Last night Bill Simmons' "Any Given Wednesday" premiered, idk what the rating was, or what to think of the show. I honestly forgot about it. Only reason I caught any of it live was because I flipping through the channels after the Sox imploded because I was so mad. (Man, they need to figure it the fuck out) Luckily I was able to catch the end of the show, which was really all you needed to see.
Ben Affleck (who looks AWFUL) ends up going on a Deflategate tirade to Bill Simmons. While Affleck did look like a bag of shit, I can't lie his argument isn't awful. Despite all of what I'm about to say, he honestly gave one of the best arguments to defend Tommy that I've ever heard.
First off.... SOOOOOO Simmons to have Ben Affleck on his first show. "The Boston Sports Guy" has to get a Boston guy on his first episode, to let you know he's still a Boston guy, even though he's about as Los Angeles as it gets now. I'm only surprised he didn't make him drag Matt Damon into the mix.
But Affleck sounds like a dude at the local dive bar after about 11 Budweiser. I'm 100% sure I've drunkenly had this same conversation at least 4 different bars so I get it. But Ben come on brother, you look look like you haven't slept in a month. Puffy face city, population Affleck. Honestly bro, like I'm a fan (yeah I didn't see Batman v. Superman but nobody did) I like you, but just try mix in some sleep, before you just die, you broken old cheating man, you. I know a thing or two about drunk people and if you listen to Affleck for .2 seconds you can tell he's hammered. He sounds like a man who has lost everything, and now he's even gonna lose Tom Brady. But man is he shitfaced, just listen to him say "exactly" around the 3:12 mark or when he talks about how classy and great of a guy Tom is, which granted is all true, but holy shit is that just textbook drunk guy souping up his friend or what?
I know it's been a rough year or so for Affleck but man that was kind of sad to watch. It was just so much deeper than Deflategate. That dude is about to lose his family and you could tell by reading through the lines that he was comparing himself to this story.
P.S. It sucks that clip doesn't have it but earlier in the show Affleck calls Tom Brady "Touchdown Tom Brady" which in my 15 years of loving Tom Brady I don't think I've ever heard someone call him before.