Ben McAdoo confirms Giants concerns about Steelers footballs

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In one breath, Giants coach Ben McAdoo said he doesn’t know anything about DeflateGate II. In the next breath, McAdoo made it clear he does.

I don’t really know anything about it,” McAdoo said after Sunday night’s 10-7 win over the Cowboys, via Art Stapleton of NorthJersey.com. “I just know that they said that they felt a little. . . . I don’t know, the PSIs were a little low, so they checked them, and they just let me know they checked them.”

In other words, McAdoo knows everything he needs to know. First, McAdoo knows the Giants suspected the Steelers footballs were underinflated. Second, McAdoo knows the Giants measured the PSIs in the footballs (even though teams aren’t authorized to do that). Third, McAdoo knows the Giants thought enough of the outcome of the measuring process to alert him to it.

The only thing McAdoo didn’t say is that the Giants alerted the league office to the situation, which they most definitely did. The NFL continues to cling to the absence of a “formal complaint” to avoid having to say anything substantive about the situation because there’s no way to do that without acknowledging that, yes, PSI levels naturally drop below 12.5 on cold days.

For more than a year, the NFL has stickhandled its way around disclosing the reality that, yes, PSI levels naturally drop below 12.5 on cold days by treating the measurement taking during air-pressure spot checks as state secrets. By communicating to the league office the fact that two Steelers footballs were below 12.5 PSI on a cold day in Pittsburgh, the Giants have put the NFL in an awkward position.

The NFL has dealt with that awkward position by awkwardly attempting to play the “nothing to see here” card. Which, frankly, is smart, because the combination of the original report from Jay Glazer of FOX with the league’s true-but-misleading statement that there was no “formal complaint” will cause a certain segment of the audience to dismiss Glazer’s report as “fake news.”

It wasn’t fake news. It isn’t fake news. Glazer’s report is entirely accurate, entirely true. The Giants, still lacking a basic understanding of science, noticed that a pair of footballs seemed a little squishy on a cold day in December and they didn’t bother to think that maybe the cold weather had something to do with it. So they took matters into their own hands, and they made a potential mess by sharing that information with the league office.

With this story quickly reaching the point where there likely will be few new developments, the league will move on. Before that happens, however, one more Week 14 game will be played. It’s a Week 14 game hosted by the team most keenly interested in the NFL’s decision to ignore a concern regarding air pressure in footballs.

How much will ESPN say about DeflateGate II during Monday night’s Ravens-Patriots game? How much will people like Tom Brady and Bill Belichick say after the game? If nothing else, the wrinkle makes an otherwise compelling contest even more compelling.

74 responses to “Ben McAdoo confirms Giants concerns about Steelers footballs

  1. There are three differences here. The first is the Colts organization and its mouthpieces in the media had a stronger agenda than the Giants do. The second is that the media loves a good controversy involving the Patriots and Tom Brady. The third is that several owners wanted another shot at the Patriots after Spygate. It was pretty disgusting.

    The league can’t acknowledge that the Ideal Gas Law deflates footballs (or tires) in cold weather because they have too much invested in Ted Wells and in their prosecution of Tom Brady. Roger Goodell took no greater joy than in trying to destroy Tom Brady’s reputation.

    As a Patriots fan, I really don’t care what happens here. I’d be happy if everyone left it alone and the public acknowledged that Tom Brady really didn’t do much a couple of years ago (other than win another Super Bowl).

  2. How much will ESPN say about DeflateGate II during Monday night’s Ravens-Patriots game?

    Nothing.

    How much will people like Tom Brady and Bill Belichick say after the game?

    Brady and Belichick may offer some platitudes about the game just played, they will have nothing to offer about Deflategate II.

    Any other questions I can help you with?

  3. Hey Rog, how about you come on over to Gillette to watch the game tonight? You’ll receive a warm welcome. Pinky swear.

  4. Either the Steelers cheated, or the Patriots didn’t.

    It’s that simple.

