Mike Florio’s current and continued obsession is the Jonathan Gannon tampering story.

At Pro Football Talk, he’s now theorizing that losing Super Bowl bettors could have a case:

The Cardinals violated the rules; they’ve acknowledged it. The violation created a distraction. Depending on the total amount of time Gannon spent preparing for the interview, the distraction might have kept him from properly doing his job, which could have undermined the integrity of the Super Bowl.

So what does that mean for bettors who wagered on the Eagles to win or to cover? The Eagles were on track after 30 minutes to do both. The legal argument would spring from the basic reality that Arizona blatantly violated league rules by planting the seed that created the distraction for Gannon — the distraction that kept him from properly preparing the Eagles defense.

…that could be enough for one gambler who bet on the Eagles to win or to cover to hire a lawyer who would file a nationwide class action against the Cardinals (for violating the tampering rule) and the NFL (for creating an environment of lax enforcement that results in widespread tampering violations).

If there’s a chance to get our money back, then fire up that lawsuit. The Cardinals caused us “pain and suffering” and we’re no longer enjoying life. Get some sleazy lawyers on the case.

Now jokes aside, Florio actually has a law degree from WVU*, so he’s not totally talking out of his ass on the legal side of things. It’s just funny how obsessed he is with the Gannon tampering thing, while the majority of Eagles fans have seemed to move on. Yeah, they’re still pissed at Gannon for the Super Bowl loss, but there hasn’t been much talk specifically about whether or not the Cardinals interviewing him somehow compromised K.C. game planning. That portion of the Super Bowl discussion petered out quickly.

That’s likely because the concept is nebulous and unable to be proved, and Florio knows it. Short of a lobotomy and brain matter analysis (which we don’t even have the technology for), there is no way to determine whether or not Jonathan Gannon was lax in his Super Bowl preparation because he was “distracted” by the Arizona approach. Plus, requisite prep time is a totally arbitrary determination. How much prep is enough prep? Did Gannon need to log 72 hours of prep? 90 hours? 120? Did he need to lock himself in a film room for two straight weeks to ensure suitable preparedness? Again, these are totally subjective concepts.

I tend to believe that QGannon’s defense just got cooked by an elite head coach/quarterback combination in the second half, which is par for the course with the Eagles in recent Super Bowls. Jim Schwartz’s unit actually gave up more points and more yards in SB 52, but no one talks about that because Brandon Graham saved everybody’s rear ends with the strip sack. Similarly, Matt Patricia and Spagz got cooked in Super Bowls 52 and 57, so at some point maybe people will finally admit that between Jalen Hurts, Tom Brady, Patrick Mahomes, and Nick Foles, we were witnessing four epic quarterbacking performances that not a single fucking defense was going to slow down.

But I digress.

Credit to Florio for pushing Howie Roseman in that recent interview. For real. Both guys did their jobs, if you think about it. Mike wanted answers and Howie held his ground. If there’s some sort of territory that involves the Brian Flores stuff, which means racial/legal/hiring issues, then understandably the NFL would want to keep that under wraps. If Florio uncovers something along those lines, that’s fantastic, but Eagles fans aren’t exactly lining up to join him on his journey to the ends of Kyrie Irving’s flat Earth to discover the truth.

*Mike Florio is a great Mountaineer. We gotta get him on Crossing Broad to talk Birds