NFL Scandal: Deflategate, It’s Science Everybody!
Balls, Balls, and more balls.
Bill Belichick gave the most confusing press conference we’ve ever heard on Thursday. The Patriots won Sunday’s AFC Championship game against the Indianapolis Colts. QB Tom Brady threw for nearly 300 yards and three touchdowns. However, the victory and team’s latest trip to the Super Bowl was not Thursday’s lead story. The use of under-inflated footballs has been. The NFL has determined The Patriots used 11 under-inflated footballs on Sunday. The under-inflated balls were easier for Brady to grip in the cold and wet conditions on Sunday.
Here We Go Again
Fantastic, we are in the middle of another Patriots’ cheating scandal. Belichick said he was “shocked” by the accusations of ball tampering, according to the New York Times. The head coach said, “I had no knowledge whatsoever of this situation until Monday morning.” He added, “I can tell you that in my entire coaching career, I have never talked to any player, staff member about football air pressure. That is not a subject that I have ever brought up.”
Belichick, in his normally combative manner, declined to answer repeated questions about how specifically the ball pressure got so low. He added that the team is fully cooperating with the league and is implementing new procedures to ensure their footballs meet league rules. What a bunch of bull. Let’s review. Bad weather, your playing at home and somehow you magically move the ball up and down the field and score 45 points.
We don’t have to be in MENSA to figure out the Patriots figured out another way to gain a competitive advantage.