#1 League probing Patriots' possible use of deflated balls !! by FWP 19.01.2015 13:57

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https://ca.news.yahoo.com/league-probing...34516--nfl.html

(Reuters) - The NFL confirmed on Monday that they are investigating whether the New England Patriots used deflated balls in their blowout win over the Indianapolis Colts during Sunday's American Football Conference championship.

National Football League spokesman Michael Signora said the matter is being looked into but could not offer further comment when asked how many instances are in question and what possible punishment, if any, the Patriots could face.

According to a report on the NFL's website, a ball was taken off the field and out of circulation during New England's 45-7 win over the visiting Colts that clinched a berth in the Feb. 1 Super Bowl.

Using a deflated ball is presumably done to help players increase their grip, which could have been an issue during Sunday's game that was played in rainy conditions.

According to the NFL report, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady dismissed the claims as "ridiculous" during his Monday morning appearance on Boston radio station WEEI-FM.

"I think I've heard it all at this point," said Brady, who threw three touchdowns in the win. "That's the last of my worries. I don't even respond to stuff like this."

The report also said that if the NFL confirms deflated footballs were used by New England to gain an advantage during the game, it could cost the team draft picks.

The Patriots are no stranger to controversy having been heavily fined by the NFL and docked a first-round draft pick in 2008 for videotaping an opposing team's defensive coaches' signals during a game.

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#2 RE: League probing Patriots' possible use of deflated balls !! by FWP 19.01.2015 14:00

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Deflate-gate !!

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The report also said that if the NFL confirms deflated footballs were used by New England to gain an advantage during the game,
it could cost the team draft picks.



WHAT ?? Draft picks ??

I think they should be kicked out of the SuperBowl !!

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#3 RE: League probing Patriots' possible use of deflated balls !! by Cyber Liberty 19.01.2015 14:21

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Quote: FWP wrote in post #2
Deflate-gate !!

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The report also said that if the NFL confirms deflated footballs were used by New England to gain an advantage during the game,
it could cost the team draft picks.


WHAT ?? Draft picks ??

I think they should be kicked out of the SuperBowl !!

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Apparently they are using the same tough standards the NBA uses when they catch Refs taking bribes in playoff games....

#4 RE: League probing Patriots' possible use of deflated balls !! by Cincinnatus 19.01.2015 17:00

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Here's a picture of the ball in question:



Much ado about nothing, ya ask me. Looks fine to me.

Ok, you didn't ask me. So?

#5 RE: League probing Patriots' possible use of deflated balls !! by PzLdr 19.01.2015 19:02

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Is this a tie-in with Frank's thread about the transgendered Pa. doctor?

#6 RE: League probing Patriots' possible use of deflated balls !! by ThirstyMan 19.01.2015 21:26

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I am a NE Patriots fan, of course so this story grips me, the one on the deflated balls supposedly used to favor the Pats.

I think Brady answered it best, ridiculous, no comment.

But let's say you took away all passing touchdowns because of this supposed "advantage" we still win by Blount's ground game.

BUT honestly, now that I think about it a bit more....

it was that first field goal attempt by Adam Vinateri from 51 yards, that looked like an improperly inflated ball was being used.

#7 RE: League probing Patriots' possible use of deflated balls !! by FWP 19.01.2015 21:29

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#8 RE: League probing Patriots' possible use of deflated balls !! by Frank Cannon 19.01.2015 21:30

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Deflated balls? This seems like an issue tailor made for Zero and the WH to chime in on. He is an expert on deflated balls.

#9 RE: League probing Patriots' possible use of deflated balls !! by Eglman 19.01.2015 21:36

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Deflated balls is a Clinton campaign strategy

#10 RE: League probing Patriots' possible use of deflated balls !! by Sanguine 19.01.2015 23:32

Don't the referees handle the balls multiple times during the game? Wouldn't you think they would have noticed have they been significantly deflated?

#11 RE: League probing Patriots' possible use of deflated balls !! by ThirstyMan 20.01.2015 09:11

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TM's feelings exactly!!!

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