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Aaron Rodgers likes his footballs overinflated

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Now that an investigation has commenced regarding whether the Patriots indulged Tom Brady’s preference for deflated footballs, the question becomes whether other teams do the same thing.

Via Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com, at least one possibly does.  Reiss notes that, during the November 30 game between the Packers and Patriots on CBS, Jim Nantz and Phil Simms discussed the preference by quarterback Aaron Rodgers for overinflated balls.

“‘I like to push the limit to how much air we can put in the football, even go over what they allow you to do and see if the officials take air out of it,'” Simms said Rodgers told them before the game.

Simms pointed out that Rodgers is the exception.

“Everybody wants it smaller and soft, so they can dig their fingers into,” Simms said. “[Rodgers is] such a feel thrower.  You can tell.  The one touchdown he threw down the field to the tight end is such feel; then he flicks it.  That shows you he just has great control of it, with his fingers and hand.”

On his weekly radio show with ESPN Milwaukee, Rodgers confirmed that he prefers the balls to be overinflated, and that he doesn’t think there should be a maximum air pressure.

It’s not an advantage when you have a football that’s inflated more than average air pressure. We’re not kicking these footballs,” Rodgers said, via Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com.

Look for more anecdotes to emerge regarding the things teams do to make the footballs the way their quarterbacks like them.  While on one hand it takes some of the sting out of the possibility that the Patriots broke the rules, on the other hand it’s yet another case where, at a time when everyone may be getting away with it, the Patriots are the ones who got caught.

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  1. chicagobtech says: Jan 20, 2015 5:52 PM

    If it’s not an advantage, then why have the footballs overinflated?

  2. tigerlilac says: Jan 20, 2015 5:52 PM

    Why did it take you so long to post this story?

    Why were we not told initially that the Colts initiated the “investigation”?

  3. uwisheuwereapatsfan2 says: Jan 20, 2015 5:54 PM

    They should vacate the packers loss to the seahawks immediately!!!!!!!!!!

  4. tigerlilac says: Jan 20, 2015 5:54 PM

    Now, why not tell the readers all of the things Eli Manning does to a ball before it goes into a game?

  5. speakadatrut says: Jan 20, 2015 5:55 PM

    Just like his EGO!

  6. casualmalexlfan says: Jan 20, 2015 5:55 PM

    JaMarcus Russell says he personally liked his footballs overstuffed with grounded meat, minced onions, and covered with sauce.

  7. claymatthewshairplugs says: Jan 20, 2015 5:55 PM

    Aaron Rodgers also loves to throw his coaches under the bus too.

  8. trevor190 says: Jan 20, 2015 5:55 PM

    “the Patriots are the ones who got caught.”

    Guilty already are they? Scumbag.

  9. timcast12 says: Jan 20, 2015 5:57 PM

    How great would of it have been if it was Packers vs Patriots Super Bowl!? But no, our defense had to get over confident and choke it away the last 4 minutes.

  10. bradygirl12 says: Jan 20, 2015 5:57 PM

    When does the investigation start? Oh,nevermind,he’s not a member of the Patriots.

  11. Marv says: Jan 20, 2015 5:59 PM

    This whole air in football stuff is totally stupid. Please talk about the actual game that is going to be played in two weeks.

  12. weepingjebus says: Jan 20, 2015 6:04 PM

    This is why Belichick hates the media so much. Spygate was the same sort of crap — something done by dozens of teams and taught to coaches as a valid research technique, but once the media blew it up into some sort of scandal the NFL had no choice but to treat it that way. Inflategate doesn’t show the Patriots are cheaters, it shows how the media twists everything in a completely inconsistent and unfair way to target certain teams. The Packers clearly got caught here — it was discussed on national television — only the reporters decided it was a fun Rodgers story instead of a gigantic scandal.

    The real tragedy is that all this distracts from a meaningful analysis of Seahawks vs. Patriots, which should be an amazing game, and what we should have had last year instead of those sorry pretenders the Broncos.

