I know I am beating a dead horse here, but there are some serious flaws in the email chain the Boston Globe has been discussing. Grab those tinfoil hats folks.
Email One – Sean Sullivan
I have questions on the authenticity of the emails that were allegedly given to the Boston Globe. Some of it is head-scratchingly too convenient. It names drops the Ravens, but doesn’t implicitly link them saying the Patriot cheat. There was no reason to add clarity to the whole “they were kicking” bit and then the out of place throw away line of “so we know we don’t get anything tampered with”. Check out the time stamp of 12:01PM EST. so just after noon.
This email is
A. From Colts GM Grigson
B.Addressing multiple people by using “Gentlemen”
C. Timestamped at Jan. 17th at 9:27AM So Grigson was on the West Coast? Fine.
D. Is forwarding on the email from Sean stamped 12:01 EST. and references a previous conversation
E. Notice the trollish language at the end “vigilant stewards” of the “shield and overall integrity of the game”
The author took 3 mins to write this email after reading everything or not reading anything and then drops the “Good luck tomorrow”. Ok fine a little odd but no big deal right? Well the brevity of the email shows that this was already predetermined outcome or Gardi decided the course of events and wrote this email in 3 mins
Email Four – 3 mins later Author Ryan Grigson
Very brief email sent 3 mins later and we know this because it was timestamped at 12:33 PM EST. 6 mins after Grigson sent the email forwarding on Sean Sullivan’s email at 9:27am… Ya know because Grigson sent that email from the West Coast and this email 6 mins later from the East Coast.
Meh, I could be seeing faces in the rain with this one. This could all be explained with simple answers of “computer glitches”. Besides what would the Boston Globe possibly get out of faking these emails or being tricked by them if they are fake? Is it just a ruse by pats fans? What do these emails prove anything other than the league thought the Patriots were cheating a day before the game started?
Anyways, it is a pretty slow news week. Did you hear Michael Floyd broke 3 fingers on his left hand? He did and will miss the first month or so of the regular season. Sucks to be him. Also, your favorite team’s quarterback just said some nice things about that new player your team signed. Oh, and an update on that player you liked, but he changed teams. He just said some nice stuff that complements the new star player he will be playing with while at the same time tossing some shade at his old team, but he didn’t mean it to come out that way.