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paperhanger 01-19-2015 07:32 AM

Why anyone would give any credence to anything posted on tweeter, facebook, internet is beyond normal thinking. Hell, the internet if full of this bullchit. Anytime I go out of state, the spygate (cheaters) Thing always come out. I can here Bill now, we are on to Seattle.

imapig 01-19-2015 07:36 AM

I'm down here in North Myrtle Beach and some ASSHOLE sports guy for CBS sports radio is eating this up like candy, and treating this like the Pats are cheating again. He's one of these assholes that makes spygate the equivalent to the Watergate scandal...

mikiemo83 01-19-2015 07:47 AM

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mooseontheloose 01-19-2015 07:51 AM

I don't get it. The only way I could see this helping the Pats is if Brady practiced with deflated balls all week. But then, wouldn't they need to deflate every ball? Otherwise, Brady would be dealing with differently inflated balls from snap to snap (just like Luck).

chevss454 01-19-2015 07:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by imapig (Post 2200020)
I'm down here in North Myrtle Beach and some ASSHOLE sports guy for CBS sports radio is eating this up like candy, and treating this like the Pats are cheating again. He's one of these assholes that makes spygate the equivalent to the Watergate scandal...

The rule states the refs have control of the balls 2 hours before kick off to check them. Also, if a ball is under or over inflated the refs can get a ball from the visiting team. Refs are in control and have authority over game balls. All balls remain under the supervision of the referee until they are delivered to the ball attendant shortly before kickoff. Nothing to see here.

PatrietteAz 01-19-2015 07:59 AM

Hope this blows over as fast as the heated balls BS from the Titans. NFL should quash this today since it's their officials who are responsible.

aloyouis 01-19-2015 08:00 AM

The league needs to kill this "story" immediately. Kravitz needs to be disciplined for irresponsible reporting if not officially then by his bretheren.

There is no accountability in this country anymore starting from the top down.


Shameful.

bideau 01-19-2015 08:10 AM

Kravitz claims that the refs "weighed" the ball. You don't weigh balls to check air pressure, you use a pressure gauge. The weight of a ball won't change based on pressure unless you're using something other than air to inflate it.

Kravitz is a hack who wasn't even good enough for the Indy Star.

mikiemo83 01-19-2015 08:30 AM

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Originally Posted by bideau (Post 2200032)
kravitz claims that the refs "weighed" the ball. You don't weigh balls to check air pressure, you use a pressure gauge. The weight of a ball won't change based on pressure unless you're using something other than air to inflate it.

Kravitz is a hack who wasn't even good enough for the indy star.

this is true

hasselback just said he talked to his brother who knew nothing about this and you would think a qb would be the one to report soft balls seeing how his hands are always on them. He also said that the league inspects the balls after team works them over and the only one who touches them after are kids (like himself years ago) who are one the sidelines and the odds of a kid with a needle letting air out of teh balls is highly unlikely.

The only possibility is if it was a different game

imapig 01-19-2015 08:31 AM

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap300...deflated-balls
In advance of Super Bowl XLIX, there will be plenty talk about "DeflateGate."

Well the NFL better squash this BS fast or Bob Kraft should start threatening defamation lawsuits. Enough of this Bullshit.

PatsFanLisa 01-19-2015 08:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bideau (Post 2200032)
Kravitz claims that the refs "weighed" the ball. You don't weigh balls to check air pressure, you use a pressure gauge. The weight of a ball won't change based on pressure unless you're using something other than air to inflate it.

Kravitz is a hack who wasn't even good enough for the Indy Star.

And yet, every news outlet in the country has picked up the story and given it legs. The story might get squashed, but it has already imprinted in the minds of football nation.

I remember when there was a stop in the game, and nobody knew why. I did see a new ball get tossed to the official. Simms or Nantz said something about they may have had a kicker's ball and they were switching it out to a game ball, one has a slicker surface, one has a rougher surface. What I'd like to know is who tipped off the officials to even check the gauge mid-game? Because that would be the first person I would look at if this story bears out.

bideau 01-19-2015 08:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mikiemo83 (Post 2200038)
this is true

hasselback just said he talked to his brother who knew nothing about this and you would think a qb would be the one to report soft balls seeing how his hands are always on them. He also said that the league inspects the balls after team works them over and the only one who touches them after are kids (like himself years ago) who are one the sidelines and the odds of a kid with a needle letting air out of teh balls is highly unlikely.

The only possibility is if it was a different game

All this being said, I'm sure the mediots won't let the facts get in the way of a good scandal.

Mike & Mike dismissed it as a non-story. But until the NFL answers, the haters will continue to speculate.

PatrietteAz 01-19-2015 08:35 AM

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Originally Posted by bideau (Post 2200041)
All this being said, I'm sure the mediots won't let the facts get in the way of a good scandal.

Mike & Mike dismissed it as a non-story. But until the NFL answers, the haters will continue to speculate.

It is slightly heartening to hear ESPNers did that though. What irks me more than this story in particular is the state of the freaking countrythat knee jerk reacts to every thing anyone with a twitter account can post whether it is factual or not.

dchester 01-19-2015 08:44 AM

My motto has always been, "Win if you can, lose if you must, but always cheat".

I'm not seeing the problem.

:shrug:

Stevo 01-19-2015 08:45 AM

Well the NFL confirmed the investigation, I'd still be shocked if they come up with anything


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