If you've read any article about Deflategate over the past 18 months and then scrolled down to the comments section of that article, you've probably noticed that Patriots fans tend to use words like "conspiracy," "ridiculous" and "I hate Roger Goodell" when describing Deflategate.
Apparently, they also like to use another word, and it starts with the letter F. Just ask Ben Affleck about that.
After the interview aired, a lot people who were watching at home thought that Affleck came across as drunk during the interview, which was taped at 11 a.m. local time for a 10 p.m. ET airing.
If you have the opportunity to make drunk Ben Affleck ranting about Deflategate the guest on your fancy new show, you have to do it .— Jack Kogod (@Unsilent) June 23, 2016
Ben Affleck is more articulate drunk than I am when I'm sober.— Gord Macey (@GordMacey) June 23, 2016
Simmons tried to clear things up on Wednesday night by pointing out that Affleck definitely wasn't drunk and that he was just being a passionate Patriots fan.
BTW - we taped AGW in the late-AM, Ben got fired up about DeflateGate during the convo, that's it.— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) June 23, 2016
As for Affleck, he wasn't ashamed at all about how the interview came across. Although he did admit on Thursday that he did have one regret: He wishes he would've used slightly fewer F-bombs, adding:
(2/2) We Boston fans have always been known for our subtlety. One of my favorite interviews; hope you get to see the entire episode. #GoPats— Ben Affleck (@BenAffleck) June 23, 2016
Personally, I'd do both.
Reading Ben Affleck Deflategate rant transcripts is now one of my favorite things to do in the world. The only thing that's better is watching the actual video, which has almost 400,000 views in less than 24 hours on YouTube.