    Can’t get Brady’s 4 games back, but there’s still a stolen 2017 4th round pick they could get back, and how about a supplemental 1St round pick to replace the one they stole.

    if the league had any integrity, they’d cone out with the truth. Don’t count on it though.

  5. Move along, nothing to see here. Lol! Everyone knows temperature effects air pressure if youve ever driven in winter your tires need air. Everyone except the Nfl.

  6. how much will ESPN say?

    you are kidding, right?

    they are so far up Godell’s posterior, they will make sure that the story is killed.

    This makes it more important to keep it alive Mike.

    At the least the league should return the 5th round pick they are still trying to take from the Patriots.

  7. Whats really interesting is the Giants have not said what pressure their footballs were at the same time.

  8. Even though everyone outside of Seattle knows that it does, the league made it very clear that temperature doesn’t affect the air pressure in footballs, so if they ignore this, Tom Brady should go ahead and dust off that defamation suit.

  9. Hmmmm let me see. Cold weather football deflates balls right? So if the Steelers balls were deflated I’m pretty sure the Giants balls were deflated as well since both team balls were in the same elements. This accusation is ridiculous. Besides Ben likes the ball hard. I’ve seen that man pump fake a ball covered in ice and still hold on to it.

  10. …For more than a year, the NFL has stickhandled its way around…

    Nice use of hockey term. +1

    Can’t wait to see and hear the outrage. Oh wait… bet there isn’t any.

  11. Considering that ESPN still devotes more time to the Patriots and #DeflateGate than they’ve given this incarnation so far, you can rest assured the NFL will strong-arm ESPN into not saying a word!

  12. The evidence is compelling, if not overwhelming. Dock a first and second for repeat offenders from the Tripgate incident and let’s be done with it.

  13. Either Tom Brady or Big Ben let some air out of my tires Saturday morning too. I wasn’t the lone victim either. There were multiple cars in line also waiting for their turn at the air pump. It’s a big scam letting out air out like that so we all have to pay a dollar for some pressurized air.

    How else can you explain all the low tires in Indiana over the weekend?

  14. What it does is make FrameGate even more of a slap in the face because the NFL will devote about 10 minutes to this story, while Brady’s reputation and the Patriots lost draft picks remain a permanent casualty — all because some owners forced puppet Goodell to railroad the Patriots on the same trumped-up charge because well, they don’t like them very much.

    I know it’s hard for people to feel bad for the Patriots, who will be 11-2 after beating the Ravens tonight, but that’s really what happened.

  15. So who is to blame, the NFL which last I head they had officials check balls, Giants for not bringing it up during the game after blaming everything from Manning not throwing to this or that player, the officiating, what else are they going to blame for losing the game.

  16. Corruption runs deep in Roger Goodell’s National Integrity League.

    This vile liar and his cronies need to go if the league doesn’t want to end up last among major sports after being top do for quite awhile.

  17. LyinRogerMustGo says:
    Dec 12, 2016 8:54 AM
    Do you think Ben’s cellphone will have texts from Dr Rydze?🙂

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    Another village can rest easy as their idiot has surfaced. I think Ben’s phone may have a deflator contact…..what do you think skippy?

  18. Up until deflategate things like this were always handled out of the public view. Team’s have always complained about each other privately to the league but that was always done quietly because the league understood that going public was bad for the sport.

    The colts, with the full active support of the league and other owners leaked wildly inaccurate ball PSI information to espn after the colts/pats playoff game. No one in the nfl has acknowledged how or why that was done. No one was ever punished for it.

    Now that the genie is out of the bottle, everyone is free to do it as the giants have done here and as the steelers have also done it also. The league no longer has any credibility and teams like the steelers and the giants have no one to blame for it but themselves when it happens to them.

  19. Unbelievable. As I have to say is thank you Florio’s for being one of the bfew objective voices in the media. Please continue to pr out the PURE hypocrisy of the NFL, it’s financially-linked cronie (ESPN) and the piece of hot garbage that is the commissioner.

