Leslie Knope’s Casual Racism Against Tom Haverford Was Bad

Early in Parks and Recreation, Leslie had a penchant for casual racism, a running gag fans are glad she left behind.

Few sitcoms went through as big a genesis as NBC’s Parks and Recreation. What started off as a subpar mockumentary from the creators of The Office found its voice in late Season 2 and became a cult classic. But in those early episodes, the show’s main character was a lot different in one terrible way. Leslie Knope’s casual racism toward Tom Haverford was a good thing to leave behind.

Michael Schur is the mind behind several great sitcoms

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Tom Brady reflects on Patriots departure, trophy toss

In an interview with ABC’s “Good Morning America” that aired Wednesday, Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady reflected on his first season in Tampa Bay, his seven Super Bowl wins and his departure from the New England Patriots.

“When you’re in one place for 20 years, you think that’s the only way,” Brady said in the interview. “And I think when you go to a different place, you realize, ‘Wow, there’s another way that people do things.’ “

Brady had won six Super Bowls in his 20 seasons in New England and, alongside coach Bill Belichick, helped the team become the most

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What to make of Robert Kraft’s comments on Tom Brady’s departure

Knowing what we know now about the roster, the New England Patriots’ would have needed to pull off a miracle to make the playoffs last season.

After all, eight players opted out, multiple starters departed in free agency, and new quarterback Cam Newton was coming off major shoulder surgery, didn’t sign until just before the start of training camp, and tested positive for COVID-19 just as he found a groove under center.

As a result, the Patriots finished 7-9 missed the playoffs for the first time since 2008.

Those shortcomings, of course, were amplified by their decision not to

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Tom Brady’s departure from the Patriots may feel like an open wound. Rob Gronkowski’s is far less complicated

But if Brady’s departure remains a sort of open wound, a free agent exit that left fans alternately heartbroken and angry, Gronk’s exit, despite being engineered in an even more deliberate way than Brady’s, feels far less emotionally complicated.

The lovable lug didn’t do the Patriots any favors on his way out, not when he delayed his retirement announcement long enough to keep an unsure front office off the tight end market and not again when his post-retirement trade demand (Brady or bust) left them with little to no bargaining power.

With Gronk, however, shrewdness and savvy have never been

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