Matt Damon, Ben Affleck Defend Tom Brady in 'Deflate Gate' Spoof

by Jackie Willis 3:40 AM PST, January 30, 2015
Photo: ABC

Boston's most famous men have Tom Brady's back.

Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Steven Tyler, Chris Evans and John Krasinski teamed up to take the fall for the New England Patriots quarterback after his team was accused of deflating balls prior to their AFC Championship win.

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While officials now think a locker room attendant may have been responsible for "Deflate Gate," in the Jimmy Kimmel Live sketch, all five Boston natives alleged that they were responsible for letting the air out of 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," Kimmel said, introducing the segment.

Damon claims he committed the act to help his sick nephew's bronchitis. "So I go and I take a football. 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," he said.

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Meanwhile, Krasinski also fesses up to the crime, but claims it was all due to a Goodyear Blimp accident. “I start sucking air out of the regulation balls in order to save those people’s lives,” he said. “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."

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The Patriots will take on the Seattle Seahawks during Sunday's Super Bowl XLIX, but in the meantime, check a few other late-night jokes about "Deflate Gate."