The FBI held a hearing on Monday confirming the organization would begin an investigation into the connections between Russia and President Donald Trump.
During that hearing, there were a strange number of football references. For instance, there wasfrom Rep. Mike Conaway when FBI Director James Comey started talking about how much Vladimir Putin dislikes former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
âPutin hated Secretary Clinton so much that the flip side of that coin was he had a clear preference for the person running against the person he hated so much,â Comey said.
And then Comey made his own football reference, and promptly stated under oath that he hates the New England Patriots. Thatâs not hyperbole at all; âI hate the New England Patriots,â Comey said.
âI hate the New England Patriots, and no matter who they play, Iâd like them to lose,â Comey said. âAnd Iâm at the same time rooting against the Patriots and hoping their opponent beat them because thereâs only two teams on the field.â
FBI Director Comey: âI hate the New England Patriots, and no matter who they play, Iâd like them to lose.â pic.twitter.com/l2wE63IzpF— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) March 20, 2017
His analogy, like the college football one, was about him trying to point out just why Putin would be interested in helping someone who opposed Clinton: hatred for one particular side.
Comey had to backtrack a little bit, because someone pointed out that the FBI just did a really good thing for the Patriots, helping to find Tom Bradyâs lost jersey. So Comey explained why he feels that way about the Patriots. Because heâs a ... Giants fan?
Rick Crawford thanks James Comey on behalf of Tom Brady for finding his jersey. Comey explains his hatred towards the New England Patriots. pic.twitter.com/A3RVeVs6yo— âarcusD2.0 (@_MarcusD2_) March 20, 2017
Does he not know that the Giants beat the Patriots in multiple Super Bowls in the last decade? The Giants are a really successful NFL team. Maybe if he was a Jets fan this would work, but being a Giants fan and hating the Patriots because theyâre so successful is just weird.
Just to ensure that everyoneâs tax dollars were hard at work, the committee also asked the NSA director for his feelings on the Patriots. Donât worry -- heâs a lifelong Chicago Bears fan.
Asked to comment on the New England Patriots, NSA's Rogers responds: "I'm a Chicago Bears guy" https://t.co/eOMArV8kbp— CNN (@CNN) March 20, 2017
Thank goodness we got this all on record.