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Dwight Schrute 01-21-2015 12:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Steve-o (Post 2201400)
You guys are making something out of the Rogers story that ain't there.

Rogers said he likes them overinflated.

You're missing the part that he's complaining because he doesn't get them.
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Think you missed it

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Originally Posted by mooseontheloose (Post 2201403)
Unless we all somehow believe a Pats staffer magically deflated 11 balls on the sidelines of an NFL football game without anyone noticing (LOL what?!), I think this must come back on the league. The only way I can imagine 11 of 12 balls being underinflated is if the weather played a role OR the refs didn't properly inspect the balls.

I don't see how this falls on the Pats, but in the eyes of the media and opposing fan bases, NE is already guilty and a win in this SB will be another asterisk win.

The refs handle the ball between every snap. On inclement weather days they're also attending to the ball more than norm, wiping it down etc.

How they didn't determine something was fishy just gives it justification it's been going on everywhere for quite some time.

But don't let that ruin your witch hunt.


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Originally Posted by HarpoonIPA (Post 2201424)
I'm devorstated today, I'm pissed and will most likely never watch another NFL game. The Patriots are arrogant lying cheaters. If this is the Patriots doings

Dude, you need to come in off the ledge.

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Originally Posted by NSPatsFan (Post 2201502)
Dude by the name of Matt Johnson on the PFW in Progress facebook page posted about this.

Kudos!

An actual real life reenactment that produced similar outcome. And that's without 300+ LB fatties falling on them!


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Originally Posted by Steve-o (Post 2201546)
As I've heard others explain, the umpire is the only who ever really touches the ball, and they are only putting it down as quickly as possible, then getting out of the way. They don't really touch it enough to notice, as you would have to give it a good squeeze to notice a difference in pressure.

An equipment manager, on the other hand, could probably tell quicker.
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BS.

The ball is tossed to the near ref. Wiped down on bad days. Tossed to the field spotting ref and placed. Generally at least 2 handle it on any given play.

Not to mention the tosses to the sidelines for a fresh ball.

king of kings 01-21-2015 12:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Patriots4ever (Post 2201593)
I'm just stating a fact. Probably why they attempted the FG, he was hitting them in warmups. Don't shoot the messenger, just stating a fact

I know before the game. I almost lost my balance during one of those wind gust.

Patriots4ever 01-21-2015 12:19 PM

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Originally Posted by king of kings (Post 2201596)
I know before the game. I almost lost my balance during one of those wind gust.

Me too and there were $5 bills flying around too

Steve1 01-21-2015 12:20 PM

This reminds me of the typical gameday thread. Just about everybody's up in arms, can't believe this could happen, it's a travesty, why is our team sucking so much, yada yada yada....

Then as time goes on, things start going the way we expected...really good. And our New England Patriots are vindicated in the end!

I expect that by 10:45 pm on Sunday Feb. 1st, this will all be a humorous footnote, as the Patriots lift the Lombardi Trophy in glee. Nothing against the Seahawks. But I expect the Patriots to play 60 tough minutes that night (60+ if need be), and we'll be thumbing our nose at every jealous fan!

It's about Browner, Revis, Brady, Blount, Sherman, Lynch, and Wilson, folks, and I'm sure they'll all be quite prepared to put on a good game. And, did I mention, Rob Gronkowski is healthy, and ready for bear?

vertigho 01-21-2015 12:23 PM

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Originally Posted by PatsFanLisa (Post 2201592)
And where exactly did you hear or read that? Because I haven't seen one thing about the Colts' balls anywhere at any time.

Link, please.

I believe Gerry Austin said as much on either EEI or M&M. I read this on another forum, I'll dig for a link in the meantime.

Beaglebay 01-21-2015 12:25 PM

I'm with you, Steve1 :thumb:

Some here have glasses half-full, others have glasses half-empty.

My cup runneth over!

The Patriots are going to the Super Bowl!!!

Pneumonic 01-21-2015 12:26 PM

It's looking more and more like the ballboy, at some point after the officials measured the balls, did the dirty deed and stuck his needle into the balls deflating them in the process.

Question them becomes, does the league have any viable proof?

If not, then the Pats are golden.
If so, then the Pats are ****ed.

Hopefully the ballboy was promised to be paid more than what he can profit off selling his weapon of choice on Ebay.

At what should be a joyous and happy time this is all so depressing

NSPatsFan 01-21-2015 12:27 PM

I gotta say all the Colts players I've heard so far acknowledge we'd have kicked their asses even while playing with bricks. I have more respect for them than their management.

Joe 01-21-2015 12:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Pneumonic (Post 2201608)
It's looking more and more like the ballboy, at some point after the officials measured the balls, did the dirty deed and stuck his needle into the balls deflating them in the process.

Question them becomes, does the league have any viable proof?

If not, then the Pats are golden.
If so, then the Pats are ****ed.

Hopefully the ballboy was promised to be paid more than what he can profit off selling his weapon of choice on Ebay.

At what should be a joyous and happy time this is all so depressing

Would be pretty dope if it turns out that the ballboy did it but was paid by Irsay to do it ROFL

dropKickMurphy 01-21-2015 12:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Beaglebay (Post 2201583)
It is even simpler and more obvious than that, Lisa.

This thread has expanded exponentially by the amount of hot air posts it contains. I'm expecting this thread to eventually be lifted into the atmosphere, and in essence, float. Which is, in fact, what sh*t usually does.

That's right.
However, the same thing would have happened to the balls the Colts were using.

HarpoonIPA 01-21-2015 12:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Joe (Post 2201612)
Would be pretty dope if it turns out that the ballboy did it but was paid by Irsay to do it ROFL

Yeah, but now flip flop that and say it was the Patriots that did this, not good at all

Steve-o 01-21-2015 12:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Dwight Schrute (Post 2201594)
Think you missed it



The refs handle the ball between every snap. On inclement weather days they're also attending to the ball more than norm, wiping it down etc.

How they didn't determine something was fishy just gives it justification it's been going on everywhere for quite some time.

But don't let that ruin your witch hunt.




Dude, you need to come in off the ledge.



Kudos!

An actual real life reenactment that produced similar outcome. And that's without 300+ LB fatties falling on them!




BS.

The ball is tossed to the near ref. Wiped down on bad days. Tossed to the field spotting ref and placed. Generally at least 2 handle it on any given play.

Not to mention the tosses to the sidelines for a fresh ball.

Not bs and it looks like the NFL has already said nope, no dice on that.
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Claremonster 01-21-2015 12:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Joe (Post 2201587)
I'll stand by my team until someone proves a Patriots employee acted on his own accord to deflate the balls after they were originally proven to be acceptable WITH A GAUGE (not by "Hmm yep feels about right).


This.

Steve-o 01-21-2015 12:38 PM

And no, the physics professir did not deny that air expands and contracts with temperature. Hs said that the kind of air loss necessary for that much pressure drop is not possible.
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ParanoidPatriot 01-21-2015 12:39 PM

OK then, not as important as I thought.

If a moderator wants to merge this with the mega thread, please do.


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