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I think they should institute a rule where each member of each team is responsible for feeling the other team's balls and carefully cupping them to judge size, weight and other important characteristics
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Originally Posted by archibaldleach View Post

It's a fair qustion and one that should logically be asked. If the same thing happened with the Colts, either both teams did something shady or there's another explanation. It's only a story if only NE's balls were different and there is evidence of wrongdoing.

The colts complained about the balls during two different games. The pats didn't call into question the colts balls. Why would they need to check something with no complaints.

Person A is accused of rape. Why wasn't the victim investigated as well for raping person A. Get the fuck outta here.
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happy.gif HRoi
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

I'm not, but I'll still call out BS and excuses when I see them. Was rooting hard for either the Ravens or Colts to send them packing, but I can't see any rational reason for people to say that they didn't win those games or deserve to be in the SB.

I'd prolly agree that they need to levy progressively larger fines for repeat/unremorseful offenders like the Patriots, but no one should be saying that they shouldn't be in the SB

Who is saying they shouldn't play in the SB? Finish the season, for the sake of a PR nightmare and then bring judgement.

My comment above was specifically stating that bilichik should receive a suspension rather than a petty fine. He needs a punishment that will distance him from the game, which will induce pain, regret, and hopefully a memory worth not repeating again. Repeat offenders require stiffer punishment the next go around.

Good luck getting into the Hall of Fame coach...
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Originally Posted by Snoogz View Post

Who is saying they shouldn't play in the SB? Finish the season, for the sake of a PR nightmare and then bring judgement.

My comment above was specifically stating that bilichik should receive a suspension rather than a petty fine. He needs a punishment that will distance him from the game, which will induce pain, regret, and hopefully a memory worth not repeating again. Repeat offenders require stiffer punishment the next go around.

Good luck getting into the Hall of Fame coach...
What made you think that I was referring to you in any way? My conversation with Neo started with my comment that the Colts lost so badly that the ball air pressure had no bearing on the outcome. I was calling BS on all the people who seem to be suggesting otherwise
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This shift of focus to Brady by Bellicheck is interesting. Is he going to take the blame?
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Originally Posted by cross22 View Post

This shift of focus to Brady by Bellicheck is interesting. Is he going to take the blame?

Listening to the radio. They said that Brady went from laughing about it on Monday to having a closed door meeting with the team today/yesterday to discuss it.
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They are also saying that some Ravens players may have alerted some Colts players about the potential "ball" issue.
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This shift of focus to Brady by Bellicheck is interesting. Is he going to take the blame?

His press conference in the next few minutes....
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I didn't know Adam Schefter had a Style Forum account.
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Ballghazi.
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post


What made you think that I was referring to you in any way? My conversation with Neo started with my comment that the Colts lost so badly that the ball air pressure had no bearing on the outcome. I was calling BS on all the people who seem to be suggesting otherwise

I suppose I just assumed, whoops!

But to your stand, the ball didn't have an outcome on that game.  It was over quick.

Second half with "proper" balls, Brady tore it up.

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In non-Deflategate news, this chick is winning:


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Originally Posted by Bhowie View Post

The colts complained about the balls during two different games. The pats didn't call into question the colts balls. Why would they need to check something with no complaints.

Person A is accused of rape. Why wasn't the victim investigated as well for raping person A. Get the fuck outta here.

I think we can discuss this issue without trying to pretend that footballs slightly below regulation weight are in any way morally analogous to rape. I'm very disappointed to see that sort of thing brought up on a thread that is ultimately about a game. A game played by professionals with a lot of money riding on the outcome, but nonetheless still a game.
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