Deflate-Gate II (Super Bowl XLIX): Patriots pluck the Seahawks; Tom Brady DEFLATES Richard Sherman after being slammed dunked by Robert Kraft.
First off what’s the hubbub over DEFLATED footballs aka Deflate-Gate, after all experts tell EACH of us to check the air (PSI) in our tires when they’re “”cold”” like Belichick reminded us? Speaking of deflated, that would be Pete Carrell being replaced as head coach with Belichick by Robert Kraft. And here comes Carrell’s waterboy Richard Sherman who offers an opinion on the NFL disciplining the Patriots that which Kraft details here.
Super Bowl XLIX: New England Patriots verses the Seattle Seahawks in the middle of the HOT Arizona desert, University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale Arizona. What’s going to happen in Arizona at the Super Bowl when the Patriots pluck and send the Seahawks packing (like the Colts), and the football PSI ends up being ‘overinflated’ at half time due to the desert climate? Blame the Pats, Belichick, Brady, Kraft for Global Warming? Or is the hype of deflated balls contrived at the hand of the NFL………… “Did An NFL Executive Lie About How Deflated Pats’ Balls Really Were?” 1:57 PM 01/26/2015 CHRISTIAN DATOC
Speaking of “Over-Inflated” how about “don’t talk about me” Richard Sherman…….. think anything can deflate his ego? Someone needs to shove his elbow into the ground during the game and than go find Troy Aikmen and the other ilk, including NBC News who should cover the DEFLATION of our economy over the past 6 years with the same fervor they are pushing this.
There will be a rule change in the NFL… YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST…….
Prior to each NFL game each team will submit the required amount of footballs to be used during the game to the game officials.
The game officials will… maintain custody of each ball bag and will carry them onto the field prior to the game and will gather them again at half and inflate or deflate the balls to specifications again carrying the balls to each bench and maintaining observable contact with each ball as it is played throughout the game.
They do this already with the game balls used for the kicking game (notice the kick off) each kicker will take the ball from the official and press down on the nose into the ground several times… this is to increase the diameter of the ball creating a ‘sweet spot’ or large surface form which to kick the ball. The NFL does not object to this action by the Kicker… however… they (the officials) maintain custody of each kicking ball.
The genesis of this was Ray Guy and the Oakland Raiders who were accused of inflating the balls with helium since Guys punts had a minimum hang time of 5 seconds many times a hang time of over 5 seconds…
Denver was the complainer and thus after 10 years the NFL had heard enough and has taken custody of the balls used for kicking.
Simple fix… Simpler explanation…
The Patriot balls were inflated to the minimum standard of 12.5 PSI. The balls were examined and certified in a controlled ‘indoor’ environment of approximately 70 degrees. The balls were taken to the field and given to each teams bench. The outdoor temperature was around 40 degrees with wind and cold rain at the beginning of the game, by end of game the rain had turned into snow (thus 32 degrees or colder).
Once the 12.5 PSI balls hit the outdoor temperature they took on the ambient weather and temperature condition and immediately the balls were under inflated down from the 12.5 (again…lower end of the required inflation PSI) and thus were not in compliant with the NFL standard…
It DOES NOT take a rocket scientist to understand these facts of condition.
Additionally, each NFL team… each NFL quarterback has, at one time or the other, altered the ball to their liking… PERIOD! The sanctimonious pundit’s like Aikmen etc. are so full of it… it is comical… as if Aikmen and others are so pure.
Give me a break.
One more thought… having played center in high school and college I can attest that each ball is distinctly different. The center handles the ball every down of every play and we know the difference. Thank you and good night…the pile on party is over.