  13. kate773 says: Jan 20, 2015 6:04 PM

    Thank you for finally mentioning it. We’ll see if the league looks into it or anyone calls them cheaters. Probably not because it only matters or is cheating when the Patriots do it.

    FTR – I like Aaron Rodgers.

  14. In Teddy We Trust says: Jan 20, 2015 6:05 PM

    I guess the balls in Seattle must have been a little underinflated.

  15. kate773 says: Jan 20, 2015 6:06 PM

    And its not “getting caught” if the guy comes out and says it publicly. Its that no one cared until it was the Patriots.

  16. tmdill18 says: Jan 20, 2015 6:06 PM

    Big boys throw fully inflated footballs. I would bet that NE started illegally deflating them after Brady couldn’t throw the ball at KC early in the season. Let’s see what he does from here forward with a big boy ball.

    And there is a big difference between over inflating and then submitting the balls versus deflating them after they are approved for a game ( if that is what NE did).

  17. heymister24 says: Jan 20, 2015 6:11 PM

    This investigation went all they way up to the air head.

  18. tigerlilac says: Jan 20, 2015 6:16 PM

    Two NFL head coaches that were once on the Ravens staff together were badly out-coached by Belichick in the Divisional and Championship round. Both coaches called for Belichick to be investigated by the NFL because they couldn’t beat him on the field of play. One ran on the field to complain and then made foolish comments post-game. The other panicked during the game, had his organization make wild accusations to the NFL, and then lied after the game as to what he knew and had done to initiate the “investigation” to give it more credibility. A media witch-hunt followed. Those are the facts.

  19. charliebarley72 says: Jan 20, 2015 6:16 PM

    He’s going to pump..you up!

  20. joker65 says: Jan 20, 2015 6:21 PM

    Cheaters! Cheaters! Vacate their Divisional crown! Make the cowboys and the Seahawks play to determine the true NFC champion! No first round picks for the next 10 years!

    Sounds pretty stupid doesn’t it?

  21. itsgettingchippy says: Jan 20, 2015 6:21 PM

    Cliff Notes: Rodgers likes overinflated balls while Brady prefers deflated balls.

  22. longtimefanhtr says: Jan 20, 2015 6:24 PM

    Underinflated describes every Packer fan after giving a game away.

  23. cbirish says: Jan 20, 2015 6:25 PM

    Source is Phill frickin’ Simms. The man’s IQ is negative.

  24. pervyspankspackfans says: Jan 20, 2015 6:26 PM

    Of course….like his over inflated muppet head.

    I must say I was wrong Packer fans. You had an epic choke in the NFCCG but it wasn’t the biggest as I said.

    The 1998 Vikings were way more of a choke. We were the best offense EVER. At home. And we were a great team. Packers were no big deal this year really. With Teddy at the helm in MN now get used to it……

  25. peytonwantsaflag says: Jan 20, 2015 6:26 PM

    Awful lot of hoopla made about a rule in a league that allows receivers to wear gloves sticky enough they can catch a ball with two fingers.

  26. kidgodzilla2015 says: Jan 20, 2015 6:30 PM

    So let me get this straight, it’s only a problem if you supposedly get caught breaking the rules but if you admit breaking the rules that’s perfectly fine? Nah there’s no double standard there… ridiculous

  27. councilofargos says: Jan 20, 2015 6:34 PM

    The question is did the Colts give the ball to the referee right away or did they take into the locker room at half time and have their way with it. The Pick in question was before the half, the inspection was after the half. If it was the Pats it probably would be more than 1 ball.

    But considering the Zebras check all the balls 2 hours before the game, the Zebras are the ones that handle the ball between snaps, how did the Zebras not notice? It would be like a bowler who Bowls with a ball of a certain weight. You pick up a ball of a different weight you know the fin difference.

