Joe Thomas wants Patriots to win Super Bowl for one awkward reason
Tackle Joe Thomas has never been to a Super Bowl, and he likely never will with the Cleveland Browns.
But that doesn’t mean he won’t be having fun Feb. 5.
Thomas announced Monday on Twitter that he will be rooting for the Patriots to win the title game, despite former teammates Alex Mack and Taylor Gabriel starting for the Falcons.
His reason for rooting for New England is very specific and potentially uncomfortable.
Imagine this: Commissioner Roger Goodell having to awkwardly smile and pretend the bad blood from the Deflategate fiasco is water under the bridge as Tom Brady takes the Super Bowl trophy.
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