February 1, 2015

SOMEONE NEEDS TO BE FIRED:

Report: Only one of Patriots' 12 balls were under-inflated by two pounds (Sports Illustrated, 2/01/15)

Only one of the 12 New England Patriots footballs used in the team's AFC Championship game win against the Indianapolis Colts was under-inflated by a full two pounds, according to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport.  

"Several" other balls were found to be roughly one pound under-inflated, and "several more" were either right at, or barely beneath, the correct inflation mark. 

Given what we know about the advantage conveyed by balls under 12.5 psi and how easy it is to get them to drop below that number, any staffer who failed to get them down to at least 11.5 should be fired.  It's just unprofessional.


Posted by at February 1, 2015 3:10 PM
  

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