Ben Affleck Says He Could Have Spared a Few F-Bombs on Bill Simmons' Show
"We Boston fans have always been known for our subtlety."
Ben Affleck on Thursday acknowledged he probably could have dropped fewer F-bombs while talking about the Deflategate scandal on the premiere of Bill Simmons' HBO talk show, Any Given Wednesday.
Affleck's widely circulated rant made headlines for both his emotion while delivering the anti-NFL, pro-Tom Brady spiel and also for the numerous times he dropped in the curses. The actor noticed the response:
(1/2) For those of you keeping score at home, I gave exactly 18 f*cks about my Pats. Upon reflection, 12 probably would have been sufficient— Ben Affleck (@BenAffleck) June 23, 2016
(2/2) We Boston fans have always been known for our subtlety. One of my favorite interviews; hope you get to see the entire episode. #GoPats— Ben Affleck (@BenAffleck) June 23, 2016
On the show, Affleck, who was born in California but grew up in Boston, said he was disgusted with the entire situation involving the NFL and his favorite quarterback.
"Deflategate is the ultimate bullshit f—ing outrage of sports ever," Affleck began. "It's so f—ing stupid that I can't believe [it]. They gave [Brady] a suspension for a quarter of the season, which would be equivalent of suspending a baseball player for 40 f—ing days — 40 quarter days, to be exact — which is what they do when you get busted taking steroids. And by the way, if the NFL really knew how to test for steroids and HGH, there'd be no f—ing NFL."
Some viewers took to social media to suggest Affleck was slurring his words, suggesting he may have had a few cocktails before the sit-down. Apparently Simmons also saw those posts, so he addressed the matter:
BTW - we taped AGW in the late-AM, Ben got fired up about DeflateGate during the convo, that's it.— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) June 23, 2016
Watch the segment below: