Late Night Show Host Conan O’Brien Once Killed Two Birds With One Stone While Discussing Tom Brady’s New England Patriots Alongside This Controversial Figure After Deflategate Scandal

The year 2015 might have been a tough year for NFL franchise New England Patriots and their star quarterback Tom Brady for different reasons. The Deflate-gate scandal cast a dark shadow over the entire franchise and received mainstream media attention. However, late-night show host Conan O’Brien took his golden opportunity to pile further misery with a controversial reference, garbed in typical Conan humor.

In a 2015 episode of ‘Conan’, the host begins by stating, “Deflategate isn’t the first time the Patriots have been accused of cheating...” O’Brien proceeds to show comedic stills like an extra-wide goal post, a helicopter lifting quarterback Tom Brady above the opposing team’s defensive line, and even a grizzly bear in a Patriots uniform.


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But he ends while stating, “And then there’s the time they put Bill Cosby in charge of the opposing team’s Gatorade.

The joke was a subtle effort from the host and his team to link the two controversial elements. It was a stroke of genius that made the crowd react with an enthusiastic response to his last joke. The controversies involving Cosby and the Patriots was a misdirect no one saw coming.

The Deflate-gate was Dark Times for New England Camp

The scandal was damaging to everyone, especially the Patriots organization. They were drawing attention for using illegal processes to make footballs softer. While it was a significant breach, the league ultimately were made to hand out a 4-game suspension for Brady. It was a confusing period for all parties while possessing the potential of being catastrophic for their affairs.


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However, Brady has since built from strength to strength. The Buccaneers QB is furthering his NFL legacy to the delight of his fans.

The upcoming season could potentially be his 23rd and final season. Brady could be heading to retirement after winning 7 Super Bowl titles, 15 Pro Bowl selections, and many iconic moments.

EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY – JANUARY 02: (NEW YORK DAILIES OUT) Tom Brady #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in action against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on January 02, 2022 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Buccaneers defeated the Jets 28-24. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

As Brady braces for life after the NFL, it will possibly be a fading chapter in the eyes of fans. While the situation never found resolution in 2015, it gave fans a hysterical moment. Fans who remember watching Conan O’Brien take center stage on CBS in 2015, will have had a great day.


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