On the biweekly "Bucky & Sully Show," the hosts delve deeper into DeflateGate, reflecting on the NFL's handling of the prolonged situation, the feeble excuse of the Patriots' employees and the appeal process that's about to unfold.
While major media outlets have called both the NFL's actions and the Patriots' response a "farce," Bucky and Sully shine the spotlight on the NFL, which is now akin almost to the drama of a TV show. The latter argues that the Patriots play the role of the villain, which further bolsters the league's dramatic narrative. Is the NFL benefiting in a twisted fashion? Where's the justice?
Here's the show, which aired originally at 6:30 p.m. May 15 on WBBZ-TV, broken down by segment:
Segment 1: Before they jump into the DeflateGate discussion, Bucky and Sully speculate on Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock's future, especially in relation to the Sabres' interest. Then, the hosts crush Brady, the NFL and the Patriots for this unbelievable situation.
Segment 2: Sully reluctantly pays Bucky, who won the $5 bet over the Cavaliers and Bulls NBA Playoff series. Gleason is able to gloat a little because of his trust in ultra-clutch LeBron, while Sully wonders why he even backed Chicago in the first place.
Segment 3: Bucky and Sully disagree over the Eastern Conference Finals, where the former takes the Rangers in 7, while Sully discounts the importance of goalies in the NHL, comparing them to closers in baseball. What does Sully like about the Tampa Bay Lightning?
Segment 4: The Buffalo Bills have been aggressive in strengthening an unusual position during the off-season, signing two starting fullbacks to compete in training camp. What do Bucky and Sully think of Jerome Felton and John "Terminator" Conner?