dustin Johnson is playing his best, there is nobody better in golf in 2019. Not Justin Thomas, not Jordan Spieth, Not Rory, not Justin Rose, not Tiger. DJ is the best, when he’s playing his best and he proved it this weekend. At the first WGC event which featured the top 72 players in the world besides Jason Day, Adam Scott, Henrik Stenson, and Justin Rose – Dustin Johnson dominated the field and ran away with a win at the WGC Mexico Championship. The guy was phenomenal all weekend. I don’t know if I picked him to win a major this year, but I am now. Love the way he’s playing and I have no doubt he’ll keep it going.
Be on the lookout for our Honda Classic preview coming out Wednesday night.
So LeBron is in “playoff mode” and he fucking sucks and doesn’t play any defense and the Lakers are looking like they’re not going to make the playoffs. The Lakers lost to the Pelicans without Anthony Davis on Saturday 128-115. Then on Monday they lost at Memphis 110-105. LeBron has had a litany of quotes since Saturday that make him look like a jackass. The guy doesn’t play any defense at all, he looks tired, he’s got a billion other things going on outside of the NBA, and then he rips his teammates for being losers and not focusing on basketball and winning. I’ve never been on the LeBron James hate train, but I have bout a one way ticket and I’m about board this choo-choo train. The guys is embarrassing himself.
I just wanna know what LeBron James was thinking on defense during this Lakers / Grizzlies game 👀 pic.twitter.com/6gadl2AWrx
— kingtisemedia (@kingtisemedia) February 26, 2019
The LeBron James experience pic.twitter.com/yvd6L2GK5R
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) February 26, 2019
Oh and then after getting their ass kicked twice and blasting his teammates, LeBron patted himself on the ass with this Instagram post.
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I literally have no words! I guess like @realcoleworld said “Even when the dark out, the sun is shining somewhere”. Throughout it all no matter good or bad appreciate the journey. Thank you to all who continue to take this journey with me. 🙏🏾❤️#thekidfromakron👑 #striveforgreatness🚀 #jamesgang👑
In other news, the Bucks are still a WAGON even when Giannis doesn’t play. Bucks beat the Timberwolves and Bulls before they begin their west coast trip. They got help too after the Bulls beat the Celtics 126-116 on Saturday and the Magic beat the Raptors 113-98 on Sunday. Bucks chances at the #1 seed getting better and better. The west coast swing will be big for the Bucks, they gotta play a very solid Kings squad first, then the Lakers, Jazz, and the Suns. If the Bucks can go 3-1 on this trip, I think they’ll be happy although they are much better than all four of those teams.
In the Saturday night NBA basketball game on ABC that nobody watches because its the same 4 teams every week, the Rockets won at the Warriors without James Harden! MVP MY FUCKING ASS. You are not an MVP if your team wins on the road against the Warriors and you don’t play. Harden, out as MVP.
Oh, and the New York Knicks finally won a game.
The big game of the weekend was Michigan St. visiting Michigan for the Big 10 lead. The winner of this game also had a chance to get a #1 win seed if they win out, and a team above them slips up a little bit. Well Michigan St. played their best defensive game of the year, Michigan forgot Jon Teske existed, played shitty on offense yet again, and lost at home. Michigan St. now has a one game lead over Michigan and is tied with Purdue in the Big 10 standings. Michigan and Michigan State end the regular season on March 9th with Saturday night game. What is interesting here is if Michigan wins that game, Purdue might win the Big 10. Purdue should win their last four games and end the year with three Big 10 losses. Purdue benefited from only having to play Wisconsin and Michigan once during the year, but they’ll be Michigan fans come March 9th.
The other big game was in the SEC where LSU beat Tennessee in overtime 82-80. LSU, Tennessee, and Kentucky are tied atop the SEC at 12-2. Tennessee and Kentucky play this Saturday at 1:00 PM on CBS. If LSU wins out, they’ll win at least a share of the SEC with the winner of Tennessee/Kentucky.
Marquette continued its run to a Big East championship by winning at Providence. Marquette goes to Villanova on Wednesday with a two game lead in the Big East. Villanova is coming off three straight losses, is now unranked, and is playing arguably their biggest game of the year. We’ll see what kind of team Marquette is come Wednesday. The first game between these teams was thrilling.
In the ACC Duke and Virginia continued their dominance. Duke still has to go to North Carolina, if Virginia wins out against Georgia Tech, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, and Louisville – they would win the ACC even after losing two games to Duke. Virginia, Duke, and UNC are all sitting at 12-2 in conference play.