On Sunday, Rep. Garofalo felt the need to vent about the NBA, or, more specifically, the players in the league.
Let's be honest, 70% of teams in NBA could fold tomorrow + nobody would notice a difference w/ possible exception of increase in streetcrime— Rep. Pat Garofalo (@PatGarofalo) March 9, 2014
Not everyone agreed with Garofalo’s questionable statement.
.@ANewsIV Fair point. But then again NFL rosters are almost 5 times larger.— Rep. Pat Garofalo (@PatGarofalo) March 9, 2014
@BBallJenky True. Can't really dispute that!— Rep. Pat Garofalo (@PatGarofalo) March 9, 2014
The Minnesota Republican has ripped on the NBA in the past.
GREAT IDEA - How about a New ESPN channel that covers all sports except the NBA. Joke players. Joke teams. Joke league.— Rep. Pat Garofalo (@PatGarofalo) April 29, 2013
For those who have difficulty staying away from NBA on TV - I suggest watching paint dry. Much more interesting.— Rep. Pat Garofalo (@PatGarofalo) December 29, 2011
I could care less about the NBA with the possible exception of wanting Miami 2 lose. Seriously I'd rather watch snow melt than watch the NBA— Rep. Pat Garofalo (@PatGarofalo) January 28, 2012
This is how Garofalo explained the tweet to Deadspin:
“I was talking about the NBA's high arrest rate and that their punishment for positive drugs tests are weaker than other leagues. No intent beyond that. The culture among many pro athletes that they are above the law is the problem, not people like me pointing that problem out.”
In addition to disliking the Association, Garofalo also apparently has a problem with Sbarro.
Sbarro's barely qualifies as 'pizza'. http://t.co/k2v11JXrjI— Rep. Pat Garofalo (@PatGarofalo) March 10, 2014