This is fucking hilarious... didn't see it posted already I don't think that it would have effected the outcome of the game on Sunday but fuck if proven true it just adds to the cheating culture........ http://sports.yahoo.com/news/deflat...-culture-since-spygate-scandal-080638511.html NFL spokesman Michael Signora confirmed to Yahoo Sports that the league "is looking into the matter." There are details still to come, to say the least, including an investigation that could very well clear the Patriots. “I think I’ve heard it all at this point,” quarterback Tom Brady said Monday morning, dismissing the concept on his weekly radio appearance on WEEI's "Dennis and Callahan Show." “That’s the last of my worries. I don’t even respond to stuff like this.”This much is undeniable: It was a wet night in Foxborough, with rain often coming down in a deluge. Deflating a football, even slightly, can aid the ability to grip the ball, an obvious advantage in passing, catching or accepting handoffs. In the NFL, each team brings 12 Wilson footballs to the game and uses its own. As such, the Patriots' offense uses one set of footballs and those are taken off the field when possession shifts. The Colts then bring theirs into rotation. It is not uncommon for teams to try to alter, however slightly but within the acceptable limits between 12.5 and 13.5 pounds, the ball that is most agreeable to their quarterback. So if New England was actually using an illegally inflated ball, it would only help their offense and not hurt the Colts' offense. All game balls are to be checked by the referee, in the officials' locker room, two hours and 15 minutes prior to kickoff. "The Referee shall be the sole judge as to whether all balls offered for play comply with these specifications," Rule 2, Section 1 of the NFL Rule Book reads. "A pump is to be furnished by the home club, and the balls shall remain under the supervision of the Referee until they are delivered to the ball attendant just prior to the start of the game." Each team can bring additional backup balls and a case of balls sent directly from the manufacturer is opened by the referee and marked for kicking only. Even if the footballs used by the Patriots were checked and approved prior to the game, they could conceivably be doctored and deflated during the game. The home team is responsible for providing sideline attendants who supply the refs with balls as on-field action dictates.