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  • Posted 01/28/2015 08:51:49 EST

    Been saying this the whole damn time.  They didn't use a gauge because a psi here or there does not matter.  The refs signed off on them because they were good enough.  The balls were playable, period more »

  • Posted 01/27/2015 01:10:46 EST

    I ran the same simulation.  Entered the bathroom at 12:08:15, came back out at 12:09:54.  That is a 1 minute, 39 second spread... 99 seconds.  That is not rushing around.  Longish pee, average to belo more »

  • Forum Post: Somewhat new info

    Posted 01/27/2015 09:01:01 EST

    Refs did not use a gauge to check pressure.  I'd bet on it.  I'm sure a few use a gauge here and there but I'm saying pretty much every ref, especially the vets who have inspected thousands, just chec more »

  • Posted 01/26/2015 03:44:37 EST

    Sounds bad at first but there is a finite period of time between ball inspection and the game.  i'm sure all angles were covered and if there was any video evidence of wrongdoing as it relates to the more »

  • Posted 01/26/2015 01:03:12 EST

    The tide will never completely turn.  The Pats could be proven completely not guilty of any wrongdoing but that's not as interesting so if the truth gets reported by the few outlets that think it wort more »

  • Posted 01/23/2015 02:14:33 EST

    In response to MattC05's comment: In response to zbellino's comment: [QUOTE] This is so hilarious. The Vikings are on camera sneaking balls into heaters? NFL: "You shouldn't do that." Someone says the more »

  • Posted 01/23/2015 11:58:13 EST

    This is that I've figured all long.  Teams hand the footballs to the officials for inspection before the game.  Refs check them out to make sure there are no major problems.  Laces, spin it to make su more »

  • Posted 01/23/2015 10:03:13 EST

    I would like to see them work out a way to get Gronkowski matched up on that corner who said he wasn't that good.

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  • Posted 01/22/2015 10:53:26 EST

    Anyone see the movie Nightcrawler?  It's decent.  Anyway, it isn't based on anything in particular but it's kind of a slam against the journalistic standards of today.  God only knows what the media m more »

  • Posted 01/22/2015 09:17:59 EST

    Remember this:  Every other team may violate rules and do it worse.  That doesn't matter because no one cares about their indescretions.  It's all about the Pats because Patriots stories have legs.  M more »

  • Posted 01/21/2015 02:59:26 EST

    I agree.  I got a speeding ticket when I was 19. Figured that one minor slip up meant I was a bad apple and just gave up on life from that point on. 

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  • Posted 01/21/2015 11:06:00 EST

    Of course they can feel the difference.  It isn't strange.  The officials didn't view it as an issue.  This was akin to doing 60 mph in a 55 mph zone, or jaywalking.  Technically against the law but m more »

  • Posted 01/21/2015 10:58:35 EST

    From what I understand, the standard punishment for this is a $25k fine. Peanuts in the NFL world. I agree with your overarching point.

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  • Posted 01/21/2015 10:26:07 EST

    In response to agcsbill's comment: In response to crazy-world-of-troybrown's comment: [QUOTE] I would figure during the game if there is any doubt, by the Refs, they should have been checked. I still more »

  • Posted 01/21/2015 10:19:13 EST

    My sources tell me that Tom Cruise is an alien and that the Kennedy assassination was a suicide.  I should get a twitter account and become a real, live journalist like Mike Freeman.  We have the same more »

  • Posted 01/21/2015 09:24:33 EST

    The NFL will waterboard a confession out of the ball boys if necessary.  It could be another Gitmo.  The NFL is not bound by the rules of the Geneva Convention.

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  • Posted 01/21/2015 09:19:59 EST

    I find it hard to believe that the officials could not tell that the balls were underinflated, especially if 11 of their 12 balls were.  They are handling these footballs all the time.  I'm a cyclist more »

  • Posted 01/21/2015 08:34:46 EST

    You forgot, it also implies that there's a double standard.  No one cares what anyone except the Patriots does.  Doesn't matter if every QB in the history of football played with a ball outside of reg more »

  • Posted 01/20/2015 09:56:22 EST

    So after a blowout loss, a drug addicted booze bag owner who's never seen the field and with a history of bad decision making says the Pats violated an obscure rule with no actual evidence, and the me more »

  • Forum Post: Brady

    Posted 01/18/2015 11:56:04 EST

    No one is perfect, but Look at the Colts' last two games.  Gomer's ego wouldn't allow him to do what Brady did.  Brady does what it takes to win.  If that means leaning on the run game for lesser stat more »

  • Posted 01/16/2015 04:23:37 EST

    This says two things. One being that having that kind of imbalance is not really a formula for success. The other being that if there is one guy great enough and capable of making it happen it's Brady more »

  • Posted 01/16/2015 12:56:15 EST

    If it makes you feel any better, I was just listening to Jim Rome's radio show over lunch.  He had Boomer Esiason on, and Boomer said there were only three Colts players he thought would be starters o more »

  • Posted 01/16/2015 08:43:16 EST

    In response to DoNotSleepOnThePats' comment: I've been thinking the same thing, TFB12. Glad you recommended it and hopefully those with blank avatars decide to give pictures to their user names. I'll more »

  • Posted 01/16/2015 08:34:54 EST

    I've actually had the opposite feelings about both games.  I'm uneasy about every game to some extent but I was moreso about the Balt. game.  I feel like the Pats are more complete on both sides of th more »

  • Posted 01/15/2015 04:10:46 EST

    I did not know that broken blood vessel was from that play.  Also, I didn't know that he flipped out from being eye gouged.  That's a legit reason to be mad in my book.

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