  20. The precedent has been set. The NFL front office doesn’t believe in science so if a ball is under inflated then it automatically means there has been an infraction and heavy fines need to be levied.

    This is now a binary issue. Is the ball under inflated? Then it has been tampered with. According to the NFL there are no other causes.

  21. factschecker says:
    Dec 12, 2016 8:46 AM
    Either Tom Brady or Big Ben let some air out of my tires Saturday morning too. I wasn’t the lone victim either. There were multiple cars in line also waiting for their turn at the air pump. It’s a big scam letting out air out like that so we all have to pay a dollar for some pressurized air.

    How else can you explain all the low tires in Indiana over the weekend?

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    Didn’t you know the Deflator makes a midnight run, traveling by sleigh and reindeer, on cold nights during the winter?

  22. I know it’s hard for people to feel bad for the Patriots, who will be 11-2 after beating the Ravens tonight, but that’s really what happened.

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    I guess you have heard of karma…..?

  23. ESPN has yet to say a thing about this. Not a single thing. This is basically the same exact thing as what happened to the Patriots. Where’s the outrage? Where’s the lead on the Today show??? Where’s the leaks to Mort? The double standard is real folks. The trust is, this is how deflategate should have been handled, because it means nothing. Do I want Ben punished??? No, because I know that if it’s cold things holding air lose pressure, that light on my dashboard tells me that. Of course this is Rooney’s team, god forbid. Can you imagine if Bill B. tried to trip a player returning a kick on the sidelines??? The outrage would be unreal. He’d be kicked out of the league, the team would get the death penalty. Tomlin does and opps, $100K fine.

    The Pats should get their 4th round back and a comp pick right now. They should get their 1 million dollars back right now. Of course that will never happen.

    Once again though this will only work against the rest of the league the way the rest of this has. Brady will add this to his chip and step up the punishment on the rest of the league. Vegas should up the spread tonight because Tom is going to go off.

  24. Goodell & the entire staff at NFL headquarters involved in defaming Tom Brady need to be fired. Until then, no integrity in the game.

    This incident just proves it.

    NFL leaked false info about Tom Brady & the PSI of balls & then refused to correct it. Goodell lied about Brady’s testimony & was proved wrong only because the Judge refused to keep the transcripts & other papers sealed & secret. The refs messed up and the Wells report ignored science.

  25. The colts, with the full active support of the league and other owners leaked wildly inaccurate ball PSI information to espn after the colts/pats playoff game. No one in the nfl has acknowledged how or why that was done. No one was ever punished for it.

    Untrue, the Patriots were most definitely punished.

    Which, in the eyes of the league, is the ends justifying the means.

  26. The NFL has zero integrity or credibility until they use the tell everyone why when the Giants measured the Steelers footballs on 12/4/2016 the footballs were found to be at 11.4 & 11.8 PSI.

    Those measurements are lower than the 12.50 PSI which is the lowest allowed PSI under the NFL rules. The integrity of the game is at stake here.

    Either the Steelers cheated or the Patriots didn’t.

    A Steelers posted a video January 31, 2015 that shows footballs losing PSI when put into a refrigerator. The video is still available on the popular online video site. Just search for: “DEFLATE GATE & WHY SCIENCE SAYS THE PATRIOTS DID NOT TAMPER WITH FOOTBALLS”

  27. Please deliver these to the Steelers: ********. They go with the 2016 season.

  28. The NFL better test the balls tonight all during the game cause there’s no doubt every Patriots player has a concealed needle. Seriously, there’s a huge advantage to under-inflated balls in cold weather and what Brady has not had since DeflateGate is a cold weather game. Tonight will be somewhat mild in Boston. So, we won’t see the effects. But, wait til Tommy plays in the next 20 degree weather game. If the balls are inflated to 12 psi, we’ll finally get to see what DeflateGate was all about.

  29. The NFL better test the balls tonight all during the game cause there’s no doubt every Patriots player has a concealed needle.

