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Two more weeks to talk about the "scandal" you thought was over after 544 days.

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Patriots fans chant "Where is Roger" during the AFC Championship vs. Steelers. They want to know! This all goes back to the NFL controversy you thought you'd never have to deal with again, but guess what, TWO MORE WEEKS OF DEFLATEGATE!

You should brush up on the whole affair because everyone's going to be talking about it, from those friends who don't really follow football to the children who will want to know what valuable life lessons can be learned from Deflategate.

The answer: get a good lawyer, and if that doesn't work, an even better marketing rep. But you might also tell them too that working for an orange robot born with a silver spoon in his mouth that rattles off talking points like a machine and is willing to suspend model employees just to prove a point is something to watch out for as they grow up and enter the work place.

Of course, you remember the whole affair, which lasted 544 days before finally coming to an end this year. Brady was ultimately suspended for four games (the Patriots went 3-1 during that stretch) after months years of legal wrangling. But don't worry, he cashed in on it and the Patriots are in the Super Bowl anyway. He might even win the MVP award, though some bitter ex-employees don't think he should.

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