Tom Brady and the Patriots probably didn't get what they deserved. They certainly got what they asked for.
Taking one step into the national argument over the NFL's punishment in Deflategate is the same as taking four steps into the middle of speeding traffic on I-95 at rush hour. You know you're going to get crushed. You just aren't sure from what direction the 18-wheeler is coming.
Such is the nature of sports fanaticism. More poignantly, such is the nature of floating moralism.
So here it goes anyway:
The NFL's punishment for deflating a football was too harsh. A two-game suspension for Brady and a team fine of $250,000 would have been enough. Yet when the...