    Seriously, there’s a huge advantage to under-inflated balls in cold weather and what Brady has not had since DeflateGate is a cold weather game. Tonight will be somewhat mild in Boston. So, we won’t see the effects. But, wait til Tommy plays in the next 20 degree weather game. If the balls are inflated to 12 psi, we’ll finally get to see what DeflateGate was all about.

  30. Now would be a good time for the NFL to finally release the PSI information that was collected during the 2015 season. A league that had integrity would not be keeping that information from football fans.

    It would be especially interesting to see the PSI information from the NFC playoff game between the Seattle Seahawks and Minnesota Vikings that was played in Minneapolis on January 10, 2016.

    Factoring in the wind chill it was about negative 16 degrees during that game.

  31. Where is the outrage? Where is Kinsel, Pash, and the rest of the Goodell goon squad that trashed Tom Brady, railroaded the Patriots…???

    Do they really think no one is gonna notice?

    There are 5 million Patriot’s fans and in the 5 state (CT doesn’t count) New England area glaring at the League office waiting to see what will come of this?

    Wow… the league looks really really bad right now.

  32. bomatdaman says:
    Dec 12, 2016 9:54 AM
    The NFL better test the balls tonight all during the game cause there’s no doubt every Patriots player has a concealed needle.

    Seriously, there’s a huge advantage to under-inflated balls in cold weather and what Brady has not had since DeflateGate is a cold weather game.
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    So the Pats didn’t play in a cold weather game at all last year? Because Deflategate was 2 years a ago. Is it at all possible you might be overreacting and letting what you “want to be true” taking over for what “is” actually true?

  33. Hey NFL!!! — It’s time to release the 2015 PSI information or start awarding award draft picks to the Patriots for the 2017 draft.

    Science says that footballs deflated naturally.
    The NFL refuses to release the 2015 PSI information because science is predictable and those with working brains already know what that PSI information will show.

    That PSI information will show that the NFL owes the Patriots a 1st round draft pick in the 2017 draft. That draft pick should be an earlier pick than the one the pick that was stolen in the 2016 draft.

    The draft pick should be higher to make up for losing the use of a 1st round player for the 2016 season. Plus 31 teams all were allowed to move up one position in the rest of the 2016 draft. (The pick should be upgraded to the 1st pick in the first round)

    The NFL should also award the Patriots another 1st round draft pick in the 2017 draft to make up for Tom Brady being forced to miss 25% of the 2016 season. (That pick should be the 2nd pick in the first round)

    Plus the Patriots will also get their normal first round pick that they will earn from how they finish the 2016 season.

    The NFL also needs to reinstate the Patriots 2017 4th round pick.

  34. Goodell and the NFL front office only care about PSI when the Patriots are involved and it’s a chance for Goodell to curry favor with the other owners by going after the evil Patriots. Otherwise, this goes to show that PSI was an issue the NFL never cared about until the Colts and Ravens started whining. They had never tested balls for PSI during games and never told the players about the bogus PSI rule. That’s why Aaron Rodgers thought Deflategate was a joke when he first commented on it. He freely admitted to over-inflating his footballs and wondered what the big deal was. That’s even if Brady did anything deliberate. But even that was never proven. The farce goes on.

  35. bomatdaman says:
    Dec 12, 2016 9:53 AM
    The NFL better test the balls tonight all during the game cause there’s no doubt every Patriots player has a concealed needle. Seriously, there’s a huge advantage to under-inflated balls in cold weather and what Brady has not had since DeflateGate is a cold weather game. Tonight will be somewhat mild in Boston. So, we won’t see the effects. But, wait til Tommy plays in the next 20 degree weather game. If the balls are inflated to 12 psi, we’ll finally get to see what DeflateGate was all about.

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    not sure what you’re trying to say here.

    by the way, it will be colder tonight in Foxboro than it was during the AFCCG against the Colts.

  36. Nofoolnodrool says:
    Dec 12, 2016 9:16 AM
    I know it’s hard for people to feel bad for the Patriots, who will be 11-2 after beating the Ravens tonight, but that’s really what happened.

