As we noted this morning, no one seems super upset that Peyton Manning may have used HGH. But some people — mostly in one specific region of the country — seem awfully jazzed about a perceived double-standard.

When Tom Brady got in trouble for his role (or lack thereof) in the Deflategate trainwreck, the NFL world freaked out for months until the league ultimately issued a four-game suspension that didn’t hold up in court. Now Manning is in trouble, and we hear crickets.

No surprise, the bandleader of this narrative is the First Fan of New England sports, Bill Simmons.

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