  28. footballfan72 says: Jan 20, 2015 6:36 PM

    Overinflated just like his reputation and supposed value as an elite QB

  29. beerbratscheese says: Jan 20, 2015 6:37 PM

    When they asked Teddy Bridgewater what kind of football he preferred, he replied with “Nerf”.

  30. bert1913 says: Jan 20, 2015 6:38 PM

    rodgers claimed they out played the seahawks and gave the game away.
    CMP% 55.9
    YDS 178
    TD 1
    INT 2
    Rating 55.8
    Rodgers always struggles against top 10 defenses.

    the packers didn’t give thet game away, the seahawks took that game away

  31. surfinbird1 says: Jan 20, 2015 6:41 PM

    So this makes the Packers cheaters…….right.

  32. pedrocreek says: Jan 20, 2015 6:42 PM

    How great would of it have been if it was Packers vs Patriots Super Bowl!? But no, our defense had to get over confident and choke it away the last 4 minutes!
    _____________________________

    I have to strongly disagree Sir. Your Offense and Special Teams also had a hand in that choke!

    On to the Super Bowl

    Go Hawks

  33. schmitty2 says: Jan 20, 2015 6:47 PM

    12 days before the biggest game of the year with 1 billion people watching worldwide….and we are talking about air pressure.

  34. jeffesky says: Jan 20, 2015 6:47 PM

    It was great to see Clay Mathews get lit up by JR, yes it was worth the 15 yards too.

  35. billsfan says: Jan 20, 2015 6:48 PM

    And field goal kickers like theirs inflated with helium. It’s also why they talk funny.

  36. tindeaux says: Jan 20, 2015 6:50 PM

    it’s not an advantage, but the cheaters will find a way to cheat!

  37. whybotherifeverythinggetscensored says: Jan 20, 2015 6:52 PM

    “Tom Brady’s preference for deflated footballs”

    Where did this supposed preference come from? I have heard nothing saying that Brady has such a preference. This is just another case of the media adding their own information to the story, which is half the problem here. They make it sound like the Pats are guilty, but before any evidence has come out. All that is out there right now is an accusation.

    IF it turns out that there really was an issue of how the ball was inflated (keep in mind the officials apparently felt nothing, and the ball was only in the possession of the Colts from the INT on…chain of evidence anyone?), it was probably because the Pats inflated their balls to 12.5 lbs., and later the atmospheric pressure changed as well as the temperature got lower. Both of those could have changed the pressure within the ball, and if it started right at the lower limit of the rules, that could have pushed it out, but legally since the balls had already been inspected.

  38. mysterytonite says: Jan 20, 2015 6:53 PM

    Really has it come to this? Who cares if the ball is over/under inflated? This should be the team and more importantly, the qb’s prefereance.

  39. tigerlilac says: Jan 20, 2015 6:54 PM

    Since when did it become American for a loser to try to subvert the independent officiating of a game with calls to investigate incidental rules because it can’t win on the field of play?

  40. 2001asterisk2003asterisk2004asterisk says: Jan 20, 2015 6:59 PM

    Do you mo mo’s understand that the patriots cheating with under inflated balls was directly related to the WEATHER??? Its easier to hold on to, throw and catch. Quite a bit different than aaron rodgers personal preference to throw.

    The blindness of these sensitive patriots fans is unreal. Grow up, they got caught. Again.

  41. to147 says: Jan 20, 2015 7:00 PM

    This sounds more and more like a “everyone does it but we don’t talk about it” thing that now is going to become an overblown media circus with a crusade of jilted fans suggesting that it really mattered in the game. Don’t get me wrong, if the pats knowingly did this fine them the $25k it calls for in the rulebook, but lets not make it out like it would have made a difference in that rout.

  42. superslugg says: Jan 20, 2015 7:02 PM

    No ones been caught doing anything wrong. Keep pushing the story though

  43. nfliferfan22 says: Jan 20, 2015 7:03 PM

    Funny.. Seattle fans and players also like their ego’s overinflated..