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    I guess you have heard of karma…..?

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    I don’t believe in karma. I believe in talent. The Patriots have a 9-3 record vs. the Ravens in their short history.

    If that sounds familiar to you, it because the Patriots have the same 9-3 record against the Steelers in just about the same time frame…with some playoff victories you may remember in Pittsburgh over those over-confident teams.

    Still tastes great.

  37. So then the NFL does a hasty experiment where they measure 11 of the Patriots footballs two times each. Then the NFL runs out of time because they took so long and they didn’t alternate between measuring 1 football from each team during the available time.

    Then the NFL runs out of time and they only get to measure 4 of the Colts footballs. The NFL then compares the measurements of the Colts footballs to the Patriots footballs. The Colts footballs also had PSI measurements that were lower than they were prior to the start of the game. But the measurement differences were not as dramatic as the differences between the Patriots pre-game and halftime measurements.

    The NFL assumed the discrepancy was due to cheating and the NFL was wrong.

    A few problems with the NFL comparing the PSI drops in the Colts footballs to those of the Patriots:

    • The NFL didn’t consider the fact that the 4 Colts footballs were allowed to warm up indoors while the 11 Patriots footballs were being measured twice.

    • The NFL didn’t consider the fact that the footballs belonging to the 2 teams were treated differently during the game. The Colts footballs were being kept dry in a bag for much of the 1st half while the Patriots footballs were getting rained on. Evaporative cooling makes things that are wet get colder. This would make a more significant drop in PSI. Wind chill would also be a contributing factor in lowering the temperature of the footballs.

    • It is also known that when leather gets wet it can stretch. Tests have shown that leather footballs can increase in volume up to 3%. This means that the same amount of air is now held in a larger container. That’s another way for PSI to drop in addition to the drop from the lower temperature.

    • The NFL didn’t consider the fact that the Colts were the visiting team. This means that their footballs were outside prior to being measured prior to the game. This means that they would have been colder and would not drop in temperature as much and lose as much PSI.

  38. nhpats says:
    Dec 12, 2016 8:28 AM
    When will the NFL release the PSI data collected last season? What are they hiding?

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    They’re hiding the fact that they got it totally wrong because they are completely clueless and don’t understand basic 8th grade science.

  39. After he retired former NFL pro bowl QB Jeff Blake, who played for the Jets, Bengals, Saints, Ravens, Cardinals, Eagles and Bears admitted during a radio interview on Nashville 104.5 The Zone that he ordered ball boys to let the air out of his footballs just before the game throughout his NFL career. He played from 1992 to 2005.

    “Cause when you take the balls out of the bag, they are rock hard. And you can’t feel the ball as well. It’s too hard. Everybody puts the pin in and takes just enough air out of the ball that you can feel it a little better. But it’s not the point to where it’s flat. So I don’t know what the big deal is. It’s not something that’s not been done for 20 years.”

    The NFL never investigated any of these teams. They never fined any of these teams. They never penalized any of them either financially or by removing draft picks. No one in the sports news media has mentioned this once.

    More recently we have the Vikings and I think it was Panthers tampering with balls on national TV and all they got was a warning letter.

    Aaron Rodgers admitted to submitting balls to the refs that were overinflated in hopes of getting them through which he obviously did many times.

    3 of 4 Colts balls measured in the framegate farce were under 12.5 psi when the league suddenly “ran out of time” to test the rest of the balls, as if they wouldn’t be gleeful at the income from running several more commercials to fill the time.

    Now the Steelers get caught and the league acts like nothing to see or worry about after the 2 year long framegate saga.

    This is disguting. Goodell is vile and must go.

  40. Well I don’t think there’s going to be any texts from the equipment managers on this one, otherwise this is as stupid as the patriots crap. Hey maybe the NFL front office learned from their mistakes! Maybe they’re listening to science after all! Maybe Goodell…

    …yeah, I couldn’t keep a straight face even while typing that.

