Can we at least do away with adding the word "gate" to the end of every subject that may seem the slightest bit shady? Spygate? I know that's been how the Patriots cheating thing has been referred to since day one, but come on. It's not clever, it represents a thorough misunderstanding of the actual events and location of it's pseudo namesake, and it seems like a lazy way to shape a story in order to make it seem bigger. Anyway, Arlen Specter wants an explanation for the NFL's destruction of the Patriots cheating tapes. "It's analogous to the CIA destruction of tapes," Specter says. Loosely. Maybe. If you strain the innermost and deepest realms of your brain, because, really, it's just not that important.
Fire. (New York Post)