It's the super bowl, that wonderful time of year when baseball fans all over America ask themselves, "how much longer 'til spring training?" Senator Arlen Spector, however, is asking a much more pressing question, why did NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell destroy the evidence of the Patriots spying "scandal?" (see article here).
According to Spector, who never exaggerates anything ever, the destruction of the evidence by the NFL is "analogous to the C.I.A. destruction of tapes. Or any time you have records destroyed." Bravo gentleman from Pennsylvania, we should all have the courage and logical wherewithal to compare the destruction of tapes believed to show torture in order to potentially hide a criminal act with the Patriots taping the Jets defensive signs (against the rules, but not any laws), getting caught, punished by the league and then the league destroying the tapes. What was the league supposed to do? Hand the tapes over to Canton? I understand the integrity of the game concerns... actually, I don't (this is after all the NFL, where convicted felons play alongside future or pending felons). But my point is the Pats didn't destroy the tapes, the sole body responsible and able to punish the Pats chose to do so after publicly punishing New England.
My point is, Spector loses gangster points on this, which puts him at a -135 gangster rating. That's not very gangster.