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Thread: Who Was Responsible For DeflateGate?

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    Re: Who Was Responsible For DeflateGate?

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    I'm aware. Just nonchalantly pointing out your hypocrisy by just listing Brady's name in your post even though other player's names were in the article. Let me guess, a Jets fan? Maybe Rams?
    hypocrisy? this thread is about the patriots. The guy that gained an advantage lobbied for the rule change to give him the advantage.

    the culture of that franchise needs to be called into question. fair play might not mean anything to you, but it does to me.

    one team more then any other keeps pulling these stunts. The league had to make a rule preventing the patriots from gaining an advantage in snow. from spying. now from having better equipment.

    at some point, you have to question if the head guy is just a sociopath unwilling to to play a frigging game on a level playing field.

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    Re: Who Was Responsible For DeflateGate?

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    other: the officials *
    probably did not use a measuring device but instead squeezed the footballs
    not an unusual practice
    and one which was unable to discern the under-inflation prior to the game

    and if the pressure gauge was used, was it properly calibrated

    here is a precedent:

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    THen how did they determine they were bad the first half and ok the second half?

    Different instruments? Did they calibrate them in between? (Pretty sure not)
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    Re: Who Was Responsible For DeflateGate?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    THen how did they determine they were bad the first half and ok the second half?

    Different instruments? Did they calibrate them in between? (Pretty sure not)
    when the colts equipment manager alerted the colts management that a player retained ball [keepsake] appeared to be out of compliance, proper protocol was then followed. the balls of each team were scrutinized with two pressure gauges during halftime
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    Re: Who Was Responsible For DeflateGate?

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    when the colts equipment manager alerted the colts management that a player retained ball [keepsake] appeared to be out of compliance, proper protocol was then followed. the balls of each team were scrutinized with two pressure gauges during halftime
    Not sure that answered my question.
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    Re: Who Was Responsible For DeflateGate?

    Brady is the QB,he and the center touches the ball all game.But Brady is the one that hand's it off and throw passes.That my opinion an everybody has one.


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    Re: Who Was Responsible For DeflateGate?

    I don't think anyone on a team, including a coach and equipment manager, would tamper with a football their quarterback selected. Their success depends a lot on his professional judgement. There are roughly two hours between pre-game inspection and kickoff. In addition, there is no documented and tamper-proof "chain-of-custody" process whatsoever after official inspection.

    I see it as one of two distinct possibilities...

    1) The refs failed to properly check the footballs pre-game or used a gauge that was defective

    2) Footballs were tampered with post-inspection either by or on the order of Brady

    An NFL statistician has discovered an anomaly about the Patriots...

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    Re: Who Was Responsible For DeflateGate?

    It's all bull****, change the rule. Now the refs provide the balls, not the teams. End of story.
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    Re: Who Was Responsible For DeflateGate?

    Don't know and don't pretty much care. Maybe the investigation will bring it to light but I doubt it had a lot of influence on the game.
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    Re: Who Was Responsible For DeflateGate?

    I honestly am beyond the point of caring. I've long since given up on American Professional Sports.

    The big problem with it all it that it's little more than politics, poor sportsmanship, and the all mighty dollar.

    My opinion? Let the Pats play. Odds are that through the political dealings and owners giving other owners reach-arounds...the Patriots were likely destined to make it to the superbowl LONG before the season even started.

    Now if you'll excuse me, I'll be watching the rugby matches. They may be trying to kill each other during the scrum but once it's over they help each other up, dust each other off and reset and go at it again.

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    Re: Who Was Responsible For DeflateGate?

    It is really a testament to the overuse of prefixes when even the deflating of footballs can get its own "gate". I think Ballghazi is probably far more adequate as a name for this scandal. Mostly, because it will lead nowhere and it'll just be a waste of time and money to investigate it.
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