    Go Steelers anyways!

  41. qbarrel says:
    Dec 12, 2016 10:31 AM

    nhpats says:
    Dec 12, 2016 8:28 AM
    When will the NFL release the PSI data collected last season? What are they hiding?

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    They’re hiding the fact that they got it totally wrong because they are completely clueless and don’t understand basic 8th grade science.

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    The NFL was clueless and ignorant of 8th grade science in the beginning but now the NFL knows that the weather lowers the PSI naturally.

    So the NFL stole the Patriots draft pick and made Tom Brady miss 25% of the 2016 season instead of admitting that they were wrong. The other 31 teams wanted a chance to “earn” a participation trophy.

  42. Remember the NFL standard is “Generally Aware”.

    Obviously Ben Roethlisberger must have been generally aware of the Steelers cheating scheme involving the removal of air from footballs. They would not remove air from the footballs without his permission.

    It has to be cheating because only Patriot homers and scientists from at least 21 universities believe that science can explain that the PSI in footballs drop naturally due to weather conditions.

  43. bomatdaman says:
    Dec 12, 2016 9:53 AM
    The NFL better test the balls tonight all during the game cause there’s no doubt every Patriots player has a concealed needle. Seriously, there’s a huge advantage to under-inflated balls in cold weather and what Brady has not had since DeflateGate is a cold weather game. Tonight will be somewhat mild in Boston. So, we won’t see the effects. But, wait til Tommy plays in the next 20 degree weather game. If the balls are inflated to 12 psi, we’ll finally get to see what DeflateGate was all about.
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    Are you serious? I don’t know what games you are watching but maybe you should go to a look at Brady stats since that AFCCG? Heck since halftime of that game. Pretty sure those footballs he plays with are the most watched footballs ever. Oh and 33 degrees at kick off is “somewhat mild”???

  44. “Seriously, there’s a huge advantage to under-inflated balls in cold weather and what Brady has not had since DeflateGate is a cold weather game. Tonight will be somewhat mild in Boston.’

    Geeze the Pats haters and the blatant lies you tell to try and justify framegate.

    If there was a “huge advantage” why has Brady been better since deflategate than worse? Why have Luck, Rodgers and other QB played worse with”fully inflated balls” than before deflategate?

    Second, Brady played several cold weather games last year.

    Third, it snowed last night and is still barely above freezing in the part of RI I live in about 15 miles from Gillette Stadium. There is freezing rain going on all day and likely into the game tonight. How exactly is that “mild”?

    Just keep telling lies. Its all you framegaters have left.

  45. Millions of dopes believe that the footballs can’t lose PSI unless someone lets air out of them. Wonder what their tiny minds are thinking when they hear this story.

  46. Remember the NFL standard is “Generally Aware”.

    Obviously Ben Roethlisberger must have been generally aware of the Steelers cheating scheme involving the removal of air from footballs. They would not remove air from the footballs without his permission.

    It has to be cheating because only Patriot homers and scientists from at least 21 universities believe that science can explain that the PSI in footballs can drop naturally due to weather conditions.

    Evidence is not necessary and science must be ignored. Only Patriots fans believe in science.

  47. “How much will people like Tom Brady and Bill Belichick say after the game?”

    Does anyone expect anything other than a “We are on to Denver” type answer? Bueller… Bueller…

  48. greglloydrules says:
    Dec 12, 2016 8:10 AM
    Hmmmm let me see. Cold weather football deflates balls right? So if the Steelers balls were deflated I’m pretty sure the Giants balls were deflated as well since both team balls were in the same elements. This accusation is ridiculous. Besides Ben likes the ball hard. I’ve seen that man pump fake a ball covered in ice and still hold on to it.

  49. I wonder if the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals judges are feeling somewhat duped this morning. Not that they couldn’t still come up with the ‘Goodell can do whatever he wants’ decision, but some of them claimed the evidence against Brady was overwhelming.

    If they’re Giants fans….they must be wondering….

