Despite Brady pulling the ultimate Ty Cobb late in the second quarter of the AFC Championship, the Baltimore Ravens handed the Patriots a brutal 28-13 beatdown before a capacity crowd in Foxboro.
Call this victory sweet justice for the underdog Ravens, for a play best described as straight up malicious.
With the Patriots leading 10-7, Brady scrambled hard left toward the end zone. Much to the wonder of fans and commentators, Brady slid hard—cleats raised—and, with full intent, straight-up tripped oncoming Ravens safety Ed Reed.
Though Reed went flying like an out of control acrobat, referees did not smack Brady with a yellow flag for unsportsmanlike conduct.
Strangely, anchors said nothing about Brady’s infraction at halftime. For Bill Cowher and crew, it was business as usual.
Meantime, Suh had to have thrown a ginormous BS flag after seeing Brady's play.
Rightly so, many fans and many in the press had a conniption when Suh karate-kicked Houston Texans QB Matt Schaub in his family jewels in the Lions 34-31 loss to the Texans on Thanksgiving.
Texans faithful wanted the controversial Suh punished to maximum extent. Yet, all Suh received was a $30,000 fine with zero suspension, per SI.com.
While some fans wonder if NFL brass will swiftly sweep Brady’s infraction under the rug, Ravens Nation will be celebrating like mad the next few weeks.
And the great Tom Brady can start looking forward to baseball season, where he can watch all the dirty slides he desires.