  44. ironmd778 says: Jan 20, 2015 7:06 PM

    So where’s the outrage?? This was talked about on national TV and you never heard a word about it. I guess it was just a cute little nugget of info, right? Just goes to show you there’s a whole segment of the media and fans that obsess about the Patriots and try to find any reason they can to discredit their incredible accomplishments. This whole thing is so ridiculous. The media has embarrassed themselves like I’ve never seen before.

  45. codythao35 says: Jan 20, 2015 7:12 PM

    Rodgers likes choking in big games. Hey Carl, how’s that Championship game taste like in your mouth? I’m sure it’s extremely bitter. It’ll always linger and haunt the hapless tasteless Packers forever bc it’s the most choker, pathetic and or melt down ever in NFL history. Worser then the 98 and or 09 Vikings Championship. Happy for the most arrogant Packers fans. Choke every year. GO PACK!!!!!!

  46. jalbs says: Jan 20, 2015 7:12 PM

    “While on one hand it takes some of the sting out of the possibility that the Patriots broke the rules, on the other hand it’s yet another case where, at a time when everyone may be getting away with it, the Patriots are the ones who got caught.”

    You couldn’t resist that dig could you? I guess you’re the judge, jury, and executioner. Getting caught equates to guilt and the NFL hasn’t said anything yet. Aaron Rodgers publically admits it and nothing is done…the Pats have and Indy witch hunt and the league flies an investigative TEAM to Gillette to interview staffers. Where was said team during the Ray Rice investigation? Goodell finds PSI’s more egregious than wife beating.

  47. codythao35 says: Jan 20, 2015 7:14 PM

    Rodgers likes choking in big games. Hey Carl, how’s that Championship game taste like in your mouth? I’m sure it’s extremely bitter. It’ll always linger and haunt the hapless tasteless Packers forever bc it’s the most choker, pathetic and or melt down ever in NFL history. Worser then the 98 and or 09 Vikings Championship. Happy for the most arrogant Packers fans. Choke every year. GO PACK!!!!!!

    Oh, yeah the Packers deflated the football at Seattle game with 5 turnovers and still manage to lose the game. LOL!!!!!

  48. concretejimmy52 says: Jan 20, 2015 7:16 PM

    What’s it matter? Patriots will never win another SB.

  49. fetts81 says: Jan 20, 2015 7:17 PM

    All this is, is an inferiority complex by the colts. It’s an absolute joke. People gonna hate when all you do is win. Makes me love the pats even more and feel sorry for the other pathetic teams

  50. concretejimmy52 says: Jan 20, 2015 7:20 PM

    jalbs says: What does Ray Rice have to do with the Patriots cheating or drafting a murderer?

  51. stellarperformance says: Jan 20, 2015 7:23 PM

    Teddy Bridgewater chimed in on this debate. He was quoted as saying he prefers a Nerf football, because of his tiny hands.

    That’s understandable.

  52. tigerlilac says: Jan 20, 2015 7:31 PM

    Mike Reiss is a fine journalist.

  53. 2064life says: Jan 20, 2015 7:31 PM

    Didn’t Pagano come out and say he had nothing to do with the investigation and to direct all comments to the NFL? Seems like he did know something if he was making calls to officials during the game. I am not saying NE did or did not mess with the balls (heh), but Pagano trying to act like he had nothing to do with it is kinda fishy.

  54. tmdill18 says: Jan 20, 2015 8:14 PM

    I’m betting on Seattle. Who knows how long the Pats ball boy has been illegally deflating balls so Brady can throw it. Let’s see what his accuracy is with a legal ball. I’m betting the accuracy will suffer.

  55. to147 says: Jan 20, 2015 8:18 PM

    The Browns coaches were apparently using cell phones on the sidelines during a game, and it barely merits a mention. The pats may or may not have done what many quarterbacks elude to and it has to have the ‘gate’ suffix. I understand being held to a higher standard, but let’s calm down the witch hunt.

