CLEVELAND (92.3 The Fan) – Browns left tackle Joe Thomas got his wish for Super Bowl LI.
Seeing NFL commissioner Roger Goodell having to present the Vince Lombardi trophy to the New England Patriots and quarterback Tom Brady.
Leading up to the game Thomas tweeted: “As much as I’d like to see my buddy @alexmack55 win a super bowl, I would sure love to see @nflcommish have to hand a SB trophy to Brady!”
Thomas told Mike Florio on ‘ProFootballTalk Live‘ Thursday that he enjoyed the post game ceremony that saw Goodell spend very little time with the Super Bowl champions following their historic 34-28 overtime victory that saw them erase a 28-3 deficit.
“I did enjoy myself quite thoroughly,” Thomas told Florio. “I especially enjoyed how over-eager Roger was to smile at all the Patriots and give them a big handshake, but then as soon as he gave them the trophy he scurried off the stage like a rat.
“It was awesome.”
Watch the full interview by clicking here.
Thomas, who has been critical of Goodell and the league’s handling of ‘Deflategate’ for years, feeling that the commissioner and league both overstepped throughout the investigation, has become much more vocal in recent years.
He’s also become a must follow on Twitter with his verified @JoeThomas73 account.
“Well I think that [as] you get a little bit older in the NFL, you get a bit more senile,” Thomas said. “You’re not afraid to let the lips flap a little bit more than when you were a younger players and have a little bit more fun with it.”