On Monday the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit didn't just reinstate a four-game suspension of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, it reasserted, or even increased, the astonishing disciplinary powers of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell – powers the players' union naively handed him, of course. Deflate-gate has been debated and written about ad nauseam, including (or even especially) here. About the only undeniable fact from the case is that the footballs in that AFC championship a couple seasons ago weren't unnaturally deflated.