  56. jalbs says: Jan 20, 2015 8:25 PM

    I love how this article was added after the Patriot articles yet this article has slid all the way down to second from the bottom on the front page. It’ll be off the front page within 20-30 minutes while the Patriot articles will still be at the top in April.

  57. yourejustbutthurt says: Jan 20, 2015 8:25 PM

    Do you mo mo’s understand that the patriots cheating with under inflated balls was directly related to the WEATHER??? Its easier to hold on to, throw and catch. Quite a bit different than aaron rodgers personal preference to throw…………………………..

    This is about if the Patriots broke the rules. Momo. If Aaron Rodgers can announce breaking a rule for a national audience game, without any lynch mobs, why can’t anybody else? It’s the same rule broken. He does it to gain an advantage, otherwise, why would he prefer it? For fun? To poke the refs???

  58. bostontdparty says: Jan 20, 2015 8:31 PM

    Asterisks follow the word champion

    Get it right

  59. bostontdparty says: Jan 20, 2015 8:31 PM

    Asterisks follow the word champion

    Get it right

  60. wesleyt4 says: Jan 20, 2015 8:41 PM

    Bigger question in all of this is why are the balls supplied by the teams? Seems like there is a quick and easy fix to over/under inflated balls. League supplies them for every game with a check and balance system in place. Done. This is asinine…..

  61. hairpie2 says: Jan 20, 2015 8:49 PM

    “It’s not an advantage when you have a football that’s inflated more than average air pressure. We’re not kicking these footballs,” Rodgers said

    oh, ok Aaron… i guess that settles it if you say so!

  62. kev86 says: Jan 20, 2015 8:49 PM

    Rodgers cheats too?

  63. thereyougo2 says: Jan 20, 2015 8:52 PM

    Come on get real. Does anyone really care that footballs are over or under inflated. This NFL is dying before our eyes. If anyone is worried about cheating worry about the refs being paid off apparently from an owner or owners. Worry about the do gooder commissioner screwing up what was once a great hard hitting sport. You remember, where players were allowed to hit the QB in order to stop him. Line man were allowed to use their hands without an automatic first down being called because they push into the head of a giant in front of them.

    This league is killing itself.

  64. pastabelly says: Jan 20, 2015 8:56 PM

    Gooddell is such a dink that he’ll take picks away from the Packers and Patriots and then pat himself on the back for how he handled the Ray Rice situation.

  65. tmdill18 says: Jan 20, 2015 8:59 PM

    Are you Pat fans stupid? You are arguing that there is a double standard. There is clearly not for those who have a brain. The Packers over inflated balls and then submitted them to the officials hoping that the refs would not deflate them. They did NOT inflate them AFTER the officials put their mark on them. NE is being investigated for deflating balls AFTER the refs already approved them. The NFL is questioning the NE ball boy and others who had access to the balls after they were marked. I know it might cause smoke to emit from your ears, but try to think a little bit.

  66. Deb says: Jan 20, 2015 9:10 PM

    We should soon be hearing more anecdotes similar to the one by Aaron Rodgers? When will we be seeing an investigation into the Packers overinflating balls and slipping the past the refs? If this issue is sooo serious it warrants and investigation of the Patriots, then it must also warrant an investigation of the Packers–and any other team that’s had a ball removed from play for being over- or underinflated. After all, didn’t Troy Vincent say this is all about preserving the integrity of the NFL? How can the league claim to be preserving its integrity when Rodgers admits monkeying with the inflation of the ball and is not investigated??

  67. jim0tt0 says: Jan 20, 2015 9:30 PM

    Why does every Super Bowl win lately come with an asterisk? What’s wrong with the NFL, something is broken. FIRE GOODELL!

  68. patsfan1820 says: Jan 20, 2015 9:45 PM

    Since it’s Aaron Rodgers nothing will come of this.

