First and foremost, what the hell is the big deal? Correct me if I’m wrong, but didn’t BOTH team play with the same balls in that first half? And, didn’t the poor, victimized Indianapolis Colts play a significantly better and closer first half with those evil under-deflated balls than they did in the second half, with real, NFL-inflated balls? I mean, it was 17-7 at half time before the Colts were outscored, with regulation balls inflated to Rog Goodell’s favorite psi, 28 to ZERO in the second half. How could anyone say that the Colts suffered any possible consequences because of playing with balls that could aide their offense?
But the real scandals are what the NFL did leading up to the game, and during the game, not to mention the relative way that the league handles “cheaters”, real and imagined. Continue reading