Do you care about the Patriots messing around with the football?

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  1. Estocada

    Estocada Well-Known Member

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    Not a Pat's fan but I don't really care about them doctoring the ball. I assume everybody in the NFL will do anything they can to win.

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    pro teams/players cheat constantly
    it is what it is
     
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    Gaylord Perry got in the hall of fame by doctoring balls
     
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    Estocada Well-Known Member

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    Just cheat better and win. Pretending you are above it all is some comical bullshit. How these guys keep a straight face at the press conferences is lulz.
     
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    The refs have no record of the ball's inflation, either before the game, at halftime or the end. How can they possibly prove anything happened? Nothing will come of it, it's a media driven story.
    Pats win
     
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    I understand it made no difference in the Colts game, but they only beat Baltimore by a few points, what if there were shenanigans in the game that weren't discovered. Anything they do is suspect now, the fact that the league isn't doing anything about it is a joke.
     
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    I believe it was the great Feddie Blassie that said, "If you ain't cheatin, then you ain't tryin."

    The ball shit is no worse than Jim Brown putting baby oil on his jersey, so guys would have a hard time tackling him. That goes back 50 years. They all cheat, it's just that the Patriots are really good at it.
     
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    Earl Campbell wore 'tear away' jerseys. The natural grass stadiums used to let the grass get high if they were playing a speed team, etc.
     
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    Although it's not on the top of my list of things that bother me I actually do care. An uneven playing field in sports affects sports books which affects the sports which affects the fans which in turn affects the long term aspect of the sport.
     
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    That said I predicted a New England , Seattle super bowl this year.
     
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    Brian Well-Known Member

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    This just in....

    >> Eleven of the 12 footballs used in the first half were judged by the officials to be under the minimum of 12.5 PSI, but just one was two pounds under. Many of them were just a few ticks under the minimum.

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    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport said only one of the Patriots' 12 game footballs was two pounds under the minimum of 12.5 pounds per square inch (PSI). The report said 11 were under 12.5 PSI but many were "just a few ticks under the minimum."
     
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    I hope Tom Brady gets his skull crushed in :coffee:
     
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    :winner:
     
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    Out of this whole story there's one thing that I don't get. Don't both teams play with the same footballs?
     
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    Wouldn't under-inflated balls be a detriment to their kicking game?
     
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    the 12th ball (the only one not underinflated) was the ball used for kickoffs and field goals.
     
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    Seems a little shady that the refs don't just grab a ball and set it on the field. Why does some equipment manager get to decide which ball they use? Is that how it works in baseball, too?
     
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    :p
     
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    The umpires in baseball control the balls used in a game.
     
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    For some retarded reason the balls used for the kicking are different than the regular balls.