  69. j0esixpack says: Jan 20, 2015 9:46 PM

    tmdill18 says:
    Are you Pat fans stupid? You are arguing that there is a double standard. There is clearly not for those who have a brain. The Packers over inflated balls and then submitted them to the officials hoping that the refs would not deflate them.
    ———————————-

    Greeaaat… so it’s only cheating if the officials notice it?

    Which team are you a fan of again?

    (And by the way – the officials pick up the ball after EVERY play in a game. They never noticed the Patriots balls were under-inflated. Not once.

  70. taintedsaints2009 says: Jan 20, 2015 9:47 PM

    So he over inflates beyond the rules? Let’s get butthurt!

  71. TomsulasMustache says: Jan 20, 2015 9:52 PM

    Inflate-gate

  72. bullcharger says: Jan 20, 2015 10:05 PM

    of course every team tries to put the amount of air they want in the ball before they are measured and approved by the officials. If the officials pass them, they obviously fall within the rules.

    Deflating them on the sidelines would not be ok, but who did that? Sounds like it didn’t happen.

    It’s likely the officials passed the balls as they were found for NE. The officals touched all the footballs on every play, so they were obviously ok.

    Honestly, if anything is found, this is on par with an extra curve in the hockey stick. It’s no corked bat.

  73. bullcharger says: Jan 20, 2015 10:23 PM

    tmdill18 says:
    Jan 20, 2015 8:59 PM

    Are you Pat fans stupid? You are arguing that there is a double standard. There is clearly not for those who have a brain. The Packers over inflated balls and then submitted them to the officials hoping that the refs would not deflate them. They did NOT inflate them AFTER the officials put their mark on them. NE is being investigated for deflating balls AFTER the refs already approved them. The NFL is questioning the NE ball boy and others who had access to the balls after they were marked. I know it might cause smoke to emit from your ears, but try to think a little bit.

    ————-

    When did the NFL say they were investigating the Patriots for deflating the balls after the officials put their mark on them? I didn’t see that. They are investigating that the Patriots used a ball that was reported as partially deflated by the Colts. When and how it was deflated is what they are investigating. It might have actually been to standard, it might have been defective, it might have been passed by the officials (they did touch that ball several times and didn’t notice anything, so it couldn’t have been very soft), or maybe it was tampered with. The league is just investigating. No one has said the Patriots intentionally deflated them yet.

    “Pat” fans may be stupid to all the hater geniuses but I think we are pretty smart, and when I look through my friends ears I can’t see through, so I think we mostly have brains too.

  74. yourejustbutthurt says: Jan 20, 2015 11:06 PM

    tmdill18 says: Jan 20, 2015 8:59 PM

    Are you Pat fans stupid? You are arguing that there is a double standard. There is clearly not for those who have a brain. The Packers over inflated balls and then submitted them to the officials hoping that the refs would not deflate them…………………
    And if the Pats submitted balls that were under inflated and the officials missed it or didn’t bother? Does that qualify as double standard? The big word used by the NFL is “intent” for the investigation. Rodgers made “intent” very very clear.

  75. crappygovernment says: Jan 20, 2015 11:49 PM

    Playoff wins since 2o1o season: Tebow 1, Aaron Rodgers 2

  76. vicnocal says: Jan 20, 2015 11:53 PM

    Yeah, rumor has it A-Rodge likes to inflate balls.

  77. purpleguy says: Jan 20, 2015 11:56 PM

    I think the only thing deflated about the Packers was McCarthy’s game management last Sunday.

  78. lanman11 says: Jan 21, 2015 12:41 AM

    tmdill18 says:
    Jan 20, 2015 8:59 PM
    Are you Pat fans stupid? You are arguing that there is a double standard. There is clearly not for those who have a brain. The Packers over inflated balls and then submitted them to the officials hoping that the refs would not deflate them. They did NOT inflate them AFTER the officials put their mark on them. NE is being investigated for deflating balls AFTER the refs already approved them. The NFL is questioning the NE ball boy and others who had access to the balls after they were marked. I know it might cause smoke to emit from your ears, but try to think a little bit.

