When the story broke that the suspension was upheld, Darin Gantt and Michael David Smith posted stories simultaneously. It was the top two stories on the site with the exact same headline. (Gantt has since changed his headline so it looks like they were posting different aspects of the story) I'm amused.
Here's the best part of this for me: Brady firmly believed that he was the untouchable king of all he surveyed. Whenever someone got penalized for hitting him low, he'd snarkily tell them "they made that rule for me". Pick up a flag against an opponent? Well then you'd best be prepared to be put in your place. You don't mess with the face of the league, ever. And then came this...anomaly. When the investigation started, you could tell by the way Brady laughed off questions about it that he wasn't taking it seriously. I'm sure he thought it'd all blow over. But then it didn't. People started asking real questions. Still, Brady likely held on to the notion that no one would dare touch him. And if they wanted to try? No problem. Destroy the evidence, hush the witnesses, all will be well. Except it wasn't. Oh, what a slap in the face that suspension must have been! "How dare they! You think you can suspend me? I'm GOD in this sport! You don't have the power to discipline me!" But they do, and they did. Even the team owner who'd sworn to fight to the end started backing off. Oh well. Ego bruised but still defiant, Brady appealed, and was probably quite confident that he'd be exonerated and ascend to his throne again. Except that didn't happen. Heh :) When people are spoiled and used to getting everything they want, they generally don't react well when the opposite occurs. I expect Brady is positively livid right now. And man, ain't it hilarious?