Four Tom Brady fans handcuff themselves together in the lobby of NFL headquarters in New York.

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What do the Vietnam War and Deflategate have in common?

Answer: Both inspired sit-ins.

Four Tom Brady fanatics — angered over the Patriot QB’s four-game suspension for his role in deflating footballs — handcuffed themselves together in the lobby of NFL headquarters for 15 minutes Tuesday before New York’s finest hauled them away.

“Hopefully it goes somewhere,” Chris Spagnuol, a protest organizer, told the New York Post, “but obviously it only went to central booking.”

Tweeted protester Dave Portnoy in advance: “I don’t want to beg, but a GoFundMe for our bail would be nice.”


• At “Nationals admit to feeling pressure to be the next D.C. team to disappoint everyone.”

• At “Jimmy Garoppolo informs locker-room attendants how he likes footballs.”

Brush with greatness

A Picasso painting recently sold for a record $179 million.

Felix Hernandez, by comparison, gets roughly only $750,000 per masterpiece — but then again, he just paints the corners.

Baseball quiz

The longest home run ever hit clear out of Dodger Stadium — 506 feet, 6 inches — was clubbed by:

a) Giancarlo Stanton (last Tuesday)

b) Willie Stargell (1969)

c) Herman Munster (1965)

One for the thumbs

Two shortstops — the Nationals’ Ian Desmond and the A’s Marcus Semien — are tied for the major-league lead with 11 errors.

Anyone up for Bobble-Grounder Doll Night?


The biggest power-couple breakup in sports for 2015 is destined to be:

a) Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn

b) Robert Kraft and Roger Goodell

Pumping up the sales

Tom Brady jersey sales have spiked 100 percent since the Patriot QB’s four-game suspension was announced, according to sports retailer Fanatics.

Or 85 percent, adjusting for inflation.

Quote marks

• Brad Dickson of the Omaha (Neb.) World-Herald, on Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Ryan Callahan’s emergency appendectomy: “Considering the toughness of hockey players, he may miss up to half the second period.”

• NBC’s Jimmy Fallon, on Tom Brady’s four-game suspension: “Though the NFL says his punishment could be reduced if he commits a real crime.”

• Steve Schrader of the Detroit Free Press, on Woods breaking up with Vonn: “Hey, it worked for Rory.”

• CBS’s David Letterman, after North Korea’s Kim Jong Un reportedly had a cabinet member executed for falling asleep during a meeting: “Oh, and he was also deflating footballs.”

Grease is the word

NFL teams get to, ahem, prepare their own game balls?

“Now why didn’t I think of that?” exclaimed Gaylord Perry with a palm plant to the forehead.