    *********************************

    Wrong. Nobody is saying they deflated balls. They are saying 11 of 12 balls were under inflated. What needs to be determined is did someone alter the balls, or did the officials not check them they way they are supposed to. The balls may have been submitted like that, and the refs did not correct the pressure, much like what sounds like has happened with Aaron Rodgers and the Packers. After all, why keep submitting over inflated balls if you are never seeing any come through without the air being let out by the officials. That alone supports the theory that the refs have not been doing their jobs and this is an NFL issue, not a Patriots issue.

  79. lanman11 says: Jan 21, 2015 12:46 AM

    It’s time for the NFL to hire full time refs. The inconsistencies are getting too problematic.

  80. lanman11 says: Jan 21, 2015 12:48 AM

    I like what Steve Young said. The Patriots are innovative and pushing the quality of play forward in the NFL. Stupid little things like this detract from that. I do hope this turns out to be the refs skipping the ball check like Green Bay has apparently caught on to and utilized.

  81. leatherface2012isloosebutthole says: Jan 21, 2015 1:01 AM

    You guys are idiots. The Packers take it up to the limit. Maybe over and then let the REFS examine them. The Pats let air out after the refs inspected the ball and it will cost them draft picks because they were CHEATING AGAIN.

  82. dougy1970 says: Jan 21, 2015 1:28 AM

    Deflating a ball also reduces the likelihood of fumbling. Blount is a fumbler and the Pats intended to run the ball frequently against the Colts.

  83. romosrevenge says: Jan 21, 2015 3:28 AM

    Last paragraph tells us where you stand on this issue Mike. Right in Goodell’s office. Way to start the deflection. But the “everybody else” is just lame. C’mon use that law school ed.

  84. bigezbob says: Jan 21, 2015 6:55 AM

    Hockey players doctor their sticks all the time. Heck the curve was the invention of Hull and Mikita, in hockey if you have a curve greater then the allowed curve you get…..a 2 minute penalty and a fine-and some still do.

    In baseball you get kicked out of the game for doctoring the ball or the bat-and a fine.

    The smart move would have been to make the deflated ball an issue during the game-to perhaps get an unsportsmanlike call or delay of game.

  85. stellarperformance says: Jan 21, 2015 8:20 AM

    There’s a lot of choke talk coming from the Viking trolls, again. They have very selective memories. 2001 NFC Championship? Giants? Ring a bell? How could anyone forget 41-0. Yes, you read it right. 0.

  86. med515 says: Jan 21, 2015 9:14 AM

    The stuff Eli Manning has done to his footballs are, wait for it people…NOT ILLEGAL!

    Aaron Rodgers, too, sounds like he has them overinflated and checked by the refs before each game. If they tell him to get it within standards, he complies.

    The Pats made a change at halftime, apparently, which you can’t do. Lol at these Pats fans trying to point fingers.

  87. med515 says: Jan 21, 2015 9:50 AM

    The best part of all this is Pats fans crying that “everyone does it” when there was no issue with any of the Colts footballs. You know the refs immediately checked those balls too.

  88. irishddddd says: Jan 21, 2015 2:29 PM

    How does he like his choke? Does it taste like Seahawk? Too soon? 😉

  89. edithpiaf51 says: Jan 21, 2015 2:55 PM

    THE TOPIC IS AARON ROGERS. LEAVE ELI MANNING ALONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  90. edithpiaf51 says: Jan 21, 2015 3:28 PM

    inflategate lol

  91. milag47 says: Jan 23, 2015 10:54 AM

    So because he pushes the limits and then THE REFS, not anyone involved with the team, choose to deflate the balls, this is somehow on par with what allegedly happened with the Patriots? Sure…

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