Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Steven Tyler, Chris Evans and John Krasinski brought out their best native Boston accents for a skit in support of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady after his team was accused of deflating balls prior to their AFC Championship win.
Each of the famous Boston sons pretended to be the locker room attendant, who many think is behind “deflate-gate,” in a Jimmy Kimmel Live sketch.
“I am the locker room guy,” each claims before giving their “reasons” for deflating the footballs.
“When there’s a high-profile crime, all of a sudden a bunch of people come forward and claim they did it, like when the Lindbergh baby was kidnapped, there was a group — a bunch of people confessed. Same with the Black Dahlia murders,” said Kimmel, introducing the spoof.
“So I go and I take a football,” said Matt Damon, saying his reason was to help his sick nephew’s bronchitis. “I don’t want to squeeze all the air into his little lungs because, you know, I don’t want to ruin the football, so I just take a little bit of air out of ’em, like 11 out of 12 of them, and it does the trick, it absolutely saves his lungs.”
— Esquire Magazine (@Esquiremag) January 31, 2015
John Krasinski said he was the guy, and blames his actions on a Goodyear Blimp accident.
“I start sucking air out of the regulation balls in order to save those people’s lives,” said John Krasinski. “I saved 17 people’s lives. Tom Brady had nothing to do with it. But let me tell you something — if he did, he would have done the exact same thing. Because he’s a godd**n hero.”
— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) January 30, 2015