What Is Deflate-Gate?


…and does it matter?

According to an ESPN report, nearly all of the game balls on the New England Patriots side during the AFC Championship game were under-inflated and an investigation of the Super Bowl-bound team is underway.

The NFL has found that 11 of the New England Patriots’ 12 game balls were inflated significantly below the NFL’s requirements, league sources involved and familiar with the investigation of Sunday’s AFC Championship Game told ESPN.

Are the officials at fault? Were Indy’s game balls weighed as well? More facts are needed before judging the Patriots, writes Mike Reiss of ESPN.

The investigation found the footballs were inflated 2 pounds per square inch below what’s required by NFL regulations during the Pats’ 45-7 victory over the Indianapolis Colts, according to sources.

“We are not commenting at this time,” said Greg Aiello, the NFL’s senior vice president of communications.


One thought on “What Is Deflate-Gate?

  1. I’m over it… I started thinking the SuperBowl games were fixed when I saw Jake Dehlomme sell the Panthers down the Nile several times they got in, and after seeing a player as good, and smart as Russell Wilson pass the ball that anybody with a brain knew as supposed to be handed to Marshawn Lynch for an easy touch down.. I’m convinced— No One Would Ever Make That Pass— Not even in a “Pre-Season Game” Let alone… the World Championship Game.. “COME ON MAN!”

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