  50. staffordisbetterthanyourteamsqb says:
    Dec 12, 2016 9:46 AM
    So what do you Pats fans think of Roger? I’ve never heard any of you comment about him and I’m really really curious
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    No doubt if the roles were reversed you would just be saying glowing things about him. BTW, Stafford is better than a lot of team’s QB’s but he is definitely not better than ours.

  51. The constant whining from the fans of that team that plays in the northeast has gotten very, very tiresome.

  52. williamshatnerstoupee says:
    Dec 12, 2016 12:22 PM
    The constant whining from the fans of that team that plays in the northeast has gotten very, very tiresome.

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    We’re not whining……we’re enjoying this. And that is really what is tiresome to you.

  53. williamshatnerstoupee says:
    Dec 12, 2016 12:22 PM
    The constant winning from that team that plays in the northeast has gotten very, very tiresome.
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    Changed that up to reflect reality

  54. williamshatnerstoupee says:
    Dec 12, 2016 12:22 PM

    The constant whining from the fans of that team that plays in the northeast has gotten very, very tiresome.

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    Get used to it…
    We didn’t see you complaining during the last 9 years when fans of teams outside the northeast kept whining and writing lame comments mentioning the tiresome story about the camera in the wrong location for a portion of a game.

    So now that its obvious to those with brains that the NFL cheated the Patriots — its only fair that you get to read our intelligent comments, that you have incorrectly tried to label as whining, for at least 9 years. Its only fair…

  55. If for the last 50 yrs balls are losing 1.5 psi during just 1/2 of a game then at some point a qb would notice it. It’s that simple. If .1 or .2 psi drops maybe they dont notice. But 1 or 1.5? Yes absolutely! A defensive player who never handles the ballls noticed it felt weird. But Tom, a guy who handles that balll 60+ snaps/game plus countless times throwing it on the sideline couldnt feel it? Never in the HISTORY of the nfl, has ONE SINGLE QB said anything about the balll feeling deflated, but somehow a guy who rarely touches them can notice it? That makes zero sense

  56. footballfanatic says:
    Dec 12, 2016 2:07 PM

    If for the last 50 yrs balls are losing 1.5 psi during just 1/2 of a game then at some point a qb would notice it. It’s that simple. If .1 or .2 psi drops maybe they dont notice. But 1 or 1.5? Yes absolutely! A defensive player who never handles the ballls noticed it felt weird. But Tom, a guy who handles that balll 60+ snaps/game plus countless times throwing it on the sideline couldnt feel it? Never in the HISTORY of the nfl, has ONE SINGLE QB said anything about the balll feeling deflated, but somehow a guy who rarely touches them can notice it? That makes zero sense
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    Are you referring to D’Qwell Jackson, who categorically denied ever saying that the football he intercepted felt deflated?

    Old Roger really did a number on you dupes.

  57. footballfanatic says:
    Dec 12, 2016 2:07 PM
    Never in the HISTORY of the nfl, has ONE SINGLE QB said anything about the balll feeling deflated, but somehow a guy who rarely touches them can notice it? That makes zero sense
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    You do realize that doesn’t exactly help support your constant Brady bashing right?

  58. C’Mon man!

    Even the NFL front office now understands the relationship between pressure and temperature; though they don’t understand the difference between integrity and corruption.

  59. WHERE IS HATRIOT NATION COMING BACK FOR A FEW SERVINGS OF CROW?

    WHY AREN’T THEY SEARCHING HIGH AND LOW FOR THE CULPRITS ON THE STEROID CHAMPS, THE STEELERS?

    The answer is easy; the Steroid Stallions in Pittsburgh aren’t the last NFL Dynasty and the New England Patriots are.
    The Steelers didn’t rip their hearts out time and time again over the last 15 years.
    The Steelers haven’t won 4 SB’s in the last 15 years
    They haven’t had even close to the success of the New England patriots, therefore, no one cares.

    Hatriot Nation has been exposed as the Crybaby Whiners they truly are.

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