Thursday September 3rd, 2015

Judge Richard Berman has ruled Tom Brady eligible to compete in Week 1 after nullifying his four-game suspension for involvement in the Patriots' Deflategate scandal. The NFL will appeal the decision, which is only expected to extend the scandal's 277-day lifespan after Thursday. 

Here are things that Deflategate has outlived thus far:

Bill Belichick's 1999 tenure as New York Jets head coach – one day

Kanye West's 2015 speech at the VMAs – 13 minutes

Carmen Electra's marriage to Dennis Rodman - Nine days

Pope Urban VII's tenure at the Vatican – 13 days

2015 March Madness NCAA College Basketball Tournament – 20 days

William Henry Harrison's presidency – 32 days

Lent – 40 days

J.R. Smith's 2015 free-agency – 68 days

Kim Kardashian’s marriage to Kris Humphries – 72 days

Royal baby Charlotte Elizabeth Diana's life (Born on May 2) – 124 days old, and counting

An entire NFL season, from preseason to Super Bowl –  Approximately 150 days

Alex Rodriguez's suspension appeal to 162-game decision – 160 days

The 2011 NBA lockout – 161 days

Boston's Olympic bid hopes – 200 days

Spanish-American War of 1898 – Approximately six months

Boston cider makers celebrate Deflategate ruling with special cans

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