‘SNL’ threw us one ballsy skit to open the Jan. 24 show! Poking fun at the ‘Deflate-Gate’ scandal which many blame Tom Brady for, the skit mocked Tom’s lack of knowledge in the situation. Watch the funny clip here!
Leave it to Saturday Night Live to poke fun at Tom Brady and the New England Patriots latest scandal. In an attempt to cover up the Deflate-Gate scandal, where the Patriots’ quarterback Tom allegedly deflated footballs, SNL took to mocking him and his supposed stupidity in the situation — because after all, he’s not a “science computer.”
‘Saturday Night Live’ Deflate-Gate Skit: Slams Tom Brady & Patriots
Tom was played by longtime SNL cast member, Taran Killam, who took the stand at a press conference and revealed how much he was in the dark about the scandal and its ridiculousness. But first, he had to address the “elephant in the room”, which is that yes, his famous beanie is vintage.
When asked by a reporter if he deflated the footballs, Taran says, “Me? Absolutely not! Honestly I wasn’t even aware that footballs could be inflated or deflated. All I know is that a football is a pigskin, so I just assumed that the air in the football is how much air is inside the pig when it died.”
He’s then called out by another reporter who says that Tom is pretending to know a lot less than he does, to which Taran replies with a big, “Whaaaatttt!”
“All I’m thinking about is throwing bomb-a** spirals to Gronk, man. I’m not worried about the air pressure in the ball, that’s nerd stuff,” Taran says, trying to cover up the scandal. “I’m not a science computer!”
So let’s just all give Tom a break from now on, because he is not a science computer.
New England Patriots ‘Deflate-Gate’: No Evidence Team Broke The Rules
OK, so maybe SNL is being a little hard on Tom after the Patriots were accused of deflating 11 of 12 balls in the Jan. 18 AFC Championship game. HollywoodLife.com spoke EXCLUSIVELY to an expert who says that there’s no real evidence from the cheating accusation.
“The NFL has no findings against the Patriots of wrong doing because the refs never properly examined the balls correctly in the first place,” a source told us EXCLUSIVELY. “And they never imagined it to get this crazy and out of hand but they want to make a statement of no wrong doing by Monday after the Pro Bowl. They want the focus to be all about the Super Bowl!”
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Do you think the SNL skit was funny or too harsh? Let us know